Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Mile 238.5 George Parks Hwy, McKinley Village, 99755, AK

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It’s hard to beat this massive 650-room lodge for convenience and cost. The sprawling resort dominates the area, and provides plenty of dining and shopping opportunities to guests and visitors. In other words, it’s a busy place. Families will like the spacious rooms, some of which come with two queen beds and space for a crib or rollaway. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. There are six different eateries on the property, including the kid-favorite Music of Denali Dinner Theater, where you’ll chow down on a huge family-style dinner while enjoying a live musical comedy about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. Other options include the casual Lynx Creek Pizza and the fine dining King Salmon Restaurant.

Located just 1 mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, the Princess Wilderness Lodge sits along the Parks Highway with many other hotels, shops and restaurants. The lodge offers free shuttles to whisk you back and forth, as most guests arrive on the train from Anchorage or Fairbanks. Over 40 different activities and excursions can be booked at the lodge’s tour desk. Take your kids on a covered wagon ride into the backcountry, or paddle a raft down the Nenana River. Most tours will pick you up right at the hotel. The Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is only a busy place because there’s so much for a family to do, and that makes it a great choice for your big vacation to Denali National Park.

Our Editor Loves

  • Dinner theater
  • Free shuttles
  • Walking trails

Family Interests

  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Onsite Dining


Off to the Park

by newfymomma

The Lodge is very pretty and laid out well. It is in sections around the main building and shops and food. Our room was very small and cramped and not very clean. There was no closet just a pole on the wall 3 feet off the floor, a small dresser and a bench. Just enough room to walk around the bed. The bathroom was large and very roomy. I think this was a handicapped bathroom but makes no sense because you could NOT get a wheelchair into this room. There was a laundry room next to our room with 2 washers and 2 dryers and a small table. But they didn't work and no one posted a sign. So I had a load of wet clothes and no dryer. The customer service folks did not care at all and said there was no one to fix anything so we could walk around and look for a dryer that worked. This place is huge so it was a terrible inconvienience to carry wet clothes all around to find a working empty dryer. We had to leave at 6am so we needed dry clothes. Then we found out the people in the next room had told them the machines did not work and they never put out a sign to keep people from using them and they got no help either. The pizziria there was very good. The breakfast buffet was $$$ but really very good and plentiful. Across the street there are many shops, art gallery and food too. They have shuttle buses to take you to all the area's of the lodge so you needn't hump all those suitcases. The area was very pretty and wonderful views.

Alaska calling

by OMGtrips

On this trip (May 2018) we flew into Anchorage for our 10 day road trip Anchorage - Seward - Girdwood / Whittier - Talkeetna - Denali - Anchorage. For the Denali leg, we stayed at the Princess Lodge for 3 nights. It was a very cosy stay, in the logged rooms in the extension blocks. The main reception area is awesome and may times we would just hand out their playing cards and sipping coffee. We made 2 rounds to the Denali National Park, once in the bus tour and once drove on our own, sighted a few snowshoe hare, herd of carribou, moose etc but not so lucky with the bear. We had a clear view of the Mt. McKinley and the snow clad landscape was just awesome. Great fun soaking in the atmosphere and kind of enjoying the midnight sun near the Artic Circle.