Questions about Denali Wilderness Lodge
What activities are
offered at Denali Wilderness Lodge?
We have hundreds of miles of horseback riding trails both along the valley floor
and up onto the surrounding ridges. There are unlimited opportunities for
hiking, both guided and unguided, with many off-trail options. Spotting scopes
are positioned in the Atrium dining room to offer a terrific view of the
mountain peaks surrounding the valley. Gold panning, photography, horseshoes,
nature walks, and time to simply relax in the lodge or on the porch swing are
popular options. Natural and cultural history programs are offered in the
How strenuous are
We pride ourselves on accommodating most every activity level, from strenuous
hiking to relaxing in the lodge. Our program is flexible enough so as to allow
you to pick a different level of activity every day.
activities for children at the lodge?
We have a variety of daily lodge activities for all ages and abilities. We
welcome children who are mature, comfortable with adults, and physically able to
handle the activities we offer. Our lodge is perfect for families looking to
experience the wonders of the Alaska wilderness together. Please note that we do
not offer specific programming or day care for children. Some trail rides may
not be suitable for all ages.
What kind of shape
do I have to be in?
Lodge guests only need to be in average physical shape to navigate the network
of graveled paths that connect the cabins, dining area, barn, gazebo, theater,
and other buildings. The terrain is relatively flat, but there are no ramps to
the cabins or lodge. You must be able to enter and exit the small bush planes.
Please call us if you have questions about a physical limitation.
Will I have any
There are always activities scheduled during the day and you may elect to
participate in some, all or none of them. We do hope you will take advantage of
the luxury of time to yourself for a hike, stroll along the river, journal
writing, or a few hours with a good book.
What kinds of food
do you serve?
We serve a broad variety of healthy and hearty food. Top quality meats and
seafood, fresh vegetables, handmade breads and desserts, and a never-empty
cookie jar are hallmarks of Denali Wilderness Lodge. Breakfast and lunch are
served buffet-style and dinner is served family-style. Many of our guests choose
to pack a lunch to enjoy on their hike. We're able to accommodate most dietary
requests with sufficient advance notice.
What are the
Each of our 22 guest rooms has two beds. All have electricity, flush toilets,
running hot water, a sink and shower. Linens are provided and all rooms, lodge
facilities, and vehicles are smoke-free.
Who are your
Our guides are competent, knowledgeable, committed, enthusiastic and friendly
leaders with college degrees and extensive field experience. We take pride in
our family of guides and in all the people we employ.
There are no laundry facilities available to guests at the lodge. If you follow
our recommended packing list, you will have the appropriate clothing and
personal items to keep you comfortable throughout your stay.
Return to FAQ's