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The Carlo House, Carlo Guest Cabin & Carlo Loft-House rentals for every need!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Custom 3 BR home- Carlo Guest Cabin 2 BR home-The Carlo Loft a studio apt.

The Carlo Property is located just 15 minutes to Denali National Park. A beautiful 3 wooded acre property catering to families and small groups that want to be close to Denali, but away from the crowds with all the luxuries and amenities of home. Three options available; The Carlo House, The Carlo Guest Cabin, and the Carlo Loft. Visit our website at

1. The Carlo House-A beautiful 1800 sq/ft (3BR, 2BR) home with all the amenities one would expect in a custom home

rental that sleeps 8.

2. The Carlo Guest Cabin-A cozy 850 sq/ft (2BR/2BR) home that sleeps 6.

3. The Carlo Loft-A 420 sq/ft studio apt that sleeps 2.

For information and availability visit our website at

Located at Mile 224.5, just 13 miles (15 minutes) south of the Denali National Park entrance. An ideal location, away from the busy park entrance, yet easy access to the park and all its activities.


A (3) three bedrooms, (2) two full baths, washer/dryer, custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the essentials of home. The cozy living room has a small sofa and chair, wood stove, cable TV, DVD player w/movies, Wi-Fi, and telephone.

There is a grassed yard with stand alone SAUNA, a fire pit (great for smore’s or watching the northern lights in mid Aug on) and green house . There is a covered outside dining area and a BBQ gas grill. The Carlo House is a 5 minute walk from our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

1st Floor

*Two bedrooms - One bedroom with (2) queen beds, and a small bedroom with (1) double/full sized bed.

*The full bathroom has a washer and dryer for your convenience.

*Cozy living room with a small sofa and chair, wood stove, telephone for local calls, TV, Satellite cable, DVD player with movies, board games and cards.

*Custom Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the essentials of home. There is a small bar counter w/two stools for seating.

*Wine chiller in the kitchen.

*The dining area is a covered outside deck with a beautiful exotic wood custom table w/bench seating and a gas grill.

*Oak hardwood and tile floors.

2nd Floor -The master suite

(1) King bed, TV, Satellite cable, DVD player with movies, and a sitting area.

A luxury bath with antique claw foot tub, separate tile & glass shower and amazing panoramic mountain views!

There are three deck areas with seating, and outdoor dining with a gas grill. You will enjoy a grassed yard, sauna, green house, and a campfire area for evening get-togethers.

RATE: $599nt + 7% bed tax. Max. 8 people.*BONUS-No cleaning fee applied as long as trash is removed & kitchen is thoroughly cleaned incl. dishes.



A 850 sq/ft cabin with two (2) bedrooms and (2) bathrooms. The “Carlo Guest Cabin” is located on the same 3+ acre wooded property as The Carlo House, and Carlo Loft, a 5 minute walk from our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Carlo Guest Cabin

*Two (2) Bedrooms.

*1st bedroom has one king bed.

*2nd bedroom has two queen beds with a full private bath.

*There is a second full bathroom.

*A Small living room with a futon/sofa, TV with satellite cable, DVD player w/movies, board games and cards.

*A complete kitchen has all the amenities and essentials of home with a dining table and chairs.

*There is a washer and dryer for your convenience.

*An outside deck with seating and a gas grill.

*RATE: $479nt. + 7% bed tax. Max. 6 people. *BONUS-No cleaning fee applied as long as trash is removed & kitchen is thoroughly cleaned incl. dishes.


Option #3-New CARLO LOFT

A 420 sq/ft studio apartment and the newest addition to our house rental options. It is a studio apartment with one King bed, full private bath, kitchen (stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster) and a TV.

Ideal for couples that want more privacy, space and amenities. There is a small deck with lovely mountain views. It is located on our Carlo property, a 5 minute walk north from our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins, however you will drive and park near your room. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Max. 2 people.

Rate: $289nt. +7 % bed tax. Max. 2 people. *BONUS-No cleaning fee applied as long as trash is removed & kitchen is thoroughly cleaned incl. dishes.


However you decide to spend your day, we have no doubt you will enjoy the setting, location and comforts of the “Carlo Property”. Owned and operated by McKinley Creekside Cabins & Café.

