Ride the rails to Talkeetna. There will be pie. Yeah.

In Destination, Railroad, Talkeetna, Transportation by scott

Special correspondent Miranda Atkinson took a ride on the Alaska Railroad last weekend. The quest: to bake a pie at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. The mighty Alaska Railroad has a package that includes a pie-baking class at the Roadhouse. CLICK THROUGH for details.

Below, Miranda’s very own creation. “My culinary creation, golden-browned and boxed up for the journey home. A slice of this warmed with a scoop of vanilla gelato made for the perfect post-train snack. “

When you get the package, breakfast at the Talkeetna Roadhouse is included. It is a thing of beauty. “The Roadhouse dining room was bustling at breakfast time: conversation, laughter and the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls.”

“The drizzle outside lasted throughout the weekend, but there were no shortage of places to hide from the rain. The game room at the Talkeetna Roadhouse had all sorts of characters passing through – friendly staff checking in, an old Southern couple telling stories of the Smoky Mountains, a little girl that was too shy to say hi but that I was able to coax a few smiles out of.”

“Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna” was mostly closed for the winter season, but made for a great place to peacefully walk around and enjoy the storied history of the old trading post town.”

“When the rain started again, Denali Brewing was calling my name. I stopped in for a quick Mother Ale before heading back to Anchorage.” 

“Me and my fellow pie-makers were safely transported back to the Talkeetna Train Depot with plenty of time to see the train’s arrival. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.” 

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