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Denali Lakeview Inn

Denali Lakeview Inn is located near the city of Healy and about 15 minutes from Denali National Park. The property overlooks Lake Otto and various mountains in the area. There are twenty-one rooms on the three-story property, each one having access to a balcony or deck. Tara, the owner, strives to give guests a relaxing and comfortable experience during the patron's stay. Visitors have access to kayaks, bikes, and fishing poles offered by the inn. The Denali Lakeview inn provides a continental breakfast and recommendations for places to eat in the area. There are many trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and ATVs. There are jeeping tours in the region and rivers to fish by near the property. The northern lights can be seen at certain times of the year, and wildlife can often be spotted near the lake, most commonly moose. Tara purchased the property in 2018 but has been working in the hospitality industry for much longer. The property is relatively new, being constructed 25 years ago.


Denali Lakeview Inn is located near the city of Healy and is just outside of Denali National Park. The establishment is in a relatively small lakeside neighborhood. A river runs near the property, and the surrounding area is mountainous and covered in various trees and foliage. The property is located on the side of the hill, with a few small streams running down the premises into Otto lake. The establishment sits on about two and a half acres of land. The only building available is three stories tall and each room on the second and third floors of the building has access to a balcony. First-floor units have a small deck that visitors may use for outdoor leisure. Many of the balconies and decks are shared between rooms, but some are private. A few have views of the lake, Mount Healy, and Mount Dora, along with the surrounding area. 

The outside of the house has a greyish-blue siding with a blue metal roof. At the front of the home is a covered entrance with flowers planted on the sides in small beds. As guests enter the house, they are greeted by someone at the front desk, which is often stocked with cookies or small baked goods. The inside of the home has an Alaskan-type theme with forest and Alaskan artwork, bedding, and furniture. Within the establishment, there are twenty-one units, some varying in size. Each room has its own private bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Rooms also have a satellite Tv, table with a few chairs, recliner, common bathroom amenities such as soaps, linens, shampoos, and hair dryers. Throughout the building, guests have access to free wifi, and upon request, an iron and ironing board and a laundry machine.

Many of the rooms are decorated in a similar fashion to each other. The Alaska Room, High Cloud, Moon Dream, and Midnight sun are noted to be popular rooms at the lodge. Patrons have mentioned the extra space, views, and full kitchen that set them apart from other units. Many of the other units have a kitchenette stocked with a small refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster & coffee maker. There are no common areas inside the home, but outside there is a fire pit near the home and a small gathering area that visitors may use with awnings used for shade. Activities available to patrons at the property include board games, horseshoes, and cornhole. The owner of the property, Tara, has several Kayaks guests may use on the lake, bikes with helmets for trails nearby, and a couple of fishing poles for the river and lake. All of these outdoor amenities are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Many of the activities and attractions in the area are outdoors. Guest have access to the lake, and there are several rivers close by for fishing, kayaking, rafting, and canoeing. There are also several hiking, biking, horseback, ATV, and jeep trails in the area. Denali National park is a prominent attraction and is about 15 minutes from the establishment. At night, often later in the year or early spring, the northern lights may be seen if conditions are just right on the property and surrounding area. There is a golf course within walking distance that also has a restaurant called the Black Diamond Grill. Another popular restaurant and brewery is the 49th Street Company. Rosies Cafe is a small restaurant often recommended by the owners for guests wanting a hot breakfast during their stay. 


Tara, the business owner, strives to give guests a relaxing experience and help them unwind from the world. She and her husband try to help them feel this way by being genuine with them and making an effort to keep the property clean and decorated in a homey manner. The owners enjoy helping visitors during their stay by recommending restaurants, places to go, and activities found in the area. Guests have often commented on the atmosphere of the location, along with the wildlife in the area. Different wild animals may be seen on the grounds or around the lake during their stay. Moose is the most common animal spotted on the premises. The establishment is also known for its views as it looks over the lake, mountains, and sometimes the northern lights. The business is known for being family-owned, with many of the owner's cousins, children, and even parents helping and tending to patrons' needs. One guest said this about their stay at the property: "The rooms are quaint and stocked with quick bites and coffee. The staff were all so polite and accommodating, which fostered the feeling of peace and quiet. The view from the room was spectacular and gorgeous."

At the Denali Lakeview Inn, guests are served breakfast complimentary to their stay. Breakfast is served in a continental fashion, with food being provided and stored in the fridges and rooms prior to arriving on the property. Much of the food consists of apples, oranges, grapefruit, cinnamon raisin bread, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, milk, juice, apple cider, tea, and coffee. Special accommodations can usually be made if given enough notice, but typically breakfast accommodates most people's dietary restrictions without needing much change. Visitors are more than welcome to bring food as they desire because the rooms have a kitchenette or full kitchen. 

The Denali Lakveiw inn often gets many return guests during various times of the year. The owners make an effort to help people feel at home so that they want to return. They are often looking for ways to improve and build relationships with their customers, encouraging them to feel safe and relaxed during their stay. Sometimes the owners will make a bonfire as an opportunity for visitors to interact with one another if they desire. To help others feel comfortable, they ask that guests do not smoke on the premises inside or out. No pets are allowed on the property, and there is a quiet time from 9 pm to 7 am. The property is open year-round, with people often coming to the property during the summer and fall. Occasionally patrons will come during the winter, but it can become very cold.


The Denali Lakeview Inn is a relatively new building. It was constructed about 25 years ago by the previous owner, who had always intended to make the building an inn. After a few years, Tara, the property's current owner, began to work at the property and enjoyed working in the hospitality industry. After working at the property for many years, the business was offered to Tara. In 2018 the property was purchased by her. Tara and her husband have made several changes to the property, but have strived to keep much of the culture already established at the property the same. 

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PO Box 14
Healy, Alaska 99743
United States


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