Snowmachine (aka snowmobile) headquarters
The Petersville area is ranked by many as Alaska’s premier winter recreational playground. Gate Creek Cabins gives you easy access to the Peters Hills, Dutch Hills, Denali State Park, and several glaciers, with over 400 miles of groomed and marked trails.
You’ll enjoy incredible views of Denali/Mount McKinley, Mount Hunter, Mount Foraker and the entire Alaska Range mountains just a mile from your doorstep. For powder riders, there are over a million acres of meadows and frozen swamps to carve up. Or take a short ride up into the lower mountains for some safe hill climbing. Avalanches are rare in this area.
We offer a wide range of snowmachine tours, from beginner to exhilarating, advanced back-country excursions for seasoned riders. To book a guided trip, visit NEATalaska.com.
We rent snowmachines by the day. All our tour and rental machines are new or late models, including two-up machines, well maintained and made for trails, deep powder and mountain riding. They are easy to handle for riders of all sizes. To reserve a machine, visit NEATalaska.com.
Fuel and parts
Got your own machine? We sell premium fuel, belts, plugs, oil and coolant for most brands. Also, we have towable sleds with pin-type hitches for rent.
Gate Creek is located in Susitna Valley, which is influenced by the warm breezes from the Pacific Ocean moving up Cook inlet. The nearby Alaska Mountain Range and Talkeetna. Mountains trap the warm air and shelter us from the bitter cold common to the north of us.
In the coldest part of winter, daytime temperatures usually reach into the mid-20F range, while nighttime temperatures rarely drop below 0F. By late February, it is common for daytime temperatures to hover above 32F. By March, we have 12 hours of daylight.
Our area receives more snow than other parts of the region. Gate Creek Cabins tends to be on the dividing line, with lighter snowfall to the south and east and much more to the west and north. In a typical year, we may get up to 14 feet of snow. Often, we have several more feet of snow than Trapper Creek, just 10 miles away.
The Peters Hills and Dutch Hills, 10 miles to the west, may get as much as 18 feet of snow in a season, so you can go just about anywhere you point your skis. Even to lunch in Talkeetna.
Small and Medium cabins start at $170 per night for two adults.
Denali View cabin start at $280 per night for four adults.
Forget-Me-Not cabin starts at $310 per night for four adults and requires two night minimum.
- Each additional adult adds $55 per night and/or $25 for ages seven to twelve, six and under are free.
- The Beaver’s Hideaway and Forget-Me-Not cabins require two nights minimum.
- All rates add 5% Mat-Su Borough Bed Tax, plus 4% Generator Surcharge.
- For pet-friendly cabins, add $30 per night.
- Weekly Rate: 7th night FREE.
2021 Updated Cancellation Policy
Reservations are secured with a credit card number. Cancellations received more than 30 days out will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than 30 days out and no-shows will be charged one night’s stay including tax if we cannot rebook the cabin.
Should any damage occur to the facilities you are renting, your credit card on file will be charged for the full replacement cost.