We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“True Alaskan Experience”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Willow, Alaska, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“True Alaskan Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I found EarthSong Lodge online while making arrangements for our Denali trip. I wanted to show our company from out of state a Real Alaskan lodge, rather than just any hotel room. I got a good feeling about staying there when I talked to John on the phone. When we arrived, John was very welcoming and helpful. We settled into our two cabins and were very comfortable. John shows a wonderful slide show in the evenings, which we all really enjoyed. He also opens up his kennel for folks to get hands on with his very friendly sled dogs. Our company were very happy with the choice to stay there and left with a few more Alaskan experiences to remember.

I would highly recommend staying at EarthSong Lodge. It's away from the touristy part of Denali and shows a different perspective of that beautiful area of our great state.

One thing I'd like to mention... I originally asked to just rent their 2 bedroom cabin for the five adults in our party. John told me it would be possible for all of us to stay together, but felt we would be much more comfortable renting two cabins. I'm really happy we did. The cabins are cute as can be, but not big. Four could have stayed in that cabin, but the futon would not have worked out well for our fifth adult.

Room Tip: I'm confident all the cabins are just as nice as the ones we stayed in.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jean W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

241 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    182
    40
    12
    5
    2
See reviews for
92
89
8
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Whenever we passed the tourist strip outside the entrance to Denali, I was so glad we stayed at peaceful EarthSong. If we had paid more attention to the description of our little cabin, we probably would have rented two for the four of us, instead of a two-bedroom with one bathroom, but we managed fine, even in a small space. John was very friendly, helpful in recommending good local restaurants, and shared a wonderful slide show he had photographed. He was very apologetic that the coffee shop was closed because the chef had an injury, but he made us lunches to take on our early morning shuttle in Denali. The reason we stayed here was the dogs, and John's daughter gave us a great tour of the kennels, even in the rain, and let us stay with them as long as we wanted. WIFI in the cabins would make them even better. But I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank zingerinBonn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

I spent a lot of time researching hotels/motels/ lodges when planning our trip to Denali. When I decided on Healy (about 20 minutes from the entrance to Denali) I saw that EarthSong Lodge had good reviews. We booked a cabin for our family of four for two nights in Aug. 2013. The one bedroom cabins were comfortable and warm for our short visit. Jon & Karen were nice & we saw Jon's slide show of Denali the first evening. We also did the dog tour on our last morning before checking out. The kids enjoyed this tremendously. The lodge is a short drive to Denali Park where we did the bus tour & saw tons of wildlife. Would definitely recommend Earthsong Lodge to anyone looking for a clean, quiet, comfortable place to stay when visiting Denali.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Streator
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Our experience at This wonderful lodge surpassed our expectations. Jon and Karen couldn't be nicer. Extremely knowledgeable and personable, they immediately made us feel welcome. The cabin was cozy and comfortable. The view is spectacular. The visit with the dogs was delightful and the other guests we met were friendly and interesting. We lived staying here. Some good restaurants are nearby and the drive to Denali was fine. It was good being away from the commercialism of entrance to the Park. It's such a pleasure to get away from Corporate America!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Lorrilo60827
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Denver, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

My son wanted to visit the Stampede Trail due to his love of "Into the Wild." We had one night after Denali and selected Earthsong in order to experience a bit of the trail. Although hoping to do an ATV ride on the trail, we decided to not since you can't really get that far. Saw the imitation bus at the Denali Brewery so that was good. The queen suite cabin was a cute cabin although the European couch did not make for a comfortable bed for my son. It was windy and a short stay but I would recommend it if your are looking to stay in Healy. Not much to see in Healy otherwise.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Dawne M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

I agree with the prior reviews. It has been a unique experience staying here with our family of 4. The cabins are clean and comfortable (if colder - try to figure out the heat early on). Definitely got the cabin experience we wanted.

Henry's coffee shop has potential but wasn't open much at night due to the cooks absence. We enjoyed it for breakfast. John was working hard to keep it open for the guests which I thought was important

We had one clear morning and the view was special enough to add the pic here.

The place - and John - were at their best however with the dog kennel tour. We spent an hour with the ~22 dogs and John patiently answered all of our questions. The dogs were so friendly and beautiful - and we're are not dig owners ourselves. The kids felt this was a true highlight of our stay in denali - and I agree!

For our family - and each family is different - to make this a 5 star stay: wifi in the cabin and having the coffee shop open as a convenient dinner option.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank rg_travels_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
254 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed here in June 2010 so this is a tardy review. Our first double rainbow can never forget it! It was at 10:30 at night and the sun was still shining. This is quality Alaska lodging and affordable. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank barongruda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Healy
5.1 mi away
Denali Park Hotel
Denali Park Hotel
#2 of 4 in Healy
4.0 of 5 bubbles 336 reviews
12.8 mi away
Denali Bluffs Hotel
Denali Bluffs Hotel
#3 of 6 in McKinley Village
3.5 of 5 bubbles 484 reviews
12.9 mi away
Grande Denali Lodge
Grande Denali Lodge
#2 of 6 in McKinley Village
3.5 of 5 bubbles 704 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.2 mi away
McKinley Chalet Resort
McKinley Chalet Resort
#1 of 6 in McKinley Village
3.5 of 5 bubbles 973 reviews
1.1 mi away
Denali Touch Of Wilderness Bed and Breakfast Inn
4.2 mi away
Motel Nord Haven
Motel Nord Haven
#1 of 4 in Healy
4.5 of 5 bubbles 293 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat

Property: EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat
Address: Mile 4.0 Stampede Road, PO Box 89, Healy, AK 99743-0089
Region: United States > Alaska > Healy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Healy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free daily sled dog kennel tours to guests. Evening slide programs. Divas of Denali Gift Shop, local crafts. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com so you can book your EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Earthsong Lodge - Denali`s Natural Retreat Hotel Healy

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing