by Phil Corless
Located in the small town of Healy, 14 miles north of the Denali National Park Visitor Center, this modest hotel has simple rooms and suites that are just right for a family on a budget. The clean, contemporary suites feature kitchenettes with refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and coffee pot so your family can prepare light meals. The bigger than usual rooms, with two queen beds, sofa sleeper and space for a rollaway or crib, provide more than enough comfort. Above the lobby is a game room with tables, comfy couches, and a collection of board games and puzzles. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and a free hot breakfast buffet of pancakes, sausages, eggs, cereal, toast and more.
The entrance to Denali National Park is a short 20-minute drive along the Parks Highway. Once there, you can join a wildlife bus tour, pan for gold in Moose Creek, or enjoy a free sled dog demonstration. That’s just for starters, as the park is filled with possibilities. There are plenty of shops and restaurants up and down the highway, as well as in the town of Healy. Parents will want to check out the 49th State Brewing Company, just 1 mile from the Motel Nord Haven, for the best burgers and ribs in the area. Comfortable suites and a scenic location make this an ideal stay for your Denali family vacation.
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- Full kitchen for in-room cooking
- Free hot breakfast
- Spacious suites
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
Nice lodging close to Denali Park entrance. Comparable to a mid range hotel in any city. Cozy, comfortable and clean. What you want at the end of the day. Great front desk management. Very friendly. Would definitely return.
Stayed Oct 2019. Simple, clean property located near Denali and open year round. It's situated near two of the only restaurants in the area (Rosies for breakfast/lunch and Totem). There is a also a 3 Bears convenience store down the road. Surprisingly Healy also has 3 gas stations relatively close to each other. Would definitely stay here again. It's a solid inn near the park with conveniences nearby.