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and Direct to the Wilderness® Rail Service. Practically everything you need to know before you go.


So incredibly beautiful, you'll think you stepped into a painting.

This is Alaska as seen from the panoramic perspective of your dazzling Princess cruise ship. Monumental glaciers are natures draw and Alaska's waterways reveal more of these thrilling Ice Age giants than anywhere else on earth.

Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and flocks of seabirds. Plus you'll visit a variety of flavorful ports of call full of rich history and native culture.

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Princess Ships

On your 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, marvel at the breathtaking sights of pristine Glacier Bay National Park and the rugged shores of the Inside Passage. Explore the charming frontier ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. While most Alaska cruises simply retrace their path back down the Inside Passage, you’ll continue across the Gulf of Alaska for an additional glacier-viewing experience at College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier! Enjoy Signature Alaska Cuisine as well as the colorful commentary of Alaska experts and National Park Rangers who come aboard to share their unique insights on this special place.


Follow the legendary route of the Alaska Railroad as you travel by comfortable Princess Rail on a scenic journey through the heart of Alaska. View the incredible landscape from glass-domed luxury railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary on everything your eyes gaze upon. Many itineraries include exclusive Princess Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, taking you from your ship to the Denali area the same day, giving you more time to explore the untouched Alaska wilderness.


Experience even more of Alaska’s natural wonders and enjoy a complete escape — with the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service. From your ship, step onto waiting luxury railcars, bound north for Denali. Enjoy Alaska’s natural wonders en route, and arrive in time for dinner at one of our wilderness lodges — a full day earlier than on other cruisetours.

Download a brochure about the Direct To The Wilderness rail service.

  • Princess rail cars are rated as Alaska's number one rail experience.

  • 360-degree-view double-decker dome cars

  • Large open-air observation platforms.

  • Full service dining salon.

  • Meals prepared to order.

  • GPS-triggered narration.

Princess Lodges ( learn all about them below...)

Built specifically for cruisetours, Princess owns and operates exclusive lodges in prime riverside locations. Spend at least two nights in the Denali area at one or both of our wilderness lodges, the highlight of every Alaska cruisetour! In addition, our lodges in the Copper River/ Wrangell-St. Elias region and the gorgeous Kenai Peninsula are not to be missed! With our friendly staff to help you plan excursions and Signature Alaska Cuisine served in an array of indoor and outdoor venues, you’re sure to enjoy an authentic Alaska vacation. With Princess as your guide, you’ll see the best of Alaska on an incredible adventure combining a cruise and land tour. Princess provides you with a complete vacation that visits Alaska’s top two wilderness attractions — dazzling Glacier Bay National Park and spectacular Denali National Park. Here are just some of the highlights of every Princess land and sea vacation:  

Exciting options to explore the Great Land With four unique cruisetour options, you can choose the Alaska
experience that’s right for you!

Discover the wonders of the Great Land
with The Consummate Host®
• Visit Alaska’s top 2 attractions — Glacier Bay and

Denali National Parks
• Enjoy at least two nights in the Denali area at Princess-owned lodges
• Discover Alaska’s dazzling waterways and glaciers on

a 7-day cruise


• Take exclusive Princess Rail to the Alaskan heartland
and enjoy more time in the wilderness
• Optional excursions to match every interest by land,
by air or at sea
• Experience warm, welcoming Princess service
throughout your entire vacation
• A minimum of two nights in the Denali area
• Stays at Princess-owned wilderness lodges

Princess Cruises

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Custom built and strategically-located near the top attractions

across the 49th state, these exclusively-owned Princess

Wilderness lodges provide all the pampering you'll need after

 a day of exploration and recreation.



Princess Alaska Cruisetours

(Learn more about all the cruisetours. Check out the itineraries, dates, rates and much more: click here.)

Denali Explorer (3 to 6 nights on land)
Our most popular cruisetours offer you the greatest value and include a variety
of ways to explore Denali National Park!
• Exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service
• Overnight stays in Fairbanks or Anchorage in addition to the Denali area*
• Natural History Tour into Denali National Park
*Included on most Denali Explorer cruisetours

On Your Own (3 to 5 nights on land)
Create your own adventure with our most affordable cruisetour option, available
from as little as $299 more than a 7-day cruise! Maximize your free time with optional
excursions, or enjoy the captivating wilderness from the comfort of your lodge.
• More free time to explore on your own with no pre-scheduled activities
• Overnight stays in Fairbanks or Anchorage in addition to the Denali area*
• Features scenic Princess rail service*
*Included on most On Your Own cruisetours
Off the Beaten Path (6 to 7 nights on land)


Off the Beaten Path cruisetours give you the chance to visit unique areas of Alaska in addition to Denali!
• Explore the picturesque Kenai Peninsula, massive Wrangell-St. Elias
National Park or remote Prudhoe Bay
• Features scenic Princess rail service
• Natural History Tour into Denali National Park

Connoisseur Escorted Cruisetours (5 to 8 nights on land)
This deluxe option offers the highest level of service and added convenience!
• Professional tour director accompanies you on the land portion
• Includes most meals on land
• Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park
• Features scenic Princess rail service


Accommodations in Alaska vary greatly. All of the major towns and destinations feature accommodations comparable to those found in major cities in the lower 48 states. A variety of national hotel chains and Alaska hotel chains are available throughout Alaska. Comfortable rooms can be found along the highways and in the smaller towns along the way. Bed and breakfasts are available in most communities and present an excellent alternative in smaller locales.

Alaska's visitor season is fairly short so advanced reservations are crucial. The better Alaskan hotels and lodges in places like Denali National Park are often sold out six months in advance. Some of the less traveled locations may offer better availability, but you should still reserve as far in advance as possible. Availability is extremely limited in peak season throughout Alaska.

When you travel throughout Alaska, you want to stay in great places near the best destinations. That is the criteria Princess used in building its lodges. Each lodge is custom built to reflect the unique regional flavor of Alaska's best destinations. The uniqueness of the accommodations is as important to your overall experience as the places you chose to visit.

Princess Wilderness Lodges
Strategically located near the top attractions across Alaska, these deluxe lodges offer the same premier level of accommodations and service you™d expect to receive from Princess Cruises ” the very best in cruise travel.

With Princess Tours, you will not just see Alaska, you will experience it. Our wilderness lodges feature a wide array of opportunities to get out and explore each unique region. The enrichment goes further than optional tours - some lodges feature daily lectures from National Park Rangers featuring the geology, wildlife and native culture pertaining to the area.
Optional Tours and Excursions
Each of our riverside lodges features a tour desk where all varieties of excursion are available. Our Alaskan Outfitters - experts on optional excursions - can tailor your experience to be what you want it to be. You can walk on a glacier, fly around Mt. McKinley, ride horses in the backcountry or just go for a leisurely walk around the grounds of the lodge.
The level activity varies by excursion. Our most active options require a moderate level of activity such as walking for moderate distances over relatively a variety of levels of terrain. Activities such as canoeing, hiking, biking or kayaking are examples. Participant should by physically fit. We also offer a wide variety of excursions that require more moderate levels of activity. Each excursion is rated and indicates the level of mobility and fitness required to enjoy the tour. Princess also offers a number of optional tours for guests with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. Most tour operators require that wheelchairs are collapsible. Your outfitter can assist you in making a decision as to what type of trip is best suited for you.
Explore a National Park
Fully one-half of all United States' national park land is in Alaska. Considering that, you begin to understand the scope and diversity of this vast expanse. Stretching 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest National Park in America. The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is only a few short miles from the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park visitor center and Princess provides free shuttles to the center.
Denali National Park is located 240 miles north of Anchorage, and encompasses 6 million acres of forests, tundra, glaciers and mountains - that's larger than the entire state of Massachusetts. Yet only 90 miles of main road traverses the park, leaving the moose, caribou, sheep and bears free to roam a wide area of land untouched by man. The Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is only one mile from the lone park entrance and tours into the park are arranged by our outfitters.
Kenai Fjords National Park lies on the jagged southern edge of the Kenai Peninsula south of the Kenai Princess Wilderness lodge. This ice-sculpted land known as "Alaska's playground" just begs to be explored - and there's a variety of ways to do it from our lodge. Each of these lodges features interpretive experiences provided by the NPS Park Rangers.
Enjoy the unique cuisine of Alaska
One of the best ways to experiences Alaska's unique lifestyle is through its cuisine. Princess Alaska lodges feature cuisine carefully chosen to reflect the distinct regional flare of Alaskan food. We call it our signature Alaskan Cuisine.
Salmon is king in Alaska and there is no shortage of it around Princess lodges. Each location features salmon prepared in unique ways - from smoked BBQ salmon bakes to poached salmon steaks smothered in fennel sauce. We also feature thick steaks of fresh-caught halibut and luscious Alaska king crab legs. You can top it off with one of the features northwest regional wine or a locally brewed Alaskan Ale. These are just a few ideas to help you plan your ultimate Alaskan vacation.


