My family of 5 adults and one toddler stayed in one of the 6 person cabins during the end of their season. The cabin was spacious, clean and organized. We were provided with all the usual comforts, and the location was just perfect: by a creekside, with views of nearby mountains, and only 15min from the main entrance to Denali Natl. Park.
We had heard good things about the on-site restaurant and this was one of our main reasons for choosing to stay here. However, the experience was somewhat marred by our poor food experience here. Firstly, they provide a complimentary box of candy, which in our case was months passed the expiration date. We didn't realize this until we bit into the stale candy. Secondly, the restaurant advertises all kinds of food options. The staff also told us upon check-in that they could make several things to order, especially since most of my family is vegetarian. However, when we actually went to the restaurant for a meal we found that they were out of several key ingredients for the season (like pasta, hummus etc.!) and were only able to make a simple salad/sandwich for us. Being able to manage food supply, especially for non-perishables, even during the end of their season, should not be difficult for an establishment of this kind.
Another minor issue was that they advertise that one can pick up packaged lunches as early as 6am, but in our case they could only commit to giving us our lunches by 6:30am. If you have a Denali Park bus tour scheduled for any earlier than 7am, this would be a problem. Luckily, our bus wasn't until 7:15am, so we made it to the park safely with our lunches and with some time to spare.
Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to everyone, though I might try one of the other options for accommodation in the area the next time I'm up there.
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