At this lodge about 15 miles southeast of Talkeetna, you’ll feel like you’re at a friend’s cabin in the woods. A friend, that is, who has carved out a fascinatingly authentic life in the Alaska bush, in an area where the tundra meets the taiga—and which often has clear views of Denali.
One Lodge, Three Stories
Certainly this is a great place to unplug: With no roads leading to the lodge, you only reach it by flying, typically from Talkeetna. But once you’re here, the friendly, family-run lodge quickly feels homey. The property started as a hunting lodge in the early 1960s, when the founder took a deal from the state of Alaska and opened the lodge, running it for 20 years before abandoning it.