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Princess Wilderness Lodges are the perfect complement to the rugged beauty of Alaska. Featuring breathtaking views of Alaska's stunning landscape, no other accommodations in Alaska's interior compare. Custom built and strategically located near the top attractions across the 49th state, these enchanting Alaska hotels and lodges provide all the pampering you'll need after a day of exploration and recreation.


All About Princess Wilderness LodgesDenali National Park, a 6.3 million acre park, home to Mt. McKinley and one of the largest wildlife habitats in the world.

Click on the lodge name for complete details.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

» Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Nestled in a prime location near the entrance to Denali National Park

, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your

wilderness adventure.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge » Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

On a bluff overlooking the largest national park, this lodge has a wall of windows featuring dramatic views of Wrangell-St. Elias.

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

» Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

North America's tallest mountain provides a stunning backdrop to the picture-perfect setting for this wilderness retreat just south of Denali National Park

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

» Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

The Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge offers all the conveniences of Fairbanks with the comfort of a Princess lodge.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

» Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Top-notch salmon fishing is only steps away from this well-appointed lodge set in the mountains overlooking the beautiful Kenai River.

Deluxe Amenities » Anchorage

Select cruisetours include an overnight stay at one of Anchorage™s fine hotels, carefully chosen by Princess for their reputations for fine service and excellent location to the most popular sights and attractions

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Princess Alaska Wilderness Lodges At-A-Glance

Renowned as some of the finest accommodations in Alaska, Princess' wilderness lodges provide guests with the chance to relax in luxury or get out and truly experience the 49th state's rugged wilderness ... or both. The only Alaska tour company that has custom-built wilderness lodges expressly for its cruisetour guests, Princess owns and operates five lodges that are unique in the industry for combining upscale accommodations and amenities with dramatic riverside locations and renowned service levels.

Princess' Alaska lodges include:

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge -- This 85-room lodge is the only hotel of its kind bordering the nation's largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias -- considered one of the most spectacular destinations in the state. Located on more than 200 acres in the Glennallen and Copper River area of south central Alaska near the park's visitors' center, the lodge is situated at the junction of the Klutina River and the Copper River, of Copper River King Salmon fame, and features breathtaking views of the awe-inspiring Mt. Wrangell, Mt. Drum and Mt. Blackburn. In keeping with its dramatic location, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge combines the special architectural elements of historic national park lodges with old Alaskan mining buildings to create a unique environment for its visitors. The newest of Princess' lodges, opened in 2002, Copper River's public areas include a signature two-story "Great Room" featuring a stone fireplace, 25-foot ceilings and stunning views of the surrounding region. From flightseeing over the park's mountains, to river rafting, hiking and dog sled rides, the Copper River Wilderness Lodge also offers guests a variety of excursions.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge -- The first of Princess' Alaska wilderness lodges, the Denali property debuted in 1987. Since then, it has grown to include 440 rooms, four restaurants, a main street walking village with Alaska gift shops, a spa and exercise facility, hot tubs, the "Music of Denali" dinner theater, and a newly built main lodge building with a dramatic vaulted-ceiling great room. Located just one mile from the entrance to the six-million-acre Denali National Park, the lodge features a park-like setting overlooking the lovely Nenana River. With convenient access to tours of Alaska's most popular national park, the lodge is the perfect home base for visitors who want to view the awesome Mt. McKinley and Denali's famous wildlife, such as moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, wolves and red foxes. Lodge guests can also choose from a variety of optional tours such as horseback riding, flightseeing, river rafting and hiking.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge -- The premier hotel property in Fairbanks, this lodge is ideally located along the banks of the Chena River, just minutes from the airport, downtown shopping and attractions, the rail depot and the University of Alaska. Open year-round, the lodge is among the modern properties in Alaska's "Golden Heart City," and is not only home to Princess cruisetour guests, but also host a variety of local meetings and events. Recently remodeled, the 325-room lodge, which first opened in 1993, now features an expanded main restaurant with a new outdoor deck featuring scenic views from the banks of the Chena River and a 100-seat covered dining area. The lobby features a rustic look with a tour desk, and houses an expanded bar area featuring full food service and a cozy fireplace. A gallery area serves as a showcase for local artwork. Guests will also find a business center, a coin-operated laundry room, a children's playground area and an expanded gift shop. To capture the local atmosphere, the lodge's decor includes dark woods, natural colors and Alaskan artwork.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge -- Located on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula in Cooper Landing and nestled among 43 acres on the banks of the Kenai River, the lodge offers all the luxuries of a small resort in a relaxing wilderness environment, just two hours south of Anchorage. Cruisetour guests will find that the Kenai Peninsula, renowned as a sportsman's and scenic paradise, offers a spectacular setting with dramatic mountain and river views. Optional activities include nature hikes, sportfishing, river rafting, flightseeing and sightseeing day cruises to the Kenai Fjords National Park. The lodge opened in 1990 and features 86 bungalow-style rooms with private porches, cathedral ceilings and cozy sitting areas with wood burning stoves. The lobby has vaulted ceilings, with a fireplace and seating for relaxing and visiting with friends. Just beyond the lobby, an expansive deck provides optimal viewing of the Kenai River valley and nearby mountains.

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge -- The only cruisetour hotel within sight of Mt. McKinley, the lodge dazzles guests with one of the most spectacular views in all of Alaska. Situated on 146 acres of land owned by Princess inside of Denali State Park and bordered by the Chulitna River, the property offers one of the closest encounters with the famed mountain a visitor can experience, as it is just 41 miles from the peak of "The Great One." Opened in May 1997, the 334-room lodge, with its bungalow-style guestrooms, was specially sited to take advantage of the area's spectacular mountain views. It features a dramatic lobby and Great Room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Alaska Range, a massive natural stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Its expansive outdoor deck, view restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, fitness center, conference facilities and tour desk allows Princess visitors to enjoy the heart of Alaska's vast wilderness in the comfort that has become a Princess Alaska trademark. A recent expansion also added a new casual dining option, Expedition Pizza, featuring indoor and outdoor seating with views of Mt. McKinley.