There is a full service restaurant, The Creekside Cafe', located a 5 minute walk..

Open: mid May-mid Sept. / 6am-10pm daily.

A small grocery/liquor store & gas station are located 1/2 mile north of the park entrance. You can also pick up any snacks/food/beverages in either Anchorage, Wasilla or there is one more store “Cubby’s” ½ mile south of the turn-off for Talkeetna at mile 99 (approx. 2 1/2 hrs. south of Denali).

DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY: McKinley Creekside Cabins the Carlo House, Carlo Guest Cabin & Carlo Loft

Due to a short visitor season and high demand a 1 night deposit is due at booking and the balance will be collected 45 days prior to check-in. A 61+ day notice for a refund less a $25 cancellation/processing fee per rental, a 45-60 day notice is required for a refund, less $150.00 cancellation/processing fee, within 44 days it is non-refundable. All no-shows and early checkouts are charged full amount of reservation. We highly recommend travel insurance

TRANSPORTATION *You must have your own vehicle as NO shuttle/taxi service is available to/from our property. We recommend you rent a car in Anchorage to drive to Denali. It is a scenic drive that will take approximately 4.5 hours. This will allow you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your leisure and to stay at smaller properties such as McKInley Creekside Cabins & Cafe'. If you decide you would like to take the train we recommend you rent a car from Keys to Denali, a local operator. Information-

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More Details

Tracey Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Tracey Smith

Owned by two best friends, Holly Slinkard and Tracey Smith. We purchased our main property McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe in 1997 and the 'Carlo Property"' in 2009. Both of us being avid travelers ourselves, our goal was to create a place 'Where guests become friends'. We found in our travels that the best experiences, had more to do with the people we met and friends made on the journey.

We both live in Alaska year round. Holly spends 8 months in Denali and the remainder in Anchorage and traveling the world in the off season. Tracey lives in Palmer with her husband and son.

We are most thankful to the Lord above, all our guests and crew members for making this life possible in such an amazing place.

We know you will enjoy your time at the 'Carlo Property' and Denali National Park, truly the last frontier!

Tracey Smith purchased this house in 2009

Why Tracey Smith chose McKinley Park

The Carlo House rentals offer all the features and amenities of home. Denali is an amazing place where one can explore the park and surrounding areas for a lifetime and never see it all. We try our best to take care of the details and provide the essentials that can make a house rental enjoyable and easy (basic spices, foil, plastic wrap, paper and glass ware, cooler, wood for the firepit)

The Carlo Property is a beautiful and well cared for property nestled in the woods with amazing panoramic mountain views and all the comforts of home and a great location that is close to the park.

BONUS-no cleaning fee is charged as long as the kitchen/dishes are cleaned and returned in the manner provided and removal of all trash.

We would be honored to host your stay in this amazing place we call home.

What makes this house unique

Close to Denali National Park with all the comforts of home.

No cleaning fee * Kitchen must be cleaned/trash removed.

The Carlo House has a sauna.

Provide the essentials such as coffee/creamer, foil/plastic wrap, disposibles, laundry detergent/dryer sheets, basic spices, access to coolers, firewood for a campfire and more. If you don't have it please don't hesitate to contact the front desk at McKinley Creekside Cabins and we will see what we can do.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in McKinley Park, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • *No Cleaning fee if kitchen/dishes are cleaned and trash removed.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Washer and Dryer
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Has claw foot tub and gorgeous custom stained glass.
  • Downstairs bathroom has a washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master bath has an antique claw foot tub and separate shower
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Small bedroom with one queen bed
  • First floor has Bedroom #1 & #2 and a full bath with washer/dryer. KItchen & LR. Second floor has the Bedroom #3 the Master Suite-full bath with glass shower and claw foot tub.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
The Carlo House is ideal for families and groups traveling together that want to be close to Denali National Park, but away from the crowds at the park entrance. Important to know! Because we are 13 miles (15 minutes) south of the entrance to Denali National Park you must have a car rental to stay at our property as there is limited taxi service and it's very expensive and there is no public transportation. If you arriving by train or shuttle you would need to book a car while in Denali from Keys to Denali, go to . The Carlo House has all the features and amenities one would except in a custom home rental. We include as many extra basics as possible, the most important being coffee and pan stray but also paper towels, plates, plastic utensils, plastic wrap, foil, basic seasonings, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, firewood. If you forget something please contact the front desk often we can help out.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is newly appointed and is a great place to stay especially if you have several people in your group. It is located a short distance from the Denali Park entrance and the town center. The food at the McKinley Creekside restuarant was also very good and reasonably priced. We had a great time and loved the upstairs king size bed with the mountain view.

