Photo Credit Guest Britt Jenkins Flansburg 

McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café and Bakery is located at Mile 224 George Parks Hwy (Route 3).  We cater to visitors with their own transportation as there is no taxi or shuttle service in our area.  We recommend flying into Anchorage, rent a car, and drive up.


We are  just 13 miles / 15 minutes south of the entrance to Denali National Park. McKinley Creekside Cabins is an ideal location for independent visitors and small groups including destination weddings and events.  Our guest's have their own transportation and want easy access to the park and activities, but want to be away from the crowds and bustle at the entrance. 

Directions: McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, and Bakery is located at Mile 224 on the George Parks Hwy
(Route 3) on the east side of the highway.

From Anchorage (4-4.5 hrs. north) Take the Glenn Hwy north towards Fairbanks, then take the George Parks Hwy (Route 3) north and drive until you reach mile 224, and we are one the East or right side of the highway.  Enjoy the beautiful drive and make sure to stop at mile 135 for great southern views of Denali and a bathroom rest stop. 

From Fairbanks (2-2.5 hrs. south)  Take the George Parks Hwy south towards Anchorage and drive until you reach mile 224 and we are on the east or left side of the highway.  


Car Rental Options:

  • You must have your own transportation.  You will not need a 4x4 rental unless you want to travel on gravel roads like the Denali Hwy, check with your rental company.

  • Looking to rent a car, check out Costco Travel for great rates.

  • Alaska 4x4 Rentals-Driving up from Anchorage and want to get off the beaten path.

  • Taking the Train? Rent a Car in Denali at Keys to Denali / 1-800-683-1239

Grocery/Liquor Stores

There are three stores right off the the highway as you drive to McKinley Creekside Cabins.  Two are in Wasilla (Mile 30 Parks Hwy) Fred Meyers and Carrs/Safeway both have food and spirits.  One just before the turn off to Talkeetna (Mile 55 Parks Hwy) Cubbys Grocery and Liquor.  These are the best options for selection and price for food/snacks/beverages. There is also Great 1 Grocery and Sled Dog Liquor located one mile north of the park entrance (Mile 238.4 Parks Hwy-14 miles north of McKinley Creekside Cabins) however the selection is limited and sold at a premium.  We also have a Three Bears Grocery and Liquor in Healy (Mile 248.5 Parks Hwy-25 miles north of McKinley Creekside Cabins).

Taking the Train?

We have a wonderful local car rental company Keys to Denali / 1-800-683-1239

  • Make sure to book in advance as their inventory is limited. 

  • There is NO shuttle or taxi options in our area and we do not offer transportation.

  • They can also book your train ticket and save you 5%

Get in touch

McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, & Bakery

Location:  Mile 224 George Parks Hwy (Route 3)

Mailing:  PO Box 89, Denali, AK 99755

info@mckinleycabins.com  /  Tel. 1-907-683-2277

Call (907) 683-2277

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Denali National Park with inspired hospitality and intentional service.