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Elegance and convenience -15 minutes from park entrance!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, Bedroom plus Convertible bed in Grand Room

Denali Park Place is located in a small, forested neighborhood south of the entrance to the park. A large apartment, guests rave most about the mountain views, tranquility and cleanliness.

Guests love the beautiful woodwork, high-end appliances, fully equipped kitchen, and state of the art washer/dryer.

The artwork is part of my private collection. I have been in love with Alaska for 37 years, and have collected the artwork and books of this great state since I was 21. A brief history of the pieces in the apartment makes the artwork even more fun to enjoy during your stay.

Placed at the back of our 5 acres of land, the setting is quite peaceful – 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.

Each window offers fabulous mountain views, and the granite breakfast bar is a perfect place to write emails (or postcards!) while enjoying the scenery. There is plenty of room to lounge in the spacious living room with two couches offering wonderful views and lots of natural light.

Upon your arrival you will find all the fixings for traditional sourdough waffles. A hands-on experience, you are provided with everything you need to make your own delicious sourdough waffles! And this heirloom sourdough comes with a fascinating history you can read about at

Minutes away, 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. The displays are great, as are the free movies and lectures. 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!

Should you want to spend some time lounging at home, there is a collection of books on Alaska, a small film library with large screen television, and of course, hi-speed Internet.


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lisa frederic
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About lisa frederic

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.

lisa frederic purchased this house in 2004

Why lisa frederic chose McKinley Park

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 privacy and a touch of elegance 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!

The artwork is from my personal collection, pieces that I am passionate about and that should delight you as well.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the McKinley Park around the Denali

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom Queen size sleeper sofa in Great Room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse 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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Elegance and convenience -15 minutes from park entrance!
average rating of 4.9296875 based on 129 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was excelllent. Owner was very nice and fun to talk with beautiful place

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinley Park Place- Aug. 22-25

  • 5 of 5

We tremendously enjoyed our stay at Lisa's property. The location is convenient to access Denali National Park and time our bus tour. The studio is well-appointed with all the amenities needed and the area is private with excellent views from upstairs to inspire a true Alaska adventure.

Lisa is enjoyable to converse with- she has an interesting story on her experiences in the Final Frontier!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located just a few miles from the entrance to Denali National Park. It is very clean, fully furnished and supplied. Lisa, the owner, was very helpful as we planned our trip, providing a locals insight into activities and dining options. We were so fortunate to be here during clear skies, so we could see the full moon AND the aurora! If we are ever fortunate enough to come back to Denali, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Denali.

  • 5 of 5

The place is very clean, very spacious and very private. It has everything we need. The view from each window is like a painting. Check-in process is smooth. Lisa is very pleasant to talk to and she shared with us a lot of useful information. The only improvement I would suggest is to replace the shower head. Other than that, everything is great.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 3 of 5

Wonderful charming place to come back to after a day at Denali

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I am glad you found the place quiet and peaceful and a wonderful place to come back to after a day in the park! I am curious to know what else I could do to make your stay better (a three star review usually means something was lacking) I am always trying to improve and add to what I offer so that everyone is totally satisfied!
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Dog sled area.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations. Well stocked kitchen. Our daughter slept on the hid a bed not comfortable. Nice view from every window. Good location to go to Denali.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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. If you have a reservation and need the directions sent again, contact me here and I can re-send them to you!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.