her mask from last year at Alaska State...
her mask from last year at Alaska State...
Roadhouse Baked goods
Charming touristy town full of lakes and nearby rivers
We didn't have time to do any fishing!
In a nutshell
It's what Alaska is all about
HUDSON AIR-oldest and best flight show in town
The classic Talkeetna getaway involves a flight up through Denali. Hudson Air was friendly and our pilot, Jock, was the best. (This from a guy who HATES to fly). We felt safe and comfortable with Jock, and he did not try to take advantage of my queasiness with sudden or...
Denali Air Taxi - Glacier Landing!
We awoke at 08:30 and saw some blue sky. After being cloudy the previous day we took the plunge and booked a flight past Mt McKinley and a glacier landing…if we were lucky.We booked with Denali Air Taxi and Rico, our pilot sets off with 6 passengers. The flight costs were...
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
5 Reviews and 193 Opinions This place has it's pro's and con's. Tuesdays is a dish to pass meal for guests and 'locals'...the...
Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna
2 Reviews and 57 Opinions Very friendly. Clean, comfortable and nicer that a lot of other accommodations in talkeetna. We...
West Rib Pub and Grill: Best Food in Town !!
We stayed in town recently on a grand tour of Alaska. Tried several restaurants that line the 200 yard long Main Street. By far we found it to be the highest quality with reasonably good prices. Their burgers (1/2lb) with fries were outstanding; but the most outstanding meal...
The Talkeetna Roadhouse: Awesome Breakfast
A very friendly restaurant in a rambling older house on the main street of Talkeetna. It is family style seating and every table feels like a kitchen table at home. As soon as you enter the bakery kitchen is on the left and directly after that is the main kitchen, both...
'Mountain High Pizza Pie': Best place in Talkeetna
The best place to eat in Historic Talkeetna is 'Mountain High Pizza Pie' located right on Main Street. The place is painted in a shade of purple that accents the unique quaint city of Talkeetna. The food is so appetizing and prepared fresh in a friendly atmosphere with...
Fairview Inn: Biggest Game in town
Okay, maybe nightclub is a bit fancy for this joint.. but it does have drinking and dancing! The Fairview Inn was built in 1923, and still retains a few rooms upstairs... the downstairs features a small but sincere dance floor and a beer garden out back with another small...
The Sand Bar: Talkeetna Sand Bar Hopping
This is the kind of nighttime activity I could participate when I was a child. Here is my niece hopping across a small stream between sandbars. As you can see, Talkeetna provides a good spot to watch the sun set behind Denali.
Rubber Boots are not required, but considered...
The Alaskan Railroad
We travelled to Talkeetna on the Alaskan Railroad. It's a great way to see the countryside in all its beauty.Each carriage has it's own guide who is there to help in anyway they can, from telling how long the journey will take, to helping you spot animals on the way, in fact...
Talkeetna Air Taxi
A really great air service in Talkeetna. Talkeetna Air Taxi provides scenic flights around Denali National Park, as well as glacier landings for climbing Mt. McKinley and other area mountains. Their staff was extreemly friendly and they work hard to make your plans work. In...
Alaska Things & Dreams Gifts: Real Made in Alaska Gifts no import junk
Well after going in All the town with all the China stuff, I'm like I came 4,000 miles for this. I can get this junk on the Ship. Then the driver told me of a little shop just out of town, Her name is Maris she make Dolls & all king of things from Alaska made with things...
Open Air Market: Splendid Soapstone Fisherman
We went along to the local Open Air Market in Talkeetna. It had some great local arts and crafts made by local people.
I bought a beautiful carved figure made out of soapstone from a local artist. He was a young lad who had learnt his trade from his father. He told us that...
Ring the bell in the Fairview
Wanna be a local hero on a small pocketbook? Walk into the Fairview in the last afternoon when only a few locals are drinking and ring the bell! Congrats, you've just bought a round for everyone! Drink prices are very reasonable, so talk to your new friends!
HUDSON AIR TAXI-Denali Veterans
Hudson Air was there before all of the others. Even their logos trigger those of the 1940's. They have served this town as transportation since, and have spent more years putting people on the mountain (and, more importantly, bringing them OFF of it!) than any other flight...
Talkeetna is a comparatively tiny village that thrives on tourism during the summer seasons, but many of the outlying areas are also private property. Supposing you intend to hike on its public lands, be aware that the vegetation in Alaska is enough to trip a horse, much...
weather can be primarily rainy, but we have found that the best weather here (and we have been here for 8 years now) is during mid July. The temps in the interior can reach upper 90's, Anchorage bowl- mid 80's, Kenai peninsula- mid 80's. In fact more years than not this has...
Fish Lake is one of the larger lakes in the Talkeetna area (among so many that are unnamed). Fishing and flightseeing are typical for this kind of locale, but travelers to Denali and townies looking for peace and solitude can find picnic areas around the lake (accessible by...
The X-Y Lakes are a little harder to find than Fish Lake. Taking a little offshoot from the Talkeetna Spur Road, you'll have to keep a sharp eye for the actual lake, which sits behind a screen of spruce trees on your right. There are limited landings, and mosquitoes are a...
Susitna River Valley
The Susitna is one of the major waterways in Alaska. Unlike the wild and scenic rivers throughout the state or the channeled braids of the interior, the Susitna is enormous and very wide bank to bank. Rafting is possible on the river, and camping is a local custom on its...
Tee Pee Bar
You have to....look for this perfect gem of a divebar.. it isn't far.. but it isn't asking for your business either.. Tee Pee Bar.. it's down on B street... expect to meet some amazing people..tip hard and don't ask for fancy drinks..
Flexability is key
The weather can change quite a bit. Try not to rush in and out of town with a set schedule...you might not get to do what you set out to accomplish. Particularly important if you are wanting to flightsee to Denali. Clouds can cover Denali much of the time. You might have to...
Explore Deeper into Talkeetna
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