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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

If you want to know what it feels like to spend time off the grid in the Alaska bush, go to Caribou Lodge. Hosts Joe and Bonnie provide a wonderful experience from the moment you step off the sea plane onto the dock on their lake. Bonnie is a master in the kitchen. Her meals are innovative and delicious. And... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I am so thankful for such an amazing experience. . This remote all inclusive lodge exceeded all expections. The food was delicious , homemade, and abundant. My 10 year old daughter, 15 year old son, and I visited the nicest restaurants in fairbanks and anchorage we could find...none came close to the home cooking of the Bramantes (our hosts). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Caribou Lodge has made our top 5 list of all time! We travel the world in search of those extra special properties that make our trips memorable; one that greets you with excitement that you made the right choice....and bids you farewell with a yearning to return. As soon as the float plane landed and docked at Caribou, we... More 

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Lysite, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Caribou Lodge--the trip was for our 40th anniversary--there was wonderful scenery, wonderful food, wonderful company and a wonderful dog! Cabins werer very comfortable and enjoyed the walks and picking blueberries--a great place if you want peace and quiet. Perhaps a few more activity options offered for the price. We would surely go... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Caribou Lodge is a great place to get away from the crowds and see what Alaska really is all about. My family (2 adults and two boys) had a great time hiking and exploring. Joe and Bonnie are incredible hosts. Joe spent more time with us leading hikes and showing us the best berries to eat than we could have... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Joel, Thank you for coming and bringing your family to the lodge this summer. You kept us on our toes with your quick banter and your family was fun to have around. We immensely enjoyed spending time around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and laughing at the boys foot races up the hill. We hope your family is doing well and... More 

Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We spent 10 days traveling through Alaska, but our time at Caribou Lodge was the best part of our trip! The property is gorgeous, the food amazing, and we have never slept better. It felt like an authentic Alaskan experience where we were able to turn off our cell phones and truly enjoy the great outdoors that surround Caribou Lodge.... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Macey (and Matt), Thank you for making Caribou Lodge a part of your Alaskan vacation. We enjoyed having you both here. We are excited for you and the new adventure that is before you. Best Wishes, Joe and Bonnie Bramante More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

One of our all time favorite vacations!! Zac was great about giving us lots of info even before we booked and Bonnie and Joe made our stay perfect! The guest cabins are very clean and comfortable. The outhouse and shower facilities were also clean and convenient. The real jewel though is the experience created by Bonnie and Joe is such... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Rebecca (and Ken), Thank you for your visit this summer, we enjoyed your company so much! Howie was in heaven with all the affection and attention! You both were such gracious guests, quick to offer assistance as well as adding laughter and fun around the dinner table. Congratulations on your "berry foraging badge", you were a great student! We hope... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time Denali came into view, I gasped. For four days! Every time! I had no idea what to expect from this trip. Its rural Alaska afterall, so who knows! Every single one of my expectations were exceeded. Joe and Bonnie embody hospitality. They both give their guests room for solitude, and entertain them with stories of life in the... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Tisha, Thank you for coming to stay at the lodge this summer. We get a lot of guests over the season, but you were one we will always remember. We had so much fun with you and were so proud of how quickly you earned your "berry foraging badge"! Since you have been gone the dragon sightings have been few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for that getaway Alaskan trip this is it . Joe and Bonnie have you feeling like family . Joe will take you on a guided hikes offer beautiful scenery, a chance to see wildlife most people see only in a zoo . Bonnie is a wonderful cook and you'll be treated with her homemade preserves that are... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

OW (after all we are family) Thank you so much for your kind words. You kept us all laughing and made meal times lively. You and John's appreciation for the scenery and nature was refreshing. We hope to see you both again for a little family reunion, Howie is hoping you will bring some more pork rinds when you come!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited Caribou Lodge in early June for 2 nights and it was a great experience with a warm family warm from the gracious hosts and Howie their dog! The 3 separate cabins were immaculate and the main Lodge inviting especially the home made food. The walks were tailor made for us and always interesting. Even though the restroom facilities... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this review

Martyn and Teresa, Thank you for coming and experiencing our wilderness lifestyle. You both were warm and engaging, we enjoyed your company. We would love to have you back anytime, and hope that the rest of your trip in Alaska was a little drier! Best Wishes and Safe travels, Joe and Bonnie Bramante More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caribou Lodge Alaska is a remote Fly-in only wilderness lodge. Located on a remote lake in an amazing setting above treeline just S.E. Of Denali National Park. We are closer to Mt McKinley than the Park entrance or headquarters. Caribou Lodge is completely surrounded by Alaska's wild country. The Lodge offers a unique opportunity for guests to not only experience the awesome wilderness of Alaska, but to learn about living in it as well. Life in the Alaska wilderness is quite the adventure and is an experience we enjoy sharing with the world. Small and personal, a "Denali Park without the crowds", Caribou Lodge offers daily guided hiking, extended backpacking trips, kayaking and more, a relaxing learning experience in the Alaskan bush. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caribou Lodge Alaska

Address: P.O. Box 706, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0706
Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
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Caribou Hotel Talkeetna
Caribou Lodge Alaska Talkeetna
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