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Wood River, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
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#7 of 15 Specialty lodging in Healy
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Wood River Lodge is a Wilderness Adventure Lodge 33 miles from the nearest road. Take a Flight-Seeing trip from Healy airport or Fairbanks airport to the heart of the mountainous Alaska Range. WRL is nestled at the base of Mt. Anderson and directly on the Wood River. Enjoy your private cabin and private bathroom. Access the Main Lodge, Theater building, Wood Sauna, 10 trails, Fat Tire bikes, Canoe on Swan Lake, etc. On site restaurant and bar, laundry, drying room, freezer access.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Bar / lounge
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Banquet room
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Wood River, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
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Fairbanks Intl Airport73 miSee all flights
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Will M wrote a review Oct 2022
My teenage daughter and I spent 4 nights here in July, 2022. We flew in from Healy. Plenty of day hikes right from your doorstep. Chris and family are truly good people who want you to have a great stay. This is an historic and really built place with tons of character. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Companion56726294484 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Gorgeous restored old lodge with a gem of a family as hosts. So many incredible activities to do in the surrounding area, unihibited by society and crowds :) Such kind and wonderful owners as well. The group I was with got a personal happy hour at the bar. Very accommodating.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trenton G wrote a review Dec 2020
Seward, Alaska, United States3 contributions
We took our guides to the Wood River Lodge for our end of season trip (11 people in total) and were completely blown away! We hiked in from Healy, in mid-September, following wolf and moose prints. The hike alone was magical. Once we arrived at the lodge, we couldn't believe what the Thorgesens had been able to do! The family was so kind, motivated, and inspired by the area. The cabins were well stocked, we even had a celebration in the main bar area and never wanted to leave. The hiking access was magical and we were treated to sunshine, fresh berries, and open views of Denali. If you do one thing when you're up north, visit the Wood Rive Lodge!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Shauna W wrote a review Sep 2020
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I backpacked in to the wood river lodge with a group over a few days, and what an incredible way to spend a week. not only is the area gorgeous and wild, but the lodge itself is comfortable, clean, and warm. Chris and the rest of the family were so kind and thoughtful - with everything from giving us details about the hike in to providing comfortable cabins, tasty breakfast, and adventure advice once we arrived. There’s so much to do once you arrive at the lodge as well (hiking, fat biking, canoeing, etc). I was absolutely blown away by the whole experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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rczaikow wrote a review Sep 2020
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The Wood River Lodge is incredible! I backpacked in with a large group and we spent two nights at the lodge. The scenery around the lodge was stunning! Everywhere I looked I found myself in awe of my surroundings. The lodge and all the cabins are well maintained, warm, and clean. There's lots to do at the lodge, they have bikes, canoes, a fire pit, and even a movie theater! There are also a ton of trails around the lodge that are a great way to get out and explore. The Wood River Lodge is a special place and one of the best ways you could experience the Alaska Range.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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woodchipper wrote a review Sep 2020
Seward, Alaska1 contribution
The Wood River Lodge exceeded my expectations in every way. I backpacked in from Healy over Cody Pass with a group over two days, and it was perfect. Beautiful, well-maintained property with access to some of the most incredible backcountry I’ve ever seen in the Alaska Range. The Thorgesens were kind and helpful. I am so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Cactus B wrote a review Sep 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada15 contributions3 helpful votes
11 of us back packed from Healy to the Wood River Lodge. The lodge was gorgeous and so accommodating. There is plenty to do around the lodge grounds which includes a sauna, movie theater, beautiful cabins, playful pups and plenty of trails. Spending our time in the back country of the Alaska range was amazing. If you’re looking for a relaxing get away In the Alaska range with some adventurous options I highly recommend staying at the Wood River Lodge no matter what way you decide to get there!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Larry C wrote a review Nov 2019
Markleeville, California33 contributions35 helpful votes
We spent 3 days at the Lodge in late August-probably a little late in the season but that was OK - the Lodge grounds are amazing in that it was a happening place in the past. The current owners are in the process of renovating and maintaining all the buildings--a daunting task as there are quite a few. They do need some help with meals as there are a lot of mouths to feed for one person in the kitchen but they did a great job.Great Experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Chris O wrote a review Oct 2019
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This was the tail end of our 10 day Alaska family vacation. It was our follow-up adventure following a cruise. I had been many times to AK in the '90s - But I had apparently never seen it the way God intended, This is an amazing place, we had an awesome time. The family who runs it made us feel like one of their own, our son had a blast exploring and playing with the kids. We hiked, we napped by roaring fires, we had sumptuous meals, we awed at the beautiful scenery, watching the river go by, enjoyed the quiet.I could write a book here about how great it was and we've spent a lot of time talking about going back. We should have stayed longer. The cabin we stayed in was cozy, well appointed, but with the lodge, the wilderness, the river, we hardly were there except to sleep. Bathroom/shower were also well appointed, clean and plenty water pressure. If you are going to Alaska, particularly Denali, skip the big hotel/resorts, get away from the crowds and go to Wood River Lodge. It is absolutely worth the extra travel. (and the Fly Denali people were awesome too BTW) If you want to really see Alaska, and experience Alaskan hospitality go to Wood River Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Pavel D. (Bulgaria) wrote a review Aug 2019
Columbia, Maryland4 contributions
We (family with 2 kids and a dog) spent 3 days in the lodge. Before that we did many other activities (helicopter tour, dog sledding on a glacier, boat tour between icebergs, safari in the tundra) but the stay in this lodge will be the most memorable. The conditions are very nice (not luxury but very clean and comfortable cabins), the food is good, and there is a bar with pretty good choices of drinks. The prices are very reasonable for such a remote place. The only way to get there is by a small plane and you will see amazing views while flying to the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wood River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Wood River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Wood River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wood River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wood River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Wood River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Wood River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Wood River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.