The lodge is an architectural masterpiece, Alaska’s most distinctive hotel. Set on a cliff top overlooking downtown, it looks very much like a treehouse. Built with lots of cedar and consummate taste, it is reached from Creek Street by a funicular. It falls short only because the hotel and furniture are showing some age. To get here take the fun-to-ride funicular car that climbs 211 feet up the cliff at the side of Creek Street. The summertime fare is $2, but if no one is around, just press the “up” button and go. The Heen Kahidi restaurant has a dining room of great elegance. The food is generally quite good, but prices are higher than other choices in town.