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Denali Fireside in Talkeetna, Alaska

Denali Fireside Cabins & Suites

A Suite Place to Stay


Talkeetna, Alaska


  • 5 Star Hotel Amenities
  • Great Location Close to Downtown Talkeentna
  • Direct HD Flat Screen TVs
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Ample Free Parking
  • Private Covered Decks with Log Gliders
  • Near Alaska Railroad Station
  • Helpful Staff to Assist You
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Owned and Built by Old Time Alaskans
  • Clean, Comfortable Rooms with Roomy Kitchenettes
  • Cozy Gas Fireplaces in all Suites and Cabins
  • Views of the "Sunny" South Side of Mt. McKinley, Great for Pictures
  • Eco Friendly

Make Denali Fireside Cabins & Suites your centralized base camp to explore Mt. McKinley, Denali State Park, Denali National Park, historic Independence Gold Mine and the beautiful Susitna River Valley south of Denali.

Denali Fireside's lodging accommodations in picturesque Talkeetna, Alaska are located just a short walk downtown and the many attractions including Mt. McKinley flightseeing, fishing expeditions, jetboat and rafting tours, ATV tours, dog sled rides, scenic hiking trails, Alaska Railroad Hurricane Gulch Tour, Talkeetna airport, museums, restaurants, pubs and gift shops.

Denali Fireside office, check in here when you stay in Talkeetna, Alaska

Mavis and Don Devore welcome you
Your Hosts, Mavis and Don
Denali Cabins & Suites, LLC
22647 Talkeetna Spur Road
PO Box 591, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone 907-733-2600

Thanks for stopping by.
We are closed from Nov. 1 to May 1.

Please Complete Reservation Form Here

Questions: Please use our contact form.

Come and join us in one of Alaska's friendliest villages.

Cozy Suites

Our Talkeetna lodging features 5-star hotel-quality amenities (but not pricey hotel rates) that includes quaint gas fireplaces, rustic log and frame construction, custom log furniture and distinctive Alaskana decor.

Comfortable suites for your stay in Talkeetna

Our Suites feature

  • Two comfortable queen beds that are semi-private (separate alcoves) featuring hand-crafted appliquéd quilts
  • Cozy gas fireplaces
  • Satellite HD TV (32" flat screen)
  • DVD player with complimentary DVDs
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Full private baths with tub/shower
  • Hair dryer
  • A separate kitchenette with a large counter, bar sink, coffee brewer, mini-fridge and microwave
  • Large private covered decks with rustic log glider
  • Vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans
  • Two large windows for cross ventilation c/w venetians and dim-out curtains
  • Daily cleaning upon request
  • Condiments baskets with assorted coffees, teas, and hot chocolate
  • 24-hour front desk

We feature a custom suite with the same amenities except it has one queen bed and a queen sofa bed with coffee table and end tables that make for a nice sitting area near the TV and fireplace.

Enjoy a hot cup of morning coffee outside on the rustic log glider or if it is chilly, you can cozy up to the fireplace with your favorite beverage. 

Weather permitting, we have great views of Mt. McKinley and we are only a short walk to Main Street.



Individual Log Cabins

Our deluxe cabins have all of the same "hotel quality" amenities and appointments that our suites have but are free standing units designed for your individual comfort and privacy.  The rustic log exterior and decorative log furniture give them a distinctive "Alaska" feel and a homey atmosphere.  Weather permitting, we have great views of Mt. McKinley. Main Street is a short walk on a paved pedestrian walkway.

See interior photos here.

Our Cabins feature

  • Comfortable king bed with hand-crafted appliquéd quilt
  • Cozy gas fireplaces
  • Relaxing sitting area with sofa, coffee table and end tables (close to the fireplace and TV)
  • Satellite HD TV (32" flat screen)
  • DVD player with complimentary DVDs
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Full private baths with tub/shower
  • Hair dryer
  • A separate area with a large counter, bar sink, coffee brewer, mini-fridge and microwave
  • Large private covered decks with rustic log glider
  • Vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans
  • Two large windows for cross ventilation c/w venetians and dim-out curtains
  • Daily cleaning
  • 24-hour front desk

Snuggle up on the sofa next to the warmth of the cozy gas fireplace; a fireplace gives a romantic touch for the young at heart.

For that morning cup of coffee, try the glider on the large covered deck, also a great way to relax "out of doors" after a day of fun activities!

Suite Rates

Per night based on double occupancy.
$219 || off-season $139
Additional guests $20/person.

Cabin Rates

Per night based on double occupancy.
$229 || off-season $149
$249 || off-season $159
$249 || off-season $159
Additional guests $20/person.

We offer a 10% Discount for Active Military.

All prices plus 5% bed tax and 3% sales tax, total 8% tax.
A deposit equivalent to one night's lodging or 50% of the total reservation, whichever is greater, is required at time of booking. Balance is due 14 days prior to arrival.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.

Cancellations: 85% of the reservation amount will be refunded if notice of cancellation is given at least 14 days prior to arrival date.

Multiple bookings: Please inquire.

Please Complete Reservation Form Here

Rainbow behind Denali Fireside office.


A part of Talkeetna History

History was made in 1959 when Alaska became a State.  In that same year, Don Devore's family joined with a hardy group of like-minded Michigan adventurers that trekked over the rugged and historic Alcan (Alaska-Canada Highway) in a "motorized wagon train" to homestead land in Alaska. The Devore family (mom, dad and 5 kids) staked out land five miles north of Talkeetna at Mile Post 232 on the Alaska Railroad. The group became known as the Alaska 59ers and were considered modern-day Alaska pioneers setting out to conquer the Alaska wilderness.

Devore family homestead

In 1959, Talkeetna was a remote fishing village with no road access. It catered to local Alaska homesteaders, gold miners, trappers and railroad line crews. In those years, the amenities of the village were few. There was no water and sewer, no paved streets or street lights. There was one small general store (Naggley's) which carried only the basic groceries and merchandise. The electric power (which was limited and sporadic) was provided by a diesel generator operated by Myron Stevens.

Homesteading was tedious hard work and the long harsh winters were grueling. The sun appeared only briefly in the dead of winter and the temperatures often dropped below -30 F. Homesteading was tough but rewarding. Families and friends grew close, helping each other in hard times or sharing what they had. Summers were dedicated to clearing the land, putting up firewood and preserves, planting the garden and canning salmon to carry us through the long winter months. Moose meat and potatoes were dietary staples. Mom baked a half dozen loafs of bread every week in the old wood-fired cookstove. Though tough, those years were some of the best years of my life. As a family, we learned self-reliance and survival on the barest of necessities. Our nearest neighbor was four miles down the tracks toward Talkeetna; our mail was thrown from a speeding train. Now the old homestead cabin is in various stages of disrepair and collapse and is getting quite overgrown. However, it can still be seen from the railroad or by a short five mile hike up the tracks from Talkeetna. It is one of the only remaining 59er cabins left in Alaska and is one of the most photographed sites along the railroad.

For a tour of the old homestead and an exciting ATV ride, contact Dennis Devore at Alaska Wilderness Adventure.

Talkeetna ATV tour to remote homestead

Private rental cabin in the Talkeetna woodsLooking for a Cabin in the Woods?

See Talkeetna River Lodging for a private getaway. Great for some quiet time in the woods or perfect for a honeymoon.


Talkeetna Activities

Trail Rides & Adventures

Alaska Nature Guides

Denali Zip Line

Talkeetna ATV Tours


Phantom Tri-River Charters

Talkeetna Outfitters

Dave Fish Alaska


K2 Aviation

Talkeetna Air Taxi

AK Bush Float Plane Service

Sheldon Air Service

Fly-in Lodging

Caribou Lodging


View the Northern Lights from Denali Fireside

Northern Lights over Denali Fireside

Image courtesy of our guest Victor Santos.


Talkeetna and the Alaska Railroad

Alaska Railroad stops in Talkeetna within walking distance of Denali Fireside

Alaska has only one railroad, the historic Alaska Railroad which runs from the coastal city of Seward in the south to the interior city of Fairbanks in the north.  On its way north, the Alaska Railroad passes through the village of Talkeetna, one of Alaska's favorite tourist, sport fishing destinations and places to stay.

Construction of the Alaska Railroad began in 1902 by a private company (Alaska Central) which laid tracks from Seward 51 miles north to Spencer. The railroad survived several years of financial difficulties and changed ownership, and by 1914 was purchased by the U.S. government which began extending the line northward.  In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson selected Talkeetna as the headquarters for the Alaska Railroad Engineering Commission to oversee construction of the railroad north to Fairbanks.  On July 15th, 1923 President Warren G. Harding drove the final "golden spike" at Nenana, Alaska, completing the approximate 470 miles of line from Seward to Fairbanks.

Talkeetna played a historic role in facilitating construction of the Alaska Railroad and continues to be one of the railroad's main tourist destinations (along with the Denali National Park).  The Alaska Railroad is also the last "flag stop" railroad in the U.S., where travelers can flag the train down to access or egress remote areas along the tracks.  This is especially true of the vast wilderness areas north of Talkeetna where there are literally no roads.  Many of the homesteaders, miners, trappers and settlers north of Talkeetna depend on the Alaska Railroad flag stop as a lifeline to civilization.

Denali Fireside Cabins & Suites is located in Talkeetna Alaska, just a few minutes walk from the Alaska Railroad depot.  Complimentary pickup from the train station is available.  All of Talkeetna's amenities are within a few minutes walking distance from the Denali Fireside lodging.