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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
  • Rooms
    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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Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not a resort, and it may be pricey for some (keep in mind that quotes are per-person, per-night, based on at least double-occupancy), but it's in the middle of Denali and the scenery, the guides, the hospitality of the staff, and the cleanliness were all first-rate. The moderate and challenging hikes offered by the lodge are excellent (try the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually planned our entire 4 weeks seeing Alaska trip around the availability to stay IN the park itself. Denali Backcountry Lodge was the perfect beginning of our travels. Dave made the bus ride in - and out- enjoyable. He obviously enjoys his job and gave us plenty of opportunity to get great pictures, stretch our legs, ask questions and... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First you are picked up by the backcountry lodge driver - it is very confusing at the Alaska railroad -- where to park your car - is a mystery - we finally found. Ranger who directed us - Our driver DEB for this 7 hr trip was the best you could ever have - Deb deserves driver of the year... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at the Denali Backcountry Lodge in mid-August of 2015. We were extremely excited to be staying in the lodge to get the full wilderness lodge experience. My parents had stayed at the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge (a remote wilderness lodge in Kenai Fjords National Park) August 2014 and had an amazing experience. My father was... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You're at the end of the road just outside Denali National Park (private land surrounded by the park). It doesn't get much better than that! You get there on a bus owned by DBL, and we had first rate drivers in both directions--not only were they safe and courteous, but gave a thoughtful running commentary on the flora and fauna... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many people get to Denali, those that do only go 15 or 30 miles into the park. If you want to experience Denali, DO IT. It is a 92 mile journey by bus to the end of the road, Kantishna. Arduous and lengthy. Doesn't sound like 92 miles will take 5-6 hours but it does with rest stops, scenery... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the end of the 92 mile Denali Park Road, the property lets you totally get away from it all. With no cell service, Internet service or print media, you will be totally disconnected during your stay. The beds are comfortable and the cabins cozy. The staff staff is friendly and they all provide cheerful professional service. The food... More 

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Bent NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To really see Denali, you have to get to the end of the road at mile 92 via bus. There are about 5 hotels here and Backcountry Lodge is the biggest, most expensive, and most upscale of the group. You pay for access to the park, for knowledgeable and talented naturalists, and for great service. The lodging is more mundane,... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge was delightful! After a hard 6 hour bus ride into the park, we were tired and hungry. The entire staff came out to meet us and took our baggage to our rooms and led us to a lovely dining room with family style dinner waiting. The room had rustic charm and yet all the modern amenities. We got... More 

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

Hello specktc, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Denali Backcountry Lodge during your recent trip to Alaska! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us in Kantishna, and that it was a highlight of your trip. We are proud of our team at the Lodge,and will pass along your compliments to them. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a long bus ride to get to the lodge, particularly if you are adding it to a long train or car ride in, but it goes faster than you expect thanks to the views (you'll notice others making the trip in and out in one day, so you'll feel good to have a place to stay in the park).... More 

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

We appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience with us! I'm glad to see you enjoyed your time at Denali Backcountry Lodge, and chose to stay an extra night in the Park. With so much area to explore, 3 nights gives guests enough time to enjoy a variety of activities or simply relax. Thank you again for choosing... More 

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