Full Service Backcountry Lodge in Denali Park
Kantishna Roadhouse offers an all-inclusive once in a lifetime Alaskan travel experience. Located 90 miles into the pristine natural wonder of Denali National Park in a remote area where few are lucky enough to travel, you will find adventure, tranquility and an escape from every-day modern life. Your stay includes private bus transportation into the heart of Denali Park, deluxe log cabin accommodations, meals, a variety of daily activities, hiking opportunities, naturalist programs and the chance to observe wildlife and experience the breathtaking scenery of Denali Park — up close and personal. Come and experience true Alaskan hospitality in this historic back country lodge.
In The Heart of Denali
Kantishna sits 90 miles into Denali National park, just 25 miles from the base of Denali, a short hike from Wonder Lake, and in the midst of grand wilderness and wildlife. Moose, bears, wolves, and Dall sheep are likely to be a few of your neighbors during your stay, and you might be lucky enough to spot them on hikes and bus rides throughout the park. The grandeur of Denali’s mountains, valleys, trees, and rivers surround Kantishna, allowing you to soak in the views, sounds, and smells of Alaskan wilderness that has been left nearly untouched by humans for thousands of years.
Cozy Cabins, with a Gold Mining Past
As a historic gold mining district that was once home to thousands of prospectors, Kantishna has historical buildings mixed in with modern cabins and an updated lodge. The mix of old and new buildings contributes to the charming character of Kantishna, while the modern cabins offer all of the contemporary comforts you’ll need for your stay. Our spacious cabins are fitted with comfortable beds and private bathrooms, offering a cozy place to unwind after a day of hiking, exploring, or relaxing in Denali.
Indulge yourself with a massage, a hike or bike ride alongside a sparkling creek, a glass of wine on the deck of your cabin or simply some quiet time immersed in the spectacular surroundings. The list of activities at the Roadhouse includes fly fishing, gold panning, sighting wildlife, and many others. Whatever you choose to do while you are here, we’re certain it will be an experience unlike any other. Our guides are happy to help you find an activity that you’ll enjoy.
“Expect a true taste of Alaska with hospitality and Friendliness out in the middle of the 6 million acres that make up Denali National Park, and you won’t be disappointed.”
Getting Here is Half the Fun
Your adventure begins when you board our bus for the journey through Denali National Park and into Kantishna. Since Kantishna is only accessible by approved vehicles, your stay includes a scenic drive on one of our tour busses. On this ride out to Kantishna, you’ll see braided rivers, scenic valleys, majestic mountains, lush forests, and plains of tundra. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife like bears, moose, and wolves along Denali Park Road. If the weather is right, you may be able to catch a glimpse of Denali, the tallest peak in all of North America. This bus ride to Kantishna is just the start of your journey, and it’s one memorable highlight to begin your adventure.