Welcome to Gate Creek Cabins.

Alaska’s best lodging value, Gate Creek Cabins is a one-of-a-kind property that delivers the “Alaskan Experience” to our guests with all the comforts of home. Gate Creek Cabins is located near the premier tourist destination sites in Alaska–Denali National Park and Denali State Park. We are also near the Petersville Foothills–the most popular area in the winter for snow machine enthusiasts.

We have year round road access, just 10.5 miles off the Parks Highway on scenic Petersville Road. The drive offers guests several open panoramic views of Mt. McKinley, and the Alaska Range, just 30 air miles away. Gate Creek Cabins is situated overlooking two small stocked trout lakes. We have eight log or custom-crafted cabins ranging from one to four bedrooms. Cabins sleep between 4 and 10 persons and all have private indoor bath facilities and full kitchens. Clean, comfortable, and romantic cabins are completely furnished.

Gate Creek Cabins is open year round. From November to April we cater to snow machine, and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Guided trail rides, snow machine rentals, and premium fuel are available during the winter months. During the summer months, the beautiful gardens at Gate Creek Cabins create a great place for families to relax and enjoy a restful stay while visiting nearby Denali National Park and Denali State Park. It is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. There are lots of things to do in the area in the summer. Fishing, canoeing, wildlife viewing, gold panning, and ATV tours are the most popular. Wi-Fi is available in our office area.

We offer coffee, espresso, and cold beverages in our office. Sorry, we do not have food service at Gate Creek Cabins. Bring food–our cabins have full kitchens and charcoal grills for you to do your own cooking. There are casual dining places, and grocery stores a short distance away.

Come and enjoy the peaceful, quiet surroundings. We promise that you will be happy you chose Gate Creek Cabins.

Your hosts,
Duane and Sandy Ryks


Year Round Activities–
Welcome to The Gateway to South Denali

Alaska is the Ultimate Destination for Adventure Based Activity, for both the beginner and the most advanced recreationist. Each year the options become more diversified as the local market changes to meet the demands of both the Alaskan Resident and visiting tourists.

We can assist you with recommendations to customize your adventure and maximize the value of your Alaskan Experience. Our focus is to team you with individuals that specialize in Quality Customer Service and provide you with the best “value based experience”. Local activities include: hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, fishing, flight-seeing, whitewater rafting, rock repelling, canoeing, sky diving, dog mushing, jet boating, gold panning, ATV riding, zip line tours, and of course photography. In addition, every year new activities are being developed The Greater Petersville-Talkeetna Area is unsurpassed with variety and beauty.

Contrary to what many from the lower 48 states and the rest of the world believe, we have mild summer and winter temperatures in South Central Alaska. In summer, it may reach into the 80‘s (Fahrenheit). During winter, daytime temperatures range from 20-40 degrees. It is rare for us to have below zero (Fahrenheit) temps even at night. Most years we get over 12-feet of snow. By Mid-May to early June the snow is all gone, except for in the mountains, and it starts greening up. Fall colors start around Labor Day and last into late September. The best months for viewing the Aurora Borealis are in early spring and late fall–remember, it doesn’t get dark here during summer.



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South Gateway to Denali
Welcome to Gate Creek Cabins. Alaska’s best lodging value, Gate Creek Cabins is a one-of-a-kind property that delivers the “Alaskan Experience” to our guests with all the comforts of home.

Gate Creek Cabins is located near the premier tourist destination sites in Alaska–Denali National Park and Denali State Park. We are centered in the Petersville Foothills–the most popular area in the winter for snow machine enthusiasts. With year round road access, just 10.5 scenic miles off the Parks Highway, Gate Creek Cabins is situated overlooking two small stocked trout lakes. The peaceful setting offers guests an open panoramic view of Mt. McKinley just 30 air miles away. We have eight log or custom crafted cabins ranging from one to four bedrooms. Cabins sleep between 6 and 10 persons and have private indoor bath facilities. Clean, comfortable, and romantic cabins are completely furnished.
 
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