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The Taiga House - inspiring mountain views at the edge of Denali National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Recently remodeled - 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, comfortable and full of summer sun

The Taiga House is located in the forest just north of Denali National Park. Once a spacious B&B known as "The Grand View" it has been remade into a family home with two vacation rentals. Our three bedroom, second floor residence is attached, yet private, with an entrance and yard of it's own, amazing views of the local mountains scenery and abundant charm. It sleeps six, with 2 queen beds and a daybed with trundle bed under, full bath, spacious living room/dining and fully equipped kitchen plus a washer/dryer.

There is a bar-b-que grill, picnic table, fire pit and amazing wilderness just outside the door.

There are restaurants, a brew pub, and small grocery stores just a ten minute walk down the trail, or a two minute drive away, and many more restaurants, bars and shops twelve miles south in the bustling tourist zone known as Glitter Gulch outside the entrance to Denali Park.

More Details

Todd and Julie Shorey
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Todd and Julie Shorey

The Taiga House is owned by Todd and Julie Shorey. Todd travelled to Alaska in 1986 and discovered the wonders of Denali National Park and the warmth of the people of the Interior, and never left. He has worked as a tour guide in the summer sun, and a carpenter on many Denali projects through out the winter months. Julie is a life long Alaskan, who grew up just down the road in Cantwell. Our family enjoys salmon fishing, hiking in Denali, picking and eating the seasonal berries, and the winter sports of ice hockey and skiing. Life is good for us here in Healy, and we look forward to sharing our mountain view home with you, and our knowledge of the Alaskan Interior.

Todd and Julie Shorey purchased this house in 2011

Why Todd and Julie Shorey chose Healy

Our family purchased this house and six acres of property in 2011 as we moved north from McKinley Village, and instantly fell in love with the open landscape that flows from the south door to the Mountains of Denali Park. As a family we have worked together to create a home, as well as guest spaces for visitors to enjoy. We are sure you'll agree that our location is ideal for your once in a lifetime Alaskan experience.

What makes this house unique

Our rental has wonderful mountain views and instant wilderness access, while still being at the edge of town. It is a great home base for your adventures into Denali, a wonderful location to take a morning trail walk with a cup of coffee, and an inviting space to simply relax and enjoy the view. Be our guest and enjoy the rest!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the highlight of the trip. Your apartment was perfect and so clean and inviting. Really I have already spread the word to anyone who will listen. We lacked for NOTHING! I loved the way you arranged for that moose and her calf to wander through the back yard for us while we were BBQing. In fact I was going to ask if you wanted a copy of the photo for your website. It is pretty amazing to be sitting at the picnic table and have the going on right behind you! Thank you guys!
Oct 2017
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Healy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Comfortable clean bathroom with no shortage of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed/ dresser/ night stand / and light block curtains
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed/ dresser /nightstand/ and light block curtains.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , a daybed with trundle. Sleeps 2, dresser, light out curtain
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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The Taiga House - inspiring mountain views at the edge of Denali National Park
average rating of 4.8783784 based on 75 reviews

Very nice property - would definitely recommend

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and was clean. The only negative is the flight of stairs to get to it. A little steep and hauling luggage makes it a little tricky. Nice people, very helpful but not intrusive.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, KY

Very clean, comfortable and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Taiga House. The house was very clean, with everything we needed, and the beds were very comfortable (we used them all). The location was amazing as it is very close to the National Park, providing us opportunity to visit all 3 days. Todd and Julie were very nice and were committed to making our visit as good as possible. The only thing we didn’t get to see were the Northern Lights because the weather didn’t cooperate, but what a great visit into the interior!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Well presented. Great views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - very comfortable for 4 adults and 2 children. About 15-20mins to Denali. Moose and mountain views out the living room windows.

Full laundry and kitchen which was great.

Todd was very helpful.

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington Heights,Illinois

Awesome views from windows

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very friendly and supportive. House is beautiful with Mountains views.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location .

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect stay. The house has beautiful views. So convenient to the park. House was clean, beds were comfortably. Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful inside home and outside location/view!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a home away from home! Very clean, lots of room and plenty of supplies - everything you need. Appreciated Todd stopping by to introduce himself and make sure we didn't need anything. The views of the mountains are spectacular. Having a washer/dryer was an extra appreciated bonus while traveling!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
49th State Brewery and Totem Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Black Diamond Golf Course and Resort
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Alaska Railroad - Denali Park Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
George Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
49th State Brewery, Totem Inn, Roses Cafe
Car: necessary

We are located fifteen miles from the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve, a world class destination for wildlife viewing, a subarctic interpretive center, bus tours and hiking for all capabilities. Flight seeing, whitewater rafting, zip line tours, atv tours, horse drawn wagon rides, dinner theatres, cross country skiing, and mountain biking tours are all a short distance from our location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The Local Denali Borough Bed Tax rate is 7%

Single night stays will be considered when the option for two or more night stays are not possible due to previous bookings.

The Taiga House does not offer daily maid service.

Due to the short visitor season that we have and the high demand for our facility we have the following cancellation policy:
-We require 100% of fees due at booking.
-Cancellation at least 90 days prior to your reservation will be refunded 100%. Cancellation with 89-45 days prior to your reservation will be billed a fee of 10% of the total booking. Cancellation within 45 days of reservation will be non-refundable. No-shows and early checkouts are charged the full amount of the reservation.

Guests are asked to clean the kitchen (stove, dishes,counters) to avoid an additional $75.00 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.