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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, Bedroom plus Convertible bed in Grand Room, (rates on double occupancy)
Three Night Special. Book for three consecutive nights and save $60. The Special is quite popular and I fill up quickly so please make your plans early.
I know that vacations can be stressful, and sometimes you just want to take a break between all the exciting options Alaska offers. This is the most frequent comment I get from my guests, that they appreciate the privacy and tranquility staying in my place offers. It is moments from all the action, (15 minutes to the park) and yet exclusive. I only have this one rental on my 5 acres.
We have had a lot of fun. David and I put so much love and work into this place that I have enjoyed sharing it. The artwork (and there is a lot) - is part of my private collection, things I have bought over the 30+ years I have been in Alaska.
Please look at the calendar before contacting me. I only have the one rental and if any of the available dates can work for you, do let me know!
Denali Park Place is a 900sf rental over our art studio/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. Denali National Park is only 15 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!
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7%
Rate is based on Double Occupancy. $25 per person above that.
Cancellation policy is - if I can re- rent the apartment you get 100% back minus 5%.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: RAVEN ABOUT ALASKA (my business name, because it is what I do!) David and I met in 1983 while commercial fishing on Kodiak Island. We bought our first fishing operation a couple years later and found 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 in the hall - 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 McKinley Park, AK, USA:
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:
If you would like total privacy after your day in the park - or a recovery period during a demanding vacation - this Getaway will delight you. 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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All yours - choose a couch, the rocking chair, the granite bar top - peace
The apartment is on the second floor!
Granite bar edges the kitchen with everything you need...
relax, relax, you are on vacation....
a cheap camera shot but this is just one of the mountain views
Baby brother fishing in the Bering Sea in the 90's
Enjoy making hotcakes in the apartment with our heirloom sourdough starter!
You do have to watch out for the neighbors...
My boy VIncent (who you are welcome to visit)
The main reason the Park was created - to protect creatures like this.
If the timing is right, you can add some fresh salad pickings to your meal!
Private entrance to the top floor. (no one lives downstairs)
Watch a movie...check out Bronte's Iditarod win and then go give her a treat...
Why did I move flowers into the laundry room for the photo? Pretty!
soft, plush, comfy, nice....sleep, sleep
My baby brother was on the Deadliest Catch for 2 seasons- okay, so I love him...
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
Our home on Kodiak...50 miles from a road...
Dog mushing on the East Fork River in Denali Park
Research of the sourdough starter at Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lake
a rare sighting in the Park...but oh so worth trying for!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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