Backwoods Lodge, Denali National Park Alaska

Welcome to Backwoods Lodge

Backwoods Lodge is located on the Denali Highway in the scenic community of Cantwell. Located 27 miles from Denali National Park Visitor Center, Backwoods Lodge is a quiet retreat away from the crowds and congestion close to the visitors center.
Backwoods Lodge : Denali Alaska

Backwoods Lodge is an AAA rated motel catering to guests traveling by automobile.

We recommend a two-night stay in order to take advantage of the bus tours into the park. In addition you can go flightseeing, horseback riding, take a riverboat tour, hiking and fishing, white-water rafting and scenic float trips in the Denali Park area.

There is always something to do and we are happy to recommend activities to you.

Mt. McKinley & Denali National ParkMichael and Kathie White own and operate Backwoods Lodge year-round. In winter visitors snowmachine, ski and snowshoe in the prime recreation area. Snowmobile and flightseeing tours are also available. You can snowmachine right from your front door to the beautiful Broad Pass and Denali Highway areas.

The Backwoods Lodge is an attractive, cedar log-sided building with twelve non-smoking family-sized units which were constructed in the mid 1990s.

All the rooms are at ground level with drive-up parking for easy access. The White's cabin and the lodge are both located on the eleven wooded acres they call home. There are hiking trails leading to a quiet pond where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. McKinley and the surrounding mountains.


Backwoods Lodge is the last lodge with a view of Mt. McKinley as you travel north - weather permitting of course!

Wildlife both large and small visit our woods often and the scenery is spectacular so have your camera ready!

Alaska Lodging in Cantwell, Alaska

Backwoods offers the usual amenities for medium-priced lodging facilities with private bath in the Denali Park area. However, there is dish TV and a phone in every room! FREE WIFI available!

Backwoods is unique, because every room has a microwave and small refrigerator for light cooking. There are gas BBQ's on the covered deck for your use as well.

We invite you to visit our local artist's gift shop and take a bit of Alaska with you.

Denali, Alaska wildlife

Coffee, tea and hot chocolate plus microwave popcorn are complimentary! We keep a stock of steaks (for BBQing), microwave potatoes, vegetables and desserts on hand should our guests want to do some of their own meals.

Although there is no restaurant at Backwoods, there are two cafes nearby - one within walking distance.

Our Policies

Payment in full at the time of reservation is required. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. For a 100% refund (less $20 cancellation fee) you may cancel up to ten full days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Cancellations less than ten days prior to arrival will receive a 75% refund only if we can resell the space you cancel.

Denali National Park
No refunds issued upon arrival because of change of plans.

Call 1-800 292-2232 for reservations and availability
Call 1-907-768-2231 for all other information

Backwoods Lodge
Box 90
Cantwell, Alaska, 99729
Phone: 907-768-2231
Fax: 907-768-2472
Reservations Only: 800-292-2232

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