Retired National Park Service rangers, Peter and Martha, are your hosts at Talkeetna Basecamp. They live onsite in their small log home.
Camp 1, the private guest cabin, is available from May 1 through October 31. The cabin has one bedroom with queen-size bed; two large windows look out into the peaceful, undeveloped woodlands surrounding the cabin. The cabin is perfect for a party of two; a full-size sofa bed in the small living room provides sleeping capacity for two additional adults. The full kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, gas oven and cook top. We provide quality cookware, dishes, utensils, and a variety of staples such as quality coffee and teas, spices, cooking oils and sundries (foil, cleaning products etc.). The dining area table seats four. The single bathroom has a tiled shower, sink and toilet. Cedar boards line the interior of the nearby outhouse for guests who want to bypass the cabin toilet and try a true Alaska experience!
Interaction with guests: Martha and I live on-site in a small log home. Based on guest preference, we will be as available or invisible as possible to our guests. If you want privacy and to be left alone, we'll do everything we can to make that happen. If you need or want more engagement or help, we'll try our best to deliver!
WiFi is available. Base camp has 4G LTE cellular phone service so guests can use their phone hot spot to connect to wireless network service.
Sauna: Cabin guests have private and exclusive use of the wood-fired sauna. Firewood is provided. The sauna has lower and upper outside sitting decks for cool downs, libation and reflection. Both decks offer spectacular views of Denali, other major peaks of the Alaska Range and the expansive Susitna River Valley - weather dependent of course. If guests need help starting or maintaining a fire in the sauna (or cabin) wood stoves, we'll show you how or do it for you.
During the growing season, guests are invited to sit in the greenhouse or attached Atrium and walk through the outdoor gardens. It takes a little more planning and effort, but one can grow garden crops in Alaska.
Parking: Talkeetna Basecamp has plenty of year-round parking space for our guests. We can accommodate two SUV/truck type vehicles with trailers. Trailers need to be backed into parking areas; we don't have a pull through turn-around. Large motorhomes are easily accommodated.