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Backwoods Lodge
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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“Great Stay!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Large enough room for the whole family (6 adults)! Nice and easy check-in and check-out process. Room was way better than expected with a fridge, plates, napkins, silverware, and popcorn. All I can say is WOW! It's nice to be away from the park since it's so busy, and you're so close to the road going in, it's an easy stay. We'll be going back, for sure. It's so clean, and everything was set up for 6 of us (even had 6 towels upon arriving). Can't complain at all.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in room #8 for two nights over 4th of July week.

Four adults comfortably fit into the spotless/very clean room.

The week we were there, the hotels near the Denali entrance were charging up to $300 a room. While we were 30 minutes south of the Park, we paid $100 a night.

It's a motel set in from the road. No road noise. Secluded feel. Did not hear people in adjacent rooms.

Cantwell is a very small town and it's necessary to stock up on provisions before arriving. The closest grocery store is likely 100 plus miles away at the IGA at the junction of the Parks Highway and Talkeetna Spur Rd.

We drove west across the Denali Highway to arrive and loved that experience. (Drive slow).

We'll be back! Thank you, Backwoods Lodge !

  • Stayed July 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

A 30-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Denali Park entrance, the rustic motel features super clean rooms in a quiet wooded area at a moderate price. Ask for the AAA discount. The rooms are adequate in size, but decorated in "old motel style" with semi-shag carpeting. But who cares when you are enjoying Denali Parks most of the day.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2014

After staying one night at Backwoods Lodge, we decided to stay another night and continue sight-seeing in the area. The host was very friendly and the room was clean, comfortable, and pet-friendly. Having complimentary coffee (decaf even!) and popcorn in the room was a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable. Rooms are spacious and quiet. We went for a snowmobile trip. Good any time of year.

Easy to get to and great midway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Nice people. Reasonable price. Will go back.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The rooms are large and very clean and quite. The owners are great people and very helpful. With limited places to eat in Cantwell, they provide BBQ's and you can even purchase steaks and other items to BBQ from the hotel office.
The little touches were great, like popcorn to go with the microwave. And they allow dogs and other pets. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a room in this remote location!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We really enjoyed staying here. The owners were pleasant and helpful. The room was large and clean. The bag of popcorn by the microwave was a nice touch.

There is a nice walking trail to a pond behind the lodge.

There is only one place to eat in Cantwell and no grocery store. Stock up before you arrive and cook your own food.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Backwoods Lodge

Property: 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 5 Specialty Lodging in Cantwell
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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Backwoods Lodge Cantwell, Alaska

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