Princess wilderness lodges are featured on more than 30 different cruisetour options that are offered each year, combining a seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruise with a three- to eight-night cruisetour. Each tour offers visits to Alaska's top rated attractions, Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park, and includes stays in one or more of the Princess wilderness lodges. To learn more about visiting Alaska with Princess, log on to the one of the most comprehensive resources:

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Mt. McKinley Princess
Wilderness Lodge®
Another kind of experience awaits you at our other Denali-area wilderness
lodge, located at the south side of Denali National Park. Here it is all about
Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest peak. No matter where you are, you
can catch a glimpse of the mountain, from the outdoor walking trails to the
delicious 20,320 Alaskan Grill, named for the mountain’s elevation.
The heart of the lodge is its Great Room, which features a massive freestanding
rock fireplace and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing
the dramatic scenery of the regal mountain outside.
Lodge amenities
Sample excursions
• Relax on a horse-drawn covered wagon ride with views of Mt. McKinley
• Visit a sled dog kennel and learn about the fascinating Iditarod
• Hike and kayak through the backcountry of Denali State Park
• Soar into the clouds for fantastic views of Mt. McKinley
• Board a jet boat for an exciting 60-mile river cruise
• Mountain View Dining Room
• Grizzly Bar
• 20,320 Alaskan Grill
• Coffee Bruin Espresso
• Northern Lights
Photo Symphony
• Gift shop
• Walking trails
• Tour Desk
• Hot Tub
• Denali State Park Ranger presentations
• Daily shuttle service to Talkeetna


Virtual Tour

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge you know you're somewhere special. Bordering the south side of Denali National Park on the banks of the Chulitna River, this Lodge is a true wilderness retreat...

Each of the bungalow-style guest rooms is nestled peacefully in this wilderness getaway. Relax in comfort and style in rooms with one king, or two double beds, lofty, nine-foot ceilings with fans, a sitting area, a television and a telephone. In addition, each of their suites features a sitting room, bedroom, wet bar, and jacuzzi bath -- the perfect choice to make any occasion extra special.

In the main lodge there's a room so spectacular we've named it The Great Room. An irresistible haven with an impressive stone fireplace, The Great Room features cozy sitting areas, tables for card and board games, and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look out upon majestic Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range -- with one of the most inspirational views of The Mountain found anywhere.

Click on a lodge below for downloadable .pdf fact sheets about all of Princess Tours Wilderness Lodges.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge


Click on a lodge below to download a lodge brochure.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge


Experience their serene surroundings from the comfort of the Lodge or venture outdoors to explore the wilderness. To assist you, we have a Tour Desk staffed with Princess professionals who are available to help you get an insider's look at this special part of Alaska. A variety of exciting outdoor adventures await you including fishing tours, river rafting, a jet boat safari and even a thrilling flight that takes you to the base of Mt. McKinley.

Anytime you travel with Princess, you're sure to sample outstanding cuisine in remarkable settings. The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge carries on that tradition with a dining experience for every taste. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and panoramic views in the Mountain View Restaurant or casual fare in the Cub Café. Choose appetizers and your favorite refreshment in Grizzly's Bar or while relaxing on the outdoor terrace. At Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge we cater to your every mood.

Dining and Lounge Facilities

Mountain View Restaurant
Enjoy our signature Alaskan cuisine and attentive service while experiencing the great view and sophisticated atmosphere of the Mountain View Dining Room.
Breakfast: 7:00 am  11:00 am
Dinner: 5:30 pm  10:00 pm

20320 Alaskan Grill
Experience tasty appetizers and entrées at our newest venue named for the height of Mt. McKinley.
Breakfast: 6:30 am  10:30 am
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30 am  10:30 pm
Bar menu available: 10:30 pm  11:30 pm
The Great Room
Bar service available until Midnight

Cub Cafe
Stop in for a quick bite so you can get out and see beautiful Alaska!
Breakfast Buffet: 6:30 am  9:30 am
Dinner: 4:00 pm  9:00 pm

Grizzly Bar
Whether enjoying a frosty beverage on our spacious deck or sampling one of our specialty libations inside, the Grizzly Bar™s relaxing atmosphere is a great place to gather with friends. The "Grizz" is a full-service bar where you will find more than just an excellent variety of drinks - come by for a lighter meal including salads and flavorful sandwiches.
Open: 11:00 am  Midnight
Food served from 11:30 am  11:30 pm



An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

McKinley Map From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge you know you're somewhere special.The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge sits on the banks of the Chulitna River, in Denali State Park, on the south side of Mt. McKinley.  
  Three Rivers Tour
Jeep Backcountry Safari
Wilderness Adventure Trail Ride
Horse-drawn Wagon Ride
Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Tour
Trapper Creek Homestead Tour
Black Bear ATV Adventures
Argo Adventure Tour
Byers Lake Nature Walk
Denali Wilderness Hike
Alaska Sportfishing
Catch and Release Fly Fishing
Byers Lake Kayaking
Susitna Evening Float Trip
Talkeetna Canyon Tour
Jet Boat Safari
Chulitna River Rafting
Talkeetna River Float Trip
"Tokosha" - Denali Park Adventure
Wilderness Fly-in Fishing
McKinley Discovery Tour
Glacier Landing Explorer Tour
Summit Flight Tour
Mt. McKinley Via Helicopter Tour
Mt. McKinley Adventure

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Nature Hikes & Scenic Tours

Backcountry Wilderness Adventure  Explore the backcountry of Denali State Park on a full-day hiking and kayaking adventure.  Enjoy lunch with your naturalist guide, take in majestic views of Mt. McKinley, spot wildlife and paddle the pristine Byers Lake.

Byers Lake Nature Walk  Experience Alaska™s incredible beauty on a two-mile nature walk in Denali State Park, with magnificent views of Byers Lake and perhaps even Mt. McKinley. Learn about the flora and fauna from an expert naturalist and explore the historic log cabin of a wilderness family.

Denali Wilderness Hike  Explore Alaska™s spectacular wilderness with a naturalist guide offering insights along the way. You™ll walk through lush forests, view wildlife and the Alaska Range, hear stories of the area™s wildlife and people and enjoy a picnic lunch.

McKinley Wilderness Trail Ride  Enjoy a guided horseback ride through the Alaska wilderness on mountain trails as a guide directs you to majestic views of Mt. McKinley, glaciers and the surrounding peaks of the Alaska Range.

Talkeetna Wilderness Trail Ride  Enjoys the sights of Talkeetna and a guided horseback ride along the river while taking in the views of Mt. McKinley and the surrounding Alaska Range.

Helicopter & Flightseeing Tours

Glacier Landing Explorer Tour  Your amazing flightseeing tour of the Alaska Range is highlighted by a spectacular landing on the Ruth Glacier in Sheldon Amphitheater. You™ll be awe-struck by the views, 5,600 feet above sea level.

McKinley Discovery Tour  Soar to places you can only imagine. Fly by the south face of Mt. McKinley, Mt. Foraker and Mt. Hunter before crossing over the Kahiltna Glacier, the longest glacier in Denali National Park. Descend into immense Sheldon Amphitheater through Great Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

Summit Flight Tour  This exhilarating flightseeing tour will take you more than 20,000 feet in the air for dramatic views of Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park and the Alaska Range from the comfort of your aircraft.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Alaska River Jet  Brace yourself for the thrill and excitement of a jet boat ride as your expert driver pilots this custom boat through the twists, turns and narrow channels of the Talkeetna and Susitna rivers. Be sure to take a moment to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Alaska Range, too!

Alaska Sportfishing  Board a jet boat or raft and travel to a secluded spot to fish in the shadow of Mt. McKinley for salmon, trout, grayling and more. Your guide will offer fishing instruction and tips and take you to the best fishing holes in the area.

Argo Adventure Tour  Explore the Alaska wilderness on an 8-wheel vehicle with a guide navigating and sharing knowledge of the indigenous plants and wildlife. Do you know how big a bear is just by looking at its tracks? You will! Ideal for families.

