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Caribou Lodge Alaska
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went to Alaska to experience the beautiful nature, to see wildlife and to leave (temporary) our busy lives behind.
And we found all this all together in the Caribou lodge. Mike & Pam are great hosts, who made us feel very welcome and learned us a lot about living in the remote area as they do. Mike is a perfect guide during the walks, always ready to tell a story, while Pam is an amazing cook, making delicious meals and cookies (by the way Greet loved the surprise).
For us this was an amazing experience that I would recommend to everyone who would like to experience a step back to nature, but still with the comfort of a cozy cabin, a nice meal and warm host.
Pam & Mike, we will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

You took my cookies? Most happy to have you here, it was a pleasure to share a bit of our Alaska with the two of you and we will look forward to meeting again! Good to hear your home safe and sound, keep in touch!!

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you want a holiday out of the ordinary, this is the place to be.
We spend 3 days at the Caribou lodge and we loved every minute of it. Being in a place where you only can get by floatplane, staying in the middle of beautiful nature and last but not least: being spoiled by our hosts, Mike and Pam.
Mike is a millipede; he knows a lot about nature, has a pair of hands that can build everything, has a wonderful way to resolve problems and is a fabulous storyteller.
Pam’s hands are even more magic, she can cook fabulous meals with an infinite variety and all of it self-made, so fresher than fresh. In the meantime she manages to spot a lot of wildlife around the place and likes to share it with us.
On top of this both Mike and Pam have a lovely sense of humor.
So after our stay there we feel completely relaxed and can cope with the world, whatever it will bring us.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Thank you for your kind words! You make us look bigger than we are, but we will keep trying. It is a pleasure to share a bit of what we have here with folks who enjoy and appreciate the country, wildlife and lifestyle that is here. Thank you for coming, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again...Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

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 never forget in life-time. Having a blackbear crossing the lake from left to right in the middle of the night brings you down to Earth ! Thanks for theese days and Wibke and myself are convienced coming back to this special place !

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

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 hope to meet again. All the best....

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

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 about everything on her own and it was all excellent, especially her watermelon berry jam! The location can't get better, on a beautiful peaceful lake with great views of the Talkeetna Mountain Range and you can see Mt. McKinley from their place too. My parents used to backpack a lot when they were young and went on hikes each day that they loved with Mike. I am not an "outdoorsy" person, a 5/5 on the wimpy skill and absolutely loved it there myself. We spent 2 nights there and when we arrived back to our car we felt like we had been gone for a week. Wonderful way to recharge and get a break. I highly recommend and would definitely return.

Room Tip: All 3 cabins have outstanding views of the lake. Can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

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!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

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 to their guests in a unique way and shared their life stories with us. We felt honoured to have had this unforgettable experience.
I highly recommend Caribou Lodge to those who love nature, the outdoors and a truly unique vacation.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

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.

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Reviewed 15 October 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 all. Pam & Mike will make sure you will have a very good time, days you will never forget.

Many thanks to Pam & Mike

Best regards Dinah West

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

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!

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Reviewed 9 October 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 company

We give our best recommendations

Regards

Ann-Marie and Carl-Erik Lønnquist

Room Tip: Remember a flashlight and badarier
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Mike N, Owner at Caribou Lodge Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2013

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!!

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Address: P.O. Box 706, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0706
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Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Talkeetna
Price Range: £538 - £538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caribou Lodge Alaska is a wilderness lodge that is only accessible by small aircraft. Located on a remote lake in an amazing setting above treeline just southeast Of Denali National Park. We are closer to Denali 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 relaxed learning experience in the Alaskan bush. Come enjoy true Alaska wilderness. ... more   less 
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