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Backwoods Lodge

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Denali Highway (Rt. 8), Cantwell, AK 99729
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here after a long day in Denali NP. It was about an hours drive south of the park; about 1/2 mile off Parks Highway. Owners were very accommodating for our late arrival. The room was very clean. Kitchenette and little dining table were helpful. Popcorn was a treat. Good value for the area. Would definitely stay again.

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Denver, CO
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I arrived late (10 pm) without a reservation after coming off a backpack in Denali State Park. The owner, Michael, saw us drive in and had the office open as I got out of the car. The rooms was simple, but was clean, very comfortable. The small kitchenette was perfect for breakfast before hitting the road again.... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We had to walk across the tracks into town to find a bar to eat in. The motel was clean and well appointed. There was no breakfast or food available except as noted above. They had WiFi in the rooms. It was fine as a overnight spot on our drive up the Alaskan highway. It has a view of Denali... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice location good driving distance after a long day in and north of Fairbanks. Room was clean and comfortable, owner was very nice and helpful (even though we arrived late). Microwave popcorn in the room was a nice treat.

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My cousin and I were originally booked at another more popular lodge which Expedia overbooked. We found and booked Backwoods Lodge and so very glad that we stayed there. It is away from the tourist town, but not too far, and has a real woods lodge feel. Very spacious and clean. There was a fridge, microwave, and grill available also.... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Large enough room for the whole family (6 adults)! Nice and easy check-in and check-out process. Room was way better than expected with a fridge, plates, napkins, silverware, and popcorn. All I can say is WOW! It's nice to be away from the park since it's so busy, and you're so close to the road going in, it's an easy... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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28 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed in room #8 for two nights over 4th of July week. Four adults comfortably fit into the spotless/very clean room. The week we were there, the hotels near the Denali entrance were charging up to $300 a room. While we were 30 minutes south of the Park, we paid $100 a night. It's a motel set in from the... More

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Adirondack Mountains, New York
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15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A 30-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Denali Park entrance, the rustic motel features super clean rooms in a quiet wooded area at a moderate price. Ask for the AAA discount. The rooms are adequate in size, but decorated in "old motel style" with semi-shag carpeting. But who cares when you are enjoying Denali Parks most of... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

After staying one night at Backwoods Lodge, we decided to stay another night and continue sight-seeing in the area. The host was very friendly and the room was clean, comfortable, and pet-friendly. Having complimentary coffee (decaf even!) and popcorn in the room was a nice touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Very clean and comfortable. Rooms are spacious and quiet. We went for a snowmobile trip. Good any time of year. Easy to get to and great midway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage. Nice people. Reasonable price. Will go back.

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Address: Denali Highway (Rt. 8), Cantwell, AK 99729
Location: United States > Alaska > Cantwell
Also Known As:
Backwoods Lodge Cantwell, Alaska

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