- HOW TO GET HERE -
Caribou Lodge is only accessible by small aircraft: float-plane, ski-plane or helicopter. Most guests fly in from Talkeetna.
Talkeetna is a 2.5 hour drive north of Anchorage and all air taxi services offer free parking while you visit the lodge. They also offer free shuttle to and from the Alaska Railroad train depot in downtown Talkeetna.
Our summer rates include your round-trip flights to and from Talkeetna.
During the summer season a float-plane is primarily used unless someone requests a helicopter charter.
The helicopter is only needed during our shoulder season of Late May, early June, and October when ice may still be on the lake.
Use of the helicopter does increase the prices on our Rates Page.
For our winter guests a ski-plane can be used. Contact us for pricing adjustments if using the helicopter or ski-plane.
(Ski-plane subject to safe landing conditions)
Once you reserve your cabin, we will coordinate your flights and give you all the details and directions. On the day of your arrival to the lodge, the flight company will be expecting you at their office. If you need a shuttle from the train depot, we can coordinate that as well.
*If you wish to fly in to our lodge directly from Anchorage contact us and we will help find current pricing.
- WHAT TO BRING -
Please come prepared to be in the Alaska wilderness. We are miles away from the nearest town or store and we want your stay to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Even in the middle of summer average temperatures can vary between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rain or shine we are hiking, unless our guests want to stay inside.
Just remember: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.
---Good quality waterproof hiking boots with ankle support are highly recommended
Most hiking around the lodge is not on a trail system,
and at times the tundra can be like walking on a soaked sponge.
---Slip-on shoes for around the lodge
---Multiple layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly
(polypro long underwear, light wool, fleece, etc)
---Warm socks and gloves
---Outer layer jacket
**If you need more suggestions, feel free to contact us**
---Warm winter boots
---Winter hat, gloves, and warm socks
---Thick outer-shell parka and snow pants or wool pants
---Base layer (long underwear)
---Slippers and warm, comfortable clothes for inside the lodge and cabins
**The keyword is WARM! When in doubt, wool is always recommended.
No matter the season, please bring your personal toiletries, cameras, sunglasses,