by Phil Corless
These handbuilt log cabins are set on five heavily wooded acres, giving your family a feeling of backcountry isolation that is a such a fun part of the Alaska experience. Packed with amenities, each cabin is perfectly set up for a big family. The Mangy Moose cabin can sleep eight to 10 guests in two loft bedrooms. The open living room and kitchen area gives everyone enough space to spread out for meals, games and evening chats. The fully equipped kitchen has a large refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, oven and coffeemaker. Eat your meals at the dining table, or in the outdoor picnic area in front of the cabin. You can take advantage of a free continental breakfast in the main lodge each morning, or choose to do your own thing. Other amenities include laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.
Meandering Moose Lodging is located 2 miles north of Talkeetna, a short distance off the main road, surrounded by trees and waterways. Yes, there are moose here. Yes, they will meander past your cabin. It’s a short walk to view the Talkeetna River, where it flows into the larger Susitna River, a prime area for salmon fishing. It’s a 5-minute drive into town, where you’ll find lovely little art galleries, quirky shops and a range of dining options. Kids will enjoy learning about the early pioneer days at the Talkeetna Historical Museum, then stopping in at the century-old Nagley’s General Store for a snack.
Talkeetna is the perfect base for excursions into Denali National Park. You can set up a glacier flight, wildlife bus tour, river rafting adventure and more. Many of the local tour companies will pick you up at your cabin, but you also have the option of using the lodge’s free shuttle to get your family into town. If you’re looking for the perfect mix of rustic isolation and modern comfort, the cabins at Meandering Moose Lodging will be the just right for your family vacation to Talkeetna.
Our Editor Loves
- Open and airy log cabin
- Picnic area and fire pit
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by Debbie L
WE were terribly sad that we were unable to stay at Meandering Moose because of the bushfires ravaging much of Alaska. On explaining our travel predicament, the owners were very understanding, wishing us safe travels and refunding our full deposit. WE were unfortunate not to have the same experience with the other accommodation we had booed who charged us the full amount for our missed night there!! Thank you so much guys, we will most definitely recommend you to our friends and family travelling to Alaska in the future
Fantastic communication, fabulous breakfast and adorable lodging! I definitely recommend this cute spot as a half way stop from Anchorage to Denali. I traveled with a friend to Alaska all the way from Alabama and was so grateful to stay our first night in such a comfortable spot. We had no trouble sharing a bathroom without other guests. Directions were spot on and the breakfast provided was a great way to start our first day in the state. Kathy was unbelievably helpful when I asked questions leading up to our stay.