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed the Carlo House!
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Minneapolis, MN

Four day cabin stay outside of Denali.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting. Newly remodeled cabin. Left a short list of shakedown items (none too major) that need to be corrected to bring cabin up to advertised features. Staff seemed to be willing to deal with them.

Only major item was lack of good indoor dining table for our family of six.

Hope staff will acknowledge our comments as the cabin has strong potential.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Carlo House and appreciate your feedback and input on how we can make things even better. Indoor seating is an issue as there is no space, so we added a covered deck with plenty of seating just off the kitchen. I will review our description to ensure guests are aware that there is only a small bar/counter area with no inside dining. Our goal is provide quality lodging with a clear description. Thanks again!
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United States

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! It has just been refurbished and looks and feels brand new. We had the entire family at the Carlo house and all of us enjoyed it very much. We had a fire in the fire pit every night and made smores. We cooked all of our own meals which saved us a lot of money. The house has many amenities that we did not expect considering the location; Wi-Fi Internet access, Dish TV, phone, gas grill, washer/dryer, full kitchen. It was just a 20 minute drive to Denali. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We needed a hair dryer, so one of the staff brought it up to us within a couple minutes.

The mosquitoes weren't too bad, but you probably want to bring repellant. There is no cell phone service, but you can use the house phone or Skype.

It was very affordable for a family size group.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Audubon, New Jersey

First Class Lodging in Denali

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated off Rt. 3 just outside Denali National Park is what we believe is the best lodging option in that area. Six of us stayed 3 nights at this well appointed home with just enough rustic chic. We can't say enough about the quality of the bedding and linens. The master bedroom and bath are beautiful and we felt guilty that we showered instead of soaking in the beautiful, deep "ball and claw" bathtub. ...and WHAT A PANORAMIC VIEW! The home is equipped with all necessary appliances, including front loading washer/dryer. With just a bit of a chill in the air, we were lucky enough to be able to burn the indoor woodburning stove, wood supplied. There is also an outdoor firepit. Management was quick to respond to inquires both prior to check-in as well as once we were on the property. While we did some cooking on premises, this property is within a quick walk to McKinley Creekside Cafe, an absolute gem!! The dinners and desserts were creative and delicious. Kuddos to the owners for revitalizing the "old homestead" and turning it into a first class lodging option. We loved our stay and hope to return.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Panorama Pizza-walking distance
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Black Diamond Golf-Rugged 9 hole golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Creekside Cafe'-only a 5 minute walk
Car: necessary

The Carlo Property consists of three house rentals;

The Carlo House (1800 aq/ft-sleeps 8)

The Carlo Guest Cabin (850 sq/ft-sleeps 6)

The Carlo Loft (A 420 sq/ft studio Apt-sleeps 2).

*Rates and availability go to

With in walking distance of McKinley Creekside Cabins & The Creekside Cafe', a local favorite. Catering to indepentent travelers that want to be close to Denali National Park, but enjoy all the comforts and amenities of home.

Denali National Park & Preserve is just a 15 minute drive (13 miles) north of the Carlo Property and home to Mt. Denali (meaning the Great One in Athabaskan) towering at 20,310 ft., the hightest peak in North America and home to Alaska's great wildlife; Grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, fox and more!

Come stay at McKinley Creekside Cabins-The Carlo Property, where guests become friends!

**Catering to guests with their own car rental. If taking the train you will need to rent a car while in Denali from Keys to Denali at


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in McKinley Park, Alaska

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Daily maid service is available for $50/day
Guests are asked to clean the kitchen/dishes (stove, counter, dishes), otherwise a $75/cleaning fee will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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