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Kantishna Roadhouse

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1 Doyon Pl # 300, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99701
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Working here was the greatest experience of my life. My first time visiting Alaska and I went all the way to the end of Denali, was without service for over 4 months but was well worth it :) going there again this summer!

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austin,tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Kantishna Roadhouse was a highlight of our trip to Denali park in Alaska. A beautiful lodge in the middle of the park, informative lectures about the park, dog sledding, hiking in the park and more. Great food and cozy accommodations and atmosphere. Many activities, such as dog sled demonstrations, panning for gold and hiking. I recommend a day trip... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have recently returned from a 22 day Alaskan trip and spent three nights in the middle of beautiful Denali National Park. In retrospect, one or two nights probably would have ben sufficient. We do like to hike and were able to do so in the mornings. The afternoon activities were the same every day with a dog sled exhibition,... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jeff L, Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to post your review. I’ve been the General Manager of the Kantishna Roadhouse for nearly two decades and I really appreciate hearing the varying experiences and perspectives of our visitors. Your morning bus ride at the end of your stay sounds like it was incredible!... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were a little disappointed in the Kantishna Roadhouse. The food was disappointing, Our dinner at the Roadhouse we had lamb shank. We could not have our own shank we had to split with someone at your table that ordered it…crazy. You spend all this money and they tell us we have to split a lamb shank with someone we... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear mib2520, I’m very glad you came to stay with us and grateful for your review of the dinner menu and cabins. Taking the time to tell us what didn’t work for you is definitely helpful as we continually strive to make adjustments and improvements. The lamb shank was a new menu item this season and was generally well received.... More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

50th anniversary trip for my inlaws and my family of 4. The wait after the train arrived was a little unsettling for my wife but the experience riding in "Charlie" and guided by Kirsty was the most amazing thing. She has a great passion for Denali, the wildlife, and her bus and made the trip special. The rooms are in... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear LCflash, Thank you for taking the time to review Kantishna Roadhouse. We are pleased you and your party chose Kantishna Roadhouse to celebrate such a special anniversary, and that you had a memorable experience. More 

New York City, New York
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187 reviews 187 reviews
34 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There were some great things about this small remote resort. The nearly 5 hour drive is beautiful. The food was generally good. Breakfasts were a little annoying in that they ran out of basic things like coffee, syrup, ketchup, milk, every morning. Dinners were family style and much better and our waitress was terrific. We stayed in The Conlin cabin... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear HClowd, Please accept my sincere apologies for what sounds like a lack of sensitivity on the part of our guide during your family hike. Grumpy guides are not acceptable or representative of what we expect from our employees; I am very sorry. I’m glad you enjoyed the other aspects of your stay. Denali is a remarkably beautiful place and... More 

Bowie
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took our family of 5 (as part of our 30th anniversary) to the Kantishna Roadhouse at the end of July. We were welcomed by the most amazing guide - Kirsty Knittel and her bus "Charlie". I wasn't sure what to expect based on all the reviews I read. Charlie was a very clean and comfortable bus. We had the... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Craig S, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for letting Kantishna Roadhouse be a part of your 30th anniversary. Congratulations! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First off, this is not merely a place to put your head on the pillow and catch some zzzz. That's what the Holiday Inn is for. Kantishna Roadhouse is an expedition--a journey full of unique experiences--so that is what you are paying for. If you don't like being immersed in nature with the comforts of good food, warm lodging, and... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear bluereef, Thank you so much for your review. It was so wonderful to read your unique experience at Kantishna Roadhouse. We are pleased you had a memorable adventure. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

None of our 2 traveling couples had been to Alaska. Since we wanted to experience the rugged parts and explore, we booked at the Road House based on recommendations. This was to be the front end of a two week visit with a cruise. Our 3 night stay was perfect. One needs to be here for at least this amount... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear fitzkneemd, Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled you were able to enjoy Mt. McKinley in the sun! And that your stay was a memorable one. All the best. More 

Leominster, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Staying at one of the lodges in Denali Park is taking a gamble: Denali Park in July and August is mostly cloudy at best and rainy most of the time. When we stayed we had the good luck of one clear morning when we could see Mt Mc Kinley In July 2014 the Mount was seen only on 2 days.... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear LysB, Thank you for taking the time to review Kantishna Roadhouse. We are glad your stay with us was a good one. More 

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