Caribou-Lodge-Alaska-Backcountry lodging Talkeetna

The Lodge & Cabins

Caribou Lodge is a fly-in lodge only accessible by bush plane or helicopter.  The lodge is nestled in the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains on a remote lake just southeast of Denali National Park. The location of the lodge is right at tree line where the boreal forest gives way to the alpine tundra.

With the lodge sitting on the only privately-owned piece of land within miles we do have this beautiful piece of paradise all to ourselves.

Caribou lodge was converted from an old 1950's hunting camp into an eco-tourism destination in 1992.

The 3 cabins and kitchen were among the first built on this property over 70 years ago.


To ensure that you have a peaceful and enjoyable experience during your visit, we usually do not book more than 6 guests at the lodge at one time. With larger groups of 6 or more, we will be sure that you have the lodge all to yourselves for reunions, anniversaries, or whatever the occasion.

Your cabin is very cozy; set up with a king size bed (or two twin beds). There is a centrally located shower house that is available to all guests, and two classic off-grid, meticulously cleaned outhouses.

*Please note: There is no plumbing or electricity inside our guest cabins.

Denali Cabin interior at Caribou Lodge in Talkeetna Alaska
Denali Cabin at Caribou Lodge. Every guest has a private cabin overlooking the lake
Inside our cozy, private cabins at Caribou Lodge Alaska-Denali lodging at it's best!

Our family prides ourselves on 1st class cooking and baking.  From breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts, you may eat more than you intended to.

Before your arrival at Caribou Lodge we want to be sure of any food allergies. Due to our remote location we customize your meal plan long before your arrival, so please let us know upon booking your reservation. 

Meals are served in the main day-lodge family style around a large table. Every morning the lodge opens at 8:00 AM and guests can take advantage of the coffee and cookie bar all day. Breakfast is at 9:00 AM. After breakfast we plan the days activities and pack a lunch. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM

We have 2 dogs at the property. Howie is a 12 year old black lab mix, lives outside and makes sure bears do not wonder too close to the property. He is a very friendly old dog. Pippin is a Yorkshire Terrier that weighs about 6 lbs, and lives in the lodge. Although not 100% hypoallergenic he has never given our guests an allergic reaction. If you have concerns about the dogs please contact us before you arrive.

Caribou Lodge Shower House-remote lodging Talkeetna Alaska

Inside look at the guest shower house. Step in, lock the door and have the place all to yourself. Also, flip the sign outside to RED and other guests won't even knock.

A view inside the

shower house

and an outhouse

rustic-clean-outhouse

Classic, well-kept outhouses are still used at Caribou Lodge every day.

All-inclusive packages at this rustic lodge near Talkeetna, close to Denali Park
Caribou Lodge Alaska, an all-inclusive rustic lodging experience near Denali Park
Caribou Lodge owners hanging out with a group of campers