We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kantishna Roadhouse

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
No availability for your dates from these sites
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Kantishna Roadhouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 167: English reviews
Start your review of Kantishna Roadhouse
 Click to rate
Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ride the bus 92 miles to Kantishna. We saw Grizzlies, caribou , Dahl sheep, and moose. A very sunny day we saw McKinley from every angle! A good lunch at the roadhouse. Forgot the name of our very entertaining driver/hostess but she made the trip memorable! Enjoy the chocolate chip cookies!

1Thank spencers1621
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, sounds like you picked a great day to see the Park! We are happy to hear that you saw so much wildlife and enjoyed the Roadhouse. We hope your travels bring you back to Denali National Park again someday. Safe travels, Josie Assistant Operations Manager Kantishna Roadhouse

Holly Springs, NC
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I stayed for the last 2 nights the roadhouse was open for this season. Of course the drive in is part of the experience but no one warned us that in parts the road falls on the down hill side quite dramatically- the road itself is very well maintained but if you're scared of heights be sure...

Thank momtero
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Oh the last days of the season this year were so beautiful, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Mary is such a fun and knowledgeable guide and Kristy's passion for the Park is what really brings our tours to life. We sure hope that your adventures bring you back our way again someday. Safe...

Ocala Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We ate here as part of your 12 hour tour. The soup was very good,cookies were very good. They need to address the wraps. It had one slice of meat, cheese and way too much lettuce filler, If you could not eat the lettuce you have a very skimpy wrap left. That was the common complaint of the people sitting...

Thank GolfOcalaFlorida
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The best guides are at Kantishna! During our September 2016 visit, we were awed by the extent of the knowledge of the staff. Kirsty is not just a bus driver -- she is a wilderness guide, wildlife spotter, and an accomplished photographer. Kristen is a professional with deep knowledge of flora, fauna, and geology. Ask for her to be your...

Thank jmch491
Reviewed 24 September 2016

we spent 3 days at the Roadhouse and enjoyed the great scenery, the guided hikes, nice food and comfortable & cozy cabins. Our Denali experience started with the 6 hour bus drive into the park. Our driver, Christine, told lots of interesting stories and was great at spotting wildlife. She stopped the bus whenever there was a a bear /...

Thank Annette L
Miami Beach, FL
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is an accommodation for people who enjoy being outdoors in Alaskan wilderness. Several guided hikes of varying degrees of difficulty are offered every day, and all three of the guides we had were excellent--young people who knew their stuff and absolutely love their work. There are also bikes and maps for people who want to hike on their own,...

Thank SoBeRetired
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guides and staff DO love their jobs and we think that it shows! We hope that Denali showed herself to you during your visit and we appreciate the great review. Safe travels in the future and if you make it back up this way, we would...

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Second time in Denali. First time deep in the park. This is the place. The staff are all young, enthusiastic naturalists. They are cool...not just to their age group, but to ours (('m 63). I had the time of my life. My wife, sister-in-law and brother-in-law would attest to the same. Go for it. You will love it!

Thank jimgaul
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

We ARE cool! Thanks for the review, sounds like you had a blast and I can bet that we were having a blast with you. Come see us again sometime. Safe travels!

Sanibel Island, Florida
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are only a couple wilderness resorts that are 90+ miles into Denali National Park. Other hotels/motels are outside the park. I booked 4 months out and our first choice was unavailable but we were able to find 3 days at Kantishna Roadhouse. We flew into Anchorage and the next day drove to the pickup point in Denali National Park...

Thank chs262
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! It is always nice for future travelers to see such detailed reviews. I think your choice to stay three nights was a wise one, it allows for a little more exploring. You are very right about the road in the Park, we are very fortunate to have such experienced...

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Mark was the most entertaining tour guide, as well as driver. We had nothing but sunshine, and we saw everything(except a wolf--can't have it all) but multiple sightings of moose, bears, caribou, Dall, ptarmigan, not to mention 100% views of Denali from every angle.The lunch service was great--thanks Marie and John! as well as Amanda with the gold-panning activity. And...

Thank Carol T
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

100% views of Denali - doesn't get much better than that! Thank you for choosing our tour! It sounds like you chose the perfect day to visit us. Safe travels and don't stop exploring.

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful lodge at the end of such a scenic drive. As older adults, my wife had concerns about such a long bus ride, but it ended up being the highlight of our visit to Alaska. Our actress/naturalist/bus driver (Melanie) kept us entertained the whole way, along with some great wildlife and Denali views. Don't miss this excursion!

Thank James L
Josie J, Manager at Kantishna Roadhouse, responded to this review

Melanie is such a fun guide, it sounds like you got some views of Denali and it doesn't get much better than that. Thank you for the review and we hope that you have safe travels on all your future adventures.

136 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (121)
Room/Suite (7)
Hotel & Grounds (32)
Dining (4)
Pool/Beach Area (8)
View from Room (2)
Other (68)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (15)
Other (15)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Denali National Park and Preserve
215.2 km away
Denali Backcountry Lodge
Denali Backcountry Lodge
#1 of 7 in Denali National Park and Preserve
298 reviews
0.3 km away
SpringHill Suites Fairbanks
6.3 km away
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
#2 of 23 in Fairbanks
1,065 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center
5.0 km away
Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
1.7 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Fairbanks
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Kantishna Roadhouse

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com so you can book your Kantishna Roadhouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kantishna Roadhouse Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kantishna Roadhouse staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Washington, DC
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Kantishna Roadhouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“all of the rooms are good. They are located in cabins scattered around the property.”
970wendyz, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not much difference in the cabins”
qwerty103, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be equal.”
joane412, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabins numbered 25 and upward face the creek and away from the rest of the property”
travel-here-there, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good- your will be in Denali National Park!”
ggggreat, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Check these sites for availability
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates