Discover a selection of 15 vacation rentals in Cantwell, AK that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and outdoor grills and BBQs. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Cantwell. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Cantwell: Your ticket to the "Last Frontier"

A gateway to Denali State Park, Cantwell is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, knife-edge ridgelines and lush pine forests. While it was once a hub for the Alaska Railroad, today Cantwell is a bustling town that lures a constant stream of adventure seekers, wildlife watchers and intrepid vacationers. Whether you stay in the town center or the on cusp of Denali State Park, Cantwell vacation rentals unlock access to some of North America's most remote holiday lets.

Things to do

From downtown Cantwell to Denali State Park

Just 20 miles from Denali State Park, Cantwell vacation rentals put you within striking distance of untouched wilderness. It's one of North America's most dramatic landscapes, with famous hiking trails, spectacular camping and incredible wildlife viewing. The park is dotted with scenic lookouts like Denali Viewpoint South. On a clear day, you'll get sweeping views of Denali's north and south summits, which both rise to an elevation of over 20,000 feet. If you want to find out more about the park and its ecosystem sign up for a ranger-led wilderness hike.

Activities

Outdoor adventures in Cantwell

Cantwell is a hub for adventure, with opportunities to hike in the mountains, white water raft on the Nenana River and dog sled through the forest. For a different perspective, get high with a flightseeing tour of Denali State Park. Scenic flights treat passengers to a bird's eye view of the Denali summit and its surrounding peaks. Fly fishing is a quintessential Alaskan past time, so why not cast a line for Arctic grayling and trout? Reel in something big? With Cantwell vacation rentals you can head back to your cabin and throw together an Alaskan fish fry.

Weather

Alaskan summers in Cantwell

While Cantwell is home to just over 200 residents, summer sees the population soar. Denali State Park is in full-swing operational mode, with bus tours, road trippers and backcountry hikers streaming through its gates. Cantwell vacation rentals make the most of the sunshine with sun-drenched decks and knockout mountain views that will elevate your morning coffee to the next level. Winter is much quieter, though Cantwell still attracts its fair share of snow sports enthusiasts. Visit in late fall, winter and early spring for a chance to view the mesmerizing Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cantwell?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your boo or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cantwell. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 17 miles from the center of Cantwell, you'll want to keep coming back to "Rustic Moose Cabin Getaway". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including cookware, dishware and utensils and an electric kettle.
  • Another appealing choice is "Brand New Cabin With Loft On Private Lakes Near Denali National Park", which is around 19 miles from Cantwell. With 1 bedroom, coffee and tea making facilities and outdoor furniture, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cantwell vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cantwell?

Escape from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Cantwell. Whether you want to hang out with friends or spend treasured time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Brand New Cabin With Loft On Private Lakes Near Denali National Park" is ideal for a long weekend of enjoyment and rest. It offers useful amenities, such as a firepit and a barbecue grill, and is located around 19 miles to the northwest of Cantwell.
  • "Tim’s Cabin Near Denali National Park" is another popular option to consider. It's located about 20 miles to the northwest of Cantwell and comes with a microwave oven, heating and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cantwell?

Studio apartments may be small in size, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these sought-after studio apartments in or near Cantwell:

  • One of our top picks is "Rustic Moose Cabin Getaway". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to a firepit and a porch.
  • Alternatively, use "Brand New Cabin With Loft On Private Lakes Near Denali National Park" as a base to tick off the attractions around you. This comfy home away from home comes with a nearby waterfront, outdoor furniture and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cantwell?

From simple apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are two of our popular picks in and around Cantwell:

  • Within easy reach of central Cantwell, "Lifelong Alaskan Owned Lodge Authentic Alaskan Experience Away From The Crowds" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • Another fantastic option is "Gorgeous Lakeside Chalet". Round up a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Cantwell.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cantwell?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Cantwell and make memories with the people you love:

  • "Cabin - Rustic Canvas "bear" Tent Near Denali" - Around 16 miles northwest of central Cantwell, this family-friendly getaway offers amenities like free toiletries and books.
  • "Rustic Moose Cabin Getaway" - This cabin has also been designed with families in mind and is around 17 miles northwest of Cantwell. Offering a kitchen, a porch and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cantwell vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Cantwell?

If you love the idea of singing songs around a campfire but aren't really into the "camp" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit is a great way to go. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these properties in or near Cantwell that offer this nice touch:

  • "Cabin - Rustic Canvas "bear" Tent Near Denali" comes with a firepit, a kitchen, and of course, a fire pit. Bust out the guitar and have a singalong, tell your spookiest story or just hang out with your loved ones at this top retreat.
  • Light a blaze and then soak up the peaceful ambiance at "Rustic Moose Cabin Getaway". This inviting escape also comes with a firepit and a kitchen.