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Denali National Park is the most popular national park in Alaska and one of the most accessible. It is located in Interior Alaska and is centered on the largest mountain in North America - Denali. The park is massive - larger than the state of New Hampshire. Denali is famous for being one of the most beautiful locations in all of Alaska.

Denali is a stunning landscape with a mix of forests, taiga, and alpine climates. It is a year-round attraction, with dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing being popular activities in the winter. For an immersive experience, stay in the wild backcountry of Denali. For those who can afford it, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is the exclusive Denali lodge that most only ever dream about.


Denali Backcountry Lodge - Denali's Exclusive & Remote Lodge

Denali's six million acres of wild land is only bisected by one ribbon of road. Denali is full of wild animals that are free to roam through its wilds just as they have done for thousands of years.

  • Size: 9,446 sq miles or 24,464 sq km
  • Denali: 20,310 Feet

To really experience Denali, one should stay in the backcountry. The Denali Backcountry Lodge is an all-inclusive up-market lodge that is only accessible by helicopter. The lodge only welcomes a limited number of guests, and those who do come are greeted with a very secluded part of the world.

  • Access: Via Helicopter

The lodge is located at the historic settlement of Kantishna and has private cabins, cozy fires, and everything one needs for a luxury rustic backcountry stay.

They offer two, three, four, or seven-night stays at the lodge. These days are all-inclusive with the helicopter ride and all meals.

Get lost and explore the lodge's trails, paths, cascading rivers, and more - far away from the hustle and bustle of life.

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Accommodation At Denali Backcountry Lodge

The Denali Backcountry Lodge has two lodging options - their Superior Cabins and their Creekside Cabins.

Superior Cabins:

The Superior Cabin comes with a king-size pillowtop bed or two full XL pillowtop beds. They have heated rooms, blackout curtains, and private baths.

  • Price: $1,650 Per Person, Per Night

The recommended stay is three or four nights. They provide a rustic and yet upmarket backcountry lodging option.

Creekside Cabin:

The Creekside Cabin comes with a king-size pillowtop bed or two full XL pillowtop beds. It has stunning views of Moose Creek from the private deck. They are also equipped with heated rooms, blackout curtains, and private baths.

  • Price: $1,750 Per Person, Per Night

The Creekside Cabin is recommended for the most comfortable stay. To make a booking, guests need to call the lodge.

As an all-inclusive lodge, one's booking includes:

  • Transfers: 35 Minute Helicopter Transfers In and Out
  • Guided Hikes: Guided Hikes and Unlimited Access To Lodge Equipment
  • Facilities: Saunas, Game Room, Fire Pits
  • Meals: All Meals and Snacks

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Things To Do At Denali Backcountry Lodge

At the lodge, guests are immersed in nature while still enjoying the comforts of modern life. Dine on the chef-prepared meals after a day of guided excursions.

Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, and even gold panning in the surrounding area. They have a resident Naturalist Guide who offers guided hikes and excursions. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

But relaxing in the great outdoors doesn't need that one needs to be constantly exploring the outdoors.

For those feeling the need to relax then, they also have the Nest Spa & Wellness Center. Their onsite therapists offer a range of treatments using their holistic expertise. Enjoy a much-needed massage or sweat it out in their complimentary wood-fired saunas.

Some of the Spa's menu options are:

Customized Massage:

Helps Relieve Muscle Tension Where It's Needed

  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Cost: $69

Signature Massage:

Most Popular Massage Integrates Swedish Techniques And Healing Essential Oils

  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Cost: $119

Deep Tissue Massage:

Intensive Therapy That Targets Specific Areas of Muscle Tension

  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Cost: $129

Hot Stone Treatment:

Strategically Places Heated River Stones Along The Body With a Full-Body Swedish Massage

  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Cost: $129

These are just some of their options. One can be sure that one will be well taken care of and pampered at the lodge.