Tonglen Lake Lodge is open year round. Our offerings and accommodation options change from summer to winter. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about a stay at Tonglen Lake Lodge, or your Alaska itinerary in general. You can reach us by phone at (907) 683-2570 or email

2020 Summer - NEW private vacation rental option

June 5 - September 30, 2020


Tonglen's two story guest house sits on the shore of Tonglen Lake. On the first floor there is a full kitchen, dining room, and living room. On the second floor there are five bedrooms (two rooms have a half bath) and two full bathrooms. There is a deck that is 30 feet off the lakeshore, a dock with a paddle boat, bonfire pit, and large lawn.

$400/night for parties of 2 people

$75/night/additional person

The guest house sleeps 12 people comfortably. For larger parties - call to inquire about additional sleeping options.

Rates do no include the 7% Denali Borough bed tax.

There are no dogs allowed in the guest house, and all dogs on the property must be on a leash at all times.

Our cabins and Café will be closed for the 2020 summer season.

2021 Summer Rates

May 28 - September 13, 2021 20% discount for three or more night stays - for direct bookings only.

Private Cabins (sleeps 1-4 people)

Includes breakfast in the Artisan Café.
Each cabin is privately nestled in the woods and has a king-sized bed, cast iron hearth, oversized shower, and heated tile floor in the bathroom. The futon can be converted into a queen-sized bed.
Our cabins are the perfect combination of rustic luxury and solitude. There is everything you need for a perfect wilderness experience without sacrificing quality and comfort. Hand built furniture, down comforter, modern bathroom, and a chocolate on your pillow – what more do you need? 

Guest House Suites (sleeps 1-8 people)

Includes breakfast in the Artisan Café.
North Suite:
$425/night (new option)
Three rooms - all have a king bed (two have a ½ bath). There is one private full bath off the main hallway.
South Suite: $400/night (new option)
Two rooms - one has a lake view and a queen & twin bed; the other room has two twin beds. There is one private full bath off the main hallway.
Larger parties can book both suites - perfect for multigenerational groups. The guest house rental includes two living rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. There is no summertime use of the kitchen or dining room.

Rates are based on single or double occupancy - Additional guest supplement is $38/night

Rates do not include the 7.5% Denali Borough bed tax


Method of Payment

We accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), checks in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, and wire transfers for international reservations.

Book direct and pay by check!

Save 5% when you reserve over the phone and pay by check. We will also waive the $100 service fee if you need to cancel more than 60 days prior to your arrival date.

Deposit - adjusted 2020 policy below

A deposit of 25% is due at the time of booking

Balance of Payment - adjusted 2020 policy below

Reservations must be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival.


Cancellations - adjusted 2020 policy below

Cancellations made over 60 days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund less a $100 service fee.  Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to arrival date will receive a 50% refund.  Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival will be charged in full.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a small operation and must be strict with our cancellation policy. Mother Nature can be fickle - mud slides have washed out the Denali Park Road and fires have closed the only road between Fairbanks and Anchorage. 



NEW 2020 Payment and Cancellation Policy

As a summer lodge operation, the travel concerns of our guests in the current climate are at the forefront of our minds. We know the excitement that comes with planning a trip to the land of the midnight sun, escaping the crowds, and surrounding yourself with mountains and wildness. We hope that remains an option for you this summer.

Our goal is to alleviate some immediate concerns and allow guests additional time to make decisions in the event that trips need to be postponed or cancelled. Please review this adjusted cancellation policy for 2020:

  • Your payment in full will not be due until 14 days before your stay. For 2020, we are requiring all payments to be sent in by check for reservations in our private guest house.
  • Cancellations 14 days or less prior to arrival, stay is non-refundable.

We know that even within two weeks circumstances can change. If you are faced with cancelling your stay once your payment is non-refundable, we will apply it as a credit on a future stay at Tonglen Lake Lodge.

We continue to strongly recommend travel insurance. Tonglen Lake Lodge is a very small operation, and we hope this adjusted policy will benefit our guests. However, there are situations we cannot anticipate, and travel insurance is the best option to help protect you against the unexpected.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We will stay in touch with any other updates regarding your stay at Tonglen Lake Lodge.

COVID-19 Information and Protocols

We look forward to hosting you in our remote corner of the world. Everyone has been impacted in some way or form due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There is some important information we want to communicate to all our overnight guests before your arrival.

Your Health Care
Tonglen Lake’s mission is to share the best of its remote environment. That environment, like all of Alaska, includes both friendly and unfriendly microbes. And, yes, Covid-19 can hitch a ride to Tonglen Lake, by no design of ours. By staying at Tonglen Lake you are accepting responsibility for your personal health care. By becoming a guest, you are opening yourself to the unique Tonglen experience.

We want your visit to be safe and memorable.  We practice hygiene appropriate for our rural and rustic setting. We cannot, however, assure you of a germ or Covid-19 free environment. Please take such precautions as are advised by Alaska’s government leaders and your health care provider.

State of Alaska Travel Mandate
The State of Alaska’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for any traveler entering Alaska has been replaced by a requirement that all travelers to Alaska must arrive with proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of travel. Starting August 11, travelers have the following options:
- Test 72 hours before departure, and upload negative results onto the Alaska Travel Portal.
- If tested 72 hours before departure and awaiting results, travelers will need to upload proof of test taken into the Alaska Travel Portal and quarantine at their own expense while waiting.
- If a non-resident arrives without a pre-test, testing is available at airports for $250 per test. The traveler will be required to quarantine at their own expense while waiting on results.

Current information can be found on the State of Alaska’s COVID Information webpages: Alaska COVID Mandates AND Alaska Traveler Information.

If you fall ill during your time at Tonglen Lake, COVID-19 tests are available by appointment at our local Interior Community Health Center in the town of Healy ~30 minutes north of Tonglen Lake. If you test positive, you will be required by the State of Alaska to self isolate at your own expense in a designated location, and you will not be able to travel unless cleared by public health.

Our Protocols
Social distancing: the overnight host will be living in the lower level apartment at the Tonglen Lake guest house. If anything arises during your stay, or if you have any questions about your time in Denali, they will be available and happy to help.

Face masks: We will wear a face mask when interacting with your party. We have disposable face masks and reusable face coverings available for you to use if needed (some tours may require them for all or part of their activity).

Sanitizing and cleaning: The guest house will have a 24 hour period between overnight guests to allow for thorough sanitation. All spaces will be cleaned with sanitizing solution, followed by all “touch” surfaces being disinfected with a bleach solution. All flatware and dishes will be sanitized in the dishwasher between stays. Hand sanitizer will be provided to use in the guest house.
There will not be daily housekeeping, but we will be able to replace linens and towels as needed.

Upon your arrival we will have you sign a waiver releasing Tonglen Lake Lodge from any claim for contracted disease and for claims stemming from the inherent nature of rustic and rural living. We trust you to be aware of these risks prior to travel, and we will take all necessary steps to help keep you and our community healthy.