Discover a selection of 13 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 kitchens. Prices start at $105 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.
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.


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.


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.

Natural features

Meet Cantwell's grizzly wildlife

Cantwell sits on the cusp of Denali State Park, one of the biggest nature reserves in the United States. It covers a footprint of over 300,000 acres and is almost half the size of Rhode Island. The region is anchored by Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley. The name means "The High One" in the native Athabascan language. At 20,310 feet above sea level it's North America's highest peak. Visitors can bask in some of the country's best wildlife viewing opportunities, with the chance to spot grizzly bears, elk, caribou, bighorn sheep and moose.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cantwell, AK?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 13 vacation rentals around Cantwell. From 11 house rentals to 7 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Cantwell?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 11 Houses in Cantwell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cantwell include:

  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Cantwell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 8 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Cantwell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.