Tonglen Lake Lodge
This secluded 5-acre piece of paradise celebrates the arts, community and a spectacular setting. Take in incredible mountain views and lakeside solitude from authentically Alaskan crafted “hide-away” style guest cabins. Conveniently located near the Denali Park entrance, yet far enough to feel like a private retreat, this Denali lodge acts as a great jumping off point for guided bus tours, fishing, rafting, flightseeing, naturalist hikes and more.
Beside Tonglen Lake is the Lodge, or main lodge, which acts as a hub of the property. The main lodge’s log cabin aesthetic blends with beautiful view windows and a large deck for scenic views. The lower floor houses a cafe and art gallery. In both the gallery and throughout the property, find authentic Alaskan-handcrafted items such as log furniture, quilts, pottery, paintings and glass, all from local artists.
At the center of the property is an open-concept, two-story building with an upstairs Arena/Great Room that offers space for group activities and spectacular views of the peaks of the Alaska Range (excluding Denali). Beside this building are: an open-air theatre which plays host to distinguished guest instructors, workshops and performances throughout the season; and a separate Classroom building, ready for yoga and dance classes, screenings, Native Alaskan cultural presentations, workshops and more. Outside, the spacious grounds invite guests to enjoy yard games, evening bonfires and scheduled nature walks.
Breakfast (included in your stay) is served daily at the main lodge’s Artisan Cafe, which also hosts daily afternoon tea. Enjoy award-winning Alaskan coffee, plus treats baked on site, sandwiches, granola, yogurt and house-made porridge. To-go lunches (included with the below-linked trips) help nourish each day’s adventure from this Denali lodge. In the evenings, the cafe offers appetizers (also included), alongside beer, wine and cocktails for purchase. Dinner is also served in the main lodge, with a small menu that changes daily (also included with the below-linked trips).
Accommodations at Tonglen Lake Lodge are rustically elegant. Guests can choose between 10 private cabins (exclusively offered on the below-linked trips) and various B&B-style rooms with shared bathrooms (ideal for larger parties). Private cabins are tucked away in a spruce forest; each features a king-size bed, queen-size futon, down comforters, Egyptian cotton sheets, in-floor bathroom heating, an oversized shower, locally handcrafted log furniture and a cast iron hearth.