There really is nothing that I can add that other reviewers have not already mentioned. North Face Lodge should be on everyone's bucket list.
We were glad that we went for a special emphasis weekend. The only down side to it was that we did not have enough time to do everything that we wanted to do. (Ex. we didn't get to canoe on Wonder Lake.)
It isn't like anyone forced us to stay in for the evening program- in fact, if we had gone canoeing we would have missed an amazing presentation. Life is all about trade offs.
If we were to do it over again, we would have stayed for 4 nights. We definitely could have used one more day. We fell in love with the park and with lodge.
It made me feel sorry for those who only see Denali from a seat in a bus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the end of the unpaved, mountainous 90-mile road into Denali National Park, North Face Lodge is one of only two in-park lodgings in view of Mt. McKinley. It specializes in learning adventures for active travelers, featuring naturalist-led hikes and field trips for visitors who wish to explore Denali in-depth. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- North Face Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
- North Face Lodge Alaska/Denali National Park And Preserve