Open April 15 - September 24

Reservations are recommend and requires a credit card. Please note that the Talkeetna Hostel has a 3 day cancellation policy.  All reservations not cancelled within the appropriate time will be charged in full. 

Winter Activities & Events
Cross Country Skiing & Oosik Classic Ski Race Tour
Talkeetna offers world-class cross country ski trails. For info about our wonderful trails go to or
Ice Fishing
Go try your luck and go ice fishing!
For guided fishing trips contact Susitna River Lodging.
Snow machining
Explore the quiet winter wilderness on a snow machine tour.
For guided tours contact Susitna River Lodging.

Sled Dogs / Mushing
Go on a kennel tour / mushing tour with a sled dog team. Glide through the snowy forests and get a change to see some winter wildlife!
  • Sun Dog Kennel
  • Huskytown

Be there when the Last Great Race starts in Willow, about a 45 min. drive from Talkeetna.
Talkeetna flight services offer flightseeing tours year round through the breathtaking Alaska Range. Click here for flightseeing services.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The town's Christmas Tree will be decorated starting at 7 pm in the Town Park. Dress warm. Christmas Songs and Hot Cocoa will warm your hearts, and will start Talkeetna's Winter fest with several events in December.

Bachelor's Auction and Ball & Wilderness Woman Contest
The Talkeetna Bachelor Society invites all single ladies to come to Talkeetna and make your bid on some handsome Talkeetna Men! - All Wilderness Women, single ladies 21 years and older, may demonstrate their proficiency at water fetching, wood hauling, snow machining, fish catching, moose dispatching, ptarmigan shooting, sandwich making, beverage opening and other vital skills. Dance the night away with the Bachelors! Live music. Proceeds from this Fundraiser organized by the Talkeetna Bachelor Society are donated back into a variety of community projects. For more information contact the Chamber at phone 907-733-2330 or the Society at phone 907-733-3939.

... or just enjoy the quiet village life or experience the magic of the Northern Lights.

Photo Credits: Greg Morgan, Stephanie Smothers and Alice Goller.

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