Denali Lakeview Inn
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Your only options for seeing the park are hiking in by foot or taking a Bus tour. Jen and I took the Toklat Shuttle because the roads had not been cleared to Eielson yet. We saw 2 Grizzly Bears, Caribou and a Grey wolf!
Natural History ..... Mile 17 in 4 1/2 hrs RT
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Tanya13 stayed here on May 8, 2012 during their trip titled: Canada and Alaska 2012.
Today we left Anchorage early in the morning, and headed towards Talkeetna. We booked the Summit McKinley flight with Talkeetna Aero Services for 11am (we used the coupon book we had, saving $275!!!). Unfortunately, the weather was really bad, and it didn't stop raining. When we arrived to Talkeetna, we were told by the employees that the flights …
As mentioned earlier (day 3), we couldn't make it to take the Summit McKinley flight out of Talkeetna. Therefore, we rescheduled our flight with the provider, Talkeetna Aero Services, for today at 11am, going out of Healy. When we woke up in the morning, we noticed there are, again, lots of clouds and a heavy rain, thus we were afraid they're going …
We had reservations for 9am today for the Wonder Lake shuttle. This is an 11 hours ride, during which you can get off the bus at any point, hike for a while, and then catch the next available shuttle in order to continue the ride. We did, actually, intend to hike, but there was a heavy rain causing us to stay on the bus for the whole day. Still, we …
How has this inn rated in the past?
We had a large spacious room on the second floor and we were pleasantly surprised of how quiet it was. This place is simple no frills but the view and serenity is unmatched. I would not recommend for families with children because everyone staying here was a couple looking for a relaxing time.
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The Denali Lakeview Inn exceeded our expectations! It was definetly a highlight of the trip; we only wished we had stayed more than 1 night. The beds are comfy, tubs are great and the views are amazing. Can't wait to go back!
Wonderful place to stay
We loved the Denali Lakeview Inn on Otto Lake - very scenic and although there were many rooms, you felt as if you were the only ones there - peaceful and quiet. The room and jacuzzi were great - wonderful to soothe rattled bones after 13 hour bus ride in Denali - we were also treated to seeing the Northern Lights there - when it got too chilly to hang out on our private deck - we could watch them from the giant picture window from our huge bed. Would highly recommend.
Wonderful Three Days
We were at the Denali Lakeview Inn three nights while visiting Denali NP. We loved the room, the breakfasts were just right and the view was superb. The location, a little away from the touristy area, was very pleasant. The hosts are there if you need them, but you have plenty of privacy. The beds were the best I have ever slept on. It is nice to have your breakfast already in the fridge in your room so that it can be enjoyed in leisure, taking in the view of the lake. This was our favorite of the five different facilities we were at in Alaska.
What a great place to stay
This is a great place to stay with the price you pay, clean and comfortable room. Room is big for 2 people and the scenery from the room balcony is amazing. It is not too far from Denali National Park entrance at all if you have a car. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a nice and cozy place to stay.
Large, modern, clean room with two very comfortable queen beds.
Each room faces Otto Lake, and the view from the balcony is amazing!
The Inn is remote enough located in a quiet small town next to a golf course, yet close enough to Denali Park (about 15 minutes driving).
The place is well run as a small hotel/inn/bed&breakfast. Each
room has a microwave, toaster, and a small fridge where breakfast items are left the day before (muffins, fruit, cereals)
The hosts are very friendly, and provide useful local travel hints and advice.
We loved it!
Staying the the Lakeview Inn was one of the highlights of our recent vacation to Alaska. The rooms were beautiful, the views wonderful. We appreciated the continental breakfast available in the room daily, especially the fresh fruit. We traveled with our 18 and 22 year old sons, and still had enough to eat. We had wonderful weather the first day, but the second was stormy. We all agreed that it was the best place to need to stay extra time in a room. Views of the lake included seeing swans flying by, loons in the lake, a moose and her calf, and eagles. We were treated to a rainbow over the lake at the end of the storm. Staff were very helpful the entire time, but not obtrusive.
Great experience! Just like the Website!
We also had a great three night stay at the Denali Lakeview Inn. The whole experience was just as described on their website. There were no disappointments. The breakfast was place in the refrigerator each afternoon for the next AM. The views of Lake Otto and Mt. Healy were beautiful. There is a washer/dryer available for guests for $1 per load on the honor system. It is more like a hotel in that there is no communal breakfast served at a specific time or a lot of interaction with other guests in the commons area. Each room is so spacious that you tend to stay in your room when not out seeing Denali. Great experience.
We just returned from a 2 week trip to Alaska and our 2 night stay at the Denali Lakeview Inn was one of the highlights. The views from the rooms overlooking Otto Lake and the surrounding mountains were exceptional. We arrived very late, but a note with instructions left for us by our host Patricia were provided directing us to our room with the fridge stocked with an abundance of continental breakfast goodies and drinks - not to mention the many assorted candies, cookies, sweets, nuts, chips, etc available in common areas for the guests. After 10 days in Alaska, we craved the opportunity to make use of their laundry facilities. The next day upon our return from the Park, the fridge was again stocked. I stayed on the outside deck adjoining our room for at least an hour between 11:00 p.m. and midnight taking pictures of the sunset cascading down the mountains overlooking the lake. Being a little beyond the very touristy/cruiseship influenced area outside Denali Park was a definite plus. This place is one of those memorable B&B finds an experienced traveler is always looking for.
We agree totally with previous review of Denali Lakeview Inn, and add these thoughts.
Great bed and breakfast
Although billed as a bed and breakfast, it was run more like a hotel. Rooms were spacious and met our expectations and more. Service was good and invisible. A continental breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit and juice was placed in our room each day while we were out which allowed us to get up and going early in the morning to catch the Denali Nat'l Park shuttle bus. There was a large assortment of hot and cold cereals, coffees, teas, hot chocolate, etc. also. Since our room had a seating area as well as a small deck overlooking Otto Lake, we didn't use the common area, although it looked very comfortable. We felt it was a great value.