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Caribou Lodge Alaska

P.O. Box 706, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hannover, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long journey left n right through Alaska we stay for 3 unforgettable night´s at Caribou Lodge, together with Pam & Mike. Pam tooks care about our wellness so far food is concerned and Mike was there for Fun and Nature. We enjoyed each minute of our stay in the backcountry and the guided hike is surely something we... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Many folks enjoy our place, the wildlife, nature, and life that goes with it. There are some...who come very close to becoming a part of it. You missed little. Getting up at midnight and seeing the two of you sitting on your deck, absorbing up every bit of it, made us smile. Our thanks to you both, and we will... More

Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my parents who are in their 60s. We had an amazing time. Pam and Mike are excellent hosts and made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. They are wonderful people and we enjoyed all aspects of our visit. Pam made me gluten-free meals which were delicious and my parents thoroughly enjoyed their meals. She makes just... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Happy you made it in and to have you here. Although we are out of peanut butter. And gluten free bread and cookies. Which is fine by me...(actually, they were pretty good too I thought). Hope the rest of your trip went well and see ya next time! More

Valdez, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caribou lodge was the highlight of my Alaska experience. From the moment we stepped off the float plane we were made to feel so welcome by hosts Pam and Mike. The scenery in every direction was spectacular. The acommodations for such a remote area surpassed our expectations. Mikes daily guided hikes were incrediible and Pam's cooking the best. They catered... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you here! We have been blessed with great folks, not all fit here as well as you. We enjoy sharing what we have here with folks who appreciate the country and critters. Thank you for coming and spending sometime here with us. Pleasure was ours. More

Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Would you like to try something different and educating in Alaska, not just the tourist things? Then book some days at Pam & Mikes at the Caribou Lodge next to Talkeetna ! You will be in the Wilderness, a beautiful changing place where you will see wildlife, hear about living in the wild and just enjoy being away from it... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Our many thanks to you for coming! We hope to see you back some day, pleasure would be ours. It always nice to have folks who have a feel and appreciation for this wilderness where we live. Keep us posted on how it's going, London is a world and life away... our best to you! More

Gilleleje, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent five days in 2011, with Pam and Mike in Caribou Lodge, we loved being there. So when we in 2013 had the opportunity again to visit them and Caribou Lodge, we were never in doubt If you like simplicity, intimacy, tranquility and regularity, this is the place. Lovely walks adapted to everyone's pace, good food and pleasant educational... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you all again, and meet the addition to the family! Thank you for coming. Pleasure was ours! Keep it touch and stay warm over there!! More

Talkeetna, Alaska
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A great place to go, especially in the fall. The tundra colors are magnificent and views of the Alaska Range superb. Mike and Pam love to share their lifestyle and they provide a top notch experience.

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Your stay was pretty short, glad you enjoyed it and come back when you can stay longer! The fall colors are about gone here now, snow creeping down the mountains toward us, we hope YOUR ready for winter down there. Thanks, hope to see you again.... More

Kinrooi, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was an incredible experience. So close to nature and yet feel homely, safe and secure. This is an experience that we never thought to do but have certainly not regret it. Want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of this crazy world, stay a couple of days at this quiet and stress-free place. Mike and Pam... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming in and spending sometime here with us, pleasure was ours to have you! Glad you "unstressed" enjoyed it and yep I do think we live in different worlds. Maybe...our trails will cross again someday... More

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The stay at Caribou Lodge was my best experience in Alaska! I appreciated to learn a lot about life in the wilderness. The hiking tours with Mike were wonderful, he showed and explained me plants, in the quiet we observed black bears, moose, caribou, beaver, eagle.... Back at the lodge, Pam regaled us with varied and excellent meals. The hosts,... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and spending some time here with us, most happy to have had you here and we would look forward to having you back! The pleasure would be ours, anytime. Some folks come here and see the place, the country, some folks take a bit of it with them. Stay safe in your travels and keep... More

Redding, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We've traveled throughout the world and our Caribou Lodge visit sparkles as an experience of a lifetime....and we've had lots of life. We enthusiastically recommend Caribou Lodge to anyone who wants an unforgettable travel experience. Not only is the location unparallelled, but Mike and Pam were the best hosts imaginable. We second all the previous posted reviews and then add... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Well, I'm finally a little speechless. I wanted to respond with something like..."Is that the best you could come up with?" But my better half (3/4's) out voted me and said many people who do not know us, will not understand your sense of humor. So, I did it anyway. Our sincere thanks to you for coming, our thanks for... More

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were in Alaska for three weeks. Anchorage and Fairbanks were disappointing, Denali national part was good but crowded with tourists and tour buses. I came to Alaska to find peace and quietness... Until we arrived at Caribou Lodge. It is not only the quietness and nature which made this place so amazing, it is also the stories Mike tells... More

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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Without question...we will be looking forward to seeing you back. Most folks fit here pretty well, some folks very well and appreciate all that the Alaskan Bush has to offer. Thanks for making it so easy, and fun for us as well. We will see you next trip!!! More

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Address: P.O. Box 706, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
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Located on a remote lake in a superb setting above timberline just S.E. of Denali Park and closer to Mt McKinley than the Park entrance or headquarters, Caribou Lodge is completely surrounded by Alaska's wild country. Owned and operated Mike & Pam who have spent the last the past 20 years living at the lodge in the Alaskan "Bush", as it is know to Alaskans. The Lodge offers a unique opportunity for guest to not only experience the awesome wilderness of Alaska, but to learn about living in it as well. From homeschooling, wolves in their huskies, grizzlies out the front door, it is all a learning experience and one enjoy sharing with a limited number of guests. Small and personal, a "Denali Park without the crowds", Caribou Lodge offers daily guided hiking, extended backpacking trips, and more, a relaxing learning experience in the Alaskan bush. Come join us! ... more   less 
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