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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2011

We stayed at the lodge on our driving holiday. The views from the more expensive rooms are sensational even on days when it is not totally clear. We ate at the restaurant and had no complaints with the accommodation or the food. The township of Talkeetna is unusual and a bit quirky, nice place to visit

  • Stayed: June 2011
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2011

Dear Guest,
I appreciate the time you took to review the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. I as well appreciate the views from the lodge even on the not so sunny days as we still view the river valley, mountain range and town. Your description of Talkeetna as “unusual and quirky” are often heard around here. I hope all of your driving holiday was as pleasant as the time you spent with us.
Kind Regards,
Michelle Sutton

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Reviewed May 27, 2011

I read all the reviews before traveling to Alaska and my expectations were low we would see the majestic mountain. We arrived with sunny skies and an incredible view of the mountain. I am so happy we were lucky enough to see this. It is incredible. We have a fantastic room with a view of Mt. McKinley. It is now almost 9 pm and the sun is still bright and the mountain clear. I also read that the food wasn't very good and service could be improved. My husband and I have high expectations and I have to say the staff and food were very good and not over priced based on other places we have visited in Alaska. I would stay here again and highly recommend the lodge.

Jay and Pete

  • Stayed: May 2011
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2011

Dear Jay and Pete,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review while staying here! It is always thrilling when a guest sees Mt. McKinley for the first time. I am happy that we were able to meet your high expectations in all our services as it is always our aim to please every guest that stays with us.
Kindest Regards,
Michelle Sutton

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Reviewed January 22, 2011

The room was large. We opted to pay the extra price for the view which did not exist because of the weather..oh well. The lodge itself was absolutely beautiful. The large fireplace made a great picture. The one complaint we had was definately the bed. I must say, this was the worse hotel bed we had on our entire trip. We got a better deal down the road at some cabins and had a great view and a great bed at a cheaper price. I agree with a prior review..with the amount this room costs us for the night, I would have expected some kind of amenity, but there were none.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2011

Dear Snbell 12,

Thank you for visiting the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and for your helpful feedback. We are currently upgrading all of the mattresses in the hotel for our 2011 season in addition to many other room improvements. We are happy you found the lodge to be beautiful and hope you will consider staying with us again.

Kindest Regards,
Michelle Sutton

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Reviewed November 6, 2010

4 friends stayed in one double bedded room in August. The rooms are large and accommodated all us easily with all out luggage. The lodge is very nice and beautifully situated facing the Alaskan Range. We were lucky and there wasn't much cloud cover so could see the Range. Meals are very expensive in Alaska and the Lodge's restaurant is no exception. We drove into Talkeetna for dinner and breakfast. Talkeetna is quaint and what we expected as a typical Alaska town. Be sure to eat at the Roadhouse for a great home made breakfast! The jet boat ride is interesting and worth the time.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Kathryn B
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2010

Dear Mama Duck Tours,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. I am glad we were able to accomodate you and your friends comfortably. Thank you again and come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed October 12, 2010

This is a wonderful place to stay. We were on a self drive tour of Alaska, spent two nights and fell in love with the area. Very well kept grounds, the onsight restuarant has good food as with everything in Alaska it is a little more expensive than the midwest. The deck behind the lodge has a wonderful view of the Alaska mountain range. There is a walking trail behind the lodge. It would be very difficult not to enjoy this area.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2010

Dear 6Grancorbin,

We're so happy you loved it here, as we do too! Please come back and visit us again soon. Thank you for for the wonderful review. We wish you happy and safe travels.

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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Nice lodge with a great view of Denali on one of the ten or fifteen days it is visible in the summer. This was one of the nicest lodges we stayed at in Alaska. The food is just ok - but hey you do not come to Alaska for food. The staff was nice and tried hard but the food served was just average to poor. Like most seasonal places the cooking is sub-par.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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catctal, Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2010

Dear Polarwanderer,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the lodge and our staff. We are most grateful for your feedback and are sorry that on this occassion the food which you experienced in our restaurants was less than satisfactory, which is certainly not at all characteristic of our usual levels of excellence. We will continue to pursue our goal of creating a wonderful dining experience for our guests in both the Base Camp Bistro as well as the Foraker Restaurant. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again in your future travels.

Fernando Salvador
Director of Food and Beverage

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Reviewed August 23, 2010

We loved how beautiful this hotel is, but for $300 + per day, I would expect an amenity or two... at least breakfast included in the price. We were unfortunate to have have paid for the view, which was non-existent during our stay stay, due to an extended period of rain and clouds. We weren't even able to use what appeared to be beautiful trails surrounding the grounds. We pretty much drove into Talkeetna to eat and walk around, and back to the hotel to sit by the fireplace and read. I can do that anywhere.
The staff was helpful in helping us find a reasonable breakfast, which we found at the Flying Squirrel Bakery a mile or two down the road. At $16... the hotel breakfast buffet was exorbitant. I would only recommend that you stay if you really can afford it. If I would have to do this trip again, I would skip this hotel and head straight for Denali and Fairbanks.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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catctal, Front Office Manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2010

Dear Senyor,

I am happy you found our hotel to be beautiful and value your further comments. It is unfortunate the weather was not more accommodating during your stay and I hope that you experienced better weather throughout your Alaska trip. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Address: Mile 12.5 Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Price Range: $273 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge by Pursuit is set on a ridge above the small community of Talkeetna on the south side of Denali. Our lodge offers unforgettable views of Denali and the Alaska Range, yet we are just minutes from adventures of a lifetime. Enjoy the view as you relax next to our 46-foot river rock fireplace or shop for Native art from villages across Alaska. Enjoy casual or fine dining featuring Alaska specialties and the best wine selection in the neighborhood. ... more   less 
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