Please email of call us for further info and for reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 768-2415
Main Lodge Building (please see other buildings below)
(Note: The cafe & restaurant are currently closed, but plans are underway to reopen them - hopefully Summer 2010)
A family friendly and affordable motel at Milepost 210.8 of the George Parks Highway (west side), in beautiful and historic Cantwell, Alaska
Cantwell, an old stop on the Alaska railroad, is at the crossroads of the famous Denali Highway and the George Parks Highway (the main highway between Alaska's two largest cities, Anchorage and Fairbanks). Cantwell is also only 27 miles south of the main entrance to Denali National Park (formerly Mt. McKinley National Park).
Mailing address: PO Box 104, Cantwell, AK 99729
REASONABLE “FAMILY FRIENDLY” RATES THAT WILL BE EASY ON YOUR BUDGET, SEE Rooms & Rates. SPECIAL GROUP AND MULTI-DAY STAY RATES MAY BE AVAILABLE, CHECK WITH THE BLUESBERRY INN FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Blueberries grow wild ALL OVER these here hillsTMJ
(especially on Reindeer Mountain, please see its lower western ridge in the "east" view below)
Including Mt. McKinley! (weather permitting)
Mt. McKinley (taken from the Parks Hwy near the Jack River, 1 mile south of the BluesBerry Inn)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE COOL PHOTOS OF THE ETHERIAL Mt. McKinley and other Alaska photos! COOL PHOTOS
Mt. McKinley (South Peak 20,320', taken from the BluesBerry Inn)
ALASKA RANGE to the West (taken from the BluesBerry Inn)
The BluesBerry InnTM
ROOMS: EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE ECONOMY RATES OUR ROOMS ARE VERY NICE - Click this link to see our rooms & details of rates: Rooms & Rates
BluesBerry Inn - Site Layout/Location Map
ALL OF OUR ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING. PETS ARE ALLOWED ONLY IN CERTAIN ROOMS, SO PLEASE ADVISE US WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS IF YOU HAVE PETS, WHAT TYPES, AND HOW MANY. FOR OTHER INFORMATION ON MOTEL POLICIES PLEASE CLICK: POLICIES
BRIEF HISTORY: The BluesBerry Inn was formerly known as the Lazy J Lodge and the Lazy J Cabins. The original lodge building was constructed c.1997 using real 6" logs, the 4 log cabins also used 6" logs, the dining room was later added using 8" logs, and the two quadraplex buildings were constructed c. 2005. It was purchased by the present ownership in 2009 and, while Buckwheat Smith, the manager, will admit to being lazy, it was renamed as the BluesBerry Inn - on account of those wild blueberries that grow all around here and Buckwheat's love for gospel blues. Especially old-time Gospel musicians like Blind Willie Johnson. He also cottons to old-time country music. Some day he intends to reopen the cafe with live music on weekends. AND serve his world-famous (OK, maybe that's stretching it a little) sourdough blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Under the previous ownership, when the movie "Into the Wild" was produced c. 2006, the cast stayed here - at that time, the name was still "Lazy J."
NOTE: The former Lazy J BAR is now CLOSED and we do NOT plan to reopen it (except as maybe a juice or breakfast bar :)
EXTERNAL LINKS* to things to do:
Denali Wilderness Safaris Inc. - Jet Boat & Back Country Tours:
Denali Wilderness Safaris is conveniently located just across the lane from the BluesBerry Inn and they offer tours in their heated jet boats! Please check with them for a full description of all their tours and adventures! AND they give BluesBerry Inn guests 20% off!
The BluesBerry Inn is a proud member of the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.anchorage.net
The BluesBerry Inn is a proud member of the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.explorefairbanks.com
You can get a scientific forecast for the NORTHERN
LIGHTS here: UAF
Geophysical Institute - Aurora Forcast
* These external links are to organizations that have no direct affiliation with the BluesBerry Inn and are provided for your convenience only. While we believe them to be very reputable businesses, the BluesBerry Inn makes no recommendations or warranties regarding the services offered by these companies. Please contact the respective company for further information on their products and services.
SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: ACCESSING THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAKE NO CLAIMS AS TO ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION HEREIN.
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Blueberries grow wild ALL OVER these here hills
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