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Less than 1 minutes’ drive to Denali National Park entrance, this Denali National Park resort features an on-site dinner theater and river rafting excursions.

Styled in wood accents, each room at McKinley Chalet Resort features a cable TV, a seating area and an private bathroom with free toiletries. Coffee-making facilities are also provided.

An on-property restaurant featuring delicious, local cuisine offers a convenient way to refuel or relax during your stay.

Guests can stop by the on-site tour desk for assistance in planning various activities, including flight-seeing and river rafting. You can also explore walking trails along the Nenana River that are nearby McKinley Chalet Resort.

Denali National Park Visitors Center is 5 minutes’ drive away from the property. Denali Tundra Tours is 1,150 feet from McKinley Chalet Resort.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

McKinley Chalet Resort has been welcoming guests since Feb 14, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free Parking Available On Site




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Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer shuttle transfers to/from Depot?
    For our 2019 season, we had transfers from the rail to the resort at 12:00 PM and from resort to the rail at 11:00 AM for the Anchorage train. We had transfers from the rail to the resort at 4:00 PM and from the resort to the rail at 3:00 AM for the Fairbanks train. If this transfers are missed, we also have a park shuttle that stops at the Visitor Center across the street from the rail depot every 30 minutes from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM as well. The exact times may change for the 2020 season so we encourage calling the resort a few days prior to your arrival for the most accurate information.
    Answered on January 30, 2020
  • Are all rooms on the first floor? My mother has limited mobility and cannot climb many stairs at a time. Thank you, Marissa
    Hello! We have 27 buildings that have two stories and 2 buildings with three stories. Only one of the buildings has an elevator and the rest have stairs. If you would like to request a first floor room, please make sure to include that request in your booking or calling the resort directly a few days before your arrival. We look forward to seeing you here in beautiful Denali
    Answered on January 10, 2020
  • Does the Alaska Park Connection motorcoach from Anchorage drop off passengers at this hotel?
    Hello! We see that it does but we recommend checking your specific dates on the Park Connection booking site through Alaska Tour and Travel. Thank you!
    Answered on March 14, 2022
Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site

    Canyon Steakhouse

    Food: Steakhouse

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

    Karstens Public House

    Food: American

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Resort Facilities at McKinley Chalet Resort
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee machine
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar (temporarily closed)
  • Restaurant (temporarily closed)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Tour desk
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

McKinley Chalet Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB McKinley Chalet Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Canyon Steakhouse: Closed from Sat, May 01, 2021 until Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Bar is closed from Sat, May 01, 2021 until Thu, Sep 30, 2021

FAQs about McKinley Chalet Resort

  • McKinley Chalet Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking

  • Room options at McKinley Chalet Resort include:

    • Double

  • McKinley Chalet Resort is 1.3 miles from the center of McKinley Park.

  • McKinley Chalet Resort has 2 restaurants:

    • Karstens Public House
    • Canyon Steakhouse

  • Check-in at McKinley Chalet Resort is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at McKinley Chalet Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.