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The Carlo House and/OR optional Guest Cabin with Panoramic Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Custom 3 bedroom house and/OR a New guest cabin in beautiful Carlo Creek area!

A beautiful custom home near Denali National Park (just 13 miles or 15 min. south of the entrance) that can accommodate up to 9 people max.

*We also have a NEW guest cabin available that can accommodate smaller groups!*

Located at Mile 224.5, just 13 miles (10-15 minutes) south of the Denali National Park entrance. An ideal location, away from the busy park entrance, yet easy access to the park and all its activities.

Thanks for the interest in the Carlo House and/OR the Carlo Guest Cabin!

The Carlo House is a beautiful 3 bedroom custom home, approx. 1800 sq. ft., situated on 3+ wooded acres. Remodeled in 2012. We cater to families and small groups that want to be close to Denali National Park (15 minutes from the park entrance), but away from the crowds with all the luxuries and amenities of home.

Option #1

The Carlo House has (3) three bedrooms, (2) two full baths, washer/dryer, custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the essentials of home. The cozy living room has a small sofa and chair, wood stove, cable TV, DVD player w/movies, Wi-Fi, and telephone. There is a grassed yard with stand alone sauna, a fire pit (great for smore’s or watching the northern lights in mid Aug on) and green house . There is a covered outside dining area with an exotic wood table with bench seating which seats up to 10+ and a BBQ gas grill. The Carlo House is a 5 minute walk from our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café.

Complimentary Wi-Fi.

1st Floor

*Two bedrooms - One bedroom with (2) queen beds, and a small bedroom with (1) double/full sized bed.

*The full bathroom has a washer and dryer for your convenience.

*Cozy living room with a small sofa and chair, wood stove, telephone for local calls, TV, Satellite cable, DVD player with movies, board games and cards.

*Custom Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the essentials of home. There is a small bar counter w/two stools for seating.

*Wine chiller in the kitchen.

*The dining area is a covered outside deck with a beautiful exotic wood custom table w/bench seating and a gas grill.

*Oak hardwood and tile floors.

2nd Floor

The master suite-(1) King bed, TV, Satellite cable, DVD player with movies, and a sitting area.

A luxury bath with antique claw foot tub, separate tile & glass shower and amazing panoramic mountain views!

There are three deck areas with seating, and outdoor dining with a gas grill. You will enjoy a grassed yard, sauna, green house, and a campfire area for evening get-togethers.

There is an inviting restaurant within a 5 minute walk, The Creekside Café and many other dining options at the park entrance.

RATE: $599nt + 7% bed tax. Max. 8 people.

Option #2

The NEW Carlo Guest Cabin is a 900 sq.ft cabin with two (2) bedrooms catering to families and small groups that want to be close to Denali National Park (15 minutes from the park entrance), but away from the crowds with all the luxuries and amenities of home. The “Carlo Guest Cabin” is located on the same 3+ acre wooded property as the 'Carlo House', a 5 minute walk from our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café.

Complimentary Wi-Fi.

This cabin is currently under a remodel/construction and will be available June 1st 2013!

The Carlo Guest Cabin

*Two (2) Bedrooms.

*1st bedroom has one king bed.

*2nd bedroom has two queen beds with a full private bath.

*There is a second full bathroom.

*A Small living room with a futon/sofa, TV with satellite cable, DVD player w/movies, board games and cards.

*A complete kitchen has all the amenities and essentials of home with a dining table and chairs.

*There is a washer and dryer for your convenience.

*An outside deck with seating and a gas grill.

*There is an inviting restaurant within a 5 minute walk, The Creekside Café and many other dining options at the park entrance.

*RATE: $429nt. for up to 6. Max. 6 people.

However you decide to spend your day, we have no doubt you will enjoy the setting, location and comforts of the “Carlo House”. Owned and operated by McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café.

There is a full service restaurant, The Creekside Cafe', located 1/4 south.

Open: mid May-mid Sept. / 6am-10pm daily.

A small grocery/liquor store & gas station are located 1/2 mile north of the park entrance. You can also pick up any snacks/food/beverages in either Anchorage, Wasilla or there is one more store “Cubby’s” ½ mile south of the turn-off for Talkeetna at mile 99 (approx. 2 1/2 hrs. south of Denali).

Keywords: Vacation rental, Denali, McKinley, Alaska Cabin, house, lodging, lodge, home, accommodations, Denali Cabin, McKinley, Inn,

More Details

Tracey Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Tracey Smith

Owned by two best friends, Holly Slinkard and Tracey Smith. We purchased our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe in 1997 and the 'Carlo House' in 2009. Both of us being avid travelers ourselves, our goal was to create a place 'Where guests become friends'. We found in our travels that the best experiences, had more to do with the people we met and friends made on the journey.

We both live in Alaska year round. Holly spends 8 months in Denali and the remainder in Anchorage and traveling the world in the off season. Tracey lives in Palmer with her husband and son.

