Why we like it
- Set on a ridge, overlooking the impressive Mt. McKinley
- Set at the point where the Talkeetna and the Chulitna Rivers join the Susitna River
- Foraker, the onsite fine dining restaurant, offers wild Alaska seafood and game
- The only Talkeetna lodging with rooms that face Mt. McKinley
About Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna spans several pretty log buildings which houses the main lodge and 212 guest rooms in separate buildings overlooking the forest. The Mountain View Rooms are our favourite, with sweeping views of the Alaska Range and Mt McKinley, while other rooms look out onto pretty green vistas. The main lodge has a spacious lobby with high cathedral ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace, built with enormous logs from beetle-killed spruce treets of the Ninilchik area and stones from the Matanuska River.
There are many lovely wilderness trails nearby for exploring, either on foot or by hiring bikes. Flightseeing, fishing, jet boating, zip lining and float trips are also on offer. The Base Camp Bistro and Lounge is ideal for casual dining including filling breakfasts; Foraker Restaurant serves up wild Alaskan seafood and game for fine dining with magnificent views of the mountains. Tokosha Coffee and gift shop is ideal for picking up supplies and souvenirs to take home.