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.
The property was originally developed as an old hunting camp back in the late 1950's. The three cabins and kitchen were among the first structures built on this property over 70 years ago. The original owner, Jack Lee, and his girlfriend guided hunters here for the next 20+ years. After that, it sat vacant while the extreme Alaska winters took it's toll on the structures until a family from Montana bought it and started fixing it up in 1992. The eco-tourism destination that we are known as today has been a labor of love over the past 30+ years and the hard work of two different families. Our family took over the lodge from our good friends who bought it all those years ago, and we continue on the classic wilderness lodge traditions that they set in place for guests from all around the world.
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 have to customize meal plans for allergies many weeks in advance, 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
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 an outhouse
Classic, well-kept outhouses are still used at Caribou Lodge every day, and are a very short walk from each cabin.