Visit Alaska's Denali region for a relaxing vacation in the shadow of North America's tallest mountain. Quaint cottages and stylish cabins are part of the great variety of available accommodation. Just steps outside of your lodging, you'll be awed by the breathtaking wilderness around you. Denali's sublime atmosphere, dazzling vistas, and unique culture make it an unbeatable vacation destination.
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Check above for the most popular filters in Denali and the number of vacation rentals that provide them. In Denali, 15 accommodations offer "Pets allowed". So, if you bring your pet everywhere, use the Pets allowed filter to compare these rentals. Not as many properties in Denali are available if you want a rental with a yard or if you need a fenced-in backyard as "Fenced" and "Yard" are not often provided in this destination.
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Eat Well Indoors and Outdoors
Beyond the scenery, Denali also offers plenty of culinary delights. The warm and cozy King Salmon Restaurant offers a wide range of Alaskan seafood, and mains like prime rib. They're served with sides like fresh vegetables, Parmesan risotto, and lemon butter sauce. Enjoy your meal with sweeping views of Denali National Park.
The Canyon Steakhouse is about a mile from the Denali National Park entrance. You’ll find tasty dry-aged steaks and chops here. Pair your meal with a locally crafted beer or wine before finishing off with homemade desserts like the chocolate mousse. The lodge-style atmosphere makes for a memorable dining experience.
For some laid-back, old-school fare, the Denali Doghouse offers an array of handshaped burgers and hot dogs. Orders are freshly made with local ingredients by a fun and friendly staff. Try the hand-dipped corndogs, or the Alaskan-made reindeer hot dog.
Denali’s Artistic Side
Denali's beauty is the inspiration for many local artists. Jimmy Tohill's Old Sourdough Studio isn't just a photographer's workshop, it's also a gallery that highlights some of Denali's finest views. There's a wide range of photo-related gifts here, including photobooks, prints, postcards, and posters.
For a fun local twist, head into Wild About Denali for an eclectic collection of Alaskan-made gifts, including dichroic-glass jewelry, birch-bark, hoodies, and custom-made T-shirts. This little shop also offers novelties like handcrafted candies, handcarved wooden winestoppers, and Denali-themed stickers.
Kantishna Gallery, located in the foothills of Denali, is a showcase of the community's artistic heritage. The gallery features works from a talented array of artists, the vast majority whom Alaska is home to. Browse around to search for the perfect souvenir to buy for your friends and family back home.
Exciting Adventures with Kids
There’s no shortage of family thrills in Denali. Spend a day on the Nenana River and put your physical abilities to the test. Get your adrenaline pumping with a canyon run or a paddle on the river itself. A number of companies offer safe and fun guided rafting excursions and lessons for visitors of all ages and ability levels.
The Tundra Wilderness Tour is a fantastic outdoor adventure that the family will enjoy. This 60mi excursion into the national park will give you a glimpse into Denali's wildlife. The buses' zoom-in cameras ensure that you'll always get great close-up views of the wildlife on onboard TV screens, without disturbing their natural activity. Guides will also share the history of Park Road, and snacks and bottled water are offered.
After a busy day exploring the wilderness, it’s time for an evening full of laughter. Catch a show at the Denali Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre, held in a reconstructed wood plank roadhouse. You'll enjoy a family-style dinner, while taking in performances that are a mix of humor, storytelling, and spirited music.
Hidden Mountain Treasures
A vacation in Denali is all about outdoor adventures. You won't even need to enter Denali National Park before you start encountering wildlife. The number of wildlife continues to increase as you head down Park Road into the national park itself. Common species in the park include black bears, coyotes, marmots, pikas, and beavers.
You can hike in Denali and not worry about having a hefty backpack. There's a number of well-developed trails near the entrance of Denali National Park that offer great views and solitude. River bars are also excellent hiking spots as they are wide and dry, enabling easy access.
Make the drive to Primrose Ridge for some panoramic photo opportunities of the picturesque landscape. It’s also an excellent spot for wildlife viewing. If you’re visiting in the fall, you'll see different varieties of flora such as alpine wildflowers, orange tundra, and red-leafed birch trees.
Entertaining Local Festivals
A vacation in Denali is more than just the wilderness; it's also about the community here. If you’re visiting in the last week of February, join in celebrating the Denali Winterfest in the national park. It features a fun slate of activities such as art workshops, hockey games, cross-country ski races, and a snow block sculpting competition.
The Denali Music Festival is held in the national park and up the road in Healy in late July. This event features talks and exhibitions by various artists. Later in the evening, visitors can attend a free concert at the Denali Visitor Center, with performances by various artists.
Information about vacation rentals in Denali
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||269 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 60%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$60|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Kitchen and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||15 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation rental in Denali?
The price of a night's stay in Denali starts at $60. If you would like to stay in a cabin, the average price is $347 per night. A house rental Denali will cost on average $601 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Denali?
There are 269 vacation homes in Denali to choose from and book for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Denali?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Denali, others search for accommodation with Pets allowed, Kitchen and Internet.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals in Denali?
If traveling with a pet in Denali, 6% of vacation rentals are pet-friendly.
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