Called, appropriately enough, the Skyline Lodge, Kantisha’s one affordable option is perched at the top of a lofty hillside above a river valley and beneath the reinforced radio antenna for Kantishna Air Taxi. A solar-powered, backcountry summer lodge, it doubles as the headquarters for the air taxi, and guests share meals and common areas with the company’s bush pilots. There are just three small guest rooms but each offers comfortable sleeping lofts and smashing mountain views right from their double beds. The downside: rooms share a bath that’s in the main building, a short walk away–but after all, this is the wilderness. Skyline books up fast, so reserve your room as far ahead of time as possible – like the summer beforehand (we're not kidding). Don’t skip the grub, the food is excellent: fresh baked breads and muffins in the morning, a make-your-own sandwich station where you can pack your own lunch, and a home-cooked dinner. The sunny sitting room with a high ceiling and long mountain views invites lounging, but leave yourself time to borrow a mountain bike and pedal to Wonder Lake for a hike in the park. In the evening, you’ll play ping pong with the bush pilots, or stoke up the wood-fired sauna and have a good sweat. You can take the park shuttle, or you can fly in with Kantishna Air (guests usually get a discount on the flight), which can double as a flightseeing tour.
Denali National Park Region
Denali National Park Region› Hotel
Our Rating Neighborhood Kantishna Phone 907/644-8222 Units 4 units Web site Skyline Lodge
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