I got married at this lodge last August! I cannot say enough good things about it. Let's start with the location. Majestic Valley Lodge is about a 1-2 hour drive from Palmer, depending on how often you stop to take in the ridiculous scenery of giant towering mountains, wild mountain goats, Matanuska Glacier, shimmering lakes, etc...it is on the way to the Wrangell-St. Elias Range, one of the most beautiful places to see in AK (and not as frequented by tourists). The main lodge is so beautiful - built by the owners - rustic, open, airy, elegant, comfortable, who could ask for more? There is a huge covered porch, perfect to sit and have a cup of tea (or Alaskan beer, what have you) and take in the view from the lodge - literally of a "majestic valley!" The rooms in the main lodge are definitely the nicest - and they leave nothing wanting - with the less expensive rooms in the Glacier Hall and private cabins, which were still nice, but perhaps a bit more rustic and older. The staff is extremely kind and welcoming - it feels like you are staying at a bed and breakfast. The chef (when we were there) prepared food that was just as delicious and inventive as anything I have had in the nice restaurants in NYC and beyond. That was a shock - we were expecting bland/uninteresting food out in a lodge in the middle of the mountains! We were 100% wrong. The coconut-ginger crusted halibut was some of the best halibut I have ever had - and I'm from Alaska. There are hiking trails leading from the lodge to many different places in the gorgeous mountains surrounding. It's a great place to spend a long weekend - relaxing, hiking, skiing, exploring the glacier nearby...they even lit a bonfire in their bonfire pit for us every single night we were there. I'm sure this place is very cozy in the winter, and it's certainly a wonderful sanctuary in the summer - and an absolutely magical place to have a wedding. I really have nothing bad to say about this place. We plan on returning as often as we are able.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Majestic Valley Lodge, mile 114.9 on the Glenn Hwy, is located at a convenient stopping point along the scenic Glenn Hwy (half way between Palmer and Glennallen) and the elevation is just under 3000 feet. The 7000 square foot hand scribed log lodge overlooks two spectacular mountain ranges: the Talkeetnas and the Chugach. Hiking trails abound; arrange for flight seeing, glacier trekking or river rafting. Free Wireless. Satelite TV. Beer and wine bar. Advance reservation for creatively prepared dinners using fresh ingredients and Alaskan seafood. Full course breakfasts are available and may be reserved upon check-in. The chef and staff provide wonderful meals with the individual's dietary needs in mind. The coffee pot is always ready to brew that freshly ground cup of coffee w/ creamer for those guests that enjoy kicking back on the covered porch to watch the wilderness unfold. Adjacent to the lodge is a small bush airstrip, so watching the planes come in for landings is also eventful. Rooms range in price and ammeneties, but all rooms are very clean, pet and smoking free. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge Alaska/Glacier View