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“Perfect little semi-rustic cabin”
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Backwoods Lodge
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the little rustic cabin. Unlike most of the regular rooms it has no running water, but we didn't miss it. The owners have carefully thought of everything you might need. There's a little porta-potty and water dispensers in each sink. Grill on the deck, Micro and fridge and tv and a queen bed with twin bunk beds. Very clean and cozy. Great location right at the end of the Denali highway. We'd definitely return. Good place for families.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at the Backwoods Lodge. The room was spacious with a washroom, shower room, living room and kitchen alcove. The hosts have thought of everything that might be needed by the guests, including cutlery, paper plates, popcorn, dish detergent etc. The room had fridge, microwave, coffee maker. There were two wooden tables that were very convenient for laptops and loads of electrical outlets. There were also available BBQ grills outside the various cabins. The host, Mike, was very friendly and provided a ton of helpful information. The Backwoods Lodge is located 27 miles from the Denali National Park entrance. As previously mentioned there are not very many places to eat in Cantwell.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you have to be stuck in Cantwell, it's nice to know that there's the Backwoods Lodge. Very roomy and clean, and very comfortable. Bring your own food to grill, there's really no where to eat in Cantwell!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last night for one night. I believe this is the only place to stay in Cantwell during the winter. Wasn't sure what to expect but it was a very nice (basic), clean hotel. Mike, who we dealt with at the front desk was a very nice and interesting gentleman. The room was large and had a small frig and microwave. The bed was average. For $110 in Cantwell it was a very nice place to stay. I would stay again. This is far from fancy but the cleanliness was much appreciated. Recommended if you need lodging in Cantwell.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

There aren't many places to stay in Cantwell, but this is a great place to stay if you are ever there. The rooms are clean, lots of space and easy to get to. They have a small refridgerator, microwave, hot pot, coffee pot, hot cocoa, popcorn and paper plates there for you to use. Which I thought was very convenient. We had 2 queen size beds in our room that were average in comfort, but all in all was impressed with the place.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place is awesome. We live in Alaska and enjoy traveling around the state. We stay in small family run lodging 2-3 times a year usually just weekend trips. This is the nicest place we have stayed in years. Probably my favorite for several reasons. The location is great, in Cantwell on the Denali highway and close to the park. The area is just beautiful with snowmachining in winter and atv trails for summer. The lodge is small with only 10-12 rooms, parking is good and will accomodate a trailer with atv's or snowmachines. Rooms are large and ours had 2 queen and a twin bed. The layout is also good with the bathroom sink outside of the bathroom and a long counter opposite with a microwave and a coffee pot. They have several very nice grills available also. The rooms were very clean and well kept. The owners were friendly and made us feel welcome.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

As we wanted a change from Denali cabins I booked here because of closer to the jetboat tour.Well this place was great,NICE PEOPLE,VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE.The downside is not close to anything else thats good,need to go about 10 mile to decent food,and definetly don't do jetboat.But this place I would highly recommend to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Backwoods Lodge

Address: Denali Highway (Rt. 8), Cantwell, AK 99729
Location: United States > Alaska > Cantwell
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Cantwell
Price Range: $133 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Backwoods Lodge is a 10 room motel with 2 cabins. We are known for our impeccably clean rooms. We are located in a quiet wooded area, only 27 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park. We are located on the Denali Highway, the second most scenic highway in Alaska. We have views of Mt. McKinley from the property and we are surrounded by mountains. We are pet friendly and offer pet sitting. ... more   less 
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