This truly remote spot, 20 miles east of Talkeetna, gives visitors an authentic experience of life on a homestead deep in the Alaska Bush. Mike and Pam Nickols built it and live here year round. The setting is perfect, on an alpine lake surrounded by rounded mountains of tundra, where guests can hike off trail, see wildlife and Mount McKinley, and paddle on the lake. In winter Mike teaches dog mushing. There's room for only three small parties a time. Bathing is in a shared shower house and each cabin has an outhouse for a toilet.