A terrific experience in a great national park. Denali is iconic, and this is the way to see it. We did get to see the mountain each of our four days--at least once. The lodge is very well-run. The rooms are fine (if you want a great view, you need to accept the outhouses up at Camp Denali). The staff is exceptional--knowledgeable, professional, friendly, helpful. There were options for activities each day-- I enjoyed the "moderate" ones--not too rugged, but a little challenging. Food is excellent, and they assign seating so you get to meet most of the others staying there, plus the staff sit with you which is a very nice touch. We got to see a huge caribou herd, lots of wildflowers, and lovely tundra. The bus ride was also a treat, with a stop for a grizzly bear and other wildlife sightings.
- 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