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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of a pre-cruise extension. I had read mix reviews on Trip Advisor so wasn't sure what to expect. I was quite pleasantly surprised at both the accommodations and the service level of the staff. We met the bus at 1:15 pm after traveling from Anchorage by motor coach. We were blessed to have Kirsty as... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5-6 hour (90 mi) bus ride with active nature interpretation en route was terrific with driver Kristy, but not with Christine, who talked endlessly. Accommodations are basic, but nice. Food was good and service cheery. Interpretive hikes and gold panning were great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding, the staff accommodating in every way. I especially enjoyed my hikes that were guided by a knowledgable staff member from the roadhouse! The view was outstanding. Bus ride in and out a bit long but wildlife viewing is a integral part of the trip. Can't go wrong choosing the roadhouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went yesterday (June 7th) Krista was our driver-guide. What a knowledgeable lady. I learned so much about the animals and Denali National park. The entire tour was awesome and I would definitely go again with them. Time at the Roadhouse was wonderful.

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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 

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