The Wilderness Lodge
We paused on our way back to look over the river once again.
Once back at the Lodge we went to our room and poured ourselves a glass of wine and sat outside in the shade enjoying the fresh air.
In our room we found a $5 voucher as we had left a no-cleaning required notice.
This would be discount off tomorrow’s breakfast.
We walked over the highway to the row of buildings opposite. Up and down we went past the bars and shops looking for somewhere to eat. We went into one of the ‘bars’ to order our meal.
As we were queuing I was looking at the drink’s menus when the guy behind the counter explained that the bar had had difficulties getting their license. So this season they were unable to sell either beer or wine. For some reason or other(!) they had yet to take the drink’s notices down.
The Overlook Restaurant
We carried on walking up the row of shops and then came to a row of parked AC Cobra cars. These were at the bottom of the path/stairs that went up the hill to the Overlook Restaurant. This restaurant’s sign promised beer and wine but was way up above us.
As we climbed steps towards the restaurant when I spotted this hare.
It run across in front of us and then just stopped and watched as we passed.
At the top of the steps was a large car park. There we could see the free minibus that was available for transporting up and down the hill.
The Overlook Restaurant was up one story with a large deck. Once up on the deck we were asked about our reservations which of course we didn’t have. After a few minutes of consultation we were seated on a table for four in the middle of the deck. From there we could see the buildings of the Denali Wilderness Lodge below us.
We skipped starters I went for their specialist burgers and fries with local Alaskan beer to wash them down. All in all a $75 meal.
Once back down the hill we made our way across the highway to our building for an early night. The next day we would be off on our travels again this time to the McKinley Wilderness Lodge.