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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Alaska's Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge - Page 2

Written by Jessica Borges
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Alaska is known for a variety of attractions that lure in tourists year after year. Highlighted among those are the ever-popular Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, an array of wildlife, fresh salmon, breathtaking sights and simple serenity. Each of these appeals is at your fingertips when you stay at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

My family and I participated in other activities that the lodge advertised, including white water rafting, an ATV adventure, and the Denali Music Dinner Theater. The dinner show was on-site, only a few steps from the cabin my family and I stayed in. We were stuffed to the gills with all-you-can-eat salmon and ribs, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits, and coleslaw, with some angel food cake for dessert. While we ate the actors sang, danced, and performed a short play about the first two men to climb Mt. McKinley. While the food was great, the show was not all that it was hyped up to be from the brochures and the price per ticket was a bit steep. Located outside of the dinner theater, were an array of small shops (selling mostly fur products) Alaska’s Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali National Park, Denali Music Dinner Theater, Mt. McKinleyin mini-log cabins nearby the beauty salon and outdoor hot tubs that overlooked the gorgeous scenery.


During the course of our stay, we had a couple of meals at the Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub, which was also a part of the lodge, and had a few slices of surprisingly good pizza. I’m reluctant to admit that at this point in our two week trip I had eaten so much salmon, crab, and other types of seafood that the sight of a plain cheese pizza made my mouth water. The lodge also hosted the King Salmon Restaurant and the Base Camp Bistro that I did not have the chance to try my fork at.


As the sun sank deeper in the sky, a short walk back to our rooms after dinner was always enjoyable. The crisp fresh air felt invigorating filling up the lungs, convincing me that the air in Alaska was significantly cleaner than that on the east coast. We’d gather around the tables clustered on the long stretch of wooden patio outside our rooms for drinks, snacks, and socializing to unwind from a long day of tourist-filled adventures before retiring to bed. This combination of a cozy, friendly environment and the overall desirable location for guests to see many of Alaska’s great sights made the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge an ideal place to stay with my extended family. Our overall positive experience made it easy to recommend the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge to any future Alaskan travelers.

© Jessica Borges

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