Secluded Getaway in Private Neighborhood
Three Night Special. Book for three consecutive nights and save $90. This $585 special rate is quite popular and I fill up quickly so please make your plans early.
I know that vacations can be stressful, and sometimes you just want to take a break between all the exciting options Alaska offers. This is the most frequent comment I get from my guests, that they appreciate the privacy and tranquility staying in my place offers. It is moments from all the action, (15 minutes to the park) and yet exclusive. I only have this one rental on my 5 acres.
We have had a lot of fun. David and I put so much love and work into this place that I have enjoyed sharing it.
Please look at the calendar before contacting me. I only have the one rental and if any of the available dates can work for you, do let me know!
Denali Park Place is a 900sf rental over our art studio/garage.
Placed at the back of our 5 acre parcel of land, the setting is quite peaceful and private – although the sound of sled dogs howling isn't unusual. Caribou, moose, snow shoe hare, and perhaps even a grizzly bear might be sighted from the array of windows. Denali National Park is only 15 minutes away.
The view out of any of the windows frames beautiful mountains, and the granite breakfast bar is a perfect place to write postcards while enjoying the scenery. There is plenty of room to lounge in the large living room with two couches offering wonderful views and lots of natural light.
Just a few minutes away (literally), Denali National Park offers visitors a variety of tours. The Visitors Center and the Murie Science and Learning Center are a couple of my favorite local places to go. The displays are great, as are the free movies and lectures, and I especially like sitting in the big chairs in front of the 'wood' stove and reading. This is the kind of activity you miss if your visit is rushed - and yet will be most memorable if you take the time to do it!
In addition to the park and visitors center, there are excellent restaurants, tours, and gift shops located near by.
Should you want to spend some time lounging at home, there's a stereo system and a DVD player with 52' television.
You will need your own transportation to visit the area.
Check out our Three Night Special rate - come be a neighbor!
RAVEN ABOUT ALASKA (my business name, because it is what I do!)
David and I met 1983 while commercial fishing on Kodiak Island. We bought our first fishing operation a couple years later and bought 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 I have that 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.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
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.
If you would like total privacy 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! 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!
I named my business Raven About Alaska because it is what I always seem to be doing, and this summer has been great so far! Everyone loves the place and I already have a list of new friends to visit when I go south next winter. Very fun and I love that since most people are staying three days I get to visit alittle!
Here are the best points about staying in this apartment:
Very close to the park (15 min)
Secluded property that makes you feel like you really are in Alaska
The apartment is very spacious and comfortable and lacks nothing
Kitchen was stocked with lots of basics- spices, coffee, hot cocoa, sugar, flour, etc.
Sourdough pancake starter!
Collection of DVD's about the history of the area and the people
If you are a dog lover, interacting with retired sled dogs Bronte and Vincent
Best of all: The owner, Lisa - she went over and above to make sure our stay was special and memorable. Thanks, Lisa
Lisa's home was a great base for exploring Denali National Park. She is a wealth of info on the park itself. The rental is set up with everything we needed. Her sled dogs, Bronte and Vincent, met us every morning and evening when we came home. We even had sourdough waffles our last morning made with her starter and waffle maker. Great experience.
This is the place to stay if traveling to Denali National Park AND you have a car. Everything is as described and incredibly nice. Lisa was wonderful to deal with and made certain that we were happy with everything. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it. IF planning to cook in the fully-stocked kitchen, bring groceries!
I don't have much to add beyond what the other reviewers have said - Lisa's place is super comfortable and so extremely well maintained! Just remember you WILL need a car if you stay here and it's a 15 minute drive to the main Denali NP entrance. The convenience of having so much space and a well stocked kitchen (bring groceries from Anchorage) more than makes up for the drive though! If you're sick of cooking, the best restaurant in Alaska (229 Parks) is just across the highway.
We loved our stay here, especially meeting Vincent and Bronte! What an honor it was to be able to take two retired sled dogs on walks around the neighborhood! We can't wait to come back to Denali and will absolutely stay with Lisa again.
Lisa calls her guest house "Denali Park Place". It is indeed park-like. We found Denali Park Place to be a great place for us to stay in the area of Denali National Park. As a senior couple, we did not want the "big hotel" experience, and we feel fortunate to have found this delightful guest house to call home for three evenings. The apartment is on a private road, perhaps 9 miles from the national park entrance; the distance does not seem far, and in my opinion, there are no better, closer choices. It is tucked in a spruce woods with a mountain view beyond. Very private and quiet, it is an upstairs apartment, so not wheelchair accessible.
We prepared simple breakfasts and dinners in our kitchen. After a full-day bus ride in the national park or some moderate hiking, a simple dinner was just so preferable to waiting at a table for restaurant fare. (Tip: bring food from a larger town/city like Palmer, Wasilla, or Fairbanks; food shopping opportunity nearby is limited.)
The kitchen and living room are bright and airy, tastefully decorated with art and items that are so "at home" in Alaska. A work surface on one wall was inviting for catching up on email, recharging camera batteries and reorganizing items in our packs. You will likely meet (and bond with) Vincent and Bronte - two of Lisa's Iditarod huskies.
Lisa will ask you to leave your shoes at the base of the stairs to help keep Alaska silt (and perhaps sometimes mud) off her carpet and beautiful floors. Go with it; it's no big deal, and she provides slippers if "stocking feet" is not your style. Everything is so clean, you need have no worries.
Our stay at Lisa's place was the highlight of our Alaskan vacation. The apartment was everything that you could hope for and then some. The views from all of the many windows were like ever changing mountain scenes. As an added attraction Vincent and Bronte, Lisa's sled dogs, were fun to be around. Our only regret was that we only had one week to enjoy all of this. We especially appreciated visiting with Lisa and her advice for visiting the area. If ever in Alaska again we most certainly would stay here again.
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