Tsaina Lodge

35 Richardson Highway, Valdez, 99686, AK

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Tsaina Lodge is well-known as a base camp for winter heli-skiing excursions that are popular around Valdez. Only in the past year have the owners decided to open during the summer months as a luxury adventure resort. Their biggest rooms have two double Tempurpedic beds, so if you’re a big family, you’ll want to book two rooms. The rooms are simple, and electrical appliances are at a minimum because the entire lodge runs on generators. You do get a few amenities, however, including a private balcony with glacier views, free Wi-Fi and an onsite gourmet restaurant. What you’re really paying for here is the kind of location and scenery that you won’t get anywhere else.

Tsaina Lodge is 40 miles east of Valdez on the Richardson Highway, which runs over 300 miles to Fairbanks and is considered one of the most scenic drives in Alaska. Some of the best glaciers can be viewed from the highway, including the Worthington Glacier only 6 miles from the Tsaina Lodge. Many different guided trips start right from the lodge, including river rafting, sea kayaking, mountain biking and glacier trekking. They also host several lodge-based activities, like cooking classes and yoga, when you don’t want to venture out. The onsite restaurant serves a free gourmet breakfast to guests, and is also open for lunch and dinner. If you want to go into the town of Valdez for meals or excursions, it’s a 45-minute drive through stunning scenery. The remote location and exciting activities make Tsaina Lodge a great choice for your Alaskan family vacation.

Our Editor Loves

  • Glacier views
  • Guided trips
  • Free gourmet breakfast

Family Interests

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Onsite Dining


Avoid!! We were in a handicapped room and it was not possible to use a wheelchair or walker except for the bathroom

by Fran C

This is a very expensive lodge for what you get. The beds are too low to the ground. Hard to stand up from them. There was no closet just a few pegs to hang clothes on and. A shelf for small objects. The two beds were so close together a healthy person would have problem walking between them. There was no phone in the room so if you needed help there was no way to call someone. There was no chair to sit in causing you to sit on the bed.The bathroom was very spacious and had wheelchair access to the room and shower. Handicap parking was in the back of the facility otherwise it was necessary to climb several steps (I don't remember if there was a banister or handrail) to enter the building. The rear parking area had a gravel foundation. Hard for disabled individuals to walk on. Also difficult for wheelchairs or walkers to use. The handicapped room was located at the other end of the lodge. Free laundry was an the added benefit. I believe this is the only hotel in the area on the way to Valdez so they can charge what ever they want. We didn't stay long enough to have much interaction with the staff

Gorgeous location

by NIKieser

My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights and had a gorgeous view of Worthington glacier out our window. We sprung for a room with 2 beds after reading other reviews and are glad we did. We wished we’d asked for the top floor as sound carried throughout the lodge at all hours, especially the footsteps of the person staying above us. Staff at the front desk and bar were friendly and responsive to one problem we had with the room, which we mentioned in the morning and was addressed before we returned that afternoon. We made use of the laundry facilities, which were nice to have in the middle of our trip.