Photo courtesy of Camp Denali and North Face Lodge
Camp Denali and North Face Lodge
Camp Denali and North Face Lodge, both owned and operated by the same family and situated about a mile apart from each other, lay claim to prime bragging rights. They’re part of less than a handful of accommodations inside Denali National Park and Preserve, and both offer prime views of the country’s highest peak. But accommodations—and amenities—differ. Each of Camp Denali’s 18 cabins offers an authentic, close-to-the-land experience: Propane lamps provide light, a wooden stove gives off heat, drinking water comes from an outdoor spigot, and a short path leads to an outhouse. For guests who prefer more creature comforts after a day taking in the rugged outdoors, the North Face Lodge’s guest rooms all have electricity and private bathrooms, and a common sitting room oozes charm and conviviality with leather sofas surrounding a stone hearth fireplace lined with shelves of books.