Kantishna is a historic goldmining district located 92 miles into the backcountry of Denali National Park. It is among the most remote areas of the park where you can stay in a cozy cabin while spending your days playing, exploring and relaxing in this beautiful and secluded wilderness. Kantishna Roadhouse is one of the few backcountry lodges in this area, and the only lodge with a full-service saloon (bar). The Roadhouse offers an all-inclusive experience and visitors stay in clean, comfortable log cabins, all with private bathrooms and easy access to the amenities of the main lodge and grounds.

An All-Inclusive Experience

Your stay at Kantishna Roadhouse is all-inclusive and includes accommodations, meals, snacks, guided activities, naturalist activities, the use of mountain bikes, fly fishing and gold panning gear. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are all provided daily, and during major meals you sit in the cozy dining rooms with other happy travelers from around the globe. Access to the Roadhouse is fly-in only.

Step into Denali’s Golden History

Owned and operated by Doyon Native Corporation, Kantishna Roadhouse features cabins with 32 individual guest rooms and offers a cozy log cabin feel blended with a historic glimpse into a goldmining past. Kantishna was established in the early 1900s, and it once accommodated a rush of hopeful gold miners seeking their fortunes. Right by the main lodge you can still peek at the original recorder’s cabin, where prospectors registered their claims more than a century ago. Standing a short distance away, you can also take a look at the original Roadhouse building, which at times served as a private residence, community center, post office, and inn. Its walls have heard many a tale shared over a cup of hot coffee and a hearty meal.

Go for guided hikes, fly-fish in Moose Creek, mountain bike along the old mining roads, and pan for gold.

Go for guided hikes, fly-fish in Moose Creek, mountain bike along the old mining roads, and pan for gold.

Unplugged Bliss

The modern Kantishna Roadhouse, where you eat and lounge, still serves the same friendly purpose of housing adventurers with the same spirit of camaraderie. The cabins include full bathrooms and electricity, but no TV or Internet— that is, no distractions from the landscape outside your window. At Kantishna you’ll be surrounded by travelers, Alaskan residents, and native Alaskans. Take some time to share stories of your Denali adventures and tales from your travels across other parts of Alaska. You are also welcome to spend some time in the large library in the lodge where you can read up on the fauna and flora of Denali and the surrounding areas.

Hike, Bike, Fish … or Just Relax

During your time at Kantishna, take part in included activities such as guided hikes, fly-fishing in Moose Creek, mountain biking along the old mining roads, and panning for gold. After dinner, you can get comfortable in the lodge’s library room to listen to an Alaskan storyteller, geologist, bird specialist or naturalist. Or you can board the shuttle for a trip to the Wonder Lake area to view Denali.


Hotel Features

Standard Cabin

  • Main lodge, built of local white spruce, features dining area, library, handcrafted full-service bar, spacious lobby
  • Large Alaskan book library (flora, fauna, natural history, native peoples...)
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff, guides, and drivers
  • Daily guided hikes (2 – 6 hr) with naturalist guide, or independently if you desire
  • Beautiful and comfortable hand crafted log cabin accommodations
  • Wheelchair accessible cabins available - please inquire
  • Scenic creek-front scenery with historic artifacts (original buildings, which visitors can see, date back to early 1900s)
  • All-inclusive meals and snacks (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • Full-service bar (the only Saloon in the region)
  • Daily and weekly naturalist presentations (guest speakers and educational presentations)
  • Free use of mountain bikes, fly fishing equipment, rain jackets, gold panning gear and water-proof boots

Room Features

  • No TV or phone
  • 2 full or queen-sized beds with down comforters and quilts
  • Private bathrooms with hot & cold running water
  • Luggage racks
  • Electrical outlets
  • Hair dryers available upon request

Getting There

Mile 90.8 Denali Park Rd
Denali National Park, AK 99755

For the 2022 Season, due to a landslide impacting the Denali Park Road, the Roadhouse is accessible only by air. We have partnered with Denali Air to bring our guests into the heart of Denali National Park. Current information available here: https://www.kantishnaroadhouse.com/logistics/

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Jun 6 - Sep 12
Rates 3 Night Trip (Arrive Saturday / Depart Tuesday) // $5,250 per person + tax
4 Night Trip (Arrive Tuesday / Depart Saturday) // $7,000 per person + tax
7 Night Trip (Arrive/Depart Tuesday or Saturday): // $12,250 per person + tax
Rate Notes We operate on a fixed schedule of arrivals and departures. Stays begin on either a Tuesday or Saturday. | 3 nights: Saturday, Sunday, Monday | 4 nights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 7 nights: Begin on Tuesday or Saturday
Rates apply for all guests 12 years of age and older. We are very sorry, but children under the age of 12 years cannot be accommodated this season.
$15.00 bed tax

Kantishna Roadhouse