Located 13 miles south of the Denali National Park entrance on Carlo Creek, these cabins feature views of the surrounding forests and mountains. An on-site café serves all homemade food. Rooms at McKinley Creekside Cabins are all equipped with wood furnishings and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and an in-room coffee maker are included. Some rooms also contain a microwave and a refrigerator. The Creekside Café offers a casual dining experience including an espresso bar and a selection of wine and Alaskan beers. The café is known for its large cinnamon rolls and Alaskan baked halibut. The McKinley Cabins are close to several hiking trails and the café offers packed lunches for outdoor excursions. The cabins’ tour desk can also help plan a day in or around Denali. McKinley Creekside is less than 3 hours from Fairbanks and less than 3.5 hours from Anchorage.

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

McKinley Creekside Cabins has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 20, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 queen beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Patricia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Loved the cabin on the river!!! The restaurant was excellent!!!!
  • Catherine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great restaurant and staff. Very nice facility (new).
  • Susan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The beautiful location along the river. Great patio with comfortable furniture. The restaurant was delicious & fabulous selections. The cookies provided in the room were a sweet surprise.
  • Julie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Stunning property, the cabins along the river are the way to go! Had the absolute best time. The restaurant is awesome, especially the bakery items.
  • Daniel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Quiet, with a nice covered patio. The central gazebo overlooking the creek was really special!
  • Joseph
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything great location beautiful peaceful. Nice seating centered around the creek. Excellent cafe great food and service
  • Tonya
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was beautiful, clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
  • K
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was beautiful and everyone was extremely nice! Best breakfast we have had! They made us feel welcome and I would definitely go back!
  • Elena
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The creek , the view , the benches on the creek where you can sit and enjoy the beauty of this place, firepit where you can meet other travelers and share your experience, the restaurant with the best food in Alaska. It is short drive to Denali...
  • Theresa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Gorgeous setting along the creek! Great restaurant on site. Super friendly staff. Cozy individual cabins w/ assigned parking.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a bathroom in the cabin?

    Yes all of our cabins and lodge style rooms have private bathrooms.
    Answered on 1 January 2020
  • Is there a shuttle to/from Denali Park? How frequent? We're coming on the train and won't have a car while there.

    Great question! Though there are no taxis or shuttles in the Denali Area there is a great local car rental company, Keys to Denali. They provide free ..
    Answered on 26 February 2020
  • We are renting a vehicle from Anchorage. Can we drive to your property?

    Yes! We are just off the George Parks Highway (Hwy 3) at Mile 224, look for the sign that says Creekside. Each guest has a designated parking spot nea..
    Answered on 26 February 2020
  • Is there a shuttle to Denali park and/or train station?

    There is no reliable shuttle or taxi service to our property. If you are planning on taking the train you can rent a car from Keys to Denali, a local ..
    Answered on 1 January 2020
  • How far are you from the park?

    We are located 13 miles south of the Denali National Park Entrance at Mile 224.
    Answered on 25 January 2021
  • I cancelled my reservation which was free on booking.com, but I'm unsure why my credit card was already charged on 25 November Mckinley cabins US$1085..

    We have processed your refund in full. Let us know if we can help you with anything else in the future. Best, Mckinley Creekside Cabins
    Answered on 10 December 2021
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Creekside Cafe'
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of McKinley Creekside Cabins
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
    Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Yoga classes
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

McKinley Creekside Cabins 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 10:00 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 18 and above will be charged as 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.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express McKinley Creekside Cabins accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Group bookings or 4 or more rooms should be booked directly with the property.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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.

Please inform McKinley Creekside Cabins of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Creekside Cafe': Closed from Sat, Feb 13, 2021 until Fri, May 21, 2021

Bar is closed from Sat, Feb 13, 2021 until Fri, May 21, 2021

FAQs about McKinley Creekside Cabins

  • Guests staying at McKinley Creekside Cabins can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • McKinley Creekside Cabins has 1 restaurant:

    • Creekside Cafe'

  • McKinley Creekside Cabins is 11.8 miles from the center of McKinley Park. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at McKinley Creekside Cabins include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Quad

  • McKinley Creekside Cabins offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Themed dinners
    • Yoga classes
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours

  • Yes, McKinley Creekside Cabins is popular with guests booking family stays.

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

  • Check-in at McKinley Creekside Cabins is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.