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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is really in the Park when most of the others if not all are external. We came to see the bears with our daughter and the experience was everything you would want in a family wilderness adventure. The accommodation and food are very good and the hiking and guided tours are excellent. Long bus ride in but it... More 

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

Mark O, Thank you for bringing your family to the Denali Backcountry Lodge this summer. I'm glad to read you enjoyed your time with us in the heart of Denali National Park, and were able to combine your trip to the Lodge with a flightseeing tour! The bus ride from the Park Entrance to the Lodge provides our guests the... More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We have created a family tradition of exploring great places on major birthdays. Alaska and the Lodge live up to the tradition. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. The bus drivers (both on the way in -- which is leisurely- and the way out which is less so made extraordinary efforts to ensure that we had opportunities to see... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us at Denali Backcountry Lodge, and including us in your celebration! We appreciate your feedback, and are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay. More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The hours long (school) bus ride from the park entrance to the lodge at mile 95 can be boring depending on the weather and the resident wildlife. Our ride into the lodge in the late afternoon was relatively free of wildlife; our trip out early the next morning was almost constant sightings. And the scenery by itself is just stunning... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Denali Backcountry Lodge. We agree, the journey to Kantishna is an amazing trip! More 

Michigan, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The lodge is in the center of Denali Park. It is an 8 hour trip by bus into the lodge, but well worth it. Yes, it is also a little pricey, but everything must be shipped in. Again, this accommodation is worth the ride and the money. From the lodge you can hike, go on photo tours, pan for gold,... 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 of your stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time exploring Denali National Park with us, and hope you will visit again! More 

Rushville, Illinois
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350 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You come hear to get away from it all and see great beauty. This has or doesn't have it all. No phone, no internet just peace and quiet with some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. The long bus ride in is the primer with stories of the Park and hopefully numerous wildlife encounters. The lodge is clean and... More 

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South Carrollton, Ky
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254 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is the ultimate quiet & peaceful lodge in Denali. Sit on the deck with a glass of wine & watch the sun go down. Sweet creek with swinging bridge, nice hiking area. Food was good, maybe not 5-star, but hey, location makes up for any negative one might find. Would definitely come back here.

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Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The six hour bus ride to reach this lodge is daunting but rewarding with spectacular scenery and wildlife. The lodge and cabins are very nice and well maintained in a stunningly beautiful setting. Unfortunately, the food is at best mediocre. Breakfast consists of standard items that have been overcooked and thrown into warming trays to await the guests. The luncheon... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Take the time to stay overnight and enjoy the Denali interior - you won't regret it! Isolated location with all the amenities needed to be comfortable. The nighttime sky from here is amazing you won't want to miss this one of a kind experience!

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The lodge's staff, mangers, wait staff, and outdoor guide were all responsive despite being very busy during the height of their season. The dinners, served family-style, were all very tasty and prepared to any special requests. Breakfasts offered plenty of a wide range of standard American breakfast dishes. The main lodge and various facilities by the river were casual and... More 

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Northants, UK
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151 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I have just spent three nights here, a wonderful experience. I'll try to resist gushing about the beauty of the park and I'll focus on the Lodge... Tips... If arriving by train, you have time to grab lunch in the Denali Visitor Centre a few minutes walk away, before the 13:30 bus departure. Have water bottles with you... The Lodge... More 

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