North Face Lodge is truly one of a kind. The staff treats you like family and are superb in making your visit worthwhile. You will have about one staff person for every two or three guests. Most of the staff have at least masters degrees in the natural sciences. As they guide you around Denali, both their experience and their love of the park shows.
Meals are gourmet including the picnic lunches you take on your hiking adventures. Btw, they offer guided hikes for all physical abilities--from a 2000 ft. elevation rise to "forays" for photographers.
We certainly enjoyed our fellow travelers too. Most were like minded as us--there for the adventure and wanting to learn more about the unbelievable scenery we have entered.
I know it was pricey, but it was worth every penny. I truly wish to thank the North Face folks for an experience we will never forget.
- 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