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Kantishna Roadhouse

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#9 of 41 Specialty lodging in Denali National Park and Preserve
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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, mountain biking, & 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 buses 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.
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1 Doyon Pl # 300, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99701-2941
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Lake Minchumina Airport48 mi
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The Kantishna Roadhouse was our final destination during our trip to Alaska. Our transportation was a comfortable school bus with large windows for wildlife viewing. Our bus driver was also our guide and she was awesome. Views throughout the drive were amazing and we saw numerous animals-caribou, dall sheep, a bear sleeping on the side of the road, moose, golden eagle, Northern harriers, a nest of baby ravens, and artic ground squirrels. The Roadhouse is beautful and a great place to hang out either on the porch, in the saloon, attending a lecture, or browsing the gift shop. Our cabin was perfect - right across from the river and rustic, but very comfortable and clean. Meals at the Roadhouse were enjoyable and the food was very good. We always had plenty to eat and really enjoyed the dinners. Our favorite activity was to ride the bikes to Wonder Lake early in the morning for the best views of Denali. We were really lucky and had a cloudless view of the mountain. We also participated in some of the hikes, panned for gold, attended a very interesting lecture, and took a flight around Denali which was awesome. Our early bus trip back out to the park entrance was equally enjoyable and we added ptarmigan, a mother bear and cub, and a merlin to our lists of anminal we saw. We cannot say enough about the staff at the Roadhouse - everyone was friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about a trip to the end of the road.
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This was an exceptional place to stay. Cabins fairly rustic but extremely clean. Lots of fun activities included including fly fishing, hiking and much more! Bus drive in was eventful with LOTS of animal sightings! Staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Food was family style and meals were good.
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I can't imagine that a backcountry lodge could really be rated as "average", but we have to use the classifications that are available, so that's the best that I can do! Exciting to be "off the grid". Cabin pleasant, comfortable beds. Staff was nice, definitely not well trained. I took the title of my review directly from CraigK1's review of June 21. I could have written that same review, agree with everything he said...Each evening we asked for more bread. The waiter said politely that he would see of there was any! Bread! (Fortunately he was able to return our basket with more bread.)
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Our travel group (Road Scholars) spent 3 nights at the great place. No interruptions from the outside world and many activities to sample. Great place to stay! The food is good, the beds are comfortable and the general atmosphere is welcoming. There are shuttles to Wonder Lake to view Denali Mt. and dog sled demonstrations, gold panning, fly fishing and opportunities to go flightseeing with a local air service.
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You can absolutely stay in total luxury somewhere else for the same (likely less) money, but that's not what this is. It's expensive because of where it is, and if you want to be nestled deep in Denali, it's comfortable, enjoyable, and worth every penny. We spent three nights and most of four days in the park, during which our kids saw wild bear, beavers, caribou, ducks, eagles, moose, sheep, and a host of other critters, including the skittish red squirrel (aka "the snack food of the arctic"), under the tutelage of experienced, knowledgeable guides. Cost a fortune, and I'd recommend it to any family with kids who can afford it.
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