Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
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 663 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 Alaskan seafood—king crab, halibut and wild salmon.
Expert Advice on Denali
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, flightseeing, 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 and Fairbanks.
Arrive in Denali on a Denali Rail Tour by Princess Lodges, where you can enjoy the views from glass-domed cars and open-air viewing platforms. Packages are available from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Seward (ideal if arriving or departing by cruise ship). Available packages include Blue Rail Tours, with overnight accommodation in Denali, at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, or both locations, but not in the departing towns of Anchorage or Fairbanks; and Yellow Rail Tours that inlclude overnight accommodation in Denali, Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, or both and also include overnight accommodation in Anchorage, Fairbanks or both. See website for more package details.
- King Salmon Restaurant for fresh Alaskan 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
- Two double beds, two queen beds, or one king bed
- TV, telephone
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.
Prices & Dates
|Season||Mid-May to Mid-Sept|
|Room Rates||$199 - $449 per night|
|Blue Rail Tour Packages||Anchorage – Denali – Anchorage // $649 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Anchorage – Denali – Fairbanks OR Fairbanks – Denali – Anchorage // $599 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $849 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Seward* // $849 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali – Anchorage // $799 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Fairbanks – Denali – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $749 | Includes hotel in Denali|
|Yellow Rail Tour Packages||Anchorage – Denali – Fairbanks OR Fairbanks – Denali – Anchorage // $899 | Includes hotel in Denali plus Anchorage and Fairbanks|
|Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $1249 | Includes hotel in Denali plus Anchorage|
|Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Seward* // $1049 | Includes hotel in Denali plus Anchorage|
|Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali – Anchorage // $1149 | Includes hotel in Denali and near Talkeetna plus Anchorage and Fairbanks|
|Fairbanks – Denali – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $1099 | Includes hotel in Denali and near Talkeetna plus Anchorage and Fairbanks|
|Rate Notes||Rates do not include local sales tax, and are subject to change without notice.|
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.