My husband and I were originally booked at the Northface Lodge, just a short distance from the Kantishna Roadhouse. However, our independant travel agent really screwed up and never made the full deposit to the Northface Lodge, so we scrambled to find a new place to stay. Word travels fast in Alaska and by the time I phoned the Kantishna Roadhouse, they already knew of our plight and were holding a room. Fantastic!
Turns out, we think we lucked out. The Roadhouse is really laid back, with lovely grounds, good food, and great hikes. Our cabin was large and comfortable, although the wall separating our room from the adjoining one was paper thin. Fortunately, our friends were next door and we all agreed to be quiet.
It's possible the North Face Lodge offers a more personal experience, but when we rode our mountain bikes over to the North Face Lodge to look around, we decided we liked the Roadhouse better.
If you're taking the train to Denali, we would recommend both the Kantishna Roadhouse at the end of the park road, and its sister property, the Denali River Cabins near the park entrance. We spent one night at the River Cabins and were impressed by the incredible scenery and casual ambience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kantishna Roadhouse Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve