Great View, Charming
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We have stayed at Camp Denali a lot - my husband about 20 times, me about 10. Love the cabins, the food, the staff & most of all the animals in Denali National Park & Preserve! We had wonderful weather & Mt. Denali was "out" 2 days & most of a night. Plus we say beautiful Northern Lights!
The service level was a complete joy. Everyone sincerely wanted to help you. Staff smiled, they were friendly and you knew you were in good hands. The food was amazing for every meal. You get to pack your own lunch from an amazing selection. About the outhouses. You get your own personal outhouse and it is super clean and the view from the heart shaped cut out is wonderful. The odor will bother you and the very cold toilet seat but that is the only negative part of the experience. And if that keeps large crowds from going to Camp Denali that is fine with me. We were lucky enough to see full on Denali for 2 days and partial views for the other 2 days. I would go back in a heart beat . (the service spoiled us for the rest of our trip)
We had a five day visit to Camp Denali in mid August and were so glad we made the decision to splurge. Yes it does cost more than staying outside the park, but you have to ask yourself, "why am I going to Denali?" If you want to spend your time at gift shops and the visitor center to spend $400 a night in "Glitter Gulch" and have a day bus tour into the park and see some animals safely from your bus, your decision is easy. But to truly experience the park you either should backpack or go to Camp Denali. We had considered both but ended up at the camp. We had great views of Denali while on the bus ride to the camp but then the weather went rainy for three days of the five. That didn't stop us from having a great time hiking with their incredible guides. We really felt that we were experiencing the land rather than just driving through. They have permission to take hikes into areas of the park that are off limits to most other visitors. And at the end of the day we could dry our wet clothes, shower and have a great meal with other travelers. We didn't miss going back to a damp tent. We met people from around the world who have a similar desire for adventure and a staff that was always organized and helpful. They locally source as much of their food as possible and prepare it as well as the best restaurants that we visited in Alaska. We can't say enough...you have to experience it.…
Being able to spend a few nights deep in Denali National Park is unique and special. To enjoy it in rustic luxury is divine. The staff is so professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food is wonderful. So much to see, whether you are a bird watcher, hiker or botanist. Worth every penny.
While at first glance the price per night might appear to make this too pricey, considering you are staying in a cabin heated by a wood stove with an outside "privy! Plus an uphill hike to eat a meal!! BUT after experiencing a four day, three night stay (i.e., the minimum stay requrirement), it is an absolutely a great deal. What is luxurious is the world in which you are immersed! Where else in the world could you go to the "privy" in the middle of the night with a stunning view of the mountains of the Alsaka Range? The "trudge" uphill to breakfast is with the same views and it is an ideal opportunity to burn a few more calories to guiltlessly consume the bountifull breakfast that a waits you!! Your days are spent with knowledgeable people, helping you experience the world of Denali. Activities are geared to your level of fitness. Speaking of gear, on premise you can borrow hiking boots,hiking poles, gators, rain pants, rain coats and day packs. Your outdoor needs are taken care of. Everything about Camp Denali is carefully thought out to make your experience luxurious. It is the WAY to experience the majesty of Denali.…