Denali Touch Of Wilderness Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Our bus tour at Denali was awesome! We were blessed with beautiful weather and numerous critter sightings.
The first wildlife we spotted was at the ticket station. While Brent was reading a trail map sign, a mama moose and two babies just strolled right on up to the trail head behind him. On the third "BRENT" he finally turned around and realized what I was fussing about. :) We slowly walked the ...
So the day started with pretty weather, but not strong hopes of seeing "The Mountain". We drove north toward Denali and as we got to the first places where Mt McKinley can be seen on a clear day we saw only clouds. We stopped for 15-20 minutes to watch a moose forage along side the road. We got to the Denali South Viewpoint in Denali State Park by late morning and had a nice view of the "foothills" (5,000+ foot mountains) but ...
... acres. It is in the sub-arctic region. The Spruce trees only small - in 7 years=1 year of growth. Very little top soil, with Perma Frost under soil. There is a fully intact bio system, so no need of any outside intervention. So let nature do what nature does best. Several animals were spotted, but mostly too far away for successful photos. High on the craggy slopes were the Dall Sheep rams (curly ...
... mountain hugging right side. The ride back down, you have to let go and trust in the skill of your driver, or lose your mind in terror on every blind curve and drop off when the bus wheels are two feet from the soft edge. It got foggy, rainy again as we neared the bottom, but we were rewarded with a long close-up of a big sleeping grizzly bear, who rolled, stretched, and yawned for our viewing pleasure. Today was our 42nd wedding anniversary, and I can't imagine a better ...
... we headed back the weather began to clear. And by the time we got back to the starting point the weather had almost cleared. We went home rested and made some spaghetti. The next day we went to the presentation concerning dog sledding. Took a hike to see the bridge the dogs help create. Apparently all the material was carried in by dog sleds. The hike was nice but those Mosquitos were in the hunt. We came back to camp and Jeff and I went on to Healy to find some diesel ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Denali Touch Of Wilderness Bed and Breakfast Inn Healy
Best of six B&Bs
Stayed at six of the best places we could find in the $100 range first two weeks of September at various locations in Alaska. We definitely felt most comfortable here. Barb is down-to-earth and welcoming, rooms (we were in two -- we had to switch) were both comfortable with excellent beds, breakfasts were well done. Would definitely stay here again.
A Touch of Home
A Touch of Wilderness was absolutely fantastic. It was also A Touch of Home and A Touch of Class. Barb, was gracious, hospitable and seemed more like an aquaintance. Our room was was decorated nicely and it was impeccibly clean! The common rooms were cozy and the view was outstanding. The only thing that would have made our stay better would have been to stay longer!
Great Bed and Breakfast
The people were very nice, the rooms were great, the location was great and I will definately stay there when I return to Danali again.
Nice and Quiet at Touch of Wilderness
After looking at the options for B&B's near Denali, this one stood out. We weren't too sure though when we started back the road to the inn. Touch of Wilderness is a great name for this place. It's close to civilization yet far enough away to enjoy nature. The hot tub was an unexpected pleasure, listening to the quiet. The rooms are just the right size and the beds were very comfortable. Plus, Barb made us breakfast to take along the next day since we had to catch a tour of Denali by 5:45 AM.
Definitely recommend the place, we'll remember it should our paths veer this way again.
Incredible Scenery, Location and B & B
Amazing location. Our room was beautiful and private. We had a seperate outside entrance to our room. The guest areas are large and spacious and include a computer with interent, tv, radios, movies etc.... Breakfast the next day was very good and filling. Lots to choose from. It was nice to be pampered after spending 8 hours at Denali National Park in the rain.
Nice get-away north of the Denali Park
What a great place to stay! It is out of the tourist area - quite remote,but only 20 min. from the Denali entrance into the park.
There are a number of bedrooms with many areas to relax. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:00 each morning. We had some halibut to cook, so we grilled one evening and had our dinner there. Barbara is very accommodating and helpful!
If you like to stay at a B&B with well but warmly designed house owned by very gentle and elegantly speaking lady and if you want to have breakfast with a variety of choice from warm waffle to several fresh juices, you have to consider seriously this B&B.
Touch of Wilderness is Great
Our second trip there. First time was 2003. A great spot to visit Denali. Barb makes you feel right at home and the breakfasts are wonderful. Considering Denali prices this is one of the bargains, yet it is a true 4 star place. We would recommend it to anyone.
Truely a touch of wilderness. Queen bed, private bathroom, moose included.
Touch of wilderness is more "Inn" than "B&B," but that certainly doesn't take away from the place. We were greeted with a moose mommy and her calf in the parking area! The breakfast was quite good, thou I prefer my wife's eggs benedict over theirs. They were quite accomidating with a to-go breakfast for us to get to Denail National Park early, and the room was very nice and quiet.
Clean, comfortable rooms, great breakfast.
A very nice B&B, 20 minutes North of Denali National Park. Delicious full breakfast with a lovely view of the mountains. On our visit we watched a moose graze in the backyard. Spacious and well-furnished common areas w/ a hottub on the rear deck. Our room was clean and comfortable. $115 to $140 per night in season. This is a great alternative to the overpriced lodges clustered at the park entrance.