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.

2023 Summer Rates

May 28 - September 12, 2023


Private Cabins

Rate includeds All Meals at our Artisan Cafe & Restaurant.

$895/night + 7.5% bed tax (double occupancy)                                                                                                                                 Additional Guest (18+) : $175/night + 7.5% bed tax                                                                                                                                 Additional Child (2-18) : $75/night + 7.5% bed 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

North Wing:                                                                                                                                                                                                   $895/night + 7.5% bed tax (double occupancy)                                                                                                                                           Rate includeds All Meals at our Artisan Cafe & Restaurant.                                                                                                                         Additional Guest (18+) : $175/night + 7.5% bed tax                                                                                                                                 Additional Child (2-18) : $75/night + 7.5% bed 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 Wing:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rate includeds All Meals at our Artisan Cafe & Restaurant.                                                                                                                      $895/night + 7.5% bed tax (double occupancy)                                                                                                                                   Additional Guest (18+) : $175/night + 7.5% bed tax                                                                                                                                 Additional Child (2-18) : $75/night + 7.5% bed tax
Sleeps 1-5 people
Two rooms - one has a lake view and a king & 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 wing). Larger parties can book both wings - 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 (18+)

Rates do not include the 7.5% Denali Borough bed tax.

Rates do not include gratuity for our hard working staff.


Laundry: $25 per load, for wash, dry, and folded.

Massage: $100 for 60min

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: Contact us for Shoulder Season Rates

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 on the property.

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 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic 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:

The State of Alaska has no special entry or travel testing requirements. Beginning June 1, 2021, all travelers to Alaska will be eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska, including at participating airports. 

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. Guests will be encouraged to order their breakfast and dinner as well as select a dining time the evening prior to ensure spaced-out seating and prompt service.

Face masks:  We have disposable face masks and reusable face coverings available for you if you wish to use them 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.