Denali Backcountry Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDenali Backcountry Lodge Denali National Park and Preserve
A generally well organised and comfortable lodge in this wilderness location.
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Travel Blogs from Denali National Park and Preserve
Mary Jane expertly guided our school-bus chariot back out of the park the way we came (there is only one road, after all), past Polychrome glacier, through Toklat Pass and over the Teklanika River, and we had many more splendid wildlife sightings along the way. Every time I was worried the bus might tip over as all the passengers crammed to the side where the animals of interest were located, but somehow we managed to stay upright. Mary Jane ...
After a bit of a sleep in to enjoy the luxury of a real bed before I have some more time in the tent I packed up and headed south from Fairbanks towards the Denali National Park. I stopped for a late breakfast at a small town called Nenana which strangely enough sits on the Nenana river. Although the majority of the shops had either closed down or did not appear open, I found an interesting little place that just happened ...
... bellies. On the road again and eventually rolled into the town of Denali, then up, up, up the zig zag driveway to our lodge past all the funny road hazard signs (Mosquitoes carrying people, cars buckled by Moose etc). They sure picked a nice spot to put the lodge. It sits on a bluff overlooking the whole river valley of Denali with great views o the river and cloud wreathed mountains nearby. Had a bit of a rest in our room then jumped in the bus for our Alaskan ...
... on. We had stumbled upon the 49th state brewery. We bellied up to the bar and began tasting a few so we could bring back a couple of growlers. As we were sampling the brew I received a text from Nancy asking where are we? We were so taken by the brewery we came back to the campsite and decided to go there for dinner. The food was great and they served one of the biggest hamburgers I have seen. When we inquired about the burger the waiter said when your in Alaska you ...
Today didn’t start out so good. At 5:00 AM we got a text message, and then at 5:30 we got a phone call. It seems people have a hard time fathoming the time difference as we are 4 hours earlier than Eastern Time. Actually, I was up anyway but it woke Linda up.
Our little electric heater wasn’t quite keeping up with the 51 degree outside temperature and it was only 66 inside. That ...