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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

If your looking for that getaway Alaskan trip this is it . Joe and Bonnie have you feeling like family . Joe will take you on a guided hikes offer beautiful scenery, a chance to see wildlife most people see only in a zoo . Bonnie is a wonderful cook and you'll be treated with her homemade preserves that are...

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

OW (after all we are family) Thank you so much for your kind words. You kept us all laughing and made meal times lively. You and John's appreciation for the scenery and nature was refreshing. We hope to see you both again for a little family reunion, Howie is hoping you will bring some more pork rinds when you come!...

Reviewed 5 July 2015

We visited Caribou Lodge in early June for 2 nights and it was a great experience with a warm family warm from the gracious hosts and Howie their dog! The 3 separate cabins were immaculate and the main Lodge inviting especially the home made food. The walks were tailor made for us and always interesting. Even though the restroom facilities...

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Martyn and Teresa, Thank you for coming and experiencing our wilderness lifestyle. You both were warm and engaging, we enjoyed your company. We would love to have you back anytime, and hope that the rest of your trip in Alaska was a little drier! Best Wishes and Safe travels, Joe and Bonnie Bramante

Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I have just spent 3 nights at Caribou Lodge and we loved every minute of our stay. Everything ran smoothly since the minute we made our reservation by mail. They even arranged our flights from Talkeena to the lodge and vice versa (it's a 15 minute flight and quite an experience in itself. The views from the...

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Andy and Gabriela, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We enjoyed having you both here at the lodge, you were fantastic guests. The way you both interacted and included the other guests and your sense of humor was refreshing. We hope that one day you both will be able to come back to Caribou Lodge. Best wishes, Joe...

Paris, France
Reviewed 7 October 2014

New owners and great success. Wonderful stay in the wilderness, in a totally quiet place, near the lake, with billions of berries, wild visible fauna (bears, beavers, eagles, mooses...). Great welcome, personalized support for exploration around the lodge, wonderful cooking by Bonnie... All perfect. Thanks a lot to Joe and Bonnie.

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Thierry and Louisa, thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed the long hikes and laughs around the table. You both were wonderful to have around! We hope as you continue your adventures that you will come back to see us at Caribou Lodge. (After all, Thierry still needs to see a Wolverine!)

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Reviewed 8 September 2014

It was such an honor to be one of Mike and Pam,s last guests before they turn over the lodge to Joe and Bonnie. This was my second visit to the Lodge, and it was just as enjoyable and friendly as the first visit. This is an experience of a lifetime to take in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. Good luck...

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Mike N, Public Relations Manager at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. Joe & Bonnie know that they have "big shoes to fill" as Mike & Pam spent a good portion of their lives making the lodge a wilderness paradise. We will strive to maintain the great operation and tradition they created. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards sir~

Zürich
Reviewed 23 August 2014

There are no words which could describe the untouched piece of world. There are no pictures which could show the unparalleled beauty of this place. The only thing we would like to share with you folks is a thank you to Pam and Mike!

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

You are most welcome, and our sincere thanks to you for coming. It is a PLEASURE to share a bit of our slice of heaven with people who enjoy and appreciate it, as you did. Thanks for coming, we hope we meet again someday. Safe travels in your future!!

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We spend 3 nights at the Caribou lodge and it was fantastic. Mike and Pam are very amazing hosts and staying in the middle of nature was great!!! Our kids loved it also very much. Hiking, shooting, learning about wood chopping, learning about what to eat and not in nature, the dog-sled and Pam's very, very good cooking, they are...

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Glad you had a good trip home and happy to have had you here! A good time was had by all, I think. Due to a slow computer system, and a slow "Operator" we could not get your photo...but will keep on trying. Thanks for coming, keep in touch, all our best to you and yours!

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I was blown away from the very beginning. Mike and Pam are such amazing hosts and the setting is so beautiful, peaceful and completely sublime! If you are looking to experience for a truly authentic Alaskan experience, this is your place! I cannot say enough good things about the Caribou Lodge!

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

For not being able to "say enough good things" about the humble Caribou Lodge Alaska, we think you did pretty good! Thank you for your kind words, they are appreciated. But we are going to look up "sublime." Thanks for coming, happy to have you and the family back anytime!!

Tienen, Belgium
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went to Alaska to experience the beautiful nature, to see wildlife and to leave (temporary) our busy lives behind. And we found all this all together in the Caribou lodge. Mike & Pam are great hosts, who made us feel very welcome and learned us a lot about living in the remote area as they do. Mike is a...

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

You took my cookies? Most happy to have you here, it was a pleasure to share a bit of our Alaska with the two of you and we will look forward to meeting again! Good to hear your home safe and sound, keep in touch!!

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you want a holiday out of the ordinary, this is the place to be. We spend 3 days at the Caribou lodge and we loved every minute of it. Being in a place where you only can get by floatplane, staying in the middle of beautiful nature and last but not least: being spoiled by our hosts, Mike and...

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! You make us look bigger than we are, but we will keep trying. It is a pleasure to share a bit of what we have here with folks who enjoy and appreciate the country, wildlife and lifestyle that is here. Thank you for coming, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again...Thank...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caribou Lodge Alaska is a remote Fly-in only wilderness lodge. Located on a remote lake in an amazing setting above treeline just S.E. Of Denali National Park. We are closer to Mt McKinley than the Park entrance or headquarters. Caribou Lodge is completely surrounded by Alaska's wild country. The Lodge offers a unique opportunity for guests to not only experience the awesome wilderness of Alaska, but to learn about living in it as well. Life in the Alaska wilderness is quite the adventure and is an experience we enjoy sharing with the world. Small and personal, a "Denali Park without the crowds", Caribou Lodge offers daily guided hiking, extended backpacking trips, kayaking and more, a relaxing learning experience in the Alaskan bush. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caribou Lodge Alaska

Address: P.O. Box 706, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0706
Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
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Caribou Hotel Talkeetna
Caribou Lodge Alaska Talkeetna
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“Three cabins all look the same, and same view. I can't imagine one is better than the others.”
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