We are most thankful to the Lord above, all our guests and crew members for making this life possible in such an amazing place.

We know you will enjoy your time at the 'Carlo House' and Denali National Park, truly an amazing place!

Tracey Smith purchased this house in 2009

Why Tracey Smith chose

Denali is an amazing place where one can explore the park and surrounding areas for a lifetime and never see it all...the Carlo House provides a great location that is close to the park. Nestled in the woods with amazing panoramic mountain views and all the comforts of home!

What makes this house unique

Close to Denali National Park with all the comforts of home. Enjoy the seclusion of this custom home on 3+ wooded acres. In the summer enjoy hiking trails out your back door, biking, horse shoes, campfires and close to all the park activities. In the winter enjoy world class trials to go snow shoeing, cross country skiing, as well as amazing Northern Lights viewing and winter park and local activities.


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Creekside Cafe'-only a 5 minute walk
Car: necessary

With in walking distance of McKinley Creekside Cabins & The Creekside Cafe' in the summer. Winter activities may include; cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog mushing, northern lights viewing and a variety of local and park activities.

Winter Activities:

Go to the Denali National Park website

Visitors who wish to explore Denali by dog team, but lack their own dogs should consider booking a trip with a guide. Two businesses are permitted to run guided mushing trips into Denali National Park and Preserve.

For single or multi-day trips:

Denali Dog Sled Expeditions

Jon Nierenberg / (907) 683-2863

P.O. Box 89/ Healy, AK 99743

Denali West Lodge / 1-800-607-5567

Tonya and Carol Schlentner

P.O. Box 40 AC / Lake Minchumina, AK 99757


Denali House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Washer and Dryer
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Has an antique claw foot tub and gorgous stained glass.
  • Downstairs bathroom has a washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master bath has an antique claw foot tub and separate shower
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Small bedroom with one queen bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
Campfire pit


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The Carlo House and/OR optional Guest Cabin with Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is newly appointed and is a great place to stay especially if you have several people in your group. It is located a short distance from the Denali Park entrance and the town center. The food at the McKinley Creekside restuarant was also very good and reasonably priced. We had a great time and loved the upstairs king size bed with the mountain view.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed the Carlo House!
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Minneapolis, MN

Four day cabin stay outside of Denali.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting. Newly remodeled cabin. Left a short list of shakedown items (none too major) that need to be corrected to bring cabin up to advertised features. Staff seemed to be willing to deal with them.

Only major item was lack of good indoor dining table for our family of six.

Hope staff will acknowledge our comments as the cabin has strong potential.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Carlo House and appreciate your feedback and input on how we can make things even better. Indoor seating is an issue as there is no space, so we added a covered deck with plenty of seating just off the kitchen. I will review our description to ensure guests are aware that there is only a small bar/counter area with no inside dining. Our goal is provide quality lodging with a clear description. Thanks again!
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United States

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! It has just been refurbished and looks and feels brand new. We had the entire family at the Carlo house and all of us enjoyed it very much. We had a fire in the fire pit every night and made smores. We cooked all of our own meals which saved us a lot of money. The house has many amenities that we did not expect considering the location; Wi-Fi Internet access, Dish TV, phone, gas grill, washer/dryer, full kitchen. It was just a 20 minute drive to Denali. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We needed a hair dryer, so one of the staff brought it up to us within a couple minutes.

The mosquitoes weren't too bad, but you probably want to bring repellant. There is no cell phone service, but you can use the house phone or Skype.

It was very affordable for a family size group.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Audubon, New Jersey

First Class Lodging in Denali

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated off Rt. 3 just outside Denali National Park is what we believe is the best lodging option in that area. Six of us stayed 3 nights at this well appointed home with just enough rustic chic. We can't say enough about the quality of the bedding and linens. The master bedroom and bath are beautiful and we felt guilty that we showered instead of soaking in the beautiful, deep "ball and claw" bathtub. ...and WHAT A PANORAMIC VIEW! The home is equipped with all necessary appliances, including front loading washer/dryer. With just a bit of a chill in the air, we were lucky enough to be able to burn the indoor woodburning stove, wood supplied. There is also an outdoor firepit. Management was quick to respond to inquires both prior to check-in as well as once we were on the property. While we did some cooking on premises, this property is within a quick walk to McKinley Creekside Cafe, an absolute gem!! The dinners and desserts were creative and delicious. Kuddos to the owners for revitalizing the "old homestead" and turning it into a first class lodging option. We loved our stay and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Daily maid service is available for $50/day
Guests are asked to clean the kitchen/dishes (stove, counter, dishes), otherwise a $75/cleaning fee will apply.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy Carlo House & Carlo Guest Cabin:
Due to a short visitor season and high demand:
A 50% Deposit is due at booking, and the balance will be collect 45 days prior to check-in.
A 61+ day for a full refund, 45-60 day notice for a refund, less $50.00 cancellation fee, within 44 days it is non-refundable. No-shows/early checkouts are charged full amount of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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