From all the reviews I read and the $515 each/day price, I was expecting more. The scenery did not disappoint. Clear blue skies, majestic Denali, gorgeous autumnal tundral tapestry. Aurora borealis at 0130 in the rain. Exquisite, truly inspiring and awesome. Words fail me.
Staff were helpful and concerned. I like a little less structure though. The meals were, well....they were organic. Vegetarians are used to that sort of fare. We weren't. Oh well, it was nutritious and filling. There are no locks on the cabin doors, so don't bring anything you can't live without. The guests were without exception well educated and well traveled. I'm glad the four of us went to Alaska and to North Face Lodge, but none of us plan to return.
- 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