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About the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Set on a ridge above the small community of Talkeetna on the south side of Denali, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers unforgettable views of Denali and the Alaska Range, yet just minutes from adventures of a lifetime.

Enjoy the view as you relax next to the 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.

Relax in your comfortable guest room; choose from our guest lodge, main lodge or mountain side rooms.

All rooms feature a full private bath, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator, satellite television, telephone, and wireless internet. Upgrade to one of our suites and enjoy a jacuzzi or walk-in shower, and gas fireplace with your personal view of Denali.

212 Spacious Guest Rooms

The main lodge features rooms with king or queen size beds and interior entrances. There are 3 mountain side suites, 78 main lodge mountain view rooms, and 71 main lodge standard view rooms. The guest lodge buildings feature 60 rooms with double size beds and exterior entrances. ADA rooms are available for each room type.

The Story Of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Alaskan Through and Through
Alaskan Through and Through

The enormous logs in the Great Room are from beetle-killed spruce trees from the Ninilchik area. Throughout the lodge, the trim is crafted using birch from Trapper Creek. In the Great Room, the ceiling is constructed using knotty pine. The railing from the main lobby to the third floor is white spruce from the Matanuska Valley.

Phase One was completed in May of 1999. At that time, the lodge opened with 98 deluxe rooms, a full-service restaurant and lounge as well as shuttle service. Phase Two was completed in May of 2001, bringing the total room count up to 200. An outdoor pavilion, expanded restaurant, more conference space, an elevator and more public seating areas were also completed by May of 2001.

Towering River Rock Fireplace
Towering River Rock Fireplace

At the heart of the Great Room stands a magnificent rock fireplace, soaring 46' from floor to ceiling. The rocks are from the Matanuska River, collected by the Colony High School football team in exchange for help with new uniforms. Each one was carefully selected and individually washed before being placed in the fireplace. It took 5 workers nine weeks to complete the project, building the foundation under a tent at 40 degrees below zero.

A total of approximately 160 tons of rock was used throughout the lodge. One of the construction workers from Hawaii created various designs of animals in the pillars at the lodge's entrance. See if you can find the starfish, sea turtle, bunny rabbit and bear paw.

Design & Construction
Design & Construction

It takes a dream and a skilled team to turn a vision into reality. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge reflects the dedication of the following top quality designers and engineers:

Contractor: Howdie Construction, Palmer, Alaska
Architect: Kumin; Associates, Anchorage, Alaska
Structural Engineer: PND Peratrovich, Notthingham; Drage Inc.
Land Site: Total site acres - 640 acres, Cleared for Lodge - 35 acres

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