Our Denali Hotel 

We have made the very difficult decision to close McKinley Chalet Resort until further notice which includes through the summer tourism season. For the health and protection of our team members and guests, we feel this is the best choice to get through the current health pandemic in the safest and most responsible way. More information can be found here.

McKinley Chalet Resort is situated in the heart of the Denali Canyon on the banks of the Nenana River, less than 2 miles from the entrance to Denali National Park. Featuring modern amenities, comfortable accommodations and warm northern hospitality at the edge of the wilderness, the hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable Denali vacation.

Visiting the Denali National Park Service Visitor Center?

We’ve got shuttle services between the lodge and the park. Consult the front desk for shuttle times and locations. If adventure is what you seek, stop by our tour desk where helpful representatives will assist in planning activities like wildlife viewing, river rafting or an ATV adventure.


Mile 238.9 Parks Highway
Denali National Park, Alaska, 99755

 


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Nestled in the heart of the Denali Canyon, the McKinley Chalet Resort offers modern amenities in the wilderness of the Last Frontier!

Located just miles from the Denali National Park entrance, you’ll enjoy rest, relaxation and close proximity to one of Alaska’s most renowned destinations.

Comfortable accommodations await at the end of your day.

Living area of a guest room.

The Denali Square entertainment complex includes Karstens Public House, a stage, shopping, and firepits.

Roast marshmallows around the firepits in Denali Square.

Enjoy ranger and naturalist talks in Denali Square.

Live entertainment at Denali Square.

Mouthwatering cioppino at Canyons Steakhouse.

Fried chicken and waffles at Karstens Public House in Denali Square.

Fresh, seasonal cuisine at Karstens Public House.

Dine on Alaska favorites at Karstens Public House.

The wilderness-inspired industrial decor at Karstens Public House.

Take in views of the surrounding mountains at Karstens Public House.

Karstens Public House offers a modern rustic feel in the dining area.

Leather-back chairs at Karstens Public House.

Wilderness views from Karstens Public House.

There are a variety of optional excursions available in Denali! Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book your adventure.

There are a variety of optional excursions available in Denali! Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book your adventure.

There are a variety of optional excursions available in Denali! Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book your adventure.


Amenities

All rooms offer a unique Alaska wilderness experience.  Enjoy time spent on the balcony or in the Alaska inspired ambience of the room. Each room features a telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer, luggage benches and one shower or a shower/bathtub.

Dining

With two full-service restaurants, bar with a view, grab n’ go espresso bar and a rip-roaring dinner theater experience, the McKinley Chalet Resort has everything to satisfy your appetite on your next trip to Denali! The Denali Square complex, opened in 2016, includes fire pits, live entertainment, Karstens Public House, and views of the nearby mountains. Learn more about McKinley Chalet Resort dining options

Dining Info

About Denali

The name Denali means “High One” in the Athabascan language. The magnificent mountain is 20,320 feet tall and is the highest peak in North America. Seeing the high one will take your breath away and a Tundra Wilderness Tour provides visitors to Alaska the best opportunity for an up-close view.

Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres with only one road. The Park is well known for wildlife, including 39 species of mammals, 169 bird species, 14 fish species and one type of amphibian. Visitors to the Park are often on the lookout for “the big five”: bears, moose, wolves, Dall sheep and caribou.