Grande Denali Lodge & Denali Bluffs Hotel

Exciting Summer Work at the gateway to Denali National Park

Are you looking for an exciting summer job in Alaska? If you like working with people and delivering great customer service, we need you on our team! We are always recruiting for enthusiastic, dedicated employees to work at the Grande Denali Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel for our summer operations. Positions are available for front desk, housekeeping, food & beverage services and more. Come join our team!

Front Desk Staff

Experience the rugged wilderness of Denali National Park and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime! Hike the tundra of Denali, raft the rushing whitewater of the Nenana River, or take a flight seeing tour over Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest peak. Alaska's long summer days are an adventurer's paradise; finish your work day and still have time to hike, fish, and spend time with new found friends. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of this exciting wilderness experience apply today!

Grande Denali Lodge

The Grande Denali Lodge is located just north of the entrance to Denali National Park. Perched atop a mountain, it overlooks the Nenana River Canyon and offers guests an exceptional Alaska adventure while providing a fun and rewarding summer for staff.

The Denali Bluffs Hotel is nestled on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain and is just steps away from your Denali experience. Ideally located, guests are close to area attractions, and surrounded by wilderness splendor with the comforts of home.

We're open mid May - mid September and are looking for applicants who can work as close to these dates as possible.

Our Jobs

  • Front Desk Staff
  • Housekeeping and Laundry StaffDenali Park Shuttle
  • Night Auditors
  • Servers
  • Bussers
  • Baristas
  • Hosts
  • Line Cooks
  • Prep Cooks
  • Dishwashers
  • Bell Staff
  • Maintenance
  • Security
  • Managers

Click here to view our current openings.

Denali Bluffs View

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for individuals who are excited about Alaska and Hospitality. We are excited to share all that the Denali Grande Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel has to offer.

A server at the Grande Denali Lodge

Room and Board

Dormitory style employee housing is available to our Denali-based employees at a reasonable cost.  Rooms are Jack and Jill style; Suites have two people per room and have an adjoining restroom to another Suite. Laundry facilities, a recreation room (equipped with TV, Ping-Pong, games, and fitness equipment), and WiFi are available on-site for employees living in housing. Our meal plan includes 3 meals daily. RV sites are available on a very limited basis. Employee housing is within walking and biking distance of both properties.

Employees are required to abide by all rules and regulations set forth in the Employee Housing agreement.

Grande Denali housingHousing bathroomBed in employee housing

Employee Perks

Along with all the beautiful things Alaska has to offer, discounts with tour and adventure affiliates for activities and services such as rafting, kayaking, Park tours, food and gifts are also available.

Staff on Christmas in August

Getting Here and Getting Around

Anchorage International and Fairbanks International airports provide easy access to Alaska and Denali National Park. Once you arrive in either Anchorage or Fairbanks, Denali National Park and your work location are reached via highway by either “The Park Connection” motor coach, Alaska Yukon Trails shuttle, or by car. The drive is 4 hours north if originating in Anchorage, or 2 hours south if originating in Fairbanks. Another option for getting to Denali from Anchorage or Fairbanks is via the Alaska Railroad. Once hired, speak to your hiring manger about travel discounts available to you!

If you’re driving up from the lower 48, Denali can be reached via the road system from the Continental US through Canada. Please check all border crossing requirements for entering Canada, as well as for returning back into the United States.

Once at Denali, shuttle service is available between our hotels, the Park, and the shopping & eating areas.

Grande Denali Lodge lobby


For Fun

For your leisure hours, enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, river rafting, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and more – all easily accessible. A variety of restaurants, bars, gift and craft shops are also available for leisure enjoyment.

Rafting the Nenana

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please begin your on-line application process by clicking on the "Apply Now" link below.

International Applicants –

All employees hired through the Student Work/Travel J-1 visa program must fill out an application and go through an approved J-1 agency.

The Grande Denali Lodge and the Denali Bluffs do not participate in the H2B visa program.

Inquiry Emails –

Inquiry emails will not be answered if the email is regarding an H2B visa or if a J-1 visa applicant has not filled out an application and/or is not participating with an approved J-1 agency (Intrax or CIEE).

If you wish to send a cover page and/or resume, please first submit an application and email them to the “Send an Email” link below.

Thank you for your interest in working for the Grande Denali Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel.  Proudly Alaskan owned & operated by Old Harbor Native Corporation.

Group photo of Grande Denali staff

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Season: Spring and Summer

Housing: Dorms and RV Spaces

Staff Size: 170

Location: Alaska