Save 50 percent at Princess Lodges

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At Princess Lodges this summer, trim 50 percent off the cost of your second night at select lodges. Plus, you can combine a lodge stay at the McKinley Princess or the Denali Princess with a deluxe rail journey on the Midnight Sun Express–and the second person is 50 percent off! I love the train:

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Here’s a rundown of the lodges–and why I like them.

a. Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Located at milepost 133.1 of the George Parks Highway, the lodge sits on a bluff overlooking the Chulitna River. It’s hard not to see Mt. McKinley from the lodge, since it’s the closest hotel to the mountain. Plan for flightseeing, jetboat tours and more in neighboring Talkeetna. Here’s a shot:

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b. Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Located just outside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this is wild country. From the hotel, you can see the mighty Wrangell Mountains, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the Klutina River. Fishing, jetboat tours of the Copper River, excursions to McCarthy and the town of McCarthy–it’s all available at the Copper River Princess. Here’s a shot:

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c. Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge. Each cottage at the lodge has its own fireplace, with a balcony that looks over the Kenai River or Kenai Lake. It’s a beautiful setting. Plan a scenic raft trip or fishing adventure on the beautiful Kenai RIver at the same time you make your reservations. Ask about the outdoor hot tub!

d. Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Located right at the park entrance, this is a great staging area for tours inside Denali National Park, raft trips on the Nenana River, or a trip to see the sled dogs of Iditarod Champion Jeff King (don’t miss it!).

Oh, headed to Fairbanks? This winter, the Fairbanks Princess Wilderness Lodge is available for as little as $84/night (select dates through May 14, 2009). That’s a great deal!

Check online for more details or call (800)426-0500.

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