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Denali Backcountry Lodge

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Mile 95 Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a difficult rating to give as there are pros and cons. Pro: When you’re at the Backcountry Lodge, you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, no Wi-Fi, no phones. The cabins are nice and there are boardwalks to walk on to stay out of the mud. Our one full day at the lodge was a cloudy... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to sleep in the park the second time we visited Denali and was so glad we did. The lodge is super comfortable with great and friendly staff. Loved the guided hikes and other activities. Drove in and flew out! Perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adventurers at heart, my fiance and I wanted a simple wedding in an epic location. Living in Anchorage, Denali was a no-brainer. The Denali backcountry lodge was the only lodge in the area to embrace our idea. The staff was wonderful, super friendly and flexible. We saw tons of wildlife on the bus ride in and had an amazing flight-see... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this lodge is expensive, it is well worth the stay. The food is great and the staff is outstanding. There are many activities including biking, hiking, fishing, panning for gold. Or you can relax in the rockers on the porches. The spa was wonderful and I had a massage after a long hike and biking for a few days.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cabins are fine, the site is wonderful and the food is good. We didn't take advantage of any of the excursions, but it was so nice just to sit out on the large porch with a glass of wine, overlooking the river. The lodge cannot take credit for our delightful dinner companions, but the family style dining helps. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 2-night stay in the Denali Backcountry Lodge was included in my 9-day tour with Alaska Wildland Adventures. Having heard that Denali is a must for wildlife lovers, I was looking forward to this trip.The lodge is one of four hotels located at the end of the 92 mile road into Denali. In addition to the hotels there is an... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trips to Denali involve two x 6-hr safaris in and out of the park in a school bus. Going to Denali backcountry is no exception, but this allows those trips to be separated into 2 legs on different days, which makes it much more manageable. We stayed for 2 nights. We'd recommend 3, as the trip in didn't end until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to this place, know that you're not getting a standard holiday. You might not be happy without Wi-Fi, TV, or a place where staff are invisible outside their shifts. If you're outside your comfort zone given the above, leave it, and come anyway. If you're still there, brilliant, you'll have a blast. I stayed 4 nights at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very long bus ride into the Park so we fly in one way and got the bus out on our return. The Lodge is a great place to stay with niece cabins set in near perfect setting but bring the bug spray! My only comment would be that the cabins are very close together in some cases... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb spot from which to enjoy what the park has to offer. From biking the gravel park road to hiking the often steep trails; the mountains grandeur and massive scale were a constant reminder of the titanic geologic forces still at work in this part of the world. The staff were all friendly and accommodating. Guided activities were available... More 

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