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Sasolburg,South Africa
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hats off to the entire staff of the lodge,they have made my stay in Denali a memorable one.The guides were very good in the transfer of their knowledge to us hikers.It would have been nice if an early evening shuttle ie. 9:00 pm to wonder lake could be arrange as this was the ideal time for photography

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Colorado Springs
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ignored the cabin reservation I paid for and offered no compensation for their error. They weren't concerned. Also ignored their own paperwork for a diet request for vegetarian meals and again, they just didn't care. If you stay 3 nights, you will see the menu repeat itself. Downer. And the resident Chef ... well, he isn't one. Other than these...

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have to use an electric scooter and can not say enough about the excellent service. Everyone was more than helpful not just making sure I got a bus with a lift but holding doors, getting items I couldn't reach, anything to make sure all my needs were met. I was unsure how traveling would be but I can't say...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I enjoyed the scenery (truly spectacular) and the hikes at the lodge. Rooms were OK and the food, with one exception, was fine. A nice place, but.. We had reserved 2 rooms, both with 2 beds in them. When we got there, one of the rooms had only a single king-sized bed for my 2 adult sons. I talked to...

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1Thank Ralph P
Minneapolis
Reviewed August 7, 2013

First off, staying in Denali is more interesting than taking a day trip into and out of the park. That being said it is a LONG trip to the Kantishna lodgings (set up in 3 separate lodges) that are within the national park boundaries. The bus trip to the lodge is special because you get your own driver that is...

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2Thank Europhile62
Springboro, Ohio
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wow, the 92-mile bus trip along the edge of the mountain to reach the lodge is, in a word, harrowing, but the views are spectacular and you will see wildlife. Some of the animals will be close, others will be far off across the valleys and require sharp eyes and binoculars. This is as far as you can go in...

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2Thank jettan
Anchorage
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We just spent 2 nights at DBCL and it was wonderful. Their busses are comfortable and less congested, their staff from check in for the tour to our ride out of the park did a great job. Marianne led us on a hike to Blueberry Hill and we not only had a wonderful view of McKinley and Wonder Lake but...

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2Thank Dee Dee O
Houston, Texas
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our tour group stayed here for two nights in June during a heat wave. This proved somewhat uncomfortable with no moving air except for a ceiling fan. The lodge and accommodations are rustic which of course matches the area. As others have stated there is no tv, wifi nor cell phone service. My comforter had a stain that I tried...

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Kristy L, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of Denali Backcountry Lodge Houstonnative47! Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow travelers. I am sure that you had excellent views of Denali this season as you mentioned you visited during our unusual hot streak this June. I am also glad to hear that you had a relaxing massage at our new spa and I...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The cabins are very nice, but packed together in rows unless you get one facing the river. There is a lot of day traffic with bus tours coming through each day. The food is good, the staff friendly and helpful. The ride in is bad - don't get driver Justin. He stops every 10 feet to look at nothing and...

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Excellent experience. For us, four days and three nights was perfect. My husband went on the moderate hikes in the morning while I read on the porch (with my coffee) and then he would go with me in the afternoon on an easy hike/walk. And the food! For a "back country" lodge, the food was fantastic for all three meals....

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Kristy L, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Denali Backcountry Lodge, responded to this review

Terry M, thank you for your positive review. Relaxing on the porch is one of our favorite activities out here at the end of the road, we encourage guests to spend some time enjoying the comfortable chairs and sounds of Moose Creek nearby. I hope your travels in Alaska were as peaceful as your time at Denali Backcountry Lodge.

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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $1,118 - $1,128 (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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“The room was perfect. The meals were wonderful. The side trip to Wonder Lake was memorable. I loved the trip.”
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