Apply Today for a Summer of a Lifetime! 

Mission: Cultivating relationships and facilitating opportunities to explore

Denali National Park with inspired hospitality and intentional service.

Join Our Team! ​
A summer in Alaska promises adventure, but one at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café & Bakery located near Denali National Park in the interior of Alaska, offers opportunities to challenge yourself personally and professionally while exploring the beauty of Denali National Park. We pay top wages, offer quality housing, and work hard to cultivate an environment that is inspiring and fun, while being challenging and meaningful.

Mid-May - Mid-September Season

McKinley Creekside Cabins, Cafe', & Bakery is only open 120 days a year so all staff is expected to work the entirety of the summer season. Some exceptions are made based on department needs. 

Quality Employee Housing

McKinley Creekside Cabins take great pride in providing the best housing in Denali.  We know our crew is our most valuable asset and we work hard to take care of our people and cultivate an environment that safe, fun and welcoming.  

Learn more about Creekside's Room and Board.

End Of Season Bonus! 

McKinley Creekside Cabins offers a season end/contract completion bonuses of .50-$1/hr. You will determine your bonus based on your work ethic, attitude and being a responsible housing tenant. (Applies to all positions except FOH Restaurant Staff) 

Added bonus: Our end of season Christmas dinner party and fireworks show.  It is always a blast and our favorite way to celebrate another successful season!


McKinley Creekside Cabins and Café was established in 1997 by two friends, Holly Slinkard and Tracey Smith.

We are driven to provide opportunities and life changing experiences in Denali National unparalleled vast and majestic wilderness paradise that you can call home for a summer.  We pay top wages, offer the best housing in Denali Park and most importantly...cultivate an environment that is inspiring and fun while being challenging and meaningful. We know a happy crew makes happy customers, therefore making happy owners.


Our expectations are simple: everybody works. We work hard and we play hard. We are only as strong as our weakest link. Looking for like-minded folks that are passionate, professional, enjoy life, have a GREAT attitude, work ethic, and can be good ambassadors of “Creekside”.


A sense of place grows from the purposeful work of maintaining and growing this establishment, cultivating friendships, and our steadfast commitment to providing outstanding hospitality for our guests in a setting that is beyond compare. Come work for McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, and Bakery in a place surrounded by astonishing beauty, with fantastic people, while learning new things….and maybe something new about yourself. 


Service vs. Hospitality: What's the difference? 


At McKinley Creekside Cabins our motto is "where the guests become friends!" How do we achieve such a bold claim? We put the emphasis on hospitality for our staff. 


Excellent customer service is an action, specifically tending to guest related tasks efficiently and with a kind and gracious attitude. We always provide excellent service to our guests and sets the tone with our "second to none" hospitality.

Hospitality is a felling and a matter of the heart. It is not just greeting our guests, but welcoming them as you would a guest in your own home. This is what makes our guests leave feeling not only they've had the experience of a lifetime, but where they have made friends, and you get to share in that happiness too! 
Do you have a heart for hospitality? If so please consider working with us, McKinley Creekside Cabins, Cafe' & Bakery.

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Mission:  Cultivating relationships and facilitating opportunities to explore
Denali National Park with inspired hospitality and intentional service.