Destination guide

Healy – your ticket to Alaska's untamed wilderness

Hemmed in by the Alaska Range, Healy is a laidback mountain town surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glacier rivers. While it was once a bustling coal mining town, today it serves as a gateway to Denali National Park. Spend your days exploring sparkling waterways, hiking in the backcountry and spotting a ensemble of tooth-and-claw wildlife. Want to lose yourself in the Alaskan wilderness? Don't miss the chance to bunk down with a Healy vacation rental, just a few miles from Denali National Park.

Things to do

Husky sledding in Healy

For most travelers, Healy vacation rentals are a jumping point to Denali National Park. It covers a massive 6-million-acre footprint and is considered one of America's final frontiers. Denali is strewn with rugged mountains, boreal forests and alpine tundra. Not to mention a wonderland of glassy lakes and clearwater streams. You can cruise along the impossibly scenic Denali Park Road, jump aboard a sightseeing bus or throw on your hiking boots and hit the backcountry trails. For a glimpse at Healy's gritty history, head to the Usibelli Coal Mine, which offers guided tours throughout the summer.


Thrills and spills in Healy

If outdoor adventures get your heart beating faster, you've come to the right place. In Healy you can take your pick of whitewater rafting, ATV tours, mountain biking trips, scenic helicopter flights, stargazing and more. If you prefer a slower pace, why not rent a canoe or kayak and explore the pristine waterways of Denali National Park? In winter, there's cross-country skiing along the Stampede Trail and husky dog sled tours. Whether you're traveling as an adventurous family or as a thrill-seeking couple, Healy vacation rentals provide an ideal base for discovering untamed Alaska.


Be mesmerized by Healy's northern lights

Most visitors arrive in the summer, when Healy enjoys long days, warm weather and plenty of sunshine. If the mesmerizing aurora borealis is on your bucket list, it's best to visit in the late fall, winter or early spring. Only during these months is there enough darkness to see the northern lights dancing in the night sky. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Healy is blanketed in snow. Intrepid travelers can enjoy winter sports, guided ranger talks and some of the best stargazing on the planet.

Natural features

From downtown Healy to Denali National Park

Healy sits at the doorstep of Denali National Park, one of America's most iconic nature reserves. With a summit elevation of over 20,000 feet, Denali takes the crown of North America's tallest peak. Native Athabascans call it the "Great One" and, as you gaze up at the peak, it's easy to see why. You don't have to look far to spot an array of Alaskan animals. In the summer, keep an eye out for big-ticket wildlife, such as moose, caribou, grizzly bears and wolves. Look up and you could spot northern owls and bald eagles soaring overhead.

Where to stay around Healy?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 47 vacation rentals near Healy. From 20 Cabins to 13 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Healy for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Cabins in Healy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Cabins in Healy. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Healy include:

  • Houses: 13 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Healy?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 42 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Healy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.