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Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve Kantishna, AK 99755, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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#6 of 40 Specialty lodging in Denali National Park and Preserve
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A quaint lodge in the middle of Denali National Park, and also home to Kantishna Air Taxi. A perfect basecamp for independent outdoor enthusiasts. A hidden culinary gem. Friendly and comfortable. Open June-September. Come see us!
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Property amenities
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
First aid kit
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Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve Kantishna, AK 99755, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Fairbanks Intl Airport129 miSee all flights
Lake Minchumina Airport48 miSee all flights
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Jmims wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York27 contributions35 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay here in Aug of 2019. This place is very rustic and the food is EXCEPTIONAL. It was one of the best/most satisfying dinners I've ever had actually. It's at the end of the road in Denali, in a lovely remote area overlooking a valley. The staff were all very friendly. It isn't cheap but everything out in Kantishna is pretty expensive, since it's so remote.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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jlbryan wrote a review Sep 2019
Louisville, Kentucky113 contributions19 helpful votes
We arrived in early September. As this is located at the "end of the road" you can arrive either via the Denali Camper Bus or via Kantishna Air. We decided to ride the Camper Bus in and fly out. Loved doing both. Both were great ways to experience Denali. Our pilot, Hawk gave a nice tour and geology lesson of the Alaskan range and Denali. We were in Room 6. Bed and bedding was great. There are great views from the room. The lodge looks out over Moose Creek. Lots of space to sit outside or inside and enjoy the views. Beautiful. You can't see the Alaskan Range or Denali from here. But, you are a short hike (4 miles round trip) to the Quigley Ridge or you can take the Camper bus to Wonder lake and see Denali (weather permitting). All but one room is outside the main lodge. So, being able to navigate stairs is must. If you have someone that is not as mobile. Consider requesting in the lodge room. There are still stairs though. Just not as many. We opted in for dinner and would highly recommend it. The food was terrific. In addition, dining is family style with everyone at a table. So, there is lots of opportunity to interact with other guests and learn from each other about Alaska and their experiences. Breakfast is on your own with a nice continental type selection. Lunch you can raid the refrigerator for left overs or make sandwiches. If you want to pack a lunch, that is possible as well. The bathrooms and showers are in the main lodge (not in your room). They are well maintained, plenty of hot water. Never had to wait for a restroom or the shower. I would not let this deter me from staying here. The staff was wonderful. Peter greeted us and gave the "tour". Bobbie, Matt, Jena and others were always willing to help in whatever way they could. Then there were the best staff members, the dogs (Lucky, Daisy and Coco). They were great ambassadors. Skyline can provide hiking poles, bear spray, insect repellent, etc. So, feel free to ask if you don't have something they probably do. There is no TV, cell phone service wouldn't count on it, wifi maybe. But the whole point of being at a backcountry lodge it to get away. That you can do. Disconnect and enjoy! Definitely recommend and would go back in a minute!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Beautiful views, must be able to climb stairs, bathrooms are not in the rooms
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2017-anne-a wrote a review Sep 2019
Rochester, Michigan4 contributions
Skyline is at mile 92 in the park, so the trip in was long but very scenic. We took the camper bus and it was fine. The lodge is comfortable, the staff is very friendly, and the food was plentiful with delicious dinners served buffet style. We could also choose our own breakfast and lunch options and even take them out hiking. There are good hiking options nearby and beautiful views everywhere you look. Other guests were friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. We didn't miss having phone service or wi-fi--too much else to do! Plus, we saw the Northern Lights one night--I wasn't expecting that!
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Date of stay: September 2019
nottoosure wrote a review Aug 2019
Texas3 contributions
Amazing stay in Denali. Great atmosphere and location. Could not have asked for more. Great hikes, great food, great people, fresh blueberries and clear skies. Rode bikes and panned for gold. Thank you all for a very memorable experience. Be sure and visit the art studio.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Nancy H wrote a review Aug 2019
New England31 contributions14 helpful votes
A group of 7 of us stayed at the lodge for 3 nights in July. We would all go back in a heartbeat. The lodge is in a great location with access to tons of hiking. There are beautiful views from the balconies and many comfortable places to hang out for reading and writing. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, recommending hikes and things to do. They even helped us get a reservation at a great restaurant outside the park for a birthday celebration after we left the lodge. Even the dogs that lived there were super. The food... oh my goodness... it was exceptional. Supposedly the chef is coming out with a cookbook later this year which I would buy for her lime cilantro salad dressing alone, never mind the other great recipes sure to be in it. If you are looking for a place with all the bells and whistles, this is not the place. There is no TV. And the WIFI was iffy. But if you are looking for a friendly, comfortable place to unplug and unwind; to be surrounded by beautiful mountains, flowers and wildlife; to enjoy friendly travelers and staff, this is the place. It's a very relaxed place for relaxed guests.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skyline Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Skyline Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, a sauna, and bicycles available for guest use.
Which room amenities are available at Skyline Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Skyline Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Skyline Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Skyline Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Skyline Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.