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. We are actually closer to Denali than the park headquarters. The location of the lodge is right at tree line where the Taiga 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. There is no plumbing inside our guest cabins.
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
and the outhouse
Classic, well-kept outhouses are still used at Caribou Lodge every day.
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 so we can provide a custom meal plan. Whether you eat gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. Please let us know upon booking your reservation.
Meals are served in the main 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 very friendly, and loves to be pet or have his ball thrown for him. 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.