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The Runway House has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Cantwell. Featuring a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with Nintendo Wii. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor fireplace. The units come with carpeted floor and feature a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area, a TV with streaming services, and a shared bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. At the bed and breakfast, units include bed linen and towels. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options with fresh pastries, pancakes and fruits are available each morning at the bed and breakfast. Guests are welcome to relax in the on-site lounge, while packed lunches are also available upon request. Guests at The Runway House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Cantwell, like hiking. Skiing and cycling can be enjoyed nearby, while a ski equipment rental service, ski-to-door access and ski storage space are also available on-site.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Breakfast info

Continental, American, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Rafael
    Spain Spain
    The woman who manages the accommodation is excellent: friendly, helpful, helps with anything you need, cooks food for guests to eat. The house is also excellent: it has everything you can imagine so that if you want you won't leave the house...
  • Katherine
    Australia Australia
    We enjoyed our one night stay. Cynthia was very flexible and kind host. 1/2 hour from Denali. Would stay again
  • Francoise
    Belgium Belgium
    Wonderful owner! It's actually her house she rents. It felt I was at home. It has all the needed things, wifi was working perfectly. You might be afraid to see that you're right by train tracks. Never heard anything at night. The line is probably...

Hosted by Cynthia King

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Cynthia King
Once an original homestead , and a personal home , our B & B is open year round to offer a friendly comfortable home away from home, The Runway house is located right next to a outback runway , we have airplane tie downs on site for those who wish to fly themsleves to peace and quiet , , a babbling brook is a short walk away. Summer or winter we have a stunning 360 degree view of the Alaska mountains & you can view Mt. McKinley a short distance away. The back side of Denali National Park is a short 7 hiking miles from the house or the Main entrance to the park can be reached by car just 27 miles north on the Parks highway. You may also have an opportunity to view, from the Runway House, The Alaska Railroad. as it travels loaded with freight cars or passengers visiting our largest national park ,
I have lived in Cantwell for 54 years, my husband since 1990. My family originally came to the area in 1958 & lived in the "bush" for many years. My father was a registered guide & outfitter. My brother still flies one of his airplanes & lives in Alaska. We enjoy every season, love to snowmachine every winter & love living here. My family also owns Cantwell Lodge across the runway. It has a small bar & food.
In this area folks enjoy hiking, berry picking, cross country skiing, snowmachining & enjoying the peace & quiet. Our B & B is open year round , so depending on your preferences to winter or summer , you can always enjoy our quirky Alaskan Charm and feel right at home. Dog Gone It sled dog tours are 3/4 of a mile up the road, Atkins Flying Service is our neighbor & the Denali Highway is our driveway, Denali National Park is 27 miles north of us & has lots of activities May through September . Our beagle, Daisy, enjoys visiting & a little snack every now & then.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Runway House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Ski storage
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Game console – Nintendo Wii
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules
The Runway House takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 19:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 06:00 to 12:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Runway House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about The Runway House

  • The prices at The Runway House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Runway House is 200 yards from the centre of Cantwell. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Runway House include:

    • Double

  • The Runway House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Live music/performance
    • Live sport events (broadcast)

  • Check-in at The Runway House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:30.