Where to stay around Denali, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 44 vacation rentals near Denali. From 17 Bungalows to 17 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Denali for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Denali?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Denali. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Healy: 40 vacation rentals
  • Denali National Park: 44 vacation rentals
  • McKinley Park: 42 vacation rentals
  • Denali National Park Visitors Center: 40 vacation rentals
  • Stampede Trailhead: 35 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Denali! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Rugged wilderness in Denali

Known as the gateway to spectacular Denali National Park, Denali is a place of breathtaking natural beauty. Denali is a borough that contains 4 distinct communities and numerous small settlements, clustered along George Parks Highway. Denali vacation rentals provide a cozy home for visitors to this rugged landscape, and are located close to hiking trails and biking tracks. They are wonderful places for watching native birds and for spotting black bears, caribou and iconic Dall sheep. In winter, heavy snowfall transforms Denali into a wonderland that glows in the light of the moon, perfect for snow sports.

See the Aurora Borealis in Denali

The vast tundra of Denali provides endless opportunities for exploration to visitors of this pristine Alaskan wilderness. Making a beeline for the outdoors is the goal of most visitors to Denali. Bird lovers will be in heaven, as they search for glimpses of over 160 bird species that reside in Denali National Park, while animal lovers can visit a sled dog kennel and watch a mushing demonstration. Denali vacation rentals are perfect for relaxation after a hike along the rugged banks of the river. It's especially beautiful on a fall night, with the magical Aurora Borealis dancing across the sky.

Sled dogs and snowboarding in Denali

While many visitors to Denali like to explore the region on foot or bicycle, those looking for a more adventurous route can board a small aircraft and fly over the majestic peaks and vast glaciers of the Alaskan Range. If you look closely, you may spot mountaineers climbing the impressive cliffs. Denali vacation rentals are great for families exploring Denali, for they're close to kid-friendly exhibits at the Denali Visitor Center and the riveting Sled Dog Demonstration. In winter, you can go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing or brave the long climb up the slopes to do Telemark skiing or snowboarding.

Beautiful summers and magical winter in Denali

According to the National Park Service, temperatures in Denali have warmed since weather in the region was first recorded in 1925. Snow is melting earlier, spring has less snowfall and permanent snowfields and permafrost have been thawing out. Despite this warming, Denali still experiences long, harsh winters with average highs of 11, and average lows of -7. Summer temperatures can fluctuate greatly. Generally, the average is between 50 and 60 degrees, but there have been record highs in the 90s. As fall approaches, the weather becomes volatile, and it has been known to snow and freeze as early as August.

Majestic mountains in Denali

Denali is a borough in south central Alaska, due north of Anchorage and southwest of Fairbanks. It is the gateway to Denali National park and comprises over 12,000 square miles of stunning wilderness and majestic mountains. Wildlife flourishes in this staggeringly beautiful part of Alaska, and visitors will often see grizzly bears ambling through the woods, moose peering curiously above the bushes, and caribou, Dall sheep and wolves trotting across the landscape. There are smaller animals too, swift red foxes, arctic ground squirrels scampering across pine-needle carpeted ground, fearsome wolverines, snowshoe hares and hoary marmots scampering over the rocks.