Canyon Float & Nature Hike  Come enjoy a relaxing float along the Chulitna River while marveling at Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. Then take a nature walk through the wilderness, followed by an ATV ride back to where your adventure began.

Catch & Release Fly-Fishing  This wade-in fly-fishing adventure takes you through the wilderness for some excellent fishing opportunities for trout and grayling. Your guide offers fishing and safety instruction. For experienced and novice anglers. Maximum guide to guest ratio is 3:1.

Chulitna River Rafting  This four-hour rafting adventure floats through 20 miles of untouched wilderness in search of wildlife. You™ll float past active eagle nests and through the habitat of bear, moose, wolf and beaver with Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range in view.

Devil™s Canyon Adventure This tour takes you 130 miles into the National Wild River Park of œDevil™s Gorge, where you™ll experience the unforgettable thrill of an Alaska river experience on a fully enclosed vessel. Along the way, you will visit an authentic trapper™s cabin, learn about early Alaskan Indians and enjoy lunch on the river.

Talkeetna River Float Trip  Take a leisurely two-hour float on the Talkeetna River, gliding though the serene wilderness as your guide points out bear, moose, beaver and spectacular Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range.

Three Rivers Tour  Board the McKinley Queen Jet boat for a thrilling 60-mile river cruise on the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna Rivers en route to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. You™ll enjoy spectacular views of Mt. McKinley, visit an authentic trapper™s cabin and Native Alaskan encampment.

Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure  Board the 55-passenger Talkeetna Queen and speed 200 miles into the Alaska wilderness in comfort while looking for wildlife and spectacular scenery. You™ll also enjoy a nature hike and a visit to an authentic trapper cabin to learn how early Alaskans lived in the œbush.

Four-Wheel-Drive Tours

 Black Bear ATV Adventures  Drive an all-terrain vehicle as you follow a local guide through the Alaska wilderness, learning about the plants and wildlife in the area. Beginners are welcome as operating and safety instruction is included.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Historical Gold Panning Adventure  Visit the Trapper Creek Museum and learn how to pan for gold as you travel down the historic corridor of South Denali. You™ll meet modern-day gold miners and learn about mining and its storied history.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride  Experience the only horse-drawn covered wagon ride that provides spectacular views of Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. You learn about the history and geology of the area at an open-pit bonfire, get a chance to gold pan and visit with reindeer.

Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Tour  Discover everything you™ve always wanted to know about the grueling Iditarod. Meet musher Bill Hall for an in-depth look at the sport and see a demonstration by a team of sled dogs, as well as receive sled dog souvenirs.

Sun Dog Kennels  Learn about the history of Talkeetna and sled dog racing as you visit the rustic log home of champion sprint musher Kathleen Holden and Iditarod musher Gerald Sousa. You™ll learn about the training program and see a demonstration by a team of sled dogs.

Trapper Creek Homestead Tour  Visit an authentic homestead for a glimpse at the lifestyle of early settlers in untamed Alaska. Take a walking tour to see the garden and livestock areas and visit with an original homestead family.


Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Denali Hotels: Denali Princess Lodge

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®
Located on the Nenana River Canyon just a mile from the entrance to Denali
National Park, this lodge is your base camp for adventure. It features an
expansive campus of lodging and amenities. Admire the amazing view through
30-foot high glass windows as you warm your hands by the stone fireplace
and take in the scenery from relaxing outdoor hot tubs or the expansive deck
overlooking the Nenana River. For an entertaining evening, consider a hearty
meal at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater.
Lodge amenities
Sample excursions
• Enjoy a visit with an Iditarod champion and his cuddly puppies
• Explore Denali’s landscape and learn about the flora and fauna with naturalists
• Soar by twin-engine aircraft to nearly 21,000 feet for a dramatic view of
Denali National Park
• Take an invigorating river-rafting adventure through the Nenana River Valley
• Experience Denali’s thrilling backcountry on a 4WD adventure
• King Salmon Restaurant
• Base Camp Bistro
• Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub
• River Run Espresso
• Rapids Morning Express
• Music of Denali Dinner Theater
• Denali Sourdough Breakfast Expedition
• Promenade shopping & gift shops
• Tour Desk
• Hot Tubs
• Daily shuttle to Denali National Park Visitor Center

Virtual Tour

You haven't fully experienced Alaska unless you've been to Denali National Park. Its boundaries encompass an amazing six million acres -- the size of the state of Massachusetts. Home to Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak soaring an unbelievable 20,320 feet into the sky, the Park hosts an array of wildlife -- from moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bears to gray wolves and red foxes. Located only one mile from the Park's entrance, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the premium riverside accommodation in the area. An expansive deck overlooks Denali National Park and the Nenana River -- the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends and savor the exquisite landscape.

Each of their guest rooms is comfortably appointed with two double beds or one king bed, television and telephone -- just in case you want to catch up with the outside world. Choose from standard, riverfront, deluxe or suite accommodations. Outdoor hot tubs near your room afford commanding views of the Park and Nenana River while you relax and indulge in a soothing soak.

Dining is always a treat at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy spirits, appetizers and casual fare on the river view deck or inside at the Base Camp Bar. Visit Cruiser's Café for spirits, informal dine-in and take-out selections or the Courtyard Coffee House for snacks, sandwiches and your favorite espresso beverage. Try the Summit Restaurant for sophisticated cuisine and panoramic views. And be sure to experience the Music of Denali -- a dinner theatre featuring a hearty Alaskan meal and a rollicking musical comedy that recounts the first ascent of Mt. McKinley.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Part of the allure of Denali National Park is that you never know what you might see. Princess professionals at the Tour Desk are available to arrange a tour into the Park for a glimpse of its impressive ecosystem -- ask for the Wildlife Search or Natural History Tour. Or perhaps you'd like to go river rafting, horseback riding or take a flight via airplane or helicopter for a unique perspective of this immense wilderness preserve. We also provide complimentary shuttle service between the Lodge and the Denali National Park Visitors Center.

Dining Facilities

King Salmon Restaurant
Our signature restaurant located on the banks of the Nenana River, King Salmon is the only restaurant where you can enjoy several different types of Fresh Alaskan Salmon using a variety of cooking techniques. Other favorites include Fresh Alaskan King Crab, Alaskan Halibut and slow roasted Prime Rib. Well appointed yet casual, this exceptional restaurant offers views of Denali National Park through panoramic vaulted windows.
Breakfast 6:00 am  11:00 am
Dinner 4:30 pm  10:00 pm
(Early Bird Specials 4:30 pm  6:00 pm)

Base Camp Bistro and Lounge
Relax and enjoy the view from the expansive outdoor deck or inside the Bistro. Fresh roasted Alaskan Silverhook coffee and breakfast pastries can be enjoyed while reading the morning paper. This midscale restaurant menu features burgers, Alaskan fish and chips, soups, sandwiches and hand tossed specialty salads.

