First of all, let me address the driveway. Before leaving for Alaska, I was concerned about the comments from people that the driveway was treacherous and dangerous--that perhaps my rental would not make it. After reaching the top, I had to laugh. The drive up to the cabins is simple and if my small Chevy Aveo can make it, yours can too. Obviously, don't try it at 50 mph, but i f you take your time, then don't worry about it.
The cabins are clean, quiet, and just perfect for this type of vacation. Sure, there are no televisions--but since you'll be spending your entire time outdoors, that's fine (plus, as my wife pointed out, we needed to disconnect from the outside world anyway). Twice during our stay we encountered [harmless] moose, including a baby with its mother! We enjoyed being some distance from the area around the park (what others here are calling "glitter gulch"), as I would much prefere to see woods and mountains outside my window rather than gift shops.
The host/hostess are incredibly nice, and every morning we were greeted over breakfast (and if you're lucky enough to try some of the homemade banana nut brad, count your blessings). The views were better than advertised, as it's a nice blend of forest and mountain views.
As an aside, if you are going to spend some time in or around Denali, do yourself a favor and do some flightseeing with a glacier landing. Yeah, it will set you back a lot of money, but honestly, it's the coolest thing I have ever done (besides getting married)--I would gladly pay another $600 to do it again. Also, take the time to utilize the park's shuttle service, even if you don't get off the bus and hike (we suggest going at least to the Eielson stop). We saw caribou, dall sheep, grizzly bears, and plenty of moose during our trips inside the park, and there's nothing quite like the views.
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