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

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for current COVID-19 information.

2022 Summer Rates

May 27 - September 13, 2022

(minimum 2 night stay)


Private Cabins

Includes three meals a day in our Artisan Café.

$815/night + tax (based on double occupancy); Additional guest supplement $175/night + tax
Sleeps 1-4 people
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

Includes three meals a day in the Artisan Café.
North Suite: $815/night + tax (based on double occupancy); Additional guest supplement $175/night + tax
Sleeps 1-6 people

Three rooms - all have a king bed (two have a ½ bath). There is one private full bath off the main hallway.
South Suite: $815/night + tax (based on double occupancy); Additional guest supplement $175/night + tax
Sleeps 1-5 people

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.
The guest house has two living rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs (shared between the north and south suite). Larger parties can book both suites - perfect for multigenerational groups. There is no summertime use of the kitchen or dining room.

Rates are based on single or double occupancy - Additional guest supplement is $175/night

Rates do not include the 7.5% Denali Borough bed tax



Laundry ($25) - for wash, dry, and folded.

Visit our "Guest Activities" page to round out your time at Tonglen Lake!


Winter Information - visit our "Winter Visitors" page for more information

Shoulder Season Rates - Tonglen Lake Guest House, private vacation rental


Rate: $500/night for double occupancy, $100/each additional person. Does not include 7.5% bed tax.

Sleeps: up to 12 people.


Method of Payment

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


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

Balance of Payment

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

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. 




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.

On-Site Policies


Pets: We love animals, and five dogs do live at Tonglen, but we do not allow our guests or community visitors to bring their pets into our buildings; pets on the property must be on a leash. Please contact us if you have a registered service animal.


Firearms: Firearms are prohibited on the property. 


Smoking: ALL BUILDINGS ARE SMOKE-FREE. This includes tobacco and marijuana in any smoke or vapor form. There is a designated smoking location.

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.

Alaska Health Advisory Statements on Travel
Health Advisory 2 - International and Interstate Travel:
While Alaska resident and non-resident travelers will no longer be required to have pre-travel negative tests upon arrival, it is still considered one of the best mechanisms to track the virus and prevent community spread.

Pretravel & Airport Testing

Pretravel testing of non-vaccinated travelers is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19. Travelers may also test for FREE upon arrival.

Individuals currently positive with COVID-19 cannot travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation by a medical provider or public health agency. Testing is not recommended for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days.

Fully-vaccinated Travelers

Fully-vaccinated travelers are not asked to test or self-quarantine.

Individuals are fully vaccinated two weeks after the receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the second dose in a two-dose series.

The existing airport testing infrastructure will remain in place to protect Alaskans and visitors alike.

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 Lodge, COVID-19 tests are available at different locations throughout the Denali Borough. 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. You will not be able to remain at Tonglen Lake Lodge if you test positive for COVID-19, or have close contact with an individual who has tested positive, and need to isolate or quarantine.

Our Protocols
Social distancing: We will have a plexiglass barrier set up in our office and Cafe to greet you in person; please wear your mask during check-in. The Artisan Café will be closed to the public during the 2021 summer season to ensure our guests exclusive use of the space. Guests will order their breakfast and select a dining time the evening prior to ensure spaced-out seating and prompt service (please wear your mask until you are seated at your table).

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 in our public spaces (some tours may also require them for all or part of their activity). We thank you for respecting the health of our staff and your fellow guests.

Sanitizing and cleaning: Our Cafe has a new HEPA Air Purifier that will be running during morning breakfast and evening drink service. All spaces will be cleaned with sanitizing solution, followed by all “touch” surfaces being disinfected frequently. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the main buildings. We will only have cabin and room refreshing services upon request. If you ever require any additional amenities or attention, please ask! Our staff are always just a phone call away. If anything arises during your stay, or if you have any questions about your time in Denali, we will be available and happy to help.

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.