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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best guides are at Kantishna! During our September 2016 visit, we were awed by the extent of the knowledge of the staff. Kirsty is not just a bus driver -- she is a wilderness guide, wildlife spotter, and an accomplished photographer. Kristen is a professional with deep knowledge of flora, fauna, and geology. Ask for her to be your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we spent 3 days at the Roadhouse and enjoyed the great scenery, the guided hikes, nice food and comfortable & cozy cabins. Our Denali experience started with the 6 hour bus drive into the park. Our driver, Christine, told lots of interesting stories and was great at spotting wildlife. She stopped the bus whenever there was a a bear /... More 

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Miami Beach, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an accommodation for people who enjoy being outdoors in Alaskan wilderness. Several guided hikes of varying degrees of difficulty are offered every day, and all three of the guides we had were excellent--young people who knew their stuff and absolutely love their work. There are also bikes and maps for people who want to hike on their own,... More 

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Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guides and staff DO love their jobs and we think that it shows! We hope that Denali showed herself to you during your visit and we appreciate the great review. Safe travels in the future and if you make it back up this way, we would... More 

Arlington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time in Denali. First time deep in the park. This is the place. The staff are all young, enthusiastic naturalists. They are cool...not just to their age group, but to ours (('m 63). I had the time of my life. My wife, sister-in-law and brother-in-law would attest to the same. Go for it. You will love it!

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Thank jimgaul
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

We ARE cool! Thanks for the review, sounds like you had a blast and I can bet that we were having a blast with you. Come see us again sometime. Safe travels! More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are only a couple wilderness resorts that are 90+ miles into Denali National Park. Other hotels/motels are outside the park. I booked 4 months out and our first choice was unavailable but we were able to find 3 days at Kantishna Roadhouse. We flew into Anchorage and the next day drove to the pickup point in Denali National Park... More 

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Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! It is always nice for future travelers to see such detailed reviews. I think your choice to stay three nights was a wise one, it allows for a little more exploring. You are very right about the road in the Park, we are very fortunate to have such experienced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark was the most entertaining tour guide, as well as driver. We had nothing but sunshine, and we saw everything(except a wolf--can't have it all) but multiple sightings of moose, bears, caribou, Dall, ptarmigan, not to mention 100% views of Denali from every angle.The lunch service was great--thanks Marie and John! as well as Amanda with the gold-panning activity. And... More 

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Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

100% views of Denali - doesn't get much better than that! Thank you for choosing our tour! It sounds like you chose the perfect day to visit us. Safe travels and don't stop exploring. More 

Madison
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful lodge at the end of such a scenic drive. As older adults, my wife had concerns about such a long bus ride, but it ended up being the highlight of our visit to Alaska. Our actress/naturalist/bus driver (Melanie) kept us entertained the whole way, along with some great wildlife and Denali views. Don't miss this excursion!

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Thank James L
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Melanie is such a fun guide, it sounds like you got some views of Denali and it doesn't get much better than that. Thank you for the review and we hope that you have safe travels on all your future adventures. More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights. It is very rustic. No cell phones, no tv, which was exactly what we wanted. We went on 2 different hikes. The guides are amazing. One was a botanist, another a geologist, etc etc. They are young and enthusiastic We also went panning for gold and watched the sled dogs race around the lodge. Breakfast is... More 

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Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

We hope that you get back here too! It sounds like you truly appreciated the wilderness for what it was, the no TV and no cell phones can be such a relaxing experience. You are right about Denali... it must be seen to be believed. Thank you for the review and we hope your adventures bring you back our way... More 

Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the bus ride to Kantishna Roadhouse. Our bus driver Kirsty was amazing. It was a long ride but it was worth it. We saw caribou, a bear, ptarmigan and dall sheep. Our cabin was clean and spacious. The staff was friendly and organized. The food was okay. We enjoyed our hikes. The only complaint is that at times... More 

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We took the Wilderness Express train from Fairbanks to the Denali depot. We were met there by the Kantishna Roadhouse bus, driven be Kristen on the way in, and Christine on the way out. Kantishna is the end of the road, 92 miles into Denali Park. Our drivers both had binocular vision. They spotted wildlife that we otherwise probably wouldn't... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kantishna Roadhouse is a backcountry lodge resort in the heart of Denali National Park. Comfortable well-appointed cabin lodging, all-inclusive experience. Enjoy abundant activities including daily guided hikes, gold panning with expert guides, free mountain bike rental/usage, and fly-fishing for Arctic Grayling in Moose Creek. For those that choose to stay in camp for the day, our comfortable natural history library, cozy lobby, or outdoor screened-in porch -- offer pleasant alternatives. This is a true Alaskan adventure in one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. The transportation to and from the resort is half the fun. Our red and white bus, marked "Kantishna Roadhouse," gives you the opportunity to see abundant wildlife in its natural setting, including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou, dall sheep, among other critters. Kantishna Roadhouse is the only resort in the backcountry with a bar/saloon. Sip wine on the banks of the Moose River while you take in a beautiful sunset by the fire. Enjoy activities and relaxation. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Doyon Pl # 300, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99701-2941
Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kantishna Roadhouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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