Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge® ( Alaska ) Hotel Review - Alaska Cruises Direct
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"Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling. Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow. Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness"

Sightseeing from the train

Helicopter Tour

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Lodge hot tub

Whitewater rafting

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By: Raye & Marty Trencher

Princess Certified Alaska Destination Experts^



What's The Best Way

To See Alaska?

By Land and Sea!

Raye & Marty Trencher - Cruise Traveler Magazine - Editors and PublishersAn Alaska Cruise tour offers a cruise voyage, land-based lodging, and rail travel all in one itinerary. So, you can get the most out of your Alaskan adventure -- by land and sea. The best of both worlds! Combine a 2015 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with a 3 to 8 night stay on land. You just have to decide where you want to go.  Start here by reading the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge® Hotel Review. Summer's the best time of year to explore Alaska's spectacular wonders from Ice Age glaciers and frontier towns to miles of unspoiled scenery. And the bays and mountains of Alaska are best appreciated from your elegant cruise ship, domed railcars and deluxe motorcoaches. Learn More

The supersized allure of Denali


Lording above the untouched forests, pristine meadows, austere tundra and abundant wildlife is North America’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, the crown jewel of dazzling Denali National Park. And you can experience it all from the unique perspective of two different Princess® wilderness lodges and various touring options at Denali on every land & sea vacation.

Did You Know?

Most visitors to Denali, want to see four animals in particular: moose, caribou, wolf and everybody's favorite: the brown, or grizzly, bear. The park is also home to 37 species of mammals, ranging from lynx, marmots and Dall sheep, to foxes and more.


• Alaska’s most popular destination, Denali National Park includes over six million acres of natural wonders.

• Monumental Mt. McKinley – at 20,320 feet – will inspire your imagination. And you can explore the mountain from Princess Denali-area lodges by helicopter, plane and hiking.

• A thriving wildlife preserve, Denali is home to grizzly and black bears, herds of caribou,

Dall sheep, moose, wolf packs and 169 species of resident birds.

• On most cruise tours, a tour into Denali National Park is included. Choose from four options including a Natural History Tour, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Kantishna Experience and Windows into the Wilderness Tour.



Princess Alaska Lodges are unique in the industry for their riverside and wilderness settings, offering comfortable and inviting accommodations and featuring signature Princess service. They are custom built and strategically located near the top attractions across the 49th state, allowing you to soak in the atmosphere of each unique region and experience authentic Alaskan excursions.

The best way to visit Denali National Park and Alaska's interior is on one of our cruise tours, combining a cruise with stays at Princess Denali area lodges with scenic and relaxing train travel.

These cruise and land tour packages include train travel and/or motorcoach transportation between Anchorage and/or Fairbanks and Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and/or Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge! Or step off the beaten path and visit Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and/or Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge on a cruisetour!

Princess Alaska Lodges : Alaska tours, hotels and vacations by Princess Tours. Princess Tours is a division of Princess Cruises. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, the company offers a variety of land tours in conjunction with Princess' Alaska cruises, providing visitors with the best was to see the majestic 'Land of the Midnight Sun' -- by land and by sea

Denali Princess

Wilderness Lodge
One mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, this campus-style lodge is a perfect home base for some

of Alaska's best adventures.

Mt. McKinley Princess

Wilderness Lodge

Look out at North America's tallest mountain through floor-to-ceiling windows in the cozy Great Room of this relaxing wilderness retreat.

Kenai Princess

Wilderness Lodge
Set in the mountains overlooking the beautiful Kenai River, this comfortable lodge is near to the Kenai Fjord National Park.

Copper River

Princess Wilderness Lodge

On a bluff gazing out at the largest national park, this
rustic lodge features dramatic views of Wrangell-St. Elias and famous Copper River.

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Our Denali Explorer land and sea vacations combine a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with 3 to 6 nights on land, and up to 4 nights at our Denali-area lodges. Most include our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service between ship and lodge, All include a tour into Denali National Park. Denali National Park, plus the Kenai Peninsula or Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Enjoy the best features of our Denali Explorer vacations ? including time at our Denali-area lodges ? with adventures to breathtaking Alaska attractions beyond. Stay at Princess- owned wilderness lodges on the gorgeous Kenai Peninsula and idyllic Copper River. This is the ultimate Alaska land and sea vacation treat yourself to the highest level of service on deluxe escorted itineraries with a tour director. Spend 5 to 8 nights on land, visiting Denali as well as sensational places like Copper River and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park or the Kenai Peninsula.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge® Hotel Review

Mile 238 5 George Parks Hwy
Denali National Park, AK
Phone: 907-683-2282

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®

You haven't fully experienced Alaska unless you've been to Denali National Park. Its boundaries encompass an impressive six million acres — the size of the state of Massachusetts. Home to Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak towers an unbelievable 20,320 feet in the sky. The Park hosts an array of wildlife from moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bears to gray wolves and red foxes.

The Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the closest and most comfortable place to stay when visiting the park. The entrance to Denali National Park is located only a mile from our front door. With an expansive deck overlooking the Nenana River with views into the park, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends, and savor the exquisite landscape.

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Princess Alaska Rail Tours

Our rail tours offer you the chance to experience Anchorage or Fairbanks on your way to the lodge. You'll ride in a luxury railcar through the heart of Alaska's storied wilderness. Traveling by rail allows you to relax and truly see the Great Land, while we take care of the logistics.

The Finest in Denali Lodging

Each of our hotel guest rooms is comfortably appointed with two double beds, two queen beds, or one king bed, television, and telephone -- just in case you want to catch up with the outside world. Outdoor hot tubs afford commanding views of the Park and Nenana River while you relax and indulge in a soothing soak. Princess' premier accommodations far outshine average Alaska hotels!

Onsite Dining

Dining is always a treat at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy spirits, appetizers and casual fare on the river view deck or inside at the Base Camp Bistro. Try King Salmon Restaurant for delicious, Alaskan cuisine and panoramic views. Or, hang with the locals at Lynx Creek Pizza and Pub and indulge in a huge pizza and pint of our very own Denali Gold microbrew.

For those who are on the go, we have Rapids Morning Express and River Run Espresso offering espresso and coffee, cinnamon rolls and a variety of grab and go items. Be sure to experience the Music of Denali — a dinner theater featuring a hearty Alaska meal and a rollicking musical comedy that recounts the first ascent of Mt. McKinley. No Denali lodging experience is complete without some authentic cuisine and entertainment.

Wildlife, Adventure & More

Part of the allure of Denali National Park is that you never know what you might see. Princess professionals at the Tour Desk are available to arrange a tour into the Park for a glimpse of its impressive ecosystem -- ask for the Tundra Wilderness Tour or Natural History Tour.Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Perhaps you'd like to go river rafting or learn about the sport of sled dog racing from Iditarod® musher Jeff King. See Denali from the air with a helicopter or airplane tour of this immense wilderness preserve.

We provide shuttle service hourly from 7 am to 7 pm between the lodge and the Denali National Park Visitors Center, the Wilderness Access Center and Horseshoe Lake for $5 roundtrip per person. After a day of adventure, you'll be eager to retreat to your cozy wilderness lodge for some peaceful Alaska sleep.


Learn More About This Lodge and other Princess Wilderness Lodges

Strategically located near the top attractions across Alaska, these deluxe lodges offer the same premier level of accommodations and service you™d expect to receive from Princess Cruises ” the very best in cruise travel.  Read more about them, activities, optional tours and excursions, virtual tours, maps and more.

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Learn more about Denali National Park & Preserve

It’s all about location at Denali

Located just one mile outside the

entrance to Denali National Park, the

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®

is a perfect home base for exploring

one of America’s greatest parks.

Settle into the many comforts of your

lodge before setting out to discover

the splendors of Denali.



Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Video


• Amenities at this lodge include the inviting Great Room where you might relax by the wall of windows and massive stone fireplace, a river view deck, grounds and pathways perfect for strolling, and attentive Princess® service.

• Sample authentic Alaskan cuisine at the King Salmon Restaurant, Base Camp Bistro and Lynx Creek, and enjoy delightful dinner theatre at the “Music of Denali” show.

• An array of optional adventures into the park range from a husky homestead tour to whitewater rafting to a once in- a-lifetime flight to Mt. McKinley.


"Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; America's last frontier. Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream - or as much as possible of it - within reach of you."

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Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; America's last frontier. Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream - or as much as possible of it - within reach of you.

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Did You Know: Grizzly bears have been a threatened species since 1975 in the Lower 48 states? Alaska however has over 32,000 grizzlies. Considering Alaska's population is only 670,000, that's 1 bear for every 21 people. Alaska is home to magnificent glaciers, giant halibut, hardy outdoorsmen.... and lots of moose. Alaska has 39 mountain ranges. Did you know? The larger ranges include: Alaska Range, which includes 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley, the continent's tallest peak , Aleutian Range, a volcano-ridden range on the Alaska Peninsula, Brooks Range, which is above the Arctic Circle; the Continental Divide runs through it and Boundary Ranges, along the Canadian border of the Inside Passage.



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Click on a lodge below for downloadable .pdf fact sheets about all of Princess Tours Wilderness Lodges.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge


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Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

Alaska Wilderness Lodges

Built specifically for cruise tours, Princess owns and operates exclusive lodges in prime riverside locations. Spend at least two nights in the Denali area at one or both of our wilderness lodges, the highlight of every Alaska cruise tour! In addition, our lodges in the Copper River/ Wrangell-St. Elias region and the gorgeous Kenai Peninsula are not to be missed! 

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