A Royal Family, if you will. Scattered around the state, this collection of Princess Lodges offers regal views and ruling-class amenities.
Early-season sale prices help you make a Grand Entrance in Denali, on the edge of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park–or in the shadow of the Great One near Talkeetna. Heck, even Fairbanks has some Royal Digs–Blenheim Palace-on-Chena, if you will. From $59 per night.
a. Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge – from $59 select dates in April! Just around the corner from the Fairbanks airport, on the frozen banks of the Chena River. Free WiFi, airport shuttle–and the best breakfast in town (at “Trackers”). Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members get 500 miles. Comfy digs for the Royal Class in the Golden Heart City. Click through for full details.
b. Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge – from $79 May 30-June 15. Perched on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Copper River and the Klutina River, you’re free to explore the manicured lawns and look down on your kingdom! Great food in the Two Rivers Restaurant(I like the steak sandwich). Free wi-fi and a full-service tour desk to help you with nearby activities. Explore Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the world-famous Copper River. Click through for full details.
c. Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge – from $89 May 18-June 14. In the shadow of the Great One–it’s a Royal Treat to stay at the Mt. McKinley Princess. Lounge on the “Mother of All Decks” that looks out over Denali. FREE wi-fi. Dine at “20,320”–the fancy restaurant on-site. Easy access to flightseeing trips, jetboat rides up the Susitna River, fly-fishing and a host of other activities in and around Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna. That said, you’re comfortably situated 54 miles away from town, high on a bluff overlooking the Chulitna River. Has that “regal” air about it, no? Click through for full details.
d. Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge -from $99 May 19-June 15. Located near the entrance to Denali National Park, you’ll enjoy riverside accommodations along the Nenana River. FREE wi-fi. Dine at King Salmon Restaurant after your day-long excursion into the park to see wildlife (this is a MUST-DO optional activity–THE KING SO ORDERS IT!!). Other activities include flightseeing, river rafting, kennel tours of Iditarod champion Jeff King–and more! Click through for full details.
e. It’s a Royal Combo: 2-for-1 on Princess Rail Tours. Choose departures from Anchorage or Fairbanks on Princess’s private rail cars— including overnight stays at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, or both! We’ve said it–but it bears repeating–you’ll enjoy Royal amenities while you travel in comfort in one of the glass-domed rail cars. Rates start at $99.50 per person. Click through for full details .
Are you feeling regal yet? I know I am! Practice that royal wave right now–and make plans for an early season getaway with Alaska’s own First Family of luxury digs: Princess Alaska Lodges.
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