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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lihue, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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12 hotel reviews
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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 

Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We absolutely loved our 3 night stay in July 2014! The bus ride in and out was a thrill and something you should definitely plan on at least one way in or out. It's a long trip at 6 hours but felt more like 3 and we weren't ready for it to end. A lot of people fly in and... More 

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

Lori F, We are happy to hear that you and your group had a wonderful experience in Denali National Park! The park road is truly the most awesome part of the adventure in getting to the lodge, and it affords multiple opportunities to see amazing landscapes centered on Mt. McKinley. Not to mention the fact, that wild animals such as... More 

Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in September in a Creekside Cabin. The cabin was nice. The front line staff are nice. General Manager made no effort to get to know us at all despite our unusually lengthy stay in comparison to most guest stay lengths. Had opportunity to ask him about something once - he came across... More 

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

RJammer, Thank you for your feeback and information regarding your experience while staying with us in September. We take all of your concerns into consideration on how we move forward with our guest service operations at the lodge in the future. As the General Manager of the lodge I make ever effort possible to ensure that the guests at the... More 

toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Sept. It is pricey but felt it was well worth it. Bus ride was amazing. Scenery was spectacular, saw lots of wildlife on the way out, not in. Driver was very knowledgeable and was happy to stop to let us take pictures of animals or beautiful scenery. We had a creekside room which was comfortable,... More 

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

Valerie B, In my opinion you were able to see Denali National Park as it should be seen, in early September with the fall colors! At that time of year you have a few added benefits of visiting us at the lodge that I think others do not necessarily consider. 1. Sunset or Alpenglow is at a reasonable viewing time.... More 

Paso Robles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The bus ride there was full of amazing views and wildlife. We got to see four of the five big animals in the park and of few of the grizzly bears up close!. Nice touch at one of the stops to offer beverage and cookies. The location of the lodge is great and the cabin was rustic and comfortable. There... More 

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

Ncountygirl, Your visit to Denali National Park and Kantishna sounds like it was perfect. You had great wildlife sightings, ample opportunities to get out and explore the area, great weather to see Denali, and even the rare opportunity to see Alpenglow on the Mountain at night. Truly a great experience that is very rare, even for those that spend 4-6... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights with our 2 young adult sons. Especially enjoyed the hiking, massage and the evening presentations from the naturalists. Food was great too. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great vacation in the heart of Denali National Park.

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

CT, Glad to hear that your trip with your sons was successful and that you all enjoyed your time at the lodge. It seemed like you were all busy every day that you were here and I am sure you were able to experience Denali National Park to the max. In addition to the guided hikes that you participated in... More 

Timonium, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were a group of 10 touring Alaska in June. Our stay at Backcounty Lodge was wonderful. It's a long bus ride in, but absolutely beautiful. The bus driver stopped when there was a wild life sighting so we could take pictures. The Lodge is just wonderful. The entire staff is friendly and there to help you with whatever you... More 

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

Jackie A, It sounds like you and your group of 10 travelers had a wonderful time while in Alaska. I can't imagine a more invigorating and enjoyable experience than traveling through Alaska with friends and family. Alaska is truly the best vacation destination you could ever choose! On that note I would like to thank you for choosing Denali Backcountry... More 

Santa Margarita, California, United States
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Denali Backcountry Lodge which is beautifully located in the heart of the Denali National Park. Took 5 hours to get to by bus which was a Fantastic experience to see the wild life in Denali and would highly recommend other travelers to experience the round trip but not the overnight package. Got to the hotel 95 miles in and that... More 

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

Dukki K, Thank you for your response in regards to your experience while you were traveling in Alaska. We certainly value all of our guests feedback, and will take your insights into consideration on how we can move forward in improving our services for 2015 and beyond. As you experienced when you arrived at the lodge either myself, as the... More 

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