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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 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alpine, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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57 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Northern California
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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Front range Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience to stay inside the park, far removed from everything. The accommodations were very comfortable cabins. Not large but they don't need to be as you go there to be outdoors and enjoy the amazing scenery. Staff was excellent and attentive. We enjoyed the food and its preparation. This is Alaska and a wilderness lodge. It was... More

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Beth B, Director of Sales at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, and had an opportunity to explore the area! More

Philadelphia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
52 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 3 days at this lodge and can't say enough about the young dedicated staff who really seemed to care that we had a good experience. We liked our hikes and other activities, and thought the food was quite good. However, here are some things we would have liked to know before we invested the considerable $ to... More

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Beth B, Director of Sales at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your experience! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. Our entire team is dedicated to provide the best experience possible. Feedback like this provides us the opportunity to focus on areas where we can improve. We hope you had a great... More

Hobart
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first couple in after the floods. We'd lost a day as result but the guys put us on a 6am bus instead of the 1pm bus so we could get more time there. The weather was pristine and we had 3 days of mountain bike riding, hiking and wildlife viewing. We saw bears, moose, caribou, fox and... More

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

Chris, We are thrilled to hear that your Alaska vacation included a trip to Kantishna, and even more thrilled to hear that you were our first guests after the flooding. We worked very hard as a team at Denali Backcountry Lodge; and as a company with Alaska Denali Travel, to ensure that the property was back in fantastic condition for... More

Westminster, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

At 65 I didnt think I'd I enjoy myself on this trip. I had a GREAT time. Spent 2 days ,July 10 and 11 and was able to do so much. The staff was SO HELPFUL, could'nt do enough for us' We were a senior family of 8. The dinning and food was the BEST, I'd call it 5 STARE... More

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

Bonnie, What a great opportunity to come and experience Denali National Park as part of such a momentous occasion, a 50th wedding anniversary! Congratulations to your in-laws and best wishes for many years to come! We are so thankful that you could visit us here in Kantishna and experience some of our Alaskan hospitality. The kitchen and service staff works... More

NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

By far one of the coolest places I've ever been. We saw 10 bears on our way out along with moose and sheep. What a treat this place is. We did the "casual hike" in the morning and gold panning in the afternoon. The cabins are small but we didn't spend much time there so it wasn't a bad thing.... More

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

Kelsey, The biggest highlight of anyone’s trip to Denali National Park tends to be the wildlife in this subarctic region of Alaska. Although we have abundant wildlife throughout the park, being able to see 10 bears during your time in Denali is truly a treat that most visitors don’t get to experience. We certainly hope that the additional wildlife you... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What else can you say about traveling and staying deep in the back country that most people don't get to experience. It was an adventure! Nice accommodations and plenty of quiet. The beds were comfortable and the rooms clean. You could be outdoors as much as you'd like with plenty of benches and places to walk. The food was delicious... More

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

Barb, We were happy to hear that you had a wonderful trip to Alaska, and an enjoyable stay in Kantishna while traveling to Denali National Park. Part of the adventure in coming to Kantishna includes the long trip on the magnificent park road through the Alaska Range. This ride is made all the more memorable by our Bus Drivers, who... More

Owings Mills, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

10 of us traveled to Alaska for two weeks and followed the recommendation of our travel agent to go 6 hours back into the park to the Back Country Lodge for several days. What a find! A beautiful location built into the trees, with a stream running behind it and the most gorgeous scenery! Stayed in a lovely cabin and... More

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Beth B, Director of Sales at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, Sherry! We are happy to hear your group enjoyed their stay with us at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, and that your group took advantage of the many activities offered and explored the area in Kantishna. There is so much to see and do in Alaska, and we agree wholeheartedly-- spending time in the deep within Denali is a... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Denali Backcountry Lodge 3*
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When planning your Alaska vacation don't settle for just another Denali hotel! Journey with us winding through the Alaska Range, deep into the heart of the Denali National Park, with opportunities to see Denali's famed wildlife: Grizzlies, Caribou, Moose, Dall Sheep, Wolves, and Eagles. At the very end of the Denali Park road, past Wonder Lake, you'll find a unique enclave in the park known as Kantishna. This area is home to Denali Backcountry Lodge. ... more   less 
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