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EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat

Mile 4.0 Stampede Road PO Box 89, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743-0089
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 25/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 13 Speciality lodging in Healy
An excellent alternative to the commercial hotel experience, operated by longtime locals who homesteaded in the immediate area. Located above treeline on open tundra with sweeping mountain views, far away from the noise and crowds at the park entrance. 12 log cabins with modern amenities available in five different sizes, affording comfortable accommodations and privacy. Daily morning sled dog kennel tours allow guests to meet the dogs that take winter visitors on expeditions into the park in the snowy season. Evening slide presentations offered by staff naturalist. Coffeehouse open in mornings offering light breakfast items and baked goods, along with full espresso bar and best coffee in the area.
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Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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FarAway797215 wrote a review Sep 2021
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John treated with the best care you could ask for. He opened his coffeehouse that was closed just for us. Looking forward to going again We were treated to personally visiting their sled dogs. The cabins are very nice with seating places all around.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
L B wrote a review Aug 2021
Tinton Falls, New Jersey523 contributions119 helpful votes
They do sled dog tours most mornings, you get to see the dogs up close and personal as well as the sleds. You actually get to play a little with the sled dogs. Was one of the highlights of the trip. The hotel is made up of individual cottages. We stayed in the queen suite and were very happy. FYI, we loved our stay however it is not for everyone. It is out of the way on a remote road (we saw a moose on the side of the road on one of our drives to the lodge). The road to the lodge is paved, although a little rough towards the end. Wonderful view of mountains in the distance. The cabins are a bit rustic. We liked them but definitely not modern luxury accommodations. We were happy to trade luxury for the surroundings. Bring insect repellent, there are mosquitos. There are mosquitos throughout Alaska.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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pjs678 wrote a review Aug 2021
Johns Creek, Georgia433 contributions42 helpful votes
My daughter and I spent two nights in the Gold Rush cabin (2-room) in late August. We had a great time playing with the dogs on the morning we arrived and on the morning we left. The cabin was in great shape and beautifully decorated. The beds were comfy and the bathroom had some nice complimentary toiletries. It was unfortunate the coffee house was closed due to lower staffing at the end of the season but if I will be recommending this place to anyone who is headed to the Denali area. We also drove about 4 miles down the road to see Denali on a clear morning!
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Date of stay: August 2021
emily d wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York4 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a truly special place. Do yourself a favor and stay here instead of the more touristy spots near the park’s opening (if you have a car). It is a short drive from the mouth of the park and from everything else you will want to do in the Denali area. Jon and Karin have created such a cozy and homey experience at their lodge in Healy. The cabins themselves are comfortable, charming, warm and so thoughtfully decorated. The views are awesome and the wildlife is right at your doorstep. Waking up in the morning, going to their coffee house, meeting the sled dogs and heading to the park was all so wonderful. I will recommend this to anyone I know who travels to the Denali area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Nikki S wrote a review Aug 2021
Des Moines, Iowa48 contributions15 helpful votes
The EarthSong Lodge cabins were even cuter than pictured. Everywhere we looked were little details and personal touches by owners Jon and Karin. The manager Courtney was outstanding. We had a chance to meet her at check-in, she offered lunches for our Denali trip and did a wonderful job sharing about the beautiful sled dogs. Henry's Coffeehouse on-site is a great option for breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls before heading out for the day. The cabins are clean and made with love and care. We were quite cramped as a family of four in the two-bedroom cabin, but we knew that it was a smaller space when booking. Worth it to be away from the commercial spots near the Denali entrance and to have such a unique experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Jon Nierenberg, Owner at EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Thank you Nikki for a great review! We do try to offer a little bit extra, with service and facilities. We hope to see you sometime in the future.
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US$149 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
earthsong lodge - denali`s natural retreat hotel healy
United StatesAlaskaDenali National Park and PreserveHealy
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Frequently Asked Questions about EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Donna's House of Petals & Gifts (7.0 km) and Karibu Gallery & Gifts (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include 49th State Brewing Company, Rose's Cafe, and Black Diamond Grill.
Does EarthSong Lodge - Denali's Natural Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.