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Denali Backcountry Lodge

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here on a Nat Geo trip. You take an 8 hr schools bus ride to get to the lodge, arriving at 8pm. They then serve dinner. The bus drivers stop for any animal sightings, which was great. We saw a lot. Overall this is a well run place. All meals are included. Breakfast and lunch were good. Our... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent three nights here in mid July. The bus ride out was grueling although extremely interesting. We loved that our bus was greeted by a group of waving and cheering staff! We had three excellent, family style dinners, and great breakfasts. We were warned to attend lunch early to avoid the day trip mob, but I did not find... More 

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Seguin, Tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My spouse and I are 55-57yr olds on our very first trip to Alaska from Texas. Of course its a once in a lifetime trip usually for most people since it is quite expensive. I was of course asking co-workers and surfing sights and came across Alaska/Denali Travel. It seemed quite a trip of a lifetime. So, I booked it.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of staying here 6/29 to 7/2. The 6 hour bus ride from the Denali Train station was actually fun and really informative, especially when the driver was narrating. The staff is great and no matter who we interacted with, all were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We ended up staying in two different cabins, one riverside (first... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, DAL0714. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay, but appreciate your thoughtful review. It is our goal to provide our guests with the best service and experience possible. Feedback like this allows us learn where we have fallen short and gives us the opportunity to improve. Should your travels bring you... More 

New York City, New York
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68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the rooms at the lodge were pretty basic but clean and very spacious. the food for breakfast and lunch was very good, only average for dinner. wifi in main hall only. sporadic depending on the amount of people using it. activities were very good. the pickup from denali cabins and the ensuing drive to the lodge was very good. made... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us, Semelg! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Arlington, Texas
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many things to recommend this lodge, unfortunately at roughly 1k/night (US), they did not meet our expectations. Fundamentally, they appear to struggle to run what is essentially three operations (1) multi night guests like us (in our case 4 nights); (2) daily busloads (2-3 full buses/day); (3) single night guests generally on a tour What worked: * Our... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review, williampacker! I'm sorry to hear that your stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge missed the mark... we strive to provide our guests with stellar customer service, and will take your feedback to heart when reviewing our programming and procedures. I sincerely hope you enjoyed your time in Kantishna overall, and had an excellent vacation in... More 

Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decide: Would it be an Alaska cruise or visit to Alaska's back country? Time available and goal of trip, rest and recreation, made choice relatively easy. Head to the back country, put on hiking clothes and get reacquainted with nature. No TV, cell phone or internet reception (although I understand wi-fi is available in the lodge). Backcountry Lodge (BCL) provides... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for taking time to write a thoughtful review, kiteo44646. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the backcountry, and hope to see you again! More 

Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being so far into the heart of Denali is a real treat that makes you forget this Lodge could be a better in a few ways. The staff is very helpful, mostly, but I felt they were on the "do-I-get-a--tip-for-" mood. However, the foreign student staff members were quite helpful and nice. They provided service with a smile. The cabins... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us, mariacaenarvon! We love to share our corner of Denali's backcountry with our guests-- it is truly one of Alaska's treasures. I'm disappointed to read that your stay didn't quite meet your expectations, but wanted to let you know that we are working on upgrading the property. The renovations to the Miner's Day Lodge and... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights here with a group. Location was great right on creek all the way in Denali national park via s 7 hour bus ride . Bus driver talked over PA 6 of those 7, my ears hurt!!!Very good breakfasts and dinners. Young Staff lacks training and supervision, we had 24 people in our group, one night they missed... More 

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Thank you for staying with us, Traveler4unme. We appreciate your feedback! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just left the Backcountry Lodge and it was amazing. A once in a life opportunity! Although when I first looked into this lodge, I had ruled it out because of price... It was worth every penny! I will be completely honest with my experiences and I hope you will also go and stay, because like I... More 

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

Thank you for your very thoughtful review, JelDesigns! We're glad you enjoyed your time in Kantishna! Thank you for staying with us. More 

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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 

Additional Information about Denali Backcountry Lodge

Address: Mile 95 Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range: $1,081 - $1,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Denali Backcountry Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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