Alaska Trip Day 19
We had a breakfast in the room this morning. We left at 6:00 to get to the pickup point for the day trip through Denali Park. The bus arrived on time and we spent most of the day traveling through the park. The trip took 7.5 hours and we went 53 miles back in the park. We saw some wild life and got to see a grizzly bear from a long distance. The mountain open up from the clouds and we got a nice view of the mountain when we arrived at the back of the park. They provided a box lunch and hot chocolate at the back of the park. After we left the park we went to the gift shops and Candy purchased a book that the tour guide wrote. She had a lot of interesting stories about Alaska and the park. For supper we took in a supper show call Cabin Night. Candy took a lot of pictures of the park. We will be leaving for Anchorage in the moring.
Day Trip through Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour
Made reservation on 1-15-07
01/16/07 01/16/07 ARAMARK DENALI ADVANCE ANCHORAGE AK $ 187.50
Tour Bus Reservations (Available May 13 - September 19, 2007)
Tundra Wilderness Tour, 54 Miles One Way, 6-8 hours Round Trip For visitors wanting to know about Denali National Park’s varied landscapes and wildlife, this 6-8 hour fully narrated tour takes visitors to the Toklat River at mile 54 of the Park Road. While we can’t predict nor promise when and where wildlife may show up, this tour travels deep into the heart of the park and will allow you ample opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear. On days when Denali (Mt. McKinley) is visible, it may be possible to travel to Stony Hill Overlook at mile 62 where the mountain first becomes fully visible from base to summit - an impressive view. There are two general departure times daily: the AM departures leaving generally between 5:30am and 7:30 am are designed to get you back for the afternoon train to Fairbanks, while the PM departures allow you to arrive on the noon train from Fairbanks, departing generally between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Exact departure times are not guaranteed and are based on availability.
Adult: $93.75 Children(14 + Under): $42.00 (includes a $10 per seat NPS Entrance Fee) Available between May 19 - September 13, 2007 Includes a box lunch
Visitors can enjoy viewing the park without worrying about maneuvering a vehicle, and riding in a bus enhances the chances of spotting wildlife. Visitors are sitting higher than in a car and there are many pairs of eyes searching, which increases the chance of seeing wildlife.
Tour buses stop approximately every hour and a half for a restroom break.
Suggested list of items to bring: warm clothes, rainwear, insect repellant, camera and film, binoculars and personal medications as necessary.
State law requires children under the age of 4 and or less than 40 pounds, to be in a car seat. Parents are responsible for providing appropriate car seat.
Smoking or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on tour buses.
Aspen Haus B & B
Reserved on Friday, January 19, 2007
Aspen Haus B & B is located near the entrance of Denali National Park, Alaska. Two hundred thirty miles north of Anchorage lies the sole road which allows vehicular access to the six million acre park. Home to Mount McKinley (Denali), North America's tallest mountain, an abundance of wildlife, vegetation and vistas, Denali Park hosts thousands of visitors from all ends of the world each summer.
Your hosts at Aspen Haus are Ann Marie Boniakowski-Lowery and Ted Lowery.
Ann Marie is a native of New Jersey and came to Denali in 1989 to manage the employee dining room for 175 employees at a local resort. She has traveled extensively and worked abroad including a year on the S.Y. Sea Cloud, the largest passenger sailing vessel in the world, cooked in restaurants in Puerto Rico and St. John, USVI, managed and cooked for the Wooden Boat school in Brooklin, Maine as well as a private cook in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Ann Marie can sometimes be found singing in the local hot spots.
Ted grew up in Iowa and soon moved to Montana. After a few years in Montana and Colorado, he moved to Alaska. Ted has driven tour buses in Denali Park, worked on NPS trail crews, local construction, and built our house. These experiences and the benefits of being a private pilot, keep the thrill of living near North America's tallest mountain alive. Ted and Ann Marie have two children, Isabel and Dylan . Both were born in Fairbanks and get a charge out of the midnight sun!
Aspen Haus is located in the town of Healy which is 12 miles north of the park entrance. It is situated on 3.5 acres with a separate driveway to the cabins. Our cabins sit nestled in the tundra, each with a view of the Alaska Range and the comfortable necessities for the Denali visitor. (Private bath, queen beds, refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot are in each cabin. ) A tasty breakfast of homemade baked goods, cereals, fruit, juices , coffee/tea, milk and hot chocolate are provided for you to enjoy on your schedule.
Our philosophy at Aspen Haus is to provide quality, local accommodations. Being part of the Denali community, we feel it is important that visitors be exposed to information and choices available to make their visit positively memorable.
~ We can help you choose the best company for local activities that suits your needs (flight, bus and raft tours).
2007 SUMMER RATES:
Willow & Spruce cabins are 14x16 with a queen bed (maximum 2 guests) $115
Birch Cabin is 16x20 with one queen bed and one double bed (maximum 4 guests) $125 for 2 ($10 per additional person)
Family Cabin has 2 rooms with 1 bath-large room 16x20 with eating area, a partitioned bedroom with a queen bed- 2nd room will provide beds for 4 people (maximum 6 guests) $150 for 4 people ($10 per additional person)
Payment Forms Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Checks, Cash, or Money Orders.
Business Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Alaska Time Phone: (907) 683-2004 Call Toll Free: 1-877-ASPENBB (277-3622) Fax: (907) 683-1004 Mailing Address: Aspen Haus Bed & Breakfast P.O. Box 559 Healy, AK 99743