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The Family

Caribou Lodge is family owned, and operated by Joe & Bonnie Bramante, and Zac & Alyssa Bramante

Long before owning the lodge both Joe and Zac helped the original owners guide hiking and camping trips during the busy summer seasons.

Joe, Bonnie and Emma out for a little cross-country skiing.

Joe and Bonnie were married in Montana in 2004 and shortly after that headed north on the Alcan Highway to put down roots in Alaska.

Joe and Bonnie have thrived in this off-grid, wilderness lifestyle, and love exploring Alaska with their daughter, Emma.

They have both spent their time in Alaska expanding their knowledge of the flora and fauna so as to share a complete and memorable experience with guests from all around the world.


The owners kids out on a family hiking trip.
Zac and Alyssa Bramante. Owners of Caribou Lodge.

Zac and Alyssa were both born and raised in Montana. They married in 2009 after both moving to Alaska.  Three years after buying the lodge, they were finally able to move from Palmer, Alaska out to the property to help Joe and Bonnie run the lodge full time, but they remain the faces of Caribou Lodge Alaska in the business communities of Anchorage, Talkeetna and the Mat-Su Valley. They are also raising and homeschooling their children, Chloe, Eiley, and Bo.

Floatplane arrival at Caribou Lodge Alaska
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