Located one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park on the banks of the Nenana River, the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge offers activities and modern comforts on 25 acres at the edge of the wilderness, with easy access to the park. Here guests can go on Denali Park tours, raft the Nenana River, or just enjoy the main lodge and setting, restaurants, gift shops, and spectacular outdoor viewing terraces located along the river walk.
Mile 238.5 George Parks Highway
Denali National Park, AK 99755
Operating Dates: mid-May through mid-September
Check in: 3pm / Check out: 11am
Number of rooms: 666
General Manager: Bonnie Westlund
Dining and Lounge Venues
King Salmon Restaurant
Breakfast: 6am – 11am
Dinner: 4:30pm – 10pm
Fresh Alaska seafood is the star in this venue. Denali National Park is the backdrop for this exceptional restaurant that you’re sure to remember. Your taste buds will be dazzled with items such as flavorful prime rib, Alaska halibut, and of course a variety of wild Alaska salmon dishes.
Fannie Q’s Saloon
Breakfast Buffet: 5am – 9am
Lunch & Dinner: 11am – 11pm
Named after legendary Alaskan Fannie Quigley, Fannie Q’s features locally-inspired dishes in a modern saloon setting. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating and a variety of hearty dishes including bison sliders and braised pork shoulder.
Lunch & Dinner: 11am – 8pm
Grizzly Burger features a selection of delicious burgers served inside or out on the river view deck.
Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub
Lunch & Dinner: 11am – 9pm
Known as the locals’ favorite, Lynx Creek is the best place to stop and grab a pie and a beer. Serving specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches and ice cream until late in the evening. Enjoy your time spent in this Alaska log cabin, or call and have it delivered to your room. Call 907-683-2547.
River Run Espresso
5am – 8pm
Located on the lower level of the Main Lodge, you’ll find quick service items including specialty coffee beverages, pastries and ice cream.
Rapids Morning Express & Bar
Morning Express: 5am – 9am
Bar: 4:30pm – 10pm
Located inside the Great Room. Enjoy a morning coffee and fresh baked goods. Relax the afternoon away with a glass of wine or an Alaska brew.
Restaurant hours are subject to change.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of optional excursions. The name “Denali” means “The Great One” in the native Athabascan language. At 20,310 feet above sea level, Denali is the highest peak in North America and is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. Denali National Park is home to many types of wildlife including caribou, moose, wolves, Dall sheep, bald eagles, and the mighty grizzly bears.
View a complete list of available excursions here.
Many of the Optional Land Excursions are appropriate for children. The lodge also offers free activities that are great for children.
Card/Board Games – Park Ranger Programs – Shuttle to Dog Sled Demonstration – Walking Trails
Construction began in 1986 and the lodge opened in the summer of 1987 as Harper Lodge Princess. First expansion completed summer 1990. Second expansion and name change completed summer 1993 at an approximate cost of $21 million. In 1999 Princess acquired an adjacent lodge on 4.9 acres and incorporated this property into the existing lodge for the summer 2000 season. In 2004 an extensive expansion added 88 new guest rooms, a new main lodge building and a main street walking village with new retail outlets. In 2006 the lodge expanded by 166 rooms bringing the room total to 651 and making it the largest hotel in the state of Alaska. In early 2008, renovations increased the room total to 656 rooms. In 2017, rooms were added, bringing the total to 663.