At the Denali Princess lodge our group had rooms in the two new buildings, set up on a hill. Between the buildings was an open area with rocking chairs and a third building with a lounge, coffee bar, and computers. Our buildings had elevators and our room faced the mountains. A small shuttle ran continually around the lodge grounds for anyone who didn't want to make the hike from one end to the other.
We arrived in time for lunch for which we had vouchers. I ordered seafood mac and cheese which had to be sent back to be heated up. Even hot, though, it wasn't exciting. Neither was the seafood dip appetizer that our waitress was pushing. Dinner on the other hand was excellent. We ordered the crab legs which included a type of Alaskan crab and another type similar to snow crab. It was a huge portion and it was excellent. (And if you plan on having this, have it at Denali. The size of the portion and quality at the other lodges was no where near as good.)
We had an option after our included tour: back to the lodge or dropped off at the Visitor's Center. We opted for the Visitor's Center and spent some time there plus had a snack at the nearby concession building. We then got on line for the 1:40 free park bus that would take us out to see the park sled dogs. The free demonstration was at 2 pm and they ran as many busses as necessary to get all interested viewers out there. We wanted an early bus because I knew the seating was limited and we wanted front row seats.