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Maclaren River Lodge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Soups,
Milepost 42, Denali Highway, Hc 02 7282, Gakona, AK 99586
+1 907-388-6361
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Soups, Bar, Pub
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Milepost 42, Denali Highway, Hc 02 7282, Gakona, AK 99586
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a little off the beaten path which adds to the experience. We enjoyed a night here and a couple of meals. The room was clean, spacious, and warm. The food was delicious! There were lots of people berry picking in the area. We...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to share!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Driving the highway, we stopped for a snack, and had coffee and pie. Friendly, cheerful service, good coffee, good pie, a chance to stop and stretch, it was everything we needed. The lodge is in the middle of nowhere, so don't expect all the amenities...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I was travelling with a tour group of 13 and we had 1 night staying at the remote camp downstream from the lodge. A lodge worker boated us and all our supplies to the tent site. Amenities are minimal. There is a main large tent...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for sharing we really appreciate it. Alan and Susie Echols Maclaren River Lodge

Reviewed 9 August 2018

This place is rough around the edges. Food selection was limited. Had salmon two nights, each night it was dry. Salad bar selection was also limited. The pies were good. We were thankful to find something close to where we were staying so we didn't...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you, We're not sure you have the right place, as we do not offer a salad bar. However if it was us, we apologize for the salmon being dry. We would love to get the chance to try again. Alan and Susie Echols

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Worse place I ever stayed.When we tried to talk to the owner she was nasty.It's pretty bad when you have to ask for toilet paper at the supper table.More

Thank charwinkler
MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Wow!! We are so sorry to hear this. As you can see by the other reviews we don't have a reputation as being unfriendly here. If you could send me your reservation info, (I cannot find it under your name) We would be happy to...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stayed at this lodge and glad we chose this one after seeing the other 2 in real life. The room was clean, loved the deck overlooking the river. Great waterpressure whichi is sometimes non exsistant in alaska. Just remember to bring toiletries. (shampoo body...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you, We appreciate your business and hope to see you again. Alan and Susie Echols

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great food out in the middle of nowhere. :-) Served buffet style with some wonderful food and lots of great fresh bread. They also had some the the best Alaskan made art work we saw through out our trip. Super nice people and clean restrooms.

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you, We appreciate your business

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We spent this last weekend at Maclaren lodge, just have to say Suzy, Zack and Anna were great hosts! Spent days at 7 mike lake fishing, caught 3 beautiful lake trout in the first 15 minutes. Spent another day going to the ice caves at...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

It was a pleasure having you here! Love making new friends!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed here overnight, so we could spend a couple of days driving on the Denali Highway from Paxton to Cantwell, so we arrived at dinner time, had a room, and left late the next morning. We had a great experience. The place is very...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for staying with us, and taking the time to share. We look forward to seeing you again. Alan and Susie Echols

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while driving the Denali highway. There's really nowhere else to stop so I didn't have high hopes but this place blew my mind. The AYCE soup bar with homemade bread was truly delicious, especially the soup of the day -...More

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MaclarenL, Owner at Maclaren River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your business and for sharing Alan and Susie Echols

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AlaskaRibbet
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Response from MaclarenL | Property representative |
Hi, the coaches are Holland America Princess, and Tauck. Some of the Premier coaches stop here also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Soups, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milepost 42, Denali Highway, Hc 02 7282, Gakona, AK 99586
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Gakona
  • Phone Number: +1 907-388-6361
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Description
Lodge/Bar/Restaurant on the Denali Highway, great place to hang out during the summer and winter. Good food, nice bar, cool people who own it, and acceptable accomodations, albeit rugged, and remote. Wonderful view of the Maclaren Glacier, right on the river. Wildlife abounds in this remote spot. Fishing and ATVing in the summer, snow machining, hunting, cross country skiing in winter.
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