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Featuring mountain views, The Runway House in Cantwell features accommodation, a garden, a shared lounge, a restaurant, a bar and ski-to-door access. The bed and breakfast features both WiFi and private parking free of charge.

The accommodation comes with a TV and a shared bathroom with shower, bath and free toiletries, while the kitchen has a fridge, an oven and a dishwasher. A microwave, a stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a coffee machine.

The Runway House offers a buffet or American breakfast.

The accommodation offers a barbecue.

Guests at The Runway House can enjoy billiards on site, or go hiking or skiing in the surroundings.

The Runway House has been welcoming guests since 21 Feb 2019.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Breakfast info

American, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site



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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • is there public transportation from train station to the property.
    As of right now ,I am not aware of any is public transportation from train station in Denali Park Area to Cantwell Lodge or the Runway house Bed and ..
    Answered on 5 February 2020
  • Hello, Is there a shuttle to/from the train depot and Denali bus depot? Asking since the previous posts are from 2020.
    As of right now there still is no shuttle available from the train depot or the bus depot . Sorry to say I too believe it would be a worthwhile endeavor.
    Answered on 6 August 2021
  • Do u have shuttle to the visitor center for tours?
    I’m Sorry to say we do not have a shuttle to the Denali Park Bus center for tours .
    Answered on 6 August 2021
  • Is breakfast included in the price? We are planning to stay 2 nights in May in this area. Thanks and regards.
    yes, continental breakfast is included.
    Answered on 17 May 2020
  • Any shuttle or Lyft / uber service yet?
    No, I'm sorry but we have not implemented a shuttle service as of today. we have at times had workers at the lodge volunteer for a small fee, offer ..
    Answered on 9 April 2022
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Hosted by Cynthia King

Host review score

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 *
1 restaurant on site

    Longhorn Saloon

    Cuisine: American, Mexican, Grill/BBQ

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

Facilities of The Runway House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • 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
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards
  • 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
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • 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
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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


15:00 - 19:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


06:00 - 12:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered 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

Mastercard Visa American Express The Runway House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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.

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

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.

Restaurant is closed from Sun 29 Sept 2019 until Sat 01 Feb 2020

Longhorn Saloon is closed from Mon 01 Nov 2021 until Thu 30 Dec 2021

Bar is closed from Sun 29 Sept 2019 until Sat 01 Feb 2020

Bar is closed from Mon 01 Nov 2021 until Thu 30 Dec 2021

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

  • Room options at The Runway House include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

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

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

  • The Runway House has 1 restaurant:

    • Longhorn Saloon

  • 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.

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

  • The Runway House is 200 yards from the centre of Cantwell.