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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was actually my third visit to the Backcountry Lodge, but the first since the management changed. I was curious as to how the property had changed since my other visits. I actually found relatively few changes, but what there were were generally improvements. The biggest change is in the food service. On my prior visits the meals were adequate... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write! We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your visits to the Denali Backcountry Lodge, and love the feedback. We are proud of the improvements we have made to the properties so far, and look forward to our renovations of the guest cabins to be completed in the Spring 2014! Once complete,... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I am really late posting this review as we visited Denali in September 2012. We were there for the last 3 days of the season and it was everything I hoped it would be (other than not seeing the northern lights, which I guess I can't hold anyone responsible for...). We got there via the train, which was great and... More

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

Thank you for taking time write, Dawn! We are pleased you visited the Denali Backcountry Lodge last season. September is a spectacular time to visit Denali, and it sounds like you were fortunate to enjoy the nice weather! If your travels bring you back to Alaska, we'd love to see you again! More

Seneca, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our 3 night/ 4 day trip to Denali BackCountry could not have been better. We highly recommend going all the way back to the end of the road for the full experience of Denali National Park. And by the way, one night is not enough time to take it all in. We traveled in the shoulder season so got a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed at the lodge the last week it was open in September. The colors were absolutely amazing around the lodge, and the rustic rooms were cozy and inviting. The bed was absolutely heavenly to get into at night, and the quietness was serenity at its best. The food was delicious, though certainly not fancy. I must say our stay... More

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London, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Those were my husband's words as we were enjoying the views from the Backcountry Lodge. We booked our stay for late August to celebrate our anniversary and our stay here definitely made our trip even more memorable. After the long bus ride to the lodge on a rainy, cloudy day...a wonderful dinner was waiting for us. The creekside cabin was... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Denali Backcountry Lodge may be a nice place to stay, but we never got to find out. We had reservations there for three nights in mid-August 2013. To get to any of the several lodges at the end of the 90-mile road from the entrance to Denali National Park, you need to take a bus, sent by the individual... More

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

Jane M, We appreciate the time that you have taken to review your trip and share it with other travelers. It is certainly a vital way of contributing to our overall growth and improvement as our business moves forward each and every day. I sincerely apologize for the experience that you had while traveling in Denali National Park in 2013,... More

Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you are looking for a safari style trip to see the park then this is not the place to stay. There are no facilities or activities for anyone with restricted mobility and the management and most staff totally ignore you if you cannot hike with them. On the long journey - 6 hours - to the lodge we were... More

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

Todd, Thank you for your feedback in regards to your experience during your stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge in 2013. We realize how vital your feedback is in allowing us to improve our business on a daily basis. I apologize that we were not able to meet or exceed your expectations during your stay with us. We seek to exceed... More

Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After a long bus trip through Denali National Park it was nice to get to the cabin, have a nice dinner and relax. The superior king cabin was comfortable and quiet with modern bathroom facilities despite its very remote location. The Lodge package includes all meals and snacks and some non-alcoholic drinks. The bus trip, the lodgings and the food... More

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Coventry, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Well run facility- no frills, but staff was friendly & helpful. Food excellent. Weather was perfect- hikes & night programs informative. This would have a been a tough place in the rain. Long ride into there, but bus driver quite entertaining. Fortunately saw Mt. McKinley- big treat.

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St. Thomas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Finding the Denali Backcountry Lodge during one of our day hikes left us wishing that we had chosen to stay there. Bob and Eva were the most generous and gracious of hosts while providing information about the property. The cedar cabins looked awesome and the grounds were very well maintained. We will be back!. Scott & Lisa St. Thomas VI

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Also Known As:
Denali Backcountry Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
Denali Backcountry Hotel
Hotel Denali Backcountry
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Denali Backcountry Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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