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Cantwell Lodge

137 Mile Denali Highway, Cantwell, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99729
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cantwell


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137 Mile Denali Highway, Cantwell, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99729
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Fairbanks Intl Airport167 kmSee all flights
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Chance M wrote a review Sep 2021
Immenreuth, Germany33 contributions23 helpful votes
The customer service was phenomenal, Cindy went out out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend the lodge to anyone visiting the area. The beds were comfortable, the food was good, staff was friendly, and the beer was cold, what else can you ask for!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Dylang1234 wrote a review May 2021
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Great little stay for our family. Cynthia was very accommodating and even let us use her home grill to cook our Elk steaks! Kids played Jenga and had sodas at the grill while adults kicked back. Great location off the beaten path and away from all the people. Not a 4 star resort but a 4 star experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Skibumdude wrote a review Apr 2021
Vail, Colorado1358 contributions273 helpful votes
We arrived during COVID times and just before the start of the summer season. The room was spacious, the water hot and it has the only bar between Healy and Talkeetna. There is free Wi-Fi for those travelers who have no phone service. We met Cynthia King the manager and Michelle, her assistant who both regaled us with stories of the lodge’s history. The bar was closed but it seems pretty awesome for the location. The Alaska railroad passes by the lodge and we awoke in the early dawn to the lonesome wail of the train as it went by.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Athena Y wrote a review Aug 2020
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New rooms are absolutely amazing! Beds are extremely comfortable, bathroom is nice, and there are plenty of outlets in convenient places to charge all of your devices. My family and I stayed in the room with 1 King and 1 Twin bed, the king side of the room had a small closet, and a Roku tv (plus I'm sure a dresser or 2 that I'm forgetting). The twin side of the room had an area with a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker. There was also a dresser in the room. I really like the placement of the bedside lamp, with a built in area to rest your phone, book, etc. at night. I really wish we had taken pictures because the rooms are extremely nice. There is a bar/lounge located on the other side of the lodge so you can grab a drink or a bite to eat. If you drive down the Denali Highway, it's a great place for camping/hunting. If you drive North on the Parks Highway for about 20ish minutes you'll come to the entrance to Denali National Park, totally recommend checking it out in the Summer, very beautiful and lots of wildlife. If you continue North about 10 more minutes there are lots of gift shops, restaurants, a liquor store, etc. Very nice place. I don't know what's open due to the Coronavirus, it seemed like some places were closed but there were some places open. The Alaska Railroad does run through (about 200 feet away from the lodge is the railroad tracks) usually very often in the summer, so if you're a light sleeper I could see that being an issue but for me, I don't mind the train so I'm still giving them 5 stars as it's not really anything the lodge management can do about it.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Travelladywork wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
It would be a good place for hunters to stop in. They offer free use of laundry machines and have TV/WiFi. We had a hard time finding this place, it’s on the left side of the Denali Hwy if you’re coming from Anchorage... (turn where the USA Gasoline is) - there were not many large signs that made it easy to find. The room itself was clean. We had to find someone to check in but she was nice. We couldn’t find anyone when we checked out. The outside is very run down but the room itself was nice, the bed was very comfortable. We did not try the bar or restaurant. At 1am and 3am trains drive by and they shoot flares loudly into the air, it also sounded like dog kennels were nearby because we kept hearing howling. It wasn’t awful but I’d rather stay at the log cabins up the road or in Denali next time. Just wasn’t my cup of tea. You will probably like this place if you’re on a budget, just need a bed for the night and don’t mind loud noises at night.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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US$135 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesAlaskaDenali National Park and PreserveCantwell
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Which popular attractions are close to Cantwell Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dog Gone It (0.00 km) and Denali Highway (0.00 km).