Welcome To

The Reindeer Grove

in Talkeetna, Alaska

Gather, Learn, Relax

The Reindeer Grove was born in 1980 as the rowdy, yet artistic, Old Tyme Saloon and still holds much of the rustic and eccentric decor of that era. Particularly eye-catching, is the Sistine Chapel of Alaska mural that adorns the ceiling of the central gathering space that was painted by a local bar partron for free beer in the 80’s. Since those early days, the property has taken on a more peaceful expression, particularly with the addition of our beautiful reindeer that grace our farmstead. There’s something for everyone in this alluring place, whether you’re hosting or attending an event, taking a tour and learning all about our reindeer and the boreal forest, or just sipping on a cup of coffee and taking in the tranquility of the property.

Tours and Events

S’mores with the ‘Deer

Winter Experience (October through December)

$40/adult, $20/child (12 and under), 2 and under are free! *Local Talkeetna discounts!*

A Walk in the Woods with Reindeer

Summer Tour (May through August)

$40/adult, $20/child (12 and under), 2 and under are free!

Host an Event or Retreat at The Grove

If you’re interested in hosting an event at The Grove, however traditional or unique, please email/call us at the address/number below and we can discuss possibilities and rates.

Highlights of The Grove

The Grove is both a retreat and nature center, as well as a farmstead. We have many different options for accommodations, farm tours, guided nature walks, trails, livestock, gardens, aquaponics, and more.

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sistine chapel of Alaska on the ceiling of The Grove alaska permaculture farm that also functions now as a Talkeetna venue and provides Talkeetna lodging
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Private Nature Trails

Meet Our Team – The Knapps

The Grove is a small, loving, intergenerational family farm and lodging operation. We believe in sustainability and regenerative practices to ensure the prosperity of our land for future generations.

Graham Knapp


Mindy Knapp


Arlo Knapp


Silas Knapp


Zeke Knapp



See the pics below for a small taste of what awaits you at The Grove!

Contact Us

There are so many possibilities at The Grove and opportunities for us to serve you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to see how we can make your Alaska dream a reality!

Get In Touch

Begin the journey by sending us an email or giving us a call!

15528 S Birch Creek Blvd, Talkeetna, AK 99676



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