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Denali Backcountry Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mile 95 Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Sept. It is pricey but felt it was well worth it. Bus ride was amazing. Scenery was spectacular, saw lots of wildlife on the way out, not in. Driver was very knowledgeable and was happy to stop to let us take pictures of animals or beautiful scenery. We had a creekside room which was comfortable,... More

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Paso Robles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bus ride there was full of amazing views and wildlife. We got to see four of the five big animals in the park and of few of the grizzly bears up close!. Nice touch at one of the stops to offer beverage and cookies. The location of the lodge is great and the cabin was rustic and comfortable. There... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights with our 2 young adult sons. Especially enjoyed the hiking, massage and the evening presentations from the naturalists. Food was great too. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great vacation in the heart of Denali National Park.

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Timonium, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 10 touring Alaska in June. Our stay at Backcounty Lodge was wonderful. It's a long bus ride in, but absolutely beautiful. The bus driver stopped when there was a wild life sighting so we could take pictures. The Lodge is just wonderful. The entire staff is friendly and there to help you with whatever you... More

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Santa Margarita, California, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Denali Backcountry Lodge which is beautifully located in the heart of the Denali National Park. Took 5 hours to get to by bus which was a Fantastic experience to see the wild life in Denali and would highly recommend other travelers to experience the round trip but not the overnight package. Got to the hotel 95 miles in and that... More

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michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough nice things about the view, the room, the food, the people, the massage, the activities...... This place was even more than expected. If you are staying in the park this is the place to stay down by the river. Everyone was enthusiastic and friendly. The food was good and I was really impressed when the generator... More

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Valley City, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Denali is an amazing place, but don't expect to find all of your creature comforts in the heart of one of the best preserved National Parks. Staying here was luxurious, the food was amazing and fresh, and sharing a meal with our fellow guests was a fantastic treat! They offered yoga classes in the morning, led hikes, bikes that you... More

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Alpine, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! Where to begin. From the time you start your trip into the park you lose cell phone service. Cabins are extremely cozy however be prepared there is NO telephone, NO radio, NO clock, NO TV, NO WiFi! Have you gotten the picture. So if you are in need of entertainment aside from the naturalists talk in the evening, I... More

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Mesa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After our long bus ride into the park, we went to the lodge for dinner. The dinner was horrible. It had couscous that tasted like paste, overcooked asparagus, & tasteless salmon (hard to do I thought!) There were appetizers before dinner that were quite good (quesadillas) but there were no napkins or plates so the salsa dripped all over the... More

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Christopher H, General Manager at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

Patronking, Thank you for your review and the opportunity to consider improvements and changes based on your feedback. We strive to provide every guest with the best experience possible, and we clearly fell short in providing you with the experience you expected. As you know we provide a varied menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all of our guests.... More

Northern California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Read the other reviews. I agree with most comments. There are "day-trippers", but that shouldn't be a problem for you to enjoy your time. We were there for two nights and a third would have been better. Hikes and biking enjoyed. Kids liked gold panning. Food good and plentiful. Don't expect gourmet... the kitchen staff will accommodate as much as... More

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Christopher H, General Manager at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

BirdingMaven, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge and we hope that your entire Alaska vacation was a pleasure! What a treat, to see and hear wolves in the park and to view all of the other wildlife as well, not as common as you might think. Each and every day is something... More

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Address: Mile 95 Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Denali Backcountry Lodge 3*
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