Coffee/Pastries 5:00 am-8:00 am
Lunch/Dinner 11:00 am  11:00 pm
(Lounge only until midnight)The Finest Accomodations

Music of Denali Dinner Theater
Add a little humor and history to your Denali visit as you learn about Mt. McKinley. Our gifted cast of actors will entertain you and serve an endless amount of Smokehouse Ribs and Alaskan Salmon.
Show Times 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm

Denali Sourdough Breakfast Expedition
Denali Sourdough Breakfast Expedition is our buffet served family style, all you can eat breakfast featuring items like our Blueberry Sourdough Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Country Fried Potatoes, Ham, Bacon, Reindeer Sausage, Biscuits, Alaskan Fireweed Honey, Orange Juice and Coffee. Your Alaskan Breakfast will be served immediately upon your arrival and is designed for early morning Tour Departures. You will experience Climb Denali with Laurent Dick while enjoying your Sourdough Breakfast styled after the famous Alaskan Roadhouses exclusively at Denali Princess.
Open 5:00 am  8:00 am in Music of Denali Theatre

This fast casual restaurant inside Canyon Station offers a spectacular view of Denali National Park and the Nenana River. Sit and enjoy a morning coffee and a breakfast sandwich designed for early Tour Departures. At lunch we feature burgers, specialty sandwiches and salads.
Open 5:00 am  2:00 pm

Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub
Enjoy a beer and pizza in the setting of an Alaskan Lob Cabin. Other favorites include specialty pizzas, calzones, salads and sandwiches. Delivery is available to your room from 5 pm til closing.
Open 11:00 am to midnight

River Run Deli & Espresso
Find quick service items including pastries, espresso and featuring Alaskan Homemade Hot Licks ice cream and more on the lower level of the Main Lodge building.
Open 5:00 am  6:00 pm


An array of optional tours are available at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.


Denali Map You haven't fully experienced Alaska unless you've been to Denali National Park. Its boundaries encompass an amazing six million acres -- the size of the state of Massachusetts.  
  Music of Denali Dinner Theatre
Husky Homestead Tour
Denali Jeep Adventure
Denali Horse Trail Adventures
Midnight Sun Golfing
Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride
ATV Adventure
Denali Lake Fishing
Denali Wilderness Safari
Denali Jet Boat Excitement
Nenana Gorge Whitewater
Nenana Wilderness Run
McKinley Summit Flight Tour
McKinley Glacier Landing
Denali Glacier Landing
Denali Helicopter Flightseeing
Denali Heli-hiking Adventure
Glacier Trekking Adventure
Science of Predators and Prey

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Nature Hikes & Scenic Tours

Alaska Adventure Walking Tour  Enjoy a three-hour walk through the Alaska landscape with a naturalist to help you learn about the flora and fauna of the region. You will walk through boreal forest to taiga, the evergreen forest and reach alpine terrain depending on the ability of the group.

Denali Explorers Club Family Adventure  Venture into Denali National Park on a four-hour guided tour to learn the mysteries of Denali™s amazing ecosystem and make your own discoveries using maps, GPS, a compass and other tools to explore the park.

Helicopter & Flightseeing Tours

Denali Glacier Landing By Helicopter  Discover first-hand how glaciers continue to shape the great land as you soar over Denali National Park. Then land on massive Yanert Glacier and view the ice falls, bridges and glacial streams. Continue on to Mt. Deborah, at 12,339 feet, while watching for wildlife along the way.

Denali Excursion Via Helicopter  See areas of Denali National Park only accessible by air. Follow Riley Creek over rugged foothills to the Sanctuary River and watch for bear, moose, caribou and more. Plus you™ll marvel at stunning Cantwell Glacier, a virtual waterfall of ice cascading 900 feet to the valley below.

Denali Heli-Hiking Adventure  You™ll be awed by the grandeur of the Alaska Range from high above as a naturalist interprets the flora and fauna of the area at each stop. You™ll take flight and overlook the spectacular Yanert and Moody River valleys and see Mt. McKinley in the western horizon.

Discover Denali Flightseeing  This tour offers views of glaciers of the rugged Alaska Range and the wonders of Denali National Park, including circling Mt. McKinley. This tour features professional narration, headsets and window seats for all passengers.

McKinley Glacier Landing by Plane  Stand on a glacier high on the flanks of 20,320-foot Mt. McKinley. Your plane will land squarely in the middle of Mt. McKinley and you™ll have time to hike over a glacier before your return flight.

Summit McKinley Flight Tour  Fly above North America™s highest peak, at 20,320 ft, in the comfort of a twin-engine aircraft. You™ll also enjoy fantastic views of the north and south faces of Mt. McKinley as well as glaciers and gorges with a narrator offering insights along the way.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Denali Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling  Beginners and expert anglers will enjoy a chance to catch a native Arctic Grayling on a small stream near Denali. Learn the basics of fly casting, roll casting and proper catch and release techniques. All fishing gear and instruction is provided.

Denali Jet Boat Fly Fishing  All anglers will enjoy a unique tour combining fly fishing and a jet boat ride. With a guide to offer instruction, you will set off by jet boat to a remote stream in search of the native Arctic Grayling.

Jet Boat Safari  Enjoy a fun-filled adventure into the Alaska Bush with chances to view wildlife along the way. Head miles along the Nenana River and meet the people who call this land of extremes home. Pan for gold and enjoy a hearty snack at a remote camp deep in the wilderness.

Nenana Gorge Whitewater  Brace yourself for an 11-mile whitewater adventure through the Nenana River Gorge. Experienced guides will row you through a dozen major rapids. No paddling necessary; all you have to do is hang on!

Nenana River Scenic Wilderness Run  This scenic voyage traverses the upper Nenana River on the eastern border of Denali National Park. You™ll enjoy sweeping views of the Alaska Range and the region is prime habitat for moose, Dall sheep, caribou and bear.

Four-Wheel-Drive Tours

ATV Adventure  Join your guide as you drive your own ATV on an adventure that takes you through old coal mine trails and into river beds where Athabascan Indian artifacts have been found.

Black Diamond Treasure Hunt  Travel as a group into the wilds of Alaska in a Polaris ATV with your own private guide. You™ll use maps and GPS to navigate the remote trails as you follow clues that lead you to a rustic pavilion where a camp-style meal is served. Wildlife viewing abound as you travel through their natural habitat.

Denali Jeep Adventure  Take a thrilling ride in a 4WD Jeep Wrangler on a backcountry excursion along the historic Stampede Road. This historic trail was carved out by the minors who worked in the Kantishna gold fields.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Covered Wagon Adventure With a Backcountry Dining  Travel like the original pioneers did  by horse-drawn wagon  on a relaxing journey through the Alaska tundra with a guide entertaining you with stories of the area™s rich history and folklore, and come hungry for an authentic frontier meal.

Husky Homestead Tour  Visit the home of champion Iditarod musher Jeff King and experience the warmth of a husky homestead. Learn about the fascinating sport of sled dog racing.

Music of Denali Dinner Theatre  Discover the legend of the first expedition to the summit of Mt. McKinley in a rollicking musical comedy that will have you singing along with the cast right up to the finale.

Tundra Mountain Golfing  Enjoy a golfing excursion in the panoramic region of the northern edge of Denali National Park. Watch for wildlife on this rugged 9-hole course nestled 11miles in the Nenana River Canyon.


Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Kenai Princess Lodge

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge®
Soak in the natural beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, known to locals as
“Alaska’s Playground” for the wide variety of activities offered here. From
fishing in the turquoise Kenai River to cruising through the ice-sculpted
landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park, there is something for everyone.
While relaxing at the lodge, grab a cocktail at Rafter’s Lounge or unwind in
your spacious bungalow-style guest room. Wood-burning stoves in every
room provide a cozy, authentic lodge environment, and the expansive deck
overlooks the Kenai River valley as well as the snow-capped mountains nearby.
Lodge amenities
Sample excursions
• Sportfish for salmon or trout in the Kenai River
• Enjoy a true Gold Panning experience with a real prospector
• Explore the outback of Cooper Landing by horseback
• Take a guided nature hike while learning about the native plants
• Observe a variety of marine life on a cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park
• Eagles Crest Restaurant
• Rafter’s Lounge
• Espresso bar
• Walking trails
• Tour Desk
• Hot Tub
• Gift shop

Virtual Tour

Only two hours south of the bustling city of Anchorage, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is a world apart. Overlooking the turquoise Kenai River, the Lodge offers the serenity of a wilderness retreat and the thrill of Alaskan adventure. Alaskan residents refer to the Kenai Peninsula as Alaska's Playground, and with good reason. In the summer, enjoy fishing, river rafting, and hiking. In the evening, return to the comfort of a crackling fire, warm up in one of the outdoor hot tubs or feast on local delicacies, all special features of the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Each of the bungalow-style rooms at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge has been designed for the utmost in comfort, relaxation and romance. Vaulted ceilings made of naturally finished wood, cozy sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and private porches help make any occasion memorable. Indulge in a soothing soak and enjoy the serenity of this special part of Alaska from one of their indoor or outdoor hot tubs.

The main lodge is as inviting as the guest rooms. The lobby has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace surrounded by chairs for relaxing and visiting with friends. Just beyond the lobby is an expansive deck, optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley and nearby mountains. Enjoy spirits, appetizers and casual fare outdoors or inside at Rafter's Lounge. Continue to the Eagle's Crest Restaurant where the magnificent views, stone fireplace and tempting cuisine make dining an unforgettable event.

The Kenai River is not only famous for its dazzling blue-green hues, but also as a haven for accomplished and novice anglers alike. The Tour Desk is staffed with Princess professionals who arrange fishing tours on the Kenai River -- famous for its trophy-sized fish -- as well as river rafting, flightseeing, nature hikes, and a variety of additional tours including wildlife viewing cruises through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park.

Dining Facilities

Eagle™s Crest Dining Room
Dine on delicious Alaskan cuisine while enjoying mountain views. Be on the lookout for majestic Eagles for which the Dining Room is named.
Breakfast 7:00 am  11:00 am
Lunch Noon  2:30 pm
Dinner 5:30  10:00 pmKenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Rafters Lounge
Relax on our sunny deck or in our cozy lounge while drinking your favorite drink and trying your hand at darts or board games.
Open 11:30 am  11:00 pm
Bar menu available 11:30 am  10:30 pm


An array of optional tours are available at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.


Kenai Map Only two hours south of the bustling city of Anchorage, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is a world apart.  
  Kenai Nature Hike
Back Roads of Cooper Landing
Cooper Landing Trail Ride
Historic Carriage Ride
Excursion to Historic Seward
Kenai Upper River Sportfishing
Kenai Lower River Sportfishing
Saltwater Fishing
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Kenai River Scenic Float
Kenai Canyon River Rafting
Kenai Lake Kayaking

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Nature Hikes & Scenic Tours

Copper Landing Trail Ride  Experience the stunning beauty of the Kenai Peninsula on horseback as expert guides lead you on a leisurely adventure that provides picturesque views of the Kenai Lake, snow-capped Kenai Mountains and the Copper Landing Valley.

Historic Carriage Ride  This four-mile trip takes you along a scenic country road in a comfortable seven-passenger carriage. Your guide interprets the area™s natural and culture history as you make your way through the forest, watching for wildlife. Great for groups and families.

Kenai Nature Hike  Stretch your legs on a leisurely five-mile guided nature hike through verdant meadows of wildflowers, past mountain creeks, a spruce forest and wildlife habitat. Your naturalist guide will give you insight on all the natural beauty you see along the way.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Glacier Adventure Cruise  Cruise through a glacier-carved fjord and approach massive tidewater glaciers aboard a modern enclosed vessel with indoor seating and outdoor viewing areas. Watch for bald eagles, whales, seals, porpoises and more while cruising through Prince William Sound.

Kenai Canyon River Rafting  For the thrill seeker, this exciting 20-mile rafting trip has it all-wildlife, scenery, a gentle float and exhilarating rapids, followed by a picnic lunch. You™ll also head through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge where viewing opportunities are incredible.

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise  Travel to Seward for a cruise to the unspoiled wonders of Kenai Fjords National Park, where a wide range of marine life will be on spectacular display. Cruise through ice floes as you approach one of the area™s numerous glaciers and marvel at the sight of glaciers calving into the turquoise waters.

Kenai Lower River Sportfishing  Fish for mighty King or Silver salmon (depending on season) in the lower stretches of the the Kenai or Kasilof rivers. Expert guides will take you to their favorite hot spots for unforgettable fishing. Anything you catch can be processed and shipped back home.

Kenai River Scenic Float  Experience the natural beauty of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on a scenic river-rafting trip. An experienced guide will lead you on an 11-mile float along the Kenai River as you watch for eagles, moose, Dall sheep and more.

Kenai Upper River Sportfishing  Experience world-class fishing amidst dazzling mountain scenery onboard a non-motorized drift boat or raft as you angle for Kenai™s famed trophy-sized fish. Depending on the season, you may fish for Sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden or rainbow trout.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Alaska Husky Spirit  Enjoy a lively  evening show at the lodge with dog musher Lorraine Temple and her huskies. Hear tales of the trail, dog mushing, the Iditarod and her own œgoing to extremes talks. A slide show and dog harnessing demonstration is as informative as it is entertaining.

Explore Copper Landing  Immerse yourself in the beauty and splendor of this historic community on the Kenai River. You™ll take a leisurely drive to stunning lookout spots, see spawning salmon, watch a gold panning demonstration, visit the local museum and drop by a husky sled dog kennel. Your guide will share stories of the area™s pioneer spirit as you watch for wildlife at every turn.

Explore Historic Seward  Enjoy the stunning scenery along Alaska™s only National Scenic Byway and learn about the history of the area as you travel to Resurrection Bay and the city of Seward. Known as the œGateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, you™ll have time to explore the historic old town, browse the art galleries, museums and quaint shops and sample the local cuisine.

Gold Panning with Prospector John  Enjoy a true gold-panning experience as Prospector John takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush. Learn old and new techniques of gold panning, do some panning yourself and take your riches home!


Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Copper River Princess Lodge

Copper River
Princess Wilderness Lodge®
Inspired by the architecture of the storied Kennicott Copper Mine, this lodge is
perched on a bluff overlooking Wrangell-St. Elias — America’s largest national
park and home to nine of the country’s 16 highest peaks, including Mts. Drum,
Wrangell and Blackburn. Return from a day’s adventure and enjoy a casual
bite at the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill. Relax in the spectacular Wrangell Room or
outside on the patio and take in the awesome scenery.
Lodge amenities
Sample excursions
• Savor dishes featuring wild Alaskan ingredients prepared by local chefs
• Take a guided tour of the historic Kennicott Copper Mine and town
• Enjoy panoramic views of Wrangell-St. Elias by plane
• Fish for salmon in the rivers of the Copper Valley
• Thrill to an exhilarating class III whitewater rafting trip
• Two Rivers Restaurant
• Whistle Stop Bar & Grill
• Dragonfly Espresso
• Shuffleboard and horseshoes
• Gift shop
• Tour Desk
• Walking trails
• Shuttle service to Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center
& AHTNA Cultural Center


Virtual Tour

Featuring spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers.

This premier Princess Lodge features 85 rooms and suites with either mountain or forest views; a two-level dining area with excellent mountain and valley views; and the focal point of the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge- the Wrangell Room  with a staircase that takes you to the mezzanine level where you can relax and enjoy the majestic scenery provided by a two story wall of windows.

Considered one of the most spectacular destinations in Alaska and the largest national park in the United States, Wrangell-St. Elias offers an absolutely stunning setting for the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Located just four miles from the Wrangell-St. Elias visitor's center, this true wilderness retreat offers a host of outdoor activities to explore the area with an array of excursions.

Princess Professionals are on hand at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge Tour Desk to assist in customizing your sightseeing adventure. During your visit, take a river rafting trip on the Gulkana River, arrange for a flightseeing tour or visit the abandoned Kennicott copper mines.

Whether it's exploring the area or enjoying the sweeping views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Blackburn, their Tour Desk is prepared to assist in providing you a complete Alaskan experience.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge offers a spectacular setting while offering guests the comfort they have come to expect. Their spacious guest rooms offer either mountain or forest view. Escape in tranquility while enjoying amenities Princess has to offer.

Copper River Sign
For dining, their Two Rivers Restaurant provides excellent mountain and valley views. Their Signature Alaskan Cuisine highlights the menu, which include mouth-watering appetizers followed by authentic regional entrees.

Number of Rooms

Dining and Lounge Facilities

Two Rivers Restaurant
A two-level dining room with beautiful mountain and valley views, the perfect compliment to any fine dining experience.
Breakfast: Sunday through Friday 6:00 am  11:00 am
Saturday 5:30 am  11:00 am
Dinner: 5:00 pm  9:00 pm daily

Whistle Stop Bar & Grill
In addition to a menu full of favorites, the Whistle Stop features wines, cocktails, blended drinks, and many Alaska-brewed beers. Join us for indoor seating or enjoy beautiful views from our spacious patio.
Lunch & Dinner: 11:00 am  11:00 pm

Dragonfly Espresso
Offers specialty coffees, pastries and snacks.

Breakfast: 6:00 am  11:00 am daily

Number of Staff


An array of optional tours are available at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.


Copper River Map Featuring spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers.  
  Historic Flight Adventure
ATV (4-Wheeling) Trail Ride
Chitina & Copper River Tour
Wrangell Mountains Nature Hike
Kennicott & McCarthy Shuttle
Salmon Fishing

Copper River Adventure
Scenic Wilderness Rafting Backcountry Whitewater Rafting
Sea Kayaking (Shoup Glacier)
Prince William Sound Cruise
Wrangell-St. Elias Air Panorama

Dog Sled Demonstration & Ride

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Nature Hikes & Scenic Tours

Copper River Country Nature Tour  Enjoy a scenic 25-mile van drive through Copper River Country as your guide offers commentary on the geologic forces that have shaped this area including the volcanic Wrangell Mountains. You™ll also hike with naturalists through the forest and enjoy an interactive presentation of furs and skulls of the local wildlife.

Helicopter & Flightseeing Tours

Wrangell-St. Elias Air Panorama  Fly over the largest national park in the United States. Wrangell-St. Elias boasts nine of the highest peaks in the country and spans 13.2 acres. See glaciers, lush valleys, rare mud volcanoes and watch for wildlife.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Backcountry Whitewater Rafting  This Class III whitewater river trip offers continuous fast rapids and travels the beautiful Klutina River valley and is great for first-timers and families. The drive into your rafting adventure heads along 14 miles of backcountry and your guide will offer interpretation of the geological history of the area and tales of its Gold Rush past.

Klutina Whitewater Jet Boat Adventure  Enjoy the excitement of Class III whitewater as you power 30 miles up the Klutina River in a custom jet. Watch for bald eagles, Dall sheep, trumpeter swans, bear and more.  Hear stories of the early settlers who braved glaciers and passes of the Chugach Mountains and the power of the Klutina River.

Jet Boat Salmon Fishing  Enjoy a full day or half day of world-class fishing for king, red or Sockeye salmon. Jet boat up the mighty Klutina River and fish one of the tributaries of the Copper River, with a professional expert guiding novices and experienced anglers alike.

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise  Enjoy a scenic drive to Valdez where you™ll sail through majestic Prince William Sound and to see the amazing icebergs of the Columbia Glacier. You™ll have the chance to see whales, seals, sea lions, puffins and other wildlife.

Salmon Fishing by Raft  Enjoy a full day or half day of fishing for famous Alaska salmon as you float by raft along the scenic tributaries of the famous Copper River and fish from the riverbanks under the watchful eye of professional fishing guides. For both novice and experienced anglers.

Scenic Wilderness Rafting  Experience a spectacular Class II scenic river adventure along the Gulkana œNational Wild and Scenic River and the Copper River. You™ll enjoy awesome viewing and photo opportunities of the Wrangell Mountains and the abundant wildlife. A great introduction to river rafting as your guides do all the work and offer commentary along the way.

Sea Kayaking at Columbia Glacier  Visit Valdez and the impressive Columbia Glacier. After kayak instruction, paddle through a massive floating icefield  to the face of mighty Columbia Glacier watching for seals, otters and bald eagles along the way.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Dog Sled Demonstration and Ride  Experience the strength and enthusiasm of sled dogs as you are pulled in a wheeled cart through the wilderness by a local musher and his dog team. Learn how the dogs are kept in fantastic shape for the winter sporting events.

Fly/Drive to Kennicott & McCarthy  Take a 3-hour drive to the frontier town of McCarthy to explore the town and enjoy lunch. Then take a tour of the historic Kennicott Copper Mine, where you™ll take a 3-hour tour followed by a spectacular flight in a bush plane as you take in the beauty of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Historic Kennicott & Wrangell-St. Elias Flight Adventure  Board a bush plane for a stunning flight over Wrangell-St, Elias National Park en route to the frontier mining towns of McCarthy and Kennicott and wander though their museums, shops and visit the abandoned Kennicott Mine and its 14-story mill.


Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

Fairbanks Riverside Princess Lodge

Virtual Tour

Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. A gateway to Alaska's rugged Interior, this is where the real Alaska begins -- the Alaska of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Here, at the edge of Alaska's vast wilderness frontier, is a haven of warm service and exceptional comfort: the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

Fairbanks' most refined hotel is also its best situated. Ideally located just minutes from the Fairbanks International Airport, we're also convenient to the downtown area and the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as popular attractions such as the El Dorado Gold Mine, the Riverboat Discovery and Alaskaland.

Each of their rooms is elegantly appointed with comfortable amenities. Guest rooms have two double beds or one king bed, cable television and data ports. Many rooms boast commanding views of the Chena River, including their Sterling and Lodgepole suites.
Fairbanks Hotel

After a day in the Golden Heart city, return to this quiet retreat on the banks of the Chena River. Rejuvenate yourself with a brisk workout in the health club, followed by a refreshing steam bath. Then enjoy a relaxing meal at one of their dining venues. With beautifully landscaped grounds and a terraced deck extending to the water's edge, the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge takes every advantage of its Chena River setting.

Anytime you stay with Princess, you're sure to sample excellent cuisine in remarkable settings. The Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge carries on that tradition. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and serene views of the Chena River while dining in the Edgewater Restaurant.

Visit Trackers Bar and Grill for spirits, appetizers and light fare or stroll out to the Riverview deck to sip your favorite beverage and select from a menu of tantalizing treats while relaxing at river's edge.

Season's Gift Shop & Coffee House offers a variety of snacks, sandwiches and your favorite espresso beverage in addition to a fine selection of collectible art crafted by native Alaskans. You'll also find a collection of fine apparel with many items designed exclusively for the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge


Dining Facilities

The Edgewater
The Edgewater, overlooking the Chena River, features a great selection of burgers, sandwiches salads, and your favorite cocktails. Or come by for breakfast!

Breakfast 6:00 am  10:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Trackers Restaurant
Trackers Restaurant offers a tantalizing menu featuring Alaskan Seafood, steaks, great appetizers or a breakfast buffet.
Breakfast 6:00 am  10:30 am
Lunch & Dinner 11:00 am  11:00 pm
Cocktails served ˜til Midnight Sunday  Thursday and ˜til
1:00 am Friday and Saturday

Espresso Bar
Offers specialty coffees, pastries and snacks.
Breakfast 5:00 am  8:30 am



An array of optional tours are available at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.


Fairbanks Map Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. As gateway to Alaska's rugged Interior, this is where the real Alaska begins -- the Alaska of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun .
  Fossils & Fur
Golfing in the Great Land
Palace Theatre
Alaska Salmon Bake
Malemute Saloon Show
Northern Lights Photosymphony
Fairbanks City of Gold Adventure
The Riverboat Discovery Cruise
Journey Above the Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Helicopter & Flightseeing Tours

Arctic Circle Air Adventure  Fly north and marvel at the vast gold mining fields still in operation after 100 years. You™ll see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, crossover the mighty Yukon River, the Arctic Circle and magnificent Brooks Range. Receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate and learn the fascinating story of this remote place.

Wildlife Viewing by Bush Plane  Search for moose and Dall sheep by bush plane as you skim the wetlands and soar along the peaks of Alaska™s interior. This tour is so confident that you will see moose and Dall sheep that you will receive a $100 refund if you only see one of the species and a full refund if you don™t see either!

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

Midnight Sun Dinner and Float Trip  Enjoy a great dinner and then head for Chena River State Park where you™ll begin a gentle river raft float down the Chena River, stopping to visit an authentic log cabin on the banks of the river.

Riverboat Discovery Cruise  Take a narrated authentic sternwheeler cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers. See a bush pilot™s demonstration, watch a fish wheel in operation and see the œWedding of the Rivers where the Chena and Tanana converge. An Alaska Native guide takes you ashore to an authentic Athabascan village where you can sample the traditional Native lifestyle and meet Susan Butcher™s famous Iditarod sled dog team.

Four-Wheel-Drive Tours

Alaskan Hummer Tours  Journey into the Alaska wilderness in a military-issued Hummer and head to remote wilderness areas, including the Alaska Pipeline. You™ll visit Creamer™s Field, a migratory waterfowl refuge of wetlands and forests teeming with wildlife.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Alaska Salmon Bake in Historic Pioneer Park and Palace Theatre œGolden Heart Revue - Enjoy a true Alaskan salmon bake, complete fire-cooked salmon, deep fried halibut and Bering Sea Cod. After dinner, stroll to the Palace Theatre for an entertaining music and dance review that celebrates Fairbanks history and folklore.

An Evening in North Pole, Alaska  Take an exclusive tour of Santa™s hometown, the North Pole, Alaska! Visit the Santa Claus House, where you can photograph reindeer and arrange for a letter from Santa to be sent to someone special. You™ll enjoy dinner at Pagoda, the city™s most popular restaurant and take a driving tour of Santa™s hometown.

Chena Hot Springs Resort and Ice Museum Tour  Experience the hottest and coolest attractions in Alaska. Visit Chena Hot Springs Resort and learn about its more than 100 years of history. You™ll enjoy a buffet dinner and then head to the Aurora Ice Museum to see an amazing world made of ice and snow, including a life-sized igloo, 12-foot Polar bear and other œcool galleries.

City of Gold Tour  Visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North for a lesson in the state™s natural and cultural history. You™ll also learn about life in the Arctic, view the 800-mile long Trans-Alaska Pipeline, responsible for transporting 25% of the nation™s oil and make a visit to the city™s historic downtown.

El Dorado Gold Mine Tour  Hop aboard a narrow-gauge train and stake your claim at the El Dorado Gold Mine, where you™ll learn about the state™s mining history. You™ll also visit a mining camp and meet miners who explain today™s mining methods. Then take a step back in history and pan for gold on your own!

Museum of the North: Self-Guided Tour  This stunning museum and its unmistakable design are just the beginning. You™ll see Alaskan artifacts and collections reflecting northern natural and cultural history. You™ll also enjoy an audio/visual show depicting life in Alaska.


You™ll find a city that™s modern yet rich in Native Alaskan heritage  and the untamed wilderness is just minutes from downtown.

Welcome to Anchorage, your gateway to all that Alaska has to offer. Glaciers, mountains, wildlife, Native Alaskan culture and some of the best shopping and dining in Alaska are all to be found here.

Nestled between the Chugach and the Alaska Mountain Ranges, this is where moose wander the neighborhoods, Beluga whales play in the Cook Inlet waters and eagles soar above. You™ll find world-class museums just a stone™s throw from settlers™ cabins, and with a range of optional land excursions, you can get to know this area in depth.

Deluxe Amenities

Deluxe Amenities

Select cruisetours include an overnight stay at one of Anchorage™s fine hotels, carefully chosen by Princess for their reputations for fine service and excellent location to the most popular sights and attractions.

Land Excursions

With nearly 20 hours of sunlight in the summer, you™ll have ample time for flightseeing tours to view the brown bears of Redoubt Bay or magnificent Mt. McKinley, or take a glacier tour. And a visit to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art boasts a superb collection of Native Alaskan art and artifacts.

Here's a partial list of excursions that may interest you most.

Helicopter & Flightseeing Tours

Anchorage Flightseeing Safari  Experience an aerial view of Anchorage and its surrounding wilderness, including the magnificent Chugach Mountain range. You™ll see remote valleys and soar over Turnagain Arm and the Anchorage skyline before making a thrilling water landing.

Discover McKinley  This flightseeing excursion takes you within six miles of Mt. McKinley™s summit. See the base camp where climbers attempt to reach its summit at 20,320 feet, and head through the Great Gorge, the deepest in the world and fly over the entire length of Ruth Glacier before making a memorable photo stop at a remote mountain lake.

Explore Knik Glacier  On this flightseeing adventure, you™ll glide over the Knik River Valley, a winding gorge carved by prehistoric glacial ice and search for bears, eagles, moose and Dall sheep. Your experienced bush pilot will bring it all to life as you soar over Knik Glacier with fascinating commentary.

Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing  Take a scenic flight to Redoubt Bay Lodge where your naturalist/guide will take you to view the amazing sight of brown bears while they feast on salmon making their run. You™ll enjoy a lodge meal and breathtaking mountain views.

Rafting, Fishing & Boating

26 Glaciers Cruise with Transportation  Cruise amidst the 26 glaciers of College and Harriman fjords in Prince William Sound onboard an enclosed catamaran. You™ll travel 110 miles to see sparkling tidewater glaciers and watch for whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife.

Alaska Guided Fly-In Fishing Adventure  Experience two of Alaska™s most popular activities  flying and fishing. Take a seaplane to some of Alaska™s finest fishing holes, where you can angle for salmon, trout or arctic grayling, depending on season. Your guide will take you by riverboat for a day of fishing, with all your gear included.

Glacier Discovery Train and Float Tour  This tour features an unforgettable train ride to Spencer Glacier that includes spectacular scenery and the insights of an onboard naturalist. You™ll then board a raft for a guided float among icebergs and the glacier as you journey down Placer River Valley.

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Transportation  Step aboard a 90-foot cruising vessel and sail through Resurrection Bay to the breathtaking 300-foot Holgate Glacier. Watch for calving icebergs crashing into the sea and marvel at the amazing wildlife, including thousands of exotic birds at the Chiswell Island Marine Wildlife Refuge.

Alaskan Culture & Heritage

Explore Anchorage City Tour  Trace the city™s rise from a railroad tent through the 1964 earthquake to the city of today. Your driver will take you to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and you™ll visit the Alaska Wildberry Park Grille and Theater for a delicious meal and visit the famed Alaska Wild Berry Products, home to the world™s largest chocolate waterfall and an assortment of Alaska gifts and sweets.


THE Midnight Sun Express passes through some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery, and you'll see it all from their roomy railcars, which feature some of the largest domed windows ever built for a train. Savor fresh Alaskan cuisine in the dining room or enjoy the view from one of their outdoor viewing platforms.

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