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Clean and peaceful, coffee or wine, book or movie

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Denali house description

Become a neighbor!

I am so thankful for the wonderful people who have stayed at my little place. They have been fun to meet - and have treated it with such respect it still feels new. I appreciate that...since David and I put so much love and work into this place.

Please look at the calendar before contacting me. I only have the one apartment and if any of the available dates can work for you, do let me know!


The Denali Park Place is a 900sf apartment on the top floor over our office/garage.

Placed at the back of our 5 acre parcel of land, the setting is quite peaceful and private – although the sound of sled dogs howling isn't unusual. Caribou, moose, snow shoe hare, and perhaps even a grizzly bear might be sighted from the array of windows and Denali National Park with it's wildlife is only minutes away.

The view out of any of the windows frames beautiful mountains, and the granite breakfast bar is a perfect place to write postcards while enjoying the scenery. There is plenty of room to lounge in the large living room with two couches offering wonderful views and lots of natural light.

Just a few minutes away (literally), Denali National Park offers visitors a variety of tours. The Visitors Center and the Murie Science and Learning Center are a couple of my favorite local places to go. The displays are great, as are the free movies and lectures, and I especially like sitting in the big chairs in front of the 'wood' stove and reading. This is the kind of activity you miss if your visit is rushed - and yet will be most memorable if you take the time to do it!


In addition to the park and visitors center, there are excellent restaurants, tours, and gift shops located near by.

Should you want to spend some time lounging at home, there's a stereo system and a DVD player with 52' television.

You will need your own transportation to visit the area.

Check out our Three Night Special rate - come be a neighbor!




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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Small children will need to be monitored as the place is very nice and not set up for small children. Check with me!...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets are allowed inside at all. Sorry!...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking is permitted outdoors....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This one is very comfortable and you wake up at eye level with the tree tops and mountains. It is for a couple, or 2 children...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            A waffle iron for those sourdough waffles!(On request I will provide "Alaska's Golden Spoon" sourdough)....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            There is also a microwave/convection oven, toaster, programable coffee maker,...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Organic...Clean mountain air gently flows in through open windows!...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The whole cul-de-sac of my driveway can be yours!...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Driveway is a small loop....moreless

          • Garage:

            Optional, in necessary....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            new, soft, luxurious...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            52" television available for videos....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • Video Library
          • Music Library
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Location & View

          • Ski-Out:

            You can cross-country ski, ski-jor or mush right from here all winter....moreless

          • Ski-In:

            I cross-country ski, ski-jor and dog mush right from here all winter....moreless

          Activities

          • Zoo
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hiking
          • Golf
          • Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Cycling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Horseshoes
          • Shopping
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Rock Climbing
           

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          My Standard Rate
          1 night min stay
          $225
          $1,170

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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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          Location

          All possible tours listed in the Denali Park area are easily accessible. All-terrain vehicle tours, sled dog kennels, whitewater rafting, covered wagon dinners, dinner theaters, lectures, movies, etc

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: RAVEN ABOUT ALASKA (my business name, because it is what I do!) David and I met 1983 while commercial fishing on Kodiak Island. We bought our first fishing operation a couple years later and bought remote property in 1989. While Kodiak's Uganik Bay is still home, after commercially fishing for 24 years I decided to try something else. One of my current jobs is as a tour guide in Denali National Park. David is still fishing for salmon and halibut on Kodiak Island so we commute between two of the most beautiful places in the world. I am in love with Alaska, heart and soul. The artwork and books in my house and the Denali Park Place are part of my personal collection of favorites. If you like history just ask me about the Alaskan flag I have that came from the person who designed it... or the autographed book by the very first person to lead a successful climb up Mount McKinley in 1914! Sometimes I think the only reason I want to provide a vacation rental is to show off this place I love so dearly... Alaska.

          Why the Owner Chose Denali:
          In 1997 we went on a vacation that changed our lives. Living in Kodiak, we thought it would be a cool winter vacation to go to Nome to see the finish of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. I became obsessed. Poor David! First I worked as a volunteer with the Iditarod, then I got a job training racing huskies, and then I wanted land near the huskies I trained. In 2002 I did the 1049 mile race across Alaska, finishing the Iditarod in 14 days with a wonderful team of dogs. My book, 'Running with Champions: A Midlife Journey on the Iditarod Trail', has been very successful and once again changed my life's direction (and David's!). We bought land in the interior of Alaska and now call both Kodiak and Denali home.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          The community of Denali borders Denali National Park and Preserve. Minutes away from this secluded property are all the amenities of Denali National Park - tours, restaurants, hiking, shopping, wildlife viewing. There is something for everybody. My dogs were from a winning Iditarod team, so if you are interested in getting to know some retired champions, they will be more than willing to accommodate you! This really is a pleasant place. Become a neighbor and see for yourself... I also supply some of my Heirloom Sourdough Starter so you can make yourself some delicious hotcakes from real Alaskan sourdough! It's easy - you'll love it! I consider myself a sourdough genealogist (!) because I am tracking the history and writing a book on this particular heirloom sourdough. Read about it on one of my sites - the history is fantastic and the taste is even better!


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          Speaks: english

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          • Clean and peaceful, coffee or wine, book or movie

            Clean and peaceful, coffee or wine, book or movie

          • Hike or couch, book or movie, always the windows...

            Hike or couch, book or movie, always the windows...

          • a cheap camera shot but this is just one of the mountain views

            a cheap camera shot but this is just one of the mountain views

          • I give tours in Denali Park - so ask me about the park!

            I give tours in Denali Park - so ask me about the park!

          • You can eat some of Dick Proenneke's sourdough starter I took back to Twin Lakes

            You can eat some of Dick Proenneke's sourdough starter I took back to Twin Lakes

          • The kitchen has everything you might need - including a waffle iron!

            The kitchen has everything you might need - including a waffle iron!

          • Private entrance to the top floor.

            Private entrance to the top floor.

          • Plush, soft, downy, sleepy sleepy

            Plush, soft, downy, sleepy sleepy

          • My baby brother was on the Deadliest Catch for 2 seasons- okay, so I love him...

            My baby brother was on the Deadliest Catch for 2 seasons- okay, so I love him...

          • Enjoy making hotcakes in the apartment with our heirloom sourdough starter!

            Enjoy making hotcakes in the apartment with our heirloom sourdough starter!

          • The apartment is on the second floor!

            The apartment is on the second floor!

          VRBO #237288

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Monday, June 30, 2014

          $225 per night (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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