Alaska-tough made yurt: the Alaska version of a traditional Mongolian nomadic home.
Yurt life is much more connected to nature than conventional accommodation; connect to your surroundings;to the sky, trees and song birds thru the skydome.
Our yurt is in a quiet neighborhood 1.5 miles from of the village of Talkeetna, surrounded by forests, lakes and rivers. If you would like to explore the village of Talkeetna it is a 30 minute walk, $5 taxi ride or to have your own wheels (car) is preferable. Ski trails in the winter and running/biking trails in the summer in all directions. Comfy, cozy and heated with woodstove, enjoy being close to nature and watch the stars, aurora and woods through the skydome from bed.
We are walking distance to an organic coffee shop/cafe, (Flying Squirrel Cafe) which provides a locally grown vegetable farm stand in the summer. If you are looking for a shower, your best bet is at the Talkeetna Roadhouse, where you get unlimited hot showers, fresh towels and all shower essentials for $5.(Call roadhouse to check their current schedule, all information provided upon arrival to the yurt) The roadhouse is also well known for hand made pies, absurdly large breakfasts, climbing paraphanalia, fireplaces, decades of National Geographic magazines and travelers from all over the world (as well as grizzled locals). Welcome to rural Alaska! Where even taking a shower is a social event!
The yurt is a small, one room home with a porch and propane grill. Perfect for a couple.
Electricity, but no running water. Facilities are an old fashioned outhouse. No shower.
Our yurt is not fancy; but is a slice of the satisfaction of rustic Alaskan life, near civilization, but not quite there. Find out how comfortable you can be, simply.
Relax in a quiet neighborhood, a short distance from the village itself.
The Talkeetna area has an array of activities; hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, ziplining, canoeing, backcountry access, jet boating, flight seeing and during the winter skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing. Talkeetna is the starting point for Denali/McKinley expeditions, and is famous for our close up, open views of the entire Alaska Range and Denali. The village has a number of restaurant options; pizza, brewery pub, coffee shop, old fashioned roadhouse style cooking, high end lodge dining and a selection of gourmet food carts in the summer. Your host Brian, is the head brewer at the Denali Brewing Company and can advise you on fresh, local brews. Talkeetna is well known for its lively bar,music and arts scene. Every Friday, May thru August, the Denali Arts Council hosts live outdoor music in the downtown park. Don't forget to support local artists at the craft market, artisans cooperative and at the local gift shops.
Come experience the quirky community of Talkeetna; a village 14 miles at the roads end; where life begins! Visitors fall in love with our town and never want to leave. Enjoy some real local style accommodation and let your hosts point you in the right direction to enjoy your stay in rural Alaska.
Languages; Working knowledge of French and Spanish.
Fluent in American Sign Language
We are sorry to say that our yurt is not ADA accessible
The yurt, porch, grill, outhouse, kitchen, hammock, bonfire pit are all yours!
Light breakfast provided (bagels, cream cheese, jam, cereal, milk, coffee, tea) upon request
Interaction with Guests
We are nearby to help orient you if you would like, but otherwise the yurt is an self sufficient abode. We do enjoy meeting people and sharing information about our area, but understand if you would like to left alone!
Near the village of Talkeetna, but far enough away from the bustle of summer visitors in a quiet neighborhood. Boreal spruce and birch forest.
We have built a private trail to a pond out the front door, and can point you in the direction to a trail that leads to the Susitna river
You be happiest and have the most flexibility if you have your own car.
As in the rest of Alaska, public transportation is a challenge; community efforts have created a shuttle service from the village to the health clinic and grocery store, with stops as requested along the way. There is also a local taxi service; $5 to town from the yurt.
There is bus service to Talkeetna, as well as rail service from Anchorage or Fairbanks.
Please contact us if you have any requests or questions, we are more than happy to share information with you.
Other Things to Note
~The bed is handmade and 4 feet off the ground (see photo). If you have an injury or limited mobility, it could be difficult to access the bed.
~The outhouse has no door, IT DOESNT NEED ONE. it is common in rural Alaska to not have a door; it increases airflow and decreases moisture build-up. It is private land, you will NOT be seen by anyone. Please let us know if this is a problem for you!
What a lovely experience! The description was very accurate and I appreciated all of the details. The yurt is charming and set back in the woods. It is the perfect size for 1 or 2 people. Rachel was great with communication and stopped by shortly after we arrived to see if we had any questions or needed anything. We wandered around Talkeetna, though admittedly stayed in or around the yurt for most of our stay because we were so charmed by our surroundings. Great place to stay!
Rachel started a fire in the woodstove before we arrived. What more can you say about beyond fabulous hosting?
This yurt was cozy, homey, and really felt like staying with an old friend. Easy to find notes and touches, all the accoutrements you may have left at home are here. You'll wish you stayed more than one night. We'll be back next time we need a yurt in Talkeetna!
Yurt was clean and warm for our arrival! Hostess checked in later on to see that all amenities were attended to and that we were comfortable. Well worth the price!
The yurt was awesome and the hosts were so helpful and wonderful. We came later in the evening and they had started the fire for us so we arrived to a warm and cozy yurt.
The place was great and we had a great experience. It is settled into the trees and a private oasis that we really enjoyed spending a few days in. I only wish it could have been a few more days.
This was an awesome place to stay. We very much enjoyed our time and would defiantly recommend it to anyone.
This was a wonderful place to stay! They were very welcoming and even came to the rescue to help us to start the fire!
recently married to a LOVELY man, we both do our best to travel and be outside as much as possible. I am an ASL sign language interpreter (the most beautiful job i can think of) and brian is a brewer (the most delicious job i can think of)
we love alaska and the home we have made here.