Where to stay around Denali National Park?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 45 vacation rentals near Denali National Park. 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 National Park for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Denali National Park?

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

  • Healy: 40 vacation rentals
  • McKinley Park: 42 vacation rentals
  • Trapper Creek: 61 vacation rentals
  • Wilderness Access Center: 40 vacation rentals
  • Denali National Park Visitors Center: 40 vacation rentals

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

Wildlife sanctuary at Denali National Park and Preserve

Wild animals roam freely across the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park and Preserve, providing an incredible opportunity to view grizzly bears, caribou and moose in their natural habitat. Snow-covered vistas beckon winter adventurers to snowshoe through the woods or hike up nearby slopes to snowboard. Denali National Park and Preserve vacation rentals provide a comfortable haven for days spent in the outdoors, exploring and adventuring. Whether you like gentle walks or are looking for the adrenalin rush that comes from climbing the windswept snowy ledges of Denali, the park caters to every desire and skill level of its visitors.

Explore Denali National Park and Preserve by bike and bus

Denali National Park and Preserve is a beautiful escape for families and adventure-seekers alike. Those wanting a pulse-pounding excursion can head off the beaten track and join a backcountry expedition far away from any sign of modernity. Alternatively, stick closer to Denali National Park and Preserve vacation rentals and get your thrills rafting down a rushing river or join an ATV tour and see the natural beauties of the park at high speed. If you prefer a quieter experience, there are bicycles to rent and sturdy canoes to paddle, or buses to board, for inspiring tours in warmth and comfort.

Kayaking and glaciers in Denali National Park and Preserve

Bus tours are a wonderful way to start off your holiday in Denali National Park and Preserve, for they outline the lay of the land and inspire you in choosing activities to pursue. Flightseeing is a dramatic way to explore the region, providing an eagle-eye view of the towering peaks of Denali, forests and rivers. Helicopter tours will land you right on a glacier and give you the chance to walk it in special boots. Denali National Park and Preserve vacation rentals are good home bases for kayaking or rafting down the rushing Nenana River.

Balmy summers and frigid winters

Winters may be long and bitterly cold in Denali National Park and Preserve, but the magical beauty of the place makes it an ideal winter destination for lovers of skiing, snowshoeing and even cycling. Temperatures in winter are usually around 11 degrees, but can plunge to -50 degrees, so be sure to prepare with warm boots and clothes. Summer in Denali National Park and Preserve is short but fabulous, with hot, sunny days and cold nights. Daytime temperatures are between 50 and 60 degrees, but they can drop below freezing at night, so be sure to bring appropriate gear along.

Alpine beauty in Denali National Park and Preserve

Created in 1917 to protect Dall sheep from being over-hunted, Denali National Park and Preserve is a vast wilderness covering around 6 million acres in southern Alaska. Noted for its sweeping low-elevation taiga forest, Denali Nation Park and Preserve also features alpine tundra and towering mountains, including North America's tallest peak, Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley. It is home to numerous species, including lumbering moose, black bears feasting on berries and pure-white snowshoe hares, almost invisible against snow drifts. In the undergrowth, you may hear shrews and voles scurrying about their business, while nearby arctic ground squirrels scamper past.