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Denali Backcountry Lodge
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Great experience, not cheap
User: Traci R from: Birmingham, Michigan
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
We had an awesome stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge from September 5-8. It’s a special place. The meals and activities are included. The food is very good and the staff friendly and helpful. Everything is included (not alcohol, of course)! We were there during COVID, and due to the fact that there were no cruisers and not a lot of widespread travel, we had a lot of freedom, and met interesting people. Our day hike guide, Sebastian, was awesome and gave us suggestions for some great day hikes. Fall was beautiful there with rich reds and oranges and yellows (and blueberry picking!). Would go back n a heartbeat! A couple decades ago we stayed at Kantishna Roadhouse- also a great experience- but this time we were actually able to see the mountain for three days! Don’t take this for granted! It’s a big deal! All in all a wonderful stay
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Fall at the Denali Backcountry Lodge
User: NikiAlaska from: alaska
Published Date: Sep, 15, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
I love this lodge. Been coming since it opened many many years ago. The staff is awesome, the food delicious, and the beds super comfortable. The views are amazing. The hikes in Kantishna have so much to offer from beginners to advance. They have botany walks and the historical Fanny Quigley cabin. So many options we wanted to do we ran out of time. The lectures were also very good. Learned a lot about Pikas. I would recommend this lodge to anyone.
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Worth the Trip
User: davidU2098NX from:
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
The lodge is very comfortable as are the rooms. The best way to describe it is as a 'Pampered Back Country Experience.' The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable and there is an abundance of activities. You can also experience some 'very quiet' time if that is what you are looking for. The food was excellent and plentiful.
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Alaskan finally seeing Alaska
User: juliet17312020 from: North Pole, Alaska
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
COVID took a lot away from us this year but offered an Amazing opportunity to stay in the park, to experience what everyone else in the world gets to experience other then Alaskans. We were able to finally go past mile 15 and spend or 14 year wedding anniversary In the park. I’ve lived in Alaska my whole life and finally had the opportunity of my life time! Would love to come back with my kids to have them get this Amazing Experience as well!!! Worth every cent, the food and experience, the atmosphere and staff offered was worth it all!
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Great stay, good hiking
User: Rocket_Man0691 from: Phoenix, Arizona
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 5, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
Staying here starts with a 6 hours bus ride in. The ride was long but from mile 45 we did see Dall sheep, moose, bear and cub, caribou etc. there we are couple of stops. Check in was a breeze. Dinner served shortly after arrival. No coffee in room but easy to get a cup from lodge. As others state there is zero phone reception and a shared WiFi in the lodge. I would not count on it for anything important. There are activities and planned hikes but we mostly struck out on our own and enjoyed that. We saw only one Caribou and no other mammals while at the lodge. Food was mostly good but a couple of duds. Bar is nice and there are horsdourves served in the evening before the set 6 pm dinner Staff we all friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Trip out leaves 6am, but despite the rain we did see some animals on journey out. 3 nights here is plenty and it is relaxing COVID considerations - no in room service - inbound bus had windows open and everyone masked - outbound bus had windows closed use to rain, few masks (including driver) - staff wear masks at the lodge, but few customers do - park service facilities are mostly closed - seating in dining areas was spaced well

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