Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Come share your summer with us! Live and Work in Denali State Park!

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Denali State Park, you know you’re somewhere special. Located south of the National Park near the Chulitna River, Mt. McKinley Lodge is a true wilderness retreat with a host of recreational activities, exceptional amenities, and awesome views of Denali.

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, is situated on 180 acres of land inside Denali State Park, bordered by the Chulitna River, & features dramatic vistas of Denali.

About Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

With remote wilderness, beauty and adventure around every corner, the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge offers an experience like no other.  Make lasting friendships, go on memorable hikes, and take in the incredible views of Denali or possibly the northern lights.

The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge sits on a vast 180 acres, has 460 guest rooms, 3 guest dining establishments, a coffee shop, and a quintessential fireside retreat.  You summer adventure can start here and there are exciting job opportunities to make that adventure come to life.

Our season runs from early May until mid September and we are looking for candidates who can join us for the entire season. 

The Employee Experience

The Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge has around 300 employees. While that might feel like a large amount, we are a tight group due to our unique location.  We all share a passion for Alaska and its beauty.  We work hard and but also take any opportunity we can to get out and explore.  The area offers world class fishing, hiking, gold mining, wildlife viewing, flight seeing, boat trips on the rivers, and unparalleled photo ops!

While at work, our team delivers exceptional service with a welcoming smile.  Our hospitality culture leaves a lasting impression and desire for our guests to want to return.  We work 5 – 6 days a week, 40 – 48 hour work weeks.

Ideal Candidate

To be successful at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, it takes passion, care, a positive attitude, and the desire to be part of the team.  The ideal candidate will share the following qualities:

  • Show up ready, on time, clean and looking sharp
  • A can-do attitude and self-motivation
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Positive attitude and a passion for hospitality
  • Respectful of workmates, your living spaces, and our policies/procedures
  • Willingness to learn and communicate effectively
  • Puts safety first and shares a passion for keeping our state healthy and beautiful


Room and Board

Housing and Meals in Alaska can be very limited and very expensive.  We offer subsidized employee housing for a nominal fee.  Our housing is on site and a short walk to the main lodge location.  Our housing is dorm style and have 2-3 people per room with a jack-and-jill style bathroom in the middle. 

  • We have laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, a fitness room, a recreation room, an employee bar and plenty of outdoors to get outside in. 
  • We have many employee activities throughout the summer and there is always someone around for pickup game of basketball, watching a movie, playing a game, or heading out for a hike! 
  • We provide a bedding package, towels, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. 
  • Our tap water is delicious and safe to drink!
  • Employees are responsible for keeping their housing clean, tidy and respected. 
  • Employees are expected to follow and abide by all company policies to include our housing policy.  Other policies that are strictly enforced are our drunk and disorderly policy and our drug free workplace policy.  Marijuana and any cannabis products are not permitted on property. 
  • Our quiet hours are in place to respect our teammates and a variety of work schedules. 
  • Security and a Manager On Duty (MOD) is always available. 
  • We offer employee shuttles with dedicated schedules to Denali, Talkeetna, Wasilla, and Anchorage.

Employee Perks

In addition to our competitive wages, there are positions that include gratuities, others offer a sales bonuses, and others offer a longevity incentive upon completion of the seasonal contract.  Plus, there is an opportunity to earn a free cruise! (ask about that in your interview!)  We have great employee discount programs on meals at our restaurants and our retail stores.

We also have great partners in the area who allow our employees to take advantage of their tour offerings for a small fee.  Some of these activities include: hiking, fishing, jetboat, river float, gold panning, horseback riding, flight seeing, etc.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Once hired, please work closely with your manager to coordinate and communicate about how to get to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge!!!!

Our closest airport is over 2.5 hours away; Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska.  We have a shuttle schedule to assist you in getting from Anchorage to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Our shuttle will make a 30-minute stop at Wal-Mart for any personal and last-minute items you may need.

For employees arriving on dates outside of our shuttle schedule, please coordinate with your manager.

Personal vehicles are allowed, but employees will need to confirm a date and time with your manager before you and arrive and check into housing. 

Employees must have a clear Background Check and complete Onboarding Paperwork before you’re allowed on property or in employee housing.  Liability does not allow employees arrive into our subsidized housing more than 24 hours prior to your first day with us.

For Fun

The activities and the friendships are endless!  Whether you are reading a book, going for an epic hike, on a photography adventure, fishing, immersing yourself in our Alaska community, or exploring one of our amazing parks, there is something for everyone.

But, the best thing to do is to take a deep breath and savor where you are!

How to Apply

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Your opportunity awaits!  We look forward to having your part of the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge team!

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