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Northern Guest House
Ranked #4 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Talkeetna Base Camp”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The Northern Guest House is a great location for activities in and near Talkeetna. My 2-night stay was pleasant. Paula was a friendly, inviting host. Rooms are a great rate. The views of Denali are spectacular. I recommend the Wildflower Café for dinner. I had 2 wonderful fish (salmon & halibut) specials. Although, at Northern Guest House, you have access to a kitchen. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My wife and myself stay one night here. We arrived very late that night. Paula, the hostess, was very kind setting up the key pick up for us. The room upstairs is very comfortalbe. We really enjoy our stay in Northern gust house.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milano Marittima, Italy
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This was definitely an excellent place to stay in Talkeetna. The best place where we slept during our 16 days trip in Alaska. Paula Strong is very friendly and helpful, a perfect landlady! The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable and the price fair. We were 12 people and had the place all for ourselves. Really perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was a great place to stay, and in walking distance to anything in town. The hostess (Paula) is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The main room of the house has a ping pong table, books, puzzles to work, and a kitchen should you choose to prepare your own meals. The rooms were clean, and bedding comfortable. AND, the price is right!

As a note, this place is pet-friendly - so if you are allergic to dogs and cats (which I am), you may want to stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Six of us stayed here for one night. It has been a very fun experience. It is a very quiet and clean place. Our host is a very nice lady. She has given us enough freedom to have fun in the common living room, which has a pingpong table, a piano, and some fun books. She was also very helpful in suggesting a good scenic drive for us to enjoy the day time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I was in Alaska for an entire week, bouncing around from Seward all the way up to Denali, and the Northern Guest House was my favorite place to stay by far. The owner is an incredibly nice woman who was really flexible in dealing with our changing plans (due to weather). The rooms are decently sized, clean, comfortable and full of character. The downstairs lounge and kitchen were perfect to hang out in after a long day of outdoor activities. And, perhaps best of all, it was incredibly affordable. My friend and I paid about $90 for a night in a private room, and I gladly would have paid double. Forget about the other, more pricey places to stay when traveling to this great town - stay at the Northern Guest House.

P.S. - they have bikes they let you take and ride around town for free.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

This is a marvelous, homey, comfy, cozy guest house in the town of Talkeetna. Our host, Paula, is welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. She built the house (literally) and her affection for it, her town, and her guests is obvious. We stayed only one night in the Northern Guest House but the next time we travel through Talkeetna, we will be sure to return.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Northern Guest House

Property: Northern Guest House
Address: 13712 Second St, P O Box 24, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Northern Guest House is 2 blocks from Main St.Close to all services Talkeetna has to offer.The Guest house has many family orientated activities both indoor and outdoor. This is a great place to stay with a group of friends for the weekend. Each having their own space. ... more   less 
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Northern Guest House Talkeetna, Alaska

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