Tour Tips

Folks have lots of questions when coming to do a tour with us. This page is meant to answer some of these questions and will be evolving over time.

Local Lodging Near our Cantwell Site


Backwoods Lodge is our closest lodging, a 5 minute walk from our kennel. Carol and Brian are some of the nicest hosts in the area and have clean comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Check out their website at

Alpine Creek Lodge is on the Denali Highway about 62 miles East of us. The Bondy family lives year round at this remote lodge and are amazing hosts. They offer a variety of outdoor activities, a bar and restaurant. A must stop if on the Denali Highway.

Experience Alaska Yurt Rentals, Located about 2 miles East on Denali Highway. Nightly yurt rentals with an amazing view of Denali. The host, Clay is a local hunting guide and adventurer with lots of local knowledge.

Cockman’s Cantwell Log Cabin on AirBnB, located about 5 miles north on the Parks Highway. A nice log cabin in a quiet setting hosted by fellow mushers and adventurers, the Cockman Family.


Panorama Pizza Pub, located at Carlo Creek, North of Cantwell on the Parks Highway. A great place to get pizza and beer and enjoy the deck.