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King's Deer Lodge at Denali - NEW! no longer renting suites. Entire lodge only.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

The perfect wilderness retreat from Alaska families to world travelers.

King's Deer Lodge gives you the freedom to experience Alaska without the commercialized bustle of Denali Park central. Enjoy views of the Alaska Range from every window and embark on local adventures of every kind.

King's Deer Lodge is a beautiful log home situated on five wooded acres 9 miles from Denali National Park Road. 229 Parks Restaurant & Tavern and the Prey restaurant are within a mile and open during the summer season. Denali National Park has visitor services year round.

The main floor of the lodge is lighted by large picture windows and rustic stained glass lamps. The kitchen is equipped with double ovens and a large refrigerator. There are two dining tables and stoneware dishes and utensils for 12. A Natuzzi leather couch provides rest and relaxation while a large selection of DVDs is available for entertainment.

Upstairs is the family room and three bedrooms. The McKinley Suite consists of the spacious master bedroom with a king size bed, queen bed, private bathroom, and jetted tub. The Bush Pilot room is furnished with a Queen bed. The Bear room has a double bed. There is a shared bathroom down the hall with a shower and large vanity. Large groups may request additional mattresses and sleeping bags.

Guests at King's Deer Lodge are responsible for meals and general housekeeping during their stay. We recommend purchasing groceries before you come to Denali. Anchorage, Wasilla, or Three Bears at Talkeetna road junction have reasonable prices. Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 11am.

Our family may access the garage during your stay. There is a large unfinished basement with a bathroom, 2 double beds and 4 twin beds.

***New October 2015. King's Deer Lodge is rented to one group at a time. Renting the McKinley and Northwest Suites separately has been discontinued.***

Please visit our Denali King's Deer website for more information. Alaska residents contact us for our winter discount.

More Details

Jessica Bohanan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Jessica Bohanan

Granite Peaks is owned by Robert and Jessica Bohanan. They have four active boys and one girl. Robert works for Usibelli Coal Mine and Jessica manages the Denali Post Office. They love summers in Alaska and explore the state by boat, ATV, airplane, foot, and snowmachine with their five children in tow.

Jessica Bohanan purchased this lodge in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in McKinley Park in Denali

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • McKinley Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Downstairs - Toilet
    Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bush Pilot Room - 1 Double Bed
    Bear Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    McKinley Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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King's Deer Lodge at Denali - NEW! no longer renting suites. Entire lodge only.
average rating of 4.611111 based on 36 reviews
Florida, USA

Fantastic Wild Alaska

  • 5 of 5

The King's Deer Lodge outside Denali National Park is a truly outstanding accommodation. We travel around the world & it ranks up with our very top experiences. We stayed for 4 days from April 28-May 2, 2017, but it's worth a longer visit. Although we were a couple, it's spacious enough for multiple groups. Luxuriously equipped with high quality furnishings, beds, and linen, as well as a full kitchen to allow for reasonably comprehensive cooking at home. Having a large washing machine & dryer was also really helpful. Very close to Denali with all its splendors, the location of the lodge was itself in the beautiful wild of Alaska (our first night, we saw a wolf stroll by). The hosts were pleasant and responsive, but we had no real need to contact them during the stay because everything was so well provided, along with a useful information sheet about the Lodge and the area. We can give this VRBO listing our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Beautiful log cabin just a few miles from the park entrance

  • 5 of 5

Brought my parents in during the spring shoulder season and although not much was open around the park, we loved the quiet and being able to explore on our own without swarms of other tourists. The cabin is clean and has tons of space. The addition of making the basement part of the rental was not needed by our group of 3, but would be a perfect bunkhouse for kids while 3 or four couples enjoy the bedrooms upstairs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing weekend in this lodge. Everything you need is there and it's in a conveniently located spot. We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights at the property, we were here to ring in 2017 New Years! There were 4 families and a total of 16 people and were all very comfortable. The house was extremely clean and ready for our arrival, we were a bit worried about the property due to past reviews particularly about the water situation previously mentioned. There is nothing to be concerned about the water was great, it is a bit harder than in Seattle, but it’s not a big deal. The bathrooms and showers were very clean! All the appliances at the house worked properly, the house was stocked with everything that was necessary (from silverware – toilet paper). The house itself seems to be built well and there was truly enough space to accommodate the 16 of us comfortably.

The property is surrounded by beautiful lush forests and mountains with breath taking views. The location is great only 10 miles from Denali National Park, 20 miles to Healy, and around 20 miles to Cantwell. These small towns have gas stations, mini markets in case you forgot something or need some extra supplies. The snowmobile was a great addition the kids and adults enjoyed it very much . Thank you, Jessica, for the warm and welcoming accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manteca, California


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Exactly as described. Ben, the caretaker, greeted us warmly when we arrived. He informed us of his schedule and the need to pass through the kitchen when he left for work at 6am. This did not affect us in any way since the bedrooms are all upstairs. We enjoyed walking the trails around the property and the beautiful dogs that stopped by for belly rubs in the evenings. Great proximity to Denali and dining.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Setting

  • 4 of 5

The home was accurately described on the website. The furnishing were comfortable and in good condition. The home was spacious, both inside and the deck area. It was easy to get to, quiet and felt safe. It was nice to open the windows and let the fresh air in. The kitchen appliances were nice, other than we experienced some difficulty with getting the dishwasher to start. It might be helpful to have some instructions included in the information notebook about how to operate the dishwasher. It was great to have lots of spices in the kitchen. We cooked out on the grill one night, which worked great. We would recommend staying here to others.

The property was clean other than some stains on the carpet upstairs. The faucet in the kitchen sink dripped and we were unable to get it to stop. It didn't really bother us, but we assumed that quite a bit of water was being lost and the sink was getting stained from the constant dripping of water. The stains from the water that previous guests commented about didn't cause us a concern.

We really enjoyed the Creekside Cafe, which was about 5-6 miles south on Highway 3 toward Anchorage. We had dinner there AND ordered boxed lunches for our day in Denali. Both were excellent and the customer service there was great. We also stopped in Talkeetna on the way up from Anchorage. The views of Denali were SPECTACULAR on the day we were there!!!

I would consider the customer service provided by the owner as mixed. She replied promptly when I inquired about the property initially and the booking process went smoothly. One suggestion I have is related to how she responds to customers. A few months after booking the property, I was on the website and noticed that any concerns raised by guests in their reviews were greeted with criticism and excuses. The extensive dialogue about how difficult it is to fix things and how far it was to/from Fairbanks for supplies was annoying. When we inquired about the availability of only one blow dryer (when the home is marketed for up to 13 guests or more), we received the same "scolding". We were only a party of four, so it wasn't a big deal. However, since most travelers today expect blow dryers to be available, I didn't think my question was unreasonable. What I learned in a career (in public service) is that customers don't want excuses. They want to feel heard and that their issues are important and will be addressed respectfully.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in McKinley Park, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.73
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please contact us for pricing on large groups or if you need to split your reservation into two payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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