Talkeetna Denali View Lodge & Cabins
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... muffin for later. Leave here at 12.30 for Denali National Park. Now John is playing 'Old Maid' with a couple of travellers. Journey now in Coach approx 3hrs.....quite different countryside. Some rain has fallen, mostly overnight, but fined up during the day. Shortly after arriving at the McKinley Village Lodge we were fascinated and informed of the animals and how they survive in these severe conditions. Roy gave us an insight into our ...
... Not much employment in the town hence the reliance on subsistence life style. We visited the visitor centre and watched a few documentaries about early life in Kotzebue and education of high school Eskimos. High school students were shipped of to various schools around Alaska and boarded away from home at the governments expense for the years at high school. Not quite as bad as taking the children away from their parents for good as we did. Alaska now has a policy of ...
We awoke and had a nice breakfast at one of the Lodge restaurants and spent the rainy and overcast morning reading in front of the fire at the Lodge while we awaited our motorcoach to Anchorage. It became quite crowded as more people filled into the Lodge Great Room to await their shuttles. Just when we thought we'd never see Dan & Annette again, we spotted them in one of the restaurants having lunch. They ...
... not on the same scale as the glacial lake at McCarthy & the Arctic Ocean at Barrow.
The Athabaskan people who inhabit the area around the mountain referred to Mt McKinley as Denali, which means 'the high one' or 'great one'. During the Russian ownership of Alaska, the common name for the mountain was Bolshaya Gora, which is the Russian translation of Denali. It was briefly called ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting