First let me start by saying our cabin was clean, well-kept and had all the equipment we needed. Sandi was polite.
This is a “NICE” property. But I must say: “Shame on you for the extremely misleading website”. I would not have hesitated giving this property a good review if it wasn’t for the blatant, purposely misleading info on the website and in the brochure.
This place is definitely over sold. The “small lake” was no more than a large pond. Not worth getting into the canoe and paddling the few hundred yards across the pond. The “beautiful flower gardens” were merely a few small yards beside some of the cabins. There is no “coffee shop”. They do sell flavored coffee and drinks in the office area.
But most of all I booked this place because I was lead to believe we might get a view of Denali from the property. Or any views for that matter. There definitely was no view of the mountain anywhere to be seen on the property. During check out we were told that you could see a very small portion of the top only from the highest point of two of the cabins and from the front porch of the office ONLY if you held your head just right and looked through the top of the trees you.
Also this property is noisy. The cabins are closer to each other than they appear on the website. Our first day there all we heard was heavy equipment running in the front yard.
POINT OF INTEREST: In our entire time in Alaska the best views we had of Mt McKinley ARE only 2.5 miles down the road and worth the time to see.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delivering the "Alaska Experience" with all the comforts of home. Open all year, with road access 10.5 Scenic miles off Parks Hwy 3. Large furnished 1-4 bedroom cabins, full kitchens and baths. Decks have charcoal grills. View of MT. Denali. Beautiful gardens, fishing in stocked trout lakes, wildlife viewing with gold panning in the area. Snowmobile rental and trail rides in winter. Access to 100s of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gate Creek Cabins Hotel Trapper Creek
- Gate Creek Cabins Alaska/Trapper Creek