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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hobart
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Benton, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from DBL and we had a wonderful experience. Cabins were beautiful and clean and the one we had (30) had the creek running behind it, so we opened the windows and listened to the gentle stream at night. We enjoyed the drive down the long road. I've been on several dirt road drives, but this road is... More

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

Carolyn, Thank you for joining us at the Denali Backcountry Lodge during your trip to Denali! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the drive along the Denali Park Road, and that you were fortunate enough to see Mt. McKinley on your visit! I will pass along your compliments to Andrew's supervisor. Best wishes to you and yours for... More

phoenix, Arizona, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 6 hour bus ride into Denali and stayed 2 nights at the Backcountry Lodge. Great experience. The bus ride sounds long but it's worth it for the scenery and the animals. Going in, sit on the driver side for the best views; on the "passenger" side coming out. Plenty of stops along the way for bathroom breaks and... 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 the Denali Backcountry Lodge! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you had a great time on the rest of your Alaskan adventure! More

Omaha
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Overall, the amenities for being deep in the wilderness were very good. Rooms were clean and quiet, and naturalists were very good and enjoyable in interact with. If there was anything that fell short of my expectations it would be the food and the bar. The food was average--I understand that what food they have is brought in by bus... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your viewpoint and insight to your experience while visiting us here at Denali Backcountry Lodge. We look forward to our daily interactions with guests, and hope that each of them enjoys every portion of their stay. I am sorry to hear that your husband had a negative interaction with our bartender. I will address the... More

Bastrop
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The facilities were wonderful, staff friendly, guides knowledgable. Fishing boots & suits leaked badly, gears on bikes didn't work. Response to both was "we're supposed to get new equipment". The food was pretty bad. Eggs tasted like they were powdered. Breakfast was exactly the same the 3 days we were there. Lunch was good - sandwiches & soups, fruit, veggies.... More

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of the staff at Denali Backcountry Lodge I would like to apologize for any issues that you may have had throughout your stay. We pride ourselves in offering a selection of activities throughout your stay, and always try to keep our gear in the best condition possible. As you can imagine it is sometimes difficult to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Overall, the experience was better than average, but a couple of items made me rate this as an average experience. To be fair, this was their first week open for this season, but they have been training for 3 weeks prior to our arrival they told us. The accommodations are good, or at least what you would expect in a... More

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

William, Thank you for your review in regards to your stay with us last week! Kantishna is a special place to visit and enjoy the many wonders of Denali National Park. Many things can have an overall impact on your stay in Denali, and the experience at our lodge is certainly paramount in the outcome. Because of the short season... 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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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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