Set in a pristine Alaskan location surrounded by peaks, tundra, tiaga and an expansive lake, Tonglen Lake Lodge is a celebration of art, sustainability, community and nature. Able to soothe body, mind and soul, it is a transformative place of inspiration, relaxation and beauty. It is your answer to Denali Park lodging.
Tonglen Lake Lodge is founded by local artist and owner Donna Gates who was first captivated by the magic of Alaska upon arriving for a summer job in 1980 at Denali National Park. Living on the edge of Tonglen Lake since 1981, where she lived an authentic, off-the-grid, Alaskan lifestyle, she raised a family and cultivated a career as a fine artist.
In 2012, Donna’s vision to turn five acres of land into a luxury Denali Park lodge that escapes the crowds and offers the opportunity for visitors to experience Denali from the tranquillity of this unique property became a reality. In 2013, the construction of the artisan cabins and the impressive main Lodge, featuring the, Artisan Café, were completed by a team of local experts. Tonglen was created to offer the perfect location for couples or families alike to vacation in Alaska, and since its opening day, it has proven to be just that.
Tonglen Lake Lodge is Donna’s tribute to her community and to Denali. Idyllically positioned only 10 minutes from the main entrance of Denali National Park, Tonglen Lake Lodge is a wilderness retreat that allows you to escape the crowds and enjoy an authentic Alaskan experience that will leave you in awe.