About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 4)
sleep sofa /futon
tub · Toilet · Combination tub/shower
- Washer & dryer
- No smoking
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About lisa frederic
I have spent my adult life in love with Alaska and have explored in a variety of ways - working with the Iditarod and doing it my self in 2002 (a book, Running with Champions, tells that story). Hiking and kayaking has taken me to remote corners of the state (in 2017 I traveled a 1000 miles of the Yukon River). Also, loving history, I have traveled to remote areas of the state and crafted countless stories I share as a guide in Denali Park. I LOVE sharing my knowledge of The Last Frontier with guests! 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 lisa frederic chose McKinley Park
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.
What makes this Guest house unique
If you would like privacy and a touch of elegance 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! The artwork is from my personal collection, pieces that I am passionate about and that should delight you as well. 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!
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - No pets are allowed inside at all. Sorry!No pets are allowed inside at all. Sorry!
Max guests: 4