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This was a fantastic choice to enjoy Denali and the park! In addition to the convenient location, the cabin view was simply stunning. The staff set us up with activities and park information before we even checked in. Can't wait to go back to Denali and the Crows Nest!
Crow's nest cabins are really wonderful and cozy. The 2 full beds are large enough to accomodate 2 adults. The bathrooms are tiny but hey if you are in Denali National Park you ought to be spending all that time doing outdoorsy stuff. It was extremely cold when we got to Denali the weather was freezing, the cabin was wonderful and cozy and a relief. Della was extremely nice and gave us a lot of options and warned us about the erratic weather and gave us a list of things to do. They also have a service of excellent packed lunches which is awesome as there is nothing inside the National Park when you are on the bus tours. If I am back in Denali I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Oh the Chipotle Chicken sandwich and Mojito at the Salmon Bake restaurant was amazing. This is the only place open till about 3AM if you plan on getting there late in the night.
We loved our stay at the cabin. Perfect accommodations for the budget traveler. Would definitely recommend to friends!
The cabins are very cute and a great idea. We understand they just changed ownership. They are still working out the bugs. The wifi never seemed to work really well. One morning we woke up and had no hot water. The last morning we woke up to our cabin carpet being wet. We discovered with all the rain there was a little water fall behind the cabin and debris was causing it to pool behind the cabin and seep under the wall on the carpet. We had a couple issues but the staff were very diligent in handling anything we needed. They were very polite and helpful. These cabins do require some going up and down stairs with your luggage but they have someone who meets you right as you drive up and carries it for you. Over all it's a cute place and a cute idea. There is no longer a hot tub. Coffee is provided but no microwave or refrigerator. These could be a great add to the rooms.
The log cabin is located by the main road and Nenana river, in a good area, with various facilities around (dining, shopping, tours). Although the park entrance is a bit far too walk to (but possible, there is a nice hiking trail through the forest), the super friendly drivers are always prompt to drive the free shuttle everywhere, which I see as a truly positive side. The other staff is also rather nice.
Besides these features, the cabin had a few issues. The room was rather dirty: the floor, toilet, shower, everything. It's a matter of health after all to have a decently clean room, and spider webs don't really help with that. Additionally, I never really had properly hot water, with pressure always varying from extremely low to none. Price and conditions are advertised as if they were 4*, but in fact they are comparable to what you get in a camping cabin anywhere in Europe. Moreover, the Internet never worked in the room, even after specifically complaining about this at the reception - they reset the router, but that was for nothing. The Internet is generally very poor also in the public areas, I had to go to a hotel in the neighborhood to send an e-mail.
Whereas the Denali NP is surely an amazing place to visit, I don't recommend this place to stay unless you really don't find anything else.
Lovely rustic cabins near the gates of Denali NP. Clean well maintained. We stayed in cabin with shared facilities. Close to restaurants and shops.
Perfect little cabin for the woods. Amazing park and awesome stay. you will truly get the feel of a national park when you stay here.
I had a great time staying at the Crows Nest in Denali. The staff was extremely friendly and made sure I had everything I needed. They even sent a shuttle to pick me up after my 11 mile hike!
Because we had quite a distance to travel prior to checking in, we arrived pretty late in the day (9pm). I'm glad that the property had a reception desk, and the check in process was very easy and they even had people to help get our bags to the room. Della didn't get word that we had checked in yet and was worried about us so she called us to see if we had become lost or if something had happened to us. By that time we were able to reassure her that we had made it just fine and were already out at the local watering hole sampling the local beverages. She actually stopped by the restaurant to meet us and say hi! The service was great, and the bed was super comfy.
It's an really nice place. Ppl are very helpful. I would recommend staying here. Only one thing they could improve on is the internet access.
Response from Della:
Thanks for the review. We just upgraded the entire internet access today. Sorry it happened after you were here.
della was a friendly long term guest.
Della was a wonderful guest, clean, neat, and a pleasure to be around.
Della was a wonderful guest.
Della Melton was a wonderful guest
Della and David were excellent guests, punctual, quiet, and very congenial. We would welcome them back anytime.
Della is wonderful - a great communicator, respectful, organized and funny!
Della and I have worked together at the Salmon Bake for a few years now.Della is a wonderful manager and takes a lot of pride in customer satisfaction. From what I've observed she makes sure all of the Salmon bake guests have a great experience.