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Lifelong Alaskan Owned Lodge*NEAR DENALI PARK* Great for family vacations

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1,800 sq ft log home near Denali Park w/mountain views, 3 bedrooms,2 full baths

Denali Mountain View Lodge has incredible mountain views from every window! This is a great place for a family to gather together for their dream vacation in Alaska. Denali Mountain View Lodge has 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths,1 king bed in the master bedroom, and 1 queen and a full in the two remaining rooms. A queen futon sleeper and twin rollaway makes space for 9 people. ••Please consider renting our guest Cottage •805039 VRBO•if you need to accommodate additional family or friends• There is a living-room/TV room w/60 inch TV, dining room with a sitting room and a fully equipped kitchen w/stove, refrigerator/ freezer and dishwasher. There is a full size washer and dryer located in the main bathroom. The deck looks out at a spectacular mountain view and has a swing, deck furniture and propane grill. This lodge is built and owned by life long Alaskans. Denali Mountain View Lodge offers a authentic Alaskan experience.

Scott P Mayo
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Scott P Mayo

My name is Vivian Mayo and my husband of 40 years is Scott P Mayo. Scott and I are long time Alaskans with many tales to tell! (You may be interested in reading our survival story! www.lastfrontiermagazine ) I am proud to call myself a lifelong Alaskan! I was born in Anchorage Alaska and moved to Cantwell in 1964. Scott came to Alaska from the Midwest in 1970. He fell in love with the freedom of Alaska the moment he stepped off the plane. Scott and I married in 1975 and Have raised three wonderful children here in Cantwell. Scott worked 30 years for the State Highway Department retiring in 2008. 30 years of plowing snow was enough for him! Now let me tell you about the fun stuff...snowmobiling, ice fishing, winter and summer camping, hunting, fly fishing, four wheeling, gold dredging, we do it all and more. Scott and I are getting a little older and wider but we try not to let that stop us. Surrounded by the natural beauty and bounty of the area we feel blessed to fill our freezer with moose meat and pick blueberries for canning each fall.

Scott P Mayo purchased this cabin in 1987

Why Scott P Mayo chose Cantwell

Scott and I have lived in a few different locations here in Cantwell. As a child I lived in the old town of Cantwell in a small trailer house. After Scott and I married we lived in a small log cabin without electricity or indoor plumbing. We had a hand pump for water. After we had the kids Scott bought me a gasoline wash machine! I had to pump three 5 gallon bucket of water to fill that washer up! I was one strong chick! In 1985 we sold our small cabin and decided to build a bigger home for our growing family. Scott with the help of some of our helpful neighbors and friends put the roof on the main cabin just before the snow flew in the winter of 1987. We have been modernizing and making improvements for the last 30 years. Even though Cantwell didn't have commercial power or TV until the mid-80s we have now caught up with the rest of the world. Modern technology is a wonderful thing but it is easy to forget to "log on"when you're surrounded by Alaska's beauty. We hope you enjoy the area as much as we do

What makes this cabin unique

We live a simple life here. Coffee in the morning sitting on the porch swing listening to the birds and swatting a mosquito or two 😉. With Mountain view's, wildlife and the abundance Alaska has to offer we have almost everything we need right outside our door. Literally right outside our door! We have had moose (Matilda ,eating my flowers), caribou (eating my lawn) ,fox and a couple of young bears come through over the years. Scott and I hope you relax and enjoy your stay in our neck of the woods. And don't forget, 30 minutes away you have access to great restaurants, drinking establishments, gift shops, coffee shops, ice cream shop and all the outdoor activities and sightseeing Denali National park has to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Cantwell in Denali

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking. No pets. If you have a service animal please provide official papers and we will allow the pet.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main bath has a 6 ft shower plus full sizer washer & dryer
    Master Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bath was totally remodeled 2016
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Sleeping area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size
    Sleeping Area - 1 Single Bed , 1 twin rollaway
  • Master Bedroom with full bath w/shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Visitors have the option of partaking in our local activities...sightseeing, hiking, fishing and summer tours of a Iditarod mushers dog yard. Or traveling 30 minutes north to be right in the middle of one of the busiest tourist areas in Alaska with great restaurants, bars, gift shops, river rafting, air sightseeing and much more there is never a dull moment. I would recommend Mile 229 restaurant, Creekside restaurant and The Salmon Bake. There are many more restaurants in the area to try and they're all pretty decent. Black Diamond golf course and resort in Healy 40 miles away, has a nine hole golf course and miniature golf. They also have wagon ride dining. If you're interested in an ATV ride, ATV Adventures has a number of tours available. They have even added a zip line ride to the mix!


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Lifelong Alaskan Owned Lodge*NEAR DENALI PARK* Great for family vacations
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin, location and Vivian and Scott. Our stay could not have been more perfect. The cabin is very spacious, super super clean and had top of the line appliances and bedding (the beds were awesome!). We had two couples in the cabin and felt we had room for a couple more. This was the best way to stay near the park with another couple, lots of room to be together and plenty of privacy. The cabin is a short distance from the park and great hiking. There is even a view of Mt. Denali right from the cabin. We never used the giant TV but were pleasantly surprised of the speed of the internet for being so far out into god's country. We saw Scott and Vivian a few times during our stay and LOVED hearing their story about their near death experience in the Alaskan winter. You have to hear the story if you stay, it's remarkable, also the stories of growing up in northern Alaska. When we come back again this is the place where we will stay for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott and I could not ask for better guests! Meeting interesting people from different walks of life is one of the reasons we took on this VRBO endeavor and these guests fit the bill. Thank you for sharing your Alaskan adventure with us. Scott & Vivian
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Chandler, AZ

Clean & Spacious! Perfect for our family!!

  • 5 of 5

A "cabiny" feel with all the luxuries of home-we stayed three nights while day-tripping to raft, fish & explore Denali-host provided clean & comfortable beds, a spacious new kitchen to cook in, Wifi, & expansive TV-be sure and stop by Creekside-a family-style restaurant known for great food-esp. breakfast! Elvis (host's family pet) may come around looking for someone to play fetch with him-lil stinker is cute! I definitely recommend this house in Cantwell!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA

Awesome host :)

  • 5 of 5

Vivian & Scott were amazing hosts. The house was very neat & organized. Everything was clearly marked & ready to use. The bedrooms & bathrooms were all nice and tidy. We loved our stay :). Thanks a lot

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zelienople, Pa

Wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had the opportunity to spend 3 nights at the beginning of September in this beautiful home and we couldn't have been happier. We found it to be better than advertised, and was very clean and neat with all new appliances and upgrades. The kitchen had everything we needed. We also found the location being 30 minutes outside the park to work perfectly for us. Scott and Vivian were a pleasure to meet and made the whole process very easy. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. The owners thought of every detail that a person could need while staying at their house. It was warm and friendly, extremely clean, nicely decorated, very large space with beautiful kitchen appliances. The washer and dryer was definitely an extra bonus.

Just lovely and highly recommended for anyone. Enjoyed this much better than staying in a small cabin. A little jewel of a house not all that far from Denali National Park.

Thank you Vivian and Scott for a must pleasurable stay. Hope to return someday.

Kathy and Mike

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy and Mike for taking the time to write us such a great review! And its a pleasure to host guests that respect, appreciate and enjoy our Alaskan style home! You are always welcome if you ever come this way again😊 Scott & Vivian
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Cantwell Review

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything it was advertised to be. Great accommodations, great hosts, convenient location, and best of all no surprises. I will recommend to any that are looking for a place to stay as well as one that can handle a group (we had 10 guests). Give Scott and Vivian a chance and you won't be disappointed.

Thanks, Roger

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five star review Roger. Scott and I enjoyed meeting you all and appreciate being a little part of your Alaskan adventure. Scott & Vivian
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Nearest Airport
157 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Carlo Creek
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Black Diamond Golf Course and Resort, Healy Ak
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Cantwell /Denali Park
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Parks Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Creekside, Carlo Creek Alaska
Nearest Ski
240 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort, Girdwood Alaska
Car: necessary

Pay us a visit at Denali Mountain View Lodge and enjoy the surrounding wilderness and pristine beauty of Alaska while relaxing away from the crowds. Travel 30 miles north of Cantwell and you will be in the tourist zone located just outside the parks entrance. With all the hustle & bustle, restaurants, bars, shopping, river rafting, air sightseeing tours. Denali National Park offers visitors a variety of tours and activities. The visitor center and the Murie Science and Learning Center are great family destinations. Add all of the outdoor activities and there is never a dull moment. If you're looking for something a little more can enjoy our local Cantwell activities. Sightseeing, hiking, guided fishing tours, riverboat rides, tours of Iditarod mushers dog yards and much more. And always be on the lookout for our local animal fare, moose, caribou, fox, lynx, wolves and bears. You never know when or where these magnificent creatures may appear. The Cantwell area is a stunningly beautiful setting just minutes away from the amenities of Denali National Park. With it's spectacular views of Mount Denali, the Talkeetna mountain range and Reindeer Mountain Range the location is hard to beat.

You may be interested in reading our survival story! www.lastfrontiermagazine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Cantwell, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Summer Season
15 May 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2019 Summer Season
15 May 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

housecleaning fee £35.94

100 % is due at the time of booking.
••Cancellation Policy •• Firm
Contact owner concerning cancellation policy

Please do a general clean up when you leave, sweep, wash the dishes, take out the trash, strip the beds and put the used linens and towels in the laundry bin. Thank you

We recommend you purchase all of your groceries and supplies before you leave Anchorage, Wasilla or Fairbanks. There are a few convenience stores in the Denali/Cantwell area but the choices are limited and the prices are high.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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