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Speaks: english

Check the Reviews! Private Guest House - Three Night Special - (save $60)

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Overview

Denali House Rental Photos and Description

House, Bedroom plus Convertible bed in Grand Room, (rates on double occupancy)

Secluded Getaway in Private Neighborhood

Three Night Special. Book for three consecutive nights and save $60. The Special 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. The artwork (and there is a lot) - is part of my private collection, things I have bought over the 30+ years I have been in Alaska.

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

RAVEN ABOUT ALASKA (my business name, because it is what I do!)

David and I met in 1983 while commercial fishing on Kodiak Island. We bought our first fishing operation a couple years later and found 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 in the hall - 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

Why The Owner chose Denali

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Apr 2009
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Check the Reviews! Private Guest House - Three Night Special - (save $60)
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Tucson, AZ
5

Location, location, location!!

  • 5 of 5

Just a short drive from Denali National Park entrance. Quiet, clean and had everything we needed for a 2 night stay! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place close to Denali Park without the crowds, this place is for you! Beautiful little haven tucked in the trees with stunning view of the mountains. Lisa was a lovely host, along with her dogs, Bronte and Vincent. Try out "Prey" restaurant right down the road!! Delicious! And ask Lisa for some sourdough starter to make waffles. Amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a joy to stay in! The view was beautiful and Lisa was a great host. The house has all the amenities you need to make your stay very comfortable and it is only a few miles from Denali National Park making it very convenient if you want to spend more time in the park. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

Denali gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teen/tween boys) really enjoyed Lisa's home just south of the entrance to Denali National Park. Lisa is an extremely hospitable host and her home suited us perfectly for a 4 day stay. Lisa provided us with some suggested activities and was more than happy to answer any questions. We enjoyed returning to this homey and wooded location each night and were very glad we did not stay at one of the more crowded "resorts" or cabins.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A fun retreat near Denali

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling as two couples and found Lisa's upstairs guest house more than adequate. The interior space is beautiful and functional. Views of the surrounding woods and mountains exceeded our expectations. We were able to easily make dinner and breakfasts. Lisa provided an array of spices and other cooking essentials. The house is a short drive from the Denali park entrance. We would recommend the house to our friends without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ambassadors to Denali

  • 5 of 5

Better late than never. All the great reviews are right on. I stayed here with my daughter in July and it was perfect. I’m so glad I didn’t stay in one of the lodges where all the cruise people stay. The washer and dryer were a definite plus and Lisa and her dogs are the perfect Denali ambassadors. If you have seeing the midnight sun on your bucket list, this is close enough. It does not get dark in early July. And if you think you hear somebody walking around, it's probably a moose. I agree with one of the other commenters, pick up your supplies in Anchorage before heading up the highway, but you can still pick stuff up. It’s winter now and I think of this place a lot. I can only imagine what the stars and aurora are like. I enjoyed all the VBRO homes I stayed in while in Alaska.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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All possible tours listed in the Denali Park area are easily accessible. All-terrain vehicle tours, sled dog kennels, whitewater rafting, covered wagon dinners, dinner theaters, lectures, movies, etc

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Denali House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

extra guests $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rate is based on Double Occupancy. $25 per person above that.

Cancellation policy is - if I can re- rent the apartment you get 100% back minus 5%.

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Amenities

Denali House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This one is very comfortable and you wake up at eye level with the tree tops and mountains. It is for a couple, or 2 children
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing

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