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.

Tonglen Lake Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
Hotel website
Milepost 230, Parks Highway, Box 213, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Special Deal
Artisan Cafe Daily Offers
Tonglen Lake Lodge
Write a Review

63 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    57
    2
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
19
29
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (63)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (51)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (0)
All months
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned home from Tonglen Lake Lodge and we can't stop thinking about its beauty, charm and warmth. The minute we drove up to the Lodge we knew we had found a winner. Our cabin was lovely, clean, and stocked with very comfortable linens and towels. Donna, the owner, spent a great deal of itme with us chatting about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Tonglen Lake Lodge in July 2015. This is quite a remarkable place. Donna, the owner is a gifted visionary to build this property with the individual cabins, facilities, artistic venues, cafe, "canine resort" for visiting pets, and other amenities. On top of this she is a renowned artist herself and very personable. Her team, which are profiled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful quaint log cottages are scattered throughout the property. The Artisan Cafe has delicious baked food with a focus on local producers and the cafe's surroundings include local artists' works for sale. Tonglen Lake, gazebo swings surrounding a fire pit, lodge event space, outdoor stage structure, and walks nearby complete the Lodge. Donna and her staff are gracious hosts and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find this was near the entrance to Denali National Park. We wanted to avoid "Glitter Gulch" where all the cruise passengers stay and this was the place! I almost hate to tell anyone about it and just keep it our little secret, but that wouldn't be fair to the folks at the Lodge. We spent two very memorable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LA Westside
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cabins are new and well decorated. Very comfortable. Great areas outside for kids. Artisan Cafe is good place to eat breakfast drink coffee and use the Wifi. Baked goods and granola are the best Close to Denali. Owner Donna is helpful and gives good hints. Local eating places Creekside and Prospector Pizza are good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I did not sleep here we went to the cafe for an afternoon appetizer and bowl of soup. The views are beautiful and the food was delicious! Also, staff were very friendly and dogs are welcome here too. This is a good place to meet the locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge and cabins here are comfortable and beautifully decorated by the artist-owner and her friends. The owner and staff are friendly and accommodating and the cafe has great food and great coffee. If you leave for the day before the cafe opens, the staff will serve you breakfast as early as 4:30 a.m.! The to-go lunches they prepared for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were a family of 2 adults, 2 teens. All the staff here are over the top friendly and accommodating. They genuinely make you feel like they want you to have the best possible visit to their lodge and the area. They offered great suggestions on hikes and things to do in the area. The futon was very comfortable for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gold Coast
Level Contributor
195 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at this lodge. Donna, the owner/host was very welcoming, helpful and extremely talented as were all staff. The cabins are very private, modern, stylish, comfortable, and very well designed and crafted. The cafe serves good coffee and lovely healthy food. The environment is very peaceful and about a 15 to 20 minute drive to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
toronto
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Off the beaten track, TonGlen Lake Lodge is a special place to start or end a day of exploring Denali. It's clean, comfortable, well-spaced & private cabins provide a peaceful solitude in very beautiful surroundings. A cabin without a TV gives one the chance to get in touch with the true sounds of nature; you can take great walks on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Donna G, Owner at Tonglen Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Brilliant : ) Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! Best of luck to you both, Donna More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (24)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Denali National Park and Preserve
1.6 mi away
McKinley Chalet Resort
McKinley Chalet Resort
#4 of 7 in Denali National Park and Preserve
3.5 of 5 stars 689 reviews
65.8 mi away
Denali Backcountry Lodge
Denali Backcountry Lodge
#1 of 7 in Denali National Park and Preserve
4.0 of 5 stars 200 reviews
1.0 mi away
Grande Denali Lodge
Grande Denali Lodge
#2 of 7 in Denali National Park and Preserve
3.5 of 5 stars 473 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Denali Crow's Nest Cabins
Denali Crow's Nest Cabins
#3 of 7 in Denali National Park and Preserve
4.0 of 5 stars 92 reviews
9.2 mi away
Denali Park Hotel
Denali Park Hotel
#3 of 4 in Healy
4.0 of 5 stars 233 reviews
1.3 mi away
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
#13 of 28 in Denali National Park and Preserve
3.5 of 5 stars 909 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities