My husband and I had a most enjoyable stay for 2 nights at the Northern Guest House at Talkeetna in September 2013 in room 2 at the top of the spiral stairs. We got the recommendation from Trip Advisor and rang Paula direct. She returned phone calls and emails promptly and made our booking experience smooth and painless. We were given directions to let ourselves in and had a great evening with the other guests in the other 2 rooms - just like long lost friends, even going out to dinner together. For our second night Paula made moose stew - it looks like its a tradition! We are vegetarians so ordered a pizza and joined the table for the meal and the delicious cake Paula supplied for desert.
Paula was full of information and couldn't have been more helpful. She