Tonglen Lake Lodge Alaska

The Heart of Alaska

Just seven miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park you'll find something unique – a true Alaska-style luxury lodge for visitors seeking an exclusive experience.

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More than a lodge...

a destination.

The Lodge

Traditional elegance enhances the views of Tonglen Lake and the towering mountains of the Alaska Range surrounding the lodge.

Handcrafted log furniture, quilts, pottery, paintings and glass created by uniquely talented local artists accent the cabins, cafe, gallery and main lodge. The exquisite central log lodge has been crafted by Fairbanks-area artisan builders with local logs.

If you are searching for a true cabin-in-the-woods getaway, Tonglen Lake Lodge offers ten exclusive, hide-away style cabins where you can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Alaskan Interior.

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From the construction of the log lodge to the doors and furniture, the railings and glassware, sculptures and pottery, uniquely talented hands have created an extraordinarily artistic environment at Tonglen Lake.

Area artists committed time and talent to create an artistic journey as you stroll about the property. Within your cabin, along the trails and in the lodge, a visual feast is offered to all who are inspired by the arts.

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Performances & Workshops

World Class musicians, photographers, writers, craftspeople and visual artists come to Tonglen Lake to share their creations and knowledge with you.

Workshops and classes include:

  • Painting
  • photography workshops
  • Folks arts
  • and more.

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Host Your Event

Accessible. Luxurious. Exotic.

Picturesque Tonglen Lake Lodge is the perfect venue for weddings, conferences and retreats. Our classroom and banquet areas provide excellent opportunities for meeting and entertaining. The property is just the right size to host an exclusive event for a day, a weekend or an entire week.

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Creative Journey
at Tonglen Lake Lodge

Winter, 2013

Welcome to the homestead of Alaskan Artist, Donna Gates.  Donna has lived beside Tonglen Lake for over thirty years while raising a family, sculpting a career and enjoying a genuine Alaskan lifestyle.

Tonglen Lake Lodge is a fresh adventure for Donna and a way for her to introduce Alaskan visitors to the artists and community of Denali. This beautiful five-acre property has been designed by Donna to create a inspirational atmosphere to enhance her guests’ Denali experience.

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