Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

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Hewn from local timber and imbued with luxurious touches, this low-rise lodge just one mile from the Denali National Park entrance feels intimate despite its 666 rooms. The main lodge, with its 40-foot windows and outdoor deck provide great views of the Nenana River Canyon. Its two-story rock fireplace is a great place to relax, and the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls from the cafe is enough to make anyone hungry. The rest of the hotel is spread out across the grounds in different buildings, all connected by trails, shops, and restaurants. The trails lead out from the hotel so you can stroll the river bluff at your doorstep.

Traditional Splendor, Modern Comforts

Open in the summer season only, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is built in the tradition of some of the great national park lodges, full of natural wood and surrounded by nature. Yet right on the premises you’ll find several restaurant choices: a burger joint, pizza parlor, a casual restaurant, and an upscale dining room, the King Salmon Restaurant. As the name implies, the restaurant serves fresh-caught Alaska seafood—king crab, halibut and wild salmon.

Expert Advice on Denali

Inside of a bright and inviting guest room at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is built in the tradition of some of the great national park lodges, full of natural wood and surrounded by nature.

You'll want to make the most of your time in Denali and there are a wealth of activities to choose from. At times, it is hard to choose which is the right activity for you. The Guest Service desk can assist you in planning your adventures; whether it be a park tour, hiking, rafting, or any of the other activities available.

Princess rail service is one of your options for arriving in Denali. They offer glass-dome cars and open-air viewing platforms which make for an amazing ride. Packages are available from Anchorage.

Multi-Day Packages

Available packages include Rail Tours, with overnight accommodation in Denali, at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, or both locations, but not in the departing town of Anchorage. See website for more package details.


Hotel Features

  • King Salmon Restaurant for fresh Alaska seafood in a semi-upscale dining venue
  • Lynx Creek Pizza, and two espresso bars
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • A scheduled shuttle service to the Denali National Park Visitor Center is available for $5.00
  • Free Wi-Fi in main lodge building
  • Princess Village Shopping Cabins & Gift Shop
  • Fannie Q’s Saloon for authentic Alaska comfort food
  • Grizzly Burger offers dining inside or on the river view deck
  • Guest Service Desk for booking activities

Room Features

  • Two double beds, two queen beds, or one king bed
  • TV, telephone

Getting There

Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy
Denali National Park, AK 99755

By Car: Located near the entrance to Denali National Park, on the George Parks Highway, at mile 238.5

By Train: If you’re coming by train, pre-arranged transfers are available from the Denali Train Depot to the lodge. Train depot is located at Mile 1.25 Denali National Park Rd.

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Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May to Mid-Sept
Room Rates $499+ per night
Rail Tour Packages Anchorage – Denali – Anchorage // $749 | Includes hotel in Denali
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali – Anchorage // $899 | Includes hotel in Denali and near Talkeetna
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $999 | Includes hotel in Denali
More Packages Available // See website for details
Rate Notes Rates do not include local sales tax, and are subject to change without notice.

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Dining at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

This high-ener­gy restau­rant at the Denali Princess Wilder­ness Lodge offers some pret­ty laid-back pur­suits. Sit out on the deck and watch rafters float down the Nenana Riv­er while sip­ping Denali Red, a beer brewed specif­i­cal­ly for Princess by Alas­ka Brew­ing Com­pa­ny. Or dig into a gourmet burg­er while soak­ing up late-after­noon sun­shine and views of the Nation­al Park and Healy Moun­tains. Of course, the inside of the restau­rant is pret­ty nice…  ...more

For Alas­ka seafood or fresh-caught fish, try the upscale King Salmon Restau­rant, which offers fresh seafood brought up from the coast three times a week. You’ll find fine food as well as great views over­look­ing the Healy Moun­tains, Denali Nation­al Park, and the Nenana River.

The only piz­za option at the Denali Princess Wilder­ness Lodge — and arguably the best piz­za in the area — this log-cab­in restau­rant serves piz­zas piled with top­pings and a tangy mari­nara sauce on a crisp, medi­um-thick crust.

Stop into Fan­nie Q’s Saloon for break­fast, lunch, or din­ner. You’ll find dish­es inspired by the area served in a mod­ern saloon set­ting. And, in the evenings, enjoy live enter­tain­ment. Pop­u­lar dish­es include Bison slid­ers and a braised pork shoulder. 

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

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