Denali River Cabins

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Mile 231.1 Parks Highway, Alaska, 99755, United States

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    We changed our itinerary and showed up in Denali a day ahead of schedule. We checked 3 different motels, which were all full, before finding Denali River Cabins.

    We were pleased with the condition and location. For walking in with no reservation, we were given a rate of $139/night plus tax, and had a river-view cabin with 2 queen beds. The cabins are separate, but very close together, and reached by walking down a wooden board-walk. We were at the end of the boardwalk, so we only had one "neighbor", but I thought it had the best view of the river. I loved the dutch doors! The cabin itself was really just a basic hotel room, with the 2 beds, sink out in the main area, and bathroom with shower and toilet. One drawback was that the bathroom door was a sliding (rather than swinging) door, and didn't close completely.

    There was cable TV, but only a few channels. But who wants to sit and watch TV, when there is so much to do at Denali!

    Unique Quality: The cabins are nextdoor to McKinley Village Resort, where a lot of tour buses from the cruise lines lodge their customers. There is a restaurant at the Denali River Cabins, plus a restaurant at the McKinley Village Resort. Also an espresso stand at the resort (good coffee!), and a tour desk for activities.

    Several raft companies launch in the Nenana River right in front of the cabins. It was enjoyable to watch the rafters come and go.

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by stevee

Can someone recommend a hotel or B&B in the Denali area in the $100 - $150 range. My only requirements are that it is clean with some local "color" and charm. I don't even care if it has a private bath or not.

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by meginoregon

We stayed at two different places in Denali in July of 2005. Carlo Creek Lodge would be my recommendation, especially for a place with local flavor. It is about 12 miles south of the park entrance, so you would need to have a car to stay there. We stayed in a cabin with two queen beds and a twin bed, and a full bath. The creek ran right behind the cabin. It's across the highway (walking distance) from a good pizza place (Panorama Pizza) and a good restaurant that serves breakfast/lunch/dinner (The Perch).

We also stayed one night at Denali River Cabins. It's closer to the park, but far enough that you would need a car there also. The cabins were quite new, and it's a much larger place, so it didn't have as much character. It was also more expensive.


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Address: Mile 231.1 Parks Highway, Alaska, 99755, United States