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 15, 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, living room, and full bathroom. 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, large lawn, and a tree house if anyone wants to "glamp."

$650/night for parties up to 5 people

$1050/night for parties of 6-12 people

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.

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

2021 Summer Rates

May 28 - September 13, 2021

Private Cabins (includes breakfast in the Artisan Café)


Each cabin is privately nestled in the woods and has a king-sized bed, a cast iron hearth, an oversized shower and heated tile floor in the bathroom. A and queen-sized futon can be converted into a second bed.


Guest Rooms (includes breakfast in the Artisan Café)

$240/night: King bed with 1/2 bath (shared shower)

$220/night: King bed, queen bed, or two twin beds with shared bathroom and shower


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

Rates do no include the Denali Borough bed tax - 7% for 2020, 7.5% for 2021


*PLEASE NOTE:  Mother Nature can be fickle!  Mud slides can close the Park Road and the Alaska Railroad.  Fires can close the only road between Fairbanks and Anchorage.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE!   Because we are a very small operation, we must be very strict with our cancellation policy.

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.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to review our adjusted payment and cancellation policy in light of the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. This will apply to all 2020 reservations.

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.

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.