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“Joel & Lois B from Pa. Wonderfull Place! Wonderfull Stay!”
Review of McKinley View B&B

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McKinley View B&B
Commodore, Pa.
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“Joel & Lois B from Pa. Wonderfull Place! Wonderfull Stay!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I agree exactly with the other comments. Gracious and friendly hosts, great breakfast, great setting. Just a wonderful place to stay. My wife and I stayed there in the bear room July 7th & 8th 2012, the weather was not good for 2 days. But on the morning we were leaving to go down south to the Kenai the weather changed overnight and the morning dawned bright and clear. The view of the Mountain was spectacular and we became members of the 30% club.

Angela's Heaven is a place "NOT TO BE MISSED" just up the road a couple of miles on the right (115mm). From the road it doesn't look like much, but don't let that fool you. One inside, it's clean, warm and friendly, great, great food! Angela was very busy when we were there but she took the time to explain everything to us. Just a wonderful lady.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way from Denali to Seward and wished we could have stayed longer. We had a room facing Denali and the lovely view at the back of the house. Our room led directly on to a deck where we just sat and watched the birds and wildlife - and would have liked time to take a walk. The room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was ample and good. The only snag was that we hit the one night when the local pizza restaurant was closed - so we opted to take the drive to Talkeetna.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buena Vista
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

This B&B is just off the highway, but gives a real remote feel in location. A great way to break up the trip from the Anchorage area or MatSu Valley to Fairbanks, the McKinley View B&B exceeded all expectations with a very comfortable room, modern bath,great TV selection variety, free WiFi, kitchen/common room with TV (restaurant choices in Trapper Creek are slim to none in off season), delicious, hearty breakfast, and friendly hosts who are happy to visit and share local knowledge. Seems like thay have thought of everything you might want or need!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tulsa OK
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Located about a mile south of Trapper Creek AK right off the Parks Highway, this little treasure should be considered by anyone who wants a great value in a B&B heading anywhere north of Anchorage. Renee, the host, is extremely gracious, and communicates very well in advance of your stay. The B&B is just as described. There are 4 rooms, two with an incredible view of Denali. The day I went, it was clear, and have attached a picture which does not do it justice! The rooms were clean, comfortable and fitting, esp considering the cost per night in winter is only $75. This includes a full breakfast of all you can eat eggs, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. That alone would run you $15 at most restaurants in AK. The breakfast was excellent. The two rooms in the back open up to a deck with chairs that allow you sit and enjoy the awesome view. Since it was -10F when I was visiting, I didn't spend too much time out back, but the view is truly amazing. I used this B&B as a staging site for viewing the Northern Lights, with its great exposure to the north. Unfortunately, mother nature did not cooperate the night I stayed, but I would come back here in a heartbeat. If I wanted to be super picky, the only possible complaint I might have were the somewhat thin walls allowing you to hear the people next door to you, but the positives of this B&B WAY outweigh the single negative I could find. I would 100% recommend this place. It is about 2 hours north of ANC, and two hours south of the entrance to Denali.

Room Tip: The two rooms on the north side of the house have the view....ask for them.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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haifa
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Found the place quite easily (after a brief 'phone conversation with the gracious hostess). It's just off the main road, thus entailing no detours and delays. Great views from the rooms, good breakfast and conversation. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Alaska, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

What a great view and beautiful property. They were able to accomodate me in order for me to complete a grizzly hunt. Outstanding folks, very courteous, and very helpful! Thank you both for everything.

Jason

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

My wife and I chose this basically because it was between Homer and Fairbanks while we were doing our own driving in Alaska. We had already stayed at Denali on a group tour and were looking for something a bit quieter and less pricey than a Denali lodge. To some it might seem "in the middle of nowhere." But the host suggested a great German (go figure) pizza place for dinner up the road. The setting is gorgeous with very spacious grounds. The house and rooms are quiet and immaculate. And the breakfast was plentiful and superb. I was able to use my laptopp computer while sitting on the back porch with stunning views (direct access from our room). All in all, this was just a lovely B&B at which to stay, with first class rooms, service and food.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: McKinley View B&B
Address: 24606 S Parks Hwy, Mile 113. 6 Parks Hwy, Trapper Creek, AK 99683
Location: United States > Alaska > Trapper Creek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Trapper Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming B&B on the Parks Highway in Trapper Creek, Alaska. We are just two hours north of Anchorage. All rooms feature private baths, private entrances, satellite TV, WI-FI and a guest computer in the common area. A great place to start your drive north to Denali National Park we are two hours from the park or plan a hiking adventure at beautiful Denali State Park. We do apologize but this facility is not set up to accommodate children 7 years of age or younger. ... more   less 
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McKinley View B&B Alaska/Trapper Creek

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