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McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe
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Perfect Denali Home Base
User: Chelse H from:
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
What an amazing way to experience the Denali mountains! Our cabin was clean, cozy and warm. We had a beautiful view of the creek and the mountain as we ate dinner on our porch. We were even welcomed with cookies! Staff were helpful. Parking was always available. Breakfast in the cafe was fantastic!
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Just Like Home
User: SaraA808 from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We stayed in the lodge, not one of the cabins. Check-in couldn't have been easier with the keys taped to our door after a long day. We walked in to find a wonderful surprise of a box of fresh baked goods. The room was spacious and more home-like than a hotel room, including full-size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, q-tips, face rounds), a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The room was very clean and even smelled fresh; it was clear this is a newer building. About 20 minutes to Denali Park, which seems even shorter because of the wonderful views. The cafe had just been demolished so we cannot comment on that.
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Lovely setting
User: Susan G from: Maben, Mississippi
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
The creek side cabins were quite charming. We loved hearing the water rush by outside. Our cabin was comfortable, well lit, warm, and cozy. The table and chairs plus the fridge and microwave were very nice to have. We were close to the Husky Homestead and to the entrance to Denali Park. We had this trip planned for two years (delayed twice due to Covid) and the management was great to work with on postponing then rebooking our room. Top notch administration! Stay here, you won't regret it.
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Best experience of our whole Alaskan visit
User: Rita S from: Stockport, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Looking back over our 4 weeks touring holiday of Alaska, this place and Denali National park were the highlight of our tour. You tend to think that when staying in Denali that you have to stay in the centre in an expensive, soulless property and eat out at an expensive or quick, cheap take out restaurant nearby. Staying at this property you are staying in a peaceful location, cozy room, lovingly prepared for you and just to walk a couple of feet to a small cafe serving great food from breakfast and dinner plus making the most wonderful pastries and cakes. Who could ask for more! Was the best food we had all holiday. The restaurant is by no means anything fancy, they did actually close early this season as they are completely rebuilding it but say they are not making it any larger than it is, I hope we get chance in the future to see what they have done. They offer different styles of room, we were in room 31 which suited us perfectly with a lovely comfortable king size bed, nice large room including fridge, microwave and toaster, old fashioned heater which warmed out room perfectly. We stayed 3 nights and sampled most of the menu and can recommend everything including the burger, Turkey pot pie, salads, salmon dishes and the salmon chowder. The only thing I would suggest is that when you book the room you also reserve a table for your evening meal and each evening I would highly recommend you reserve a table for breakfast the next day. They offer take out food for breakfast and evening meal if you don’t want to wait and you can also order a lunch sandwich to take with you to the park which you need to order the night before. It is 15 minutes drive from the park and at the moment there are road works which can add a good 20 minutes to your journey but would imagine that this will all be finished by the end of this year. Staying outside the park in a quiet location just completes the experience of staying in Denali, highly recommend this place.
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Great stay close to Denali park.
User: marty418 from: Austin, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 5, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Friendly staff, comfortable rooms st reasonable prices, and lovely grounds. The proximity to Denali park is an added bonus as well as a great restaurant. The baked goods are DELICIOUS! We had a lovely dinner with excellent food and service. An authentic Alaskan feel!!!

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