Talkeetna is an ideal year round destination for small tour groups, convention delegates, medical or aviation professionals on tour, and military families.
The stunning beauty of the Alaska Range, our reputation as a renown climbing base for international climbers making their way to climb Denali (Mt. McKinley), the opportunity to fish in world class salmon habitat, and the variety of year round outdoor and cultural activities all contribute to the quality of an extended stay in our community.
Talkeetna can easily accommodate a convention of 200 people. Lodging ranges from modest motels, deluxe hotels, to large cabins that can sleep 6 comfortably. There are almost 300 beds available. Gatherings and meeting places can be held at local lodges as well as the recently renovated Don Sheldon Hangar. Talkeetna offers a wide variety of dining experiences, from a quick hot dog to a gourmet meal with linen napkins. Restaurants and pubs are open year round, offering specials and extended hours on the weekends. Convention attendees will have a choice of activities, depending on the time of year. Talkeetna is truly a destination for all seasons.
There are several flight seeing services, fishing charters, rafting companies, gift shops, galleries and museums. Furthermore Talkeetna has food stores, a library, an ice rink/tennis court, an orchestra, the Bachelor Society, a radio station, two air fields (one federal, one historic and still in use), travel reservation agencies, a newspaper, churches, and a variety of other small businesses that provide services to locals and visitors alike. But more than anything, Talkeetna exhibits small frontier town charm with a uniqueness that sets it apart from any other Alaska community… with a view to match!