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Dunedin, Florida
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Very nice place, your own cabins, we panned for gold went fly fishing. This is a beautiful,quiet out of the way place. The meals were good, the little bar was fun and always busy. I was introduced to "stasch" raspberry hibiscus tea here and loved it so much when I returned to Florida I ordered 6 boxes!

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear cholla8, Thank you for you review. We are so happy to hear your stay was pleasant and that you enjoyed the activities we offer at Kantishna Roadhouse. Who would have thought you would find your new favorite drink out in Alaska! All the best.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Kantishna Roadhouse is a very nice place to stay at the end of the park road in Denali National Park, The Cabins are very basic, but comfortable. The lodge is very comfortable with large windows all around so that you can see the beauty of the outdoors. Take a hike, pan for gold or sit and enjoy the views. Very...

Thank travel4funRA
Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear travel4funRA, We are glad you had a comfortable stay with us at Kantishna Roadhouse and that you were able to enjoy the beauty Alaska has to offer. We hope to see you in Alaska again!

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Kantishna roadhouse is a holdover from the gold mining rush at the turn of the century. Accessible only via 3 hour bus ride on kantishna bus from Denali national Park visitor center. A visit to kantishna gets you further into the park than you can visit on your own. The trip is highlighted by a great bus ride, spectacular scenery...

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Sandy F, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you found our accommodations to be charming and comfortable! We try our best to make each guest feel at home here at Kantishna Roadhouse. We hope to see you in Alaska again.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our stay was great here. It is a rustic lodge with great views. The staff was very accommodating and they drove us the 3-4 miles so we could hike around Wonder Lake. They also took part of the group back there when Mt. McKinley was clear so they could get some pictures. Just make sure you have a mosquito head...

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jayne Y, Thank you for you review. We are pleased your stay with us was so positive. I'm so glad you were able to take advantage of a clear day to get some beautiful pictures of Mt. McKinley. All the best.

Yorba Linda
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We spent three nights there for our 35th wedding anniversary July 2013! Their bus picked us up a little while after we arrived by train into the Denali Train station. It was about a 6 hour bus ride back to Kantishna! Well worth it! The bus driver was a great! We saw lots of animals on the way! When we...

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Richard N, Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to post your review. We are so thrilled to have been able to be a part of your very special anniversary. Congratulations for all of us at Kantishna Roadhouse!

Hudson, Ohio
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our trip into the park with Kirsty was the beginning of a delightful 3-night experience. We were amazed with how easily she spotted Dall sheep way up on the hillside, or a moose in the kettle pond way off in the distance. She is definitely a wealth of knowledge about the park! We thoroughly enjoyed the staff at the Kantishna....

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear goldiesrus, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our staff and all their knowledge they have to share. I'm also glad you enjoyed the many activities we offer at Kantishna Roadhouse. All the best.

Surprise, AZ
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed here as part of our land package before our cruise. Kirsty is one of the nicest, most gracious people you will ever meet -- she is a fantastic driver and guide. The ride in is part of the whole experience, and she is a fountain of information. The roadhouse cabins are comfortable; the guides are friendly and helpful;...

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear lotsagoldens, We are glad to hear your stay with us was comfortable and you enjoyed our staff. I'm sorry to hear the weather wasn't better during your stay, but I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the many activities we offer. I hope you plan to visit Alaska again!

Ludlow, Vermont
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We came 2 weeks ago as part of a tour. We took the bus ride out which was wonderful. People who criticize the bus ride should have taken a luxury coach on a straight paved road to a casino instead. The ride was spectacular - over a bumpy winding road along the mountainsides. The drivers/ guides are fabulous. The bus...

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Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Safetydiva2, We are glad you enjoyed the rustic charm of Kantishna Roadhouse. We try our very best to make our lodgings as comfortable as possible. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 29 June 2014

We actually stayed here in August 2008 (sorry for the tardy review) as part of a Cruise West tour. While the ride in and ride back out (we were glad we didn't fly out as some have recommended, because we would have missed seeing a pack of wolves and other unforgettable sights), there were plenty of activities at the lodge...

Thank Michigan_Chipshot
Andrew A, General Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Michigan_Chipshot, Thank you for your review, it's never too late! We are thrilled your stay was memorable enough to come back and write a review so many years later. All the best.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our stay at the Roadhouse was average. The cabins were smallish, the food was average. The staff was friendly, but did not go out of their way to cater to the guests. There is only one Denali and the surroundings are of course impressive. However, while we had a good time at the Roadhouse, we would probably inquire about other...

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Andrew A, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Dear Elena J, I appreciate your comments regarding the cabins, food and staff and will keep them in the forefront as I plan for next season. Our short season, 100 days from June 4 through September 11, means we are essentially starting new each year—which has its challenges for sure but also gives us the opportunity to make positive changes...

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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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Address: 1 Doyon Pl # 300, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99701-2941
Region: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kantishna Roadhouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“all of the rooms are good. They are located in cabins scattered around the property.”
 of 5 bubbles 970wendyz, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not much difference in the cabins”
 of 5 bubbles qwerty103, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be equal.”
 of 5 bubbles joane412, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabins numbered 25 and upward face the creek and away from the rest of the property”
 of 5 bubbles travel-here-there, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good- your will be in Denali National Park!”
 of 5 bubbles ggggreat, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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