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Patriotic Denali

McKinley Creekside Cabins offers thoughtful lodging, cabin
and house rentals to meet many needs and budgets.

Alaska and Denali in particular (maybe we are a little biased) is an amazing place to live, visit and explore. We are honored you are considering McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café & Bakery.  We will do our best to give you all the information you need to plan and execute an incredible adventure and answer questions you have.  

Where Guests Become Friends

McKinley Creekside Sign

Photo Credit Guest Jay McCormick 

At McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, Bakery, and Gift Shop we strive to provide quality; accommodations, dining experience, gift items, environment, and atmosphere. 


Our team of passionate and talented hospitality professionals have the information and insight to help you get the most out of your time and budget for Denali National Park.


Our desire to serve you is rooted in the fact that we and each of our carefully selected and trained crew members feel genuinely blessed to be living and working in Denali National Park.  The positive atmosphere of appreciation and thoughtfulness is as much a vein running through our daily operations as the gold running through the mines that drew so many to this still-astounding location; Denali National Park.

McKinley Creekside Cabins, Cafe', Bakery, and Gift Shop is ideally located just 13 miles/15 minutes from Denali National Park.  Wildlife and hiker enthusiast's will enjoy this wilderness paradise with numerous trails in the back country right outside our back door! For those seeking beauty with the promise of adventure in the nation's last frontier, we are here to accommodate.​

Property Features Include:

  • Cabin, room, and three house rental options; Carlo House, Carlo Guest Cabin, Carlo Loft. 

  • The Creekside Café & Bakery-"Casual dining at it's finest!"

  • Gift Shop has a carefully curated selection of handcrafted items from across Alaska and the United states.

  • McKinley Creekside Cabins is located on Carlo Creek, just 13 miles/ 15 minutes south of Denali National Park.

  • Creekside pavilion with BBQ, and picnic facilities

  • Cornhole, lagers & board games for family fun!    

  • A stocked fire pit alongside Carlo creek for evening get-togethers.   

  • Hiking trails right outside your door.   

  • Friendly and professional Alaskan hospitality.   

  • Remember you must have your own vehicle transportation, no shuttle service available. 

  • Taking the train? You must rent a car while in Denali National Park, check out Keys To Denali  or book a shuttle through Sheep Shuttle or through Denali Transportation Services

The Creekside Café & Bakery
Casual Dining at it's Finest!

McKinley Creekside Café & Bakery is the heart of our operation.  Whether you start your morning off with a stop at our gourmet expresso bar and a fresh baked treat from our bakery  or unwind after your days adventure enjoying an Alaskan craft brew and burger on the deck, we are here to provide a home for your time in Denali.  


The McKinley Creekside Café features quality home style food along with Alaskan seafood specials made with love, you can taste the difference.  You will enjoy favorites like Holly's Friday Night Prime Rib Special, dry rubbed/salt encrusted/slow cooked goodness, or perhaps our House Smoked Turkey Pot Pie.  Halibut is our specialty; baked, grilled, deep or pan fried you will not be disappointed.  We offer a well curated wine selection, local Alaskan craft beers, and Creekside cocktails to boot. 

The McKinley Creekside Bakery is a must stop.  We are known for our Mt. Denali sized cinnamon rolls and the amazingly delicious Wilcox Family Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake! Of course we bake our bread, rolls, and even our crackers daily along with a selection of our favorite desserts and pies, YUM!

For our friends with dietary restrictions or sensitivities we offer a selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Halibut Special McKinley Creekside Cafe
Denali reflecting in Wonder Lake

Assisting You With Your Itinerary As You Navigate Denali

#1 Tip: Plan in Advance!


Coming to Alaska is a "once in a lifetime" for many visitors.  We are here to help you get the most out of your time and budget for  an amazing trip to Denali National Park, Alaska.  


Call McKinley Creekside Cabins at 1-907-683-2277, or send us an email to get local advice.  We are eager to share our knowledge and experience so you get the most out of your time in Denali National Park.  We recommend you plan on three days for Denali.  One day for travel, one day to tour the park and one day to hike and explore.  There is so much to see and do; the park to tour, wildlife to view, trails to explore, Alaska huskies to love, campfires and cocktails to be consumed to name a few and we are here to help make this an adventure and experience of a lifetime. 

Thank you for your time and interest in McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, Bakery, and Gift Shop.  We love Alaska, we love what we do and it would be an honor to host your stay in Denali, truly the last frontier! 

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