North Face Lodge is a magical place. 90 miles or so into Denali and you feel privileged to stay there. The rooms are sparkling clean with comfortable beds and a private bathroom and plenty of hot water for showers. The food is excellent and served in the dining room at communal tables. The outings, as stated in other reviews are forays, moderate and strenuous. The naturalists who led our treks were extremely knowledgeable. The views of Mt. McKinley were awesome. North Face Lodge does its own baking. They have a greenhouse and grow vegetable and herbs. They compost. You will use reusable cloth bags for your lunch and reusable bottles for your water. You will be amazed at how well done everything is. The family has owned the property for about 60 years and they have hired staff who love the environment and love what they are doing, be it cooking, hosting, or leading treks.
We were there for the summer solstice and 22 hours of daylight was mind-boggling. At 10:30 PM, we were still outside taking one more walk to Wonder Lake.
The other reviews accurately describe other details, so I won't repeat them. My husband and I had a wonderful time at North Face Lodge and highly recommend it.
- 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