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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here at Denali Back country Lodge on our third day in Alaska! It is surrounded by wild life and a huge river below! The hotel has a gift store, restaurant and each room units look kind of like apartment buildings. Our room was a strange size, and it was hard to move the roll away bed to a... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it takes 6 hours on a school bus to get to the lodge. But it is the same route and similar buses traveled by all tours offered by the National Park and goes beyond their route. Yes, its expensive. It is also in the middle of a secluded valley in Denali with a running river adjacent. Yes, it has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw interesting wildlife, but rooms way overpriced. Good staff but hikes not appropriate for all seniors. No wi-fi to check travel schedules. Old busses (92 miles). Tundra does not have the beauty of the heavy forest found near Denali entrance and at other Alaska locations. Certainly not for everyone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first guests of the short season. Some staff had been in residence for about three weeks, but, clearly, the lodge was not quite ready for prime time. We nevertheless paid full price of about $500 per person per day, not including a "suggested" per person tip of $20 per day. The tour bus PA system was broken... 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, Oregon97112. I am sorry to read that your stay did not live up to your expectations. As you can imagine, opening a wilderness lodge in a remote location such as Kantishna presents a unique set of challenges. We strive to provide our guests with superior customer service, and to provide a... More 

Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

As soon as we checked in to Denali Backcountry Lodge I realized that I wished I could spend at least one more night there. The accommodations were perfect, spacious and wonderfully appointed. The food was way beyond what might be expected at a Lodge which is "all inclusive." The food was served family style but the food could also compete... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, Carol V. I am glad to read you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

this lodge staycation comprises of a 6hrs tour bus ride (each way) in and out of the lodge which is located deep within the park. During the ride, you get to see mount mckinley, lots of scenic places like high moutains and beautiful huge lakes and wildlife animals like brown bears, black bears, caribous, dall sheeps, mouse, etc.. we were... More 

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

Irene_x7, It is so wonderful to hear that your trip to Denali Backcountry Lodge was a highlight of your Alaska vacation! It sounds like you had an epic journey in Denali National Park and that you were really able to take advantage of the time you had while you stayed with us. The bus ride in and out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 2 nights at this property. The weather going in at first was a bit cold as it was snowing. At the visitors center a Park Ranger told our group that we were actually seeing the park as it is in winter. The next morning was beautiful, Denali was perfectly clear and completely visible. We... More 

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

John R, It sounds like you had a great trip in Denali National Park and really experienced everything that the park has to offer, including winter weather. September is such a great time to come to Kantishna and really see all that the park and this location have to offer. Although September can be a little unpredictable from year to... More 

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