Grande Denali Lodge & Denali Bluffs Hotel

Hiking around Denali National Park
Impressionist Team Hard at Work!
Adventure awaits! This could be you!
Bluffs Housekeeping Team - It's your Birthday!
Work above it all - Grande Denali Lodge at the top and Denali Bluffs Hotel and Employee Housing just below
Grande Housekeeping Team - It's your Birthday!
"Into the Wild" replica bus
Beautiful day at Otto Lake
Celebrating Christmas in Denali
Denali Bluffs Hotel
Employee Hike to Savage River
Employee Housing
Employee Housing
Employee Housing
Employees gathering for a beautiful yoga practice
Flight Seeing to Mt McKinley
Fun Jobs - Barista
Fun time exploring Denali National Park
Glacier Exploring!
Grande Denali Lodge
Guest Service Team at their best!
Just another day off spent camping!
Softball Team after a win 2016
Softball Team after a win 2017
The extreme Mount Healy hike from one end to the other

Awesome Alaska Jobs for Nature Lovers and Adventure Seekers!

Considering working in Alaska? Love the outdoors and adventure? Come to Denali for the opportunity to meet like-minded people and get out hiking, fishing, camping & rafting. Seasonal work in AK takes place between early May and ends in Sept. Lots of time to make money and explore AK! We’re looking for people to delivering great customer service and that are enthusiastic, and dedicated associates.

Denali National Park, Alaska

About Grande Denali Lodge & Denali Bluffs Hotel

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

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 with so many things to do right outside your front door.

The Denali Bluffs Hotel is nestled on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain and is just steps away from Shops and local restaurants in a bustling small-town feel. Ideally located just 5 minutes' walk, guests are close to area attractions, and surrounded by wilderness and the comforts of home.

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

The Employee Experience

A vacation to Alaska is the trip of a lifetime for many.  Now... imagine spending an entire summer in Denali, Alaska.

The Grande Denali Lodge and Denali Bluffs Hotel open the door for new experience, activities, and friendship while providing work and community.  We offer a wide range of jobs in the Hospitality industry, and with Denali as our playground, days off are spent exploring and filled with adventure.  Our onsite housing is located in the main tourist/visitor area and just minutes away from the entrance to Denali National Park.  We want our Associates to fall in love with the beauty of Alaska that will leave a lasting impression.

Whether you are challenging yourself with a new opportunity, visiting another location, or looking for the next best thing, The Grande Denali Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel provide a summer to never forget.  We pride ourselves on providing the best hospitality in the state of Alaska while building a team of respect and fun experiences.  We have a diverse staff filled with all ages, cultures and backgrounds.  Now is the time to experience what it's like to live and work in Alaska!

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are excited about Alaska, hospitality and creating a memorable guest experience. Our ideal candidate should be a good listener, a strong communicator, courteous, eager to help others, able to work as an individual and in a team environment, and able to multitask while striving to offer an exceptional level of service.

We are excited to share all that the Denali Grande Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel has to offer.

Room and Board

Dormitory style Associate housing is available to our Denali-based Associates 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 Wi-Fi are available on-site for Associates living in housing. Bedding and towel package is also provided for your use.  Associate housing is within walking and biking distance of both properties.

Our Associate Dining Room (ADR) offers 3 meals daily.  While our Chefs work very hard to provide creative and healthy options, it can be very challenging to accommodate all meal restrictions, meal choices and needs.  Therefore, if you have strict dining requests, we suggest that you plan accordingly. There is a small market 10 miles away and weekly scheduled shuttle to the store is available for our Associates through the Associate Housing Department.  A salad bar is provided at the lunch and dinner times for a healthy option and a vegetarian option is also available.  All Associates are required to participate in the meal plan; no exceptions may be granted. Cooking is not allowed in the dormitories.

Associates are required to abide by all rules and regulations set forth in the Associate Housing Agreement.

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, four wheeling, National Park tours, food, gifts and transportation may be available.


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 5 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.

For Fun

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


How to Apply

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

International Applicants –

All Associates 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 Hotel 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 (CHI, Intrax, or CIEE).

If you wish to send a cover page and/or resume, please email it to:

Thank you for your interest in working for the Grande Denali Lodge and the Denali Bluffs Hotel. 

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