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  • Photo courtesy North Face Lodge

  • Photo courtesy North Face Lodge

  • Photo courtesy North Face Lodge

  • Photo courtesy North Face Lodge

  • Photo courtesy North Face Lodge

North Face Lodge

North Face Lodge is an Alaska wilderness lodge located within Denali National Park, at the end of the park's 95-mile Denali Park Road. Situated on private, family-owned land, North Face Lodge is a traditional north-country inn in view of eight major peaks of the Alaska Range, and located amid a sweeping expanse of native tundra vegetation. Modern guest rooms are joined by a common veranda, leading to the lodge's sitting room, fireplace, dining area and library. On cool mornings, enjoy a game of chess by a crackling fire in the lodge's living room, or choose a book from the lodge's library of natural history and Alaskan literature. A spacious outdoor patio, with spectacular views of the Alaska Range, beckons one outdoors.

North Face Lodge is 1.5 miles from Wonder Lake via foot path or bicycle, making it the nearest accommodation to this park attraction. Nearby, a rustic log cabin tells of the land's history; park superintendent Grant Pearson chose this site for his homestead in 1957. Thirty years later, the Cole family recognized the land's coveted status and acquired the property to protect it from unchecked development. Today, the renovated inn maintains a purposefully intimate size.

Accommodations at North Face Lodge

Fifteen small, well-appointed rooms each have en suite bathroom and electricity. Most rooms have two twin beds, and a few have one queen bed.