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Rental Car in Denali is recommended

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Rental Car in Denali is recommended

No matter how you are getting to Denali, I strongly recommend you rent a car. If you take the train or fly into Denali, you can rent a car. The company we used is a small company in Healy, just outside of Denali. The owner of The Keys to Denali, LLC, and the Dome Home, Ann, actually picked us up and our luggage from the train station. She knew we were planning on going to the Denali National Park the next day, so she took us through a dry run. She showed us where we would park the next day (RV lot because the regular lot fills up), took us into the Wilderness Access Center, got our tickets, got maps and reading material, and showed us where to catch the park shuttles. Then we went back to her house/office to fill out paperwork and surprisingly enough we got an upgrade for free to a Cadillac It drove so wonderfully. The benefit of having a car is you can stay further away from the rest of tourists and maybe even cheaper places, and you can drive into Denali Park the first 15 miles. Definitely worth it!! When it was the day to return the car, Ann (owner) told us to bring it back to her house by a certain time, she would take us to the Dog Sled Demonstration and check our bags for us at the train station. This way we had extra time at the park and we could just walk to the station when it was time to catch the train. Great company!!

The Keys to Denali, LLC

1-800-683-1239 Toll Free

keys@denalidomehome.com

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Welcome to TA Natalie. Good of you to join this week and post a glowing review of your rental car company. What else did you do while you were in Alaska? It would be great if you could write a trip report to fully share your experiences. Also, how did you find dressing . . . and did you have any issues with the weather since you are from a much warmer area of the US?

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You might want to post this in the reviews section - that would be helpful to future travelers looking for a car rental in our local area. Thanks! :)

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Natalie - did you drive into the park and just use the shuttle buses for the day and did you also stay inside the park in addition to the Dome Home?

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WNancy - you might just want to ask a question on the general forum - do you need some help planning a trip to Denali? :)

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We drove into the park the allotted 15 miles the first afternoon/early evening. The next day we took the shuttle. We did not stay in the park or at the Dome Home. We rented our car from the owners of the Dome Home, and rented a gorgeous house away from everything. If you want any other info about our trip, just let me know.

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We, too, are planning to visit Denali in June 2014. Looking forward to further replies.

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Johntoo - you may want to start your own post, so that people can help you directly with your trip planning. :)

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9. Re: Rental Car in Denali is recommended

Here is Natalie's review of her lodging, since several of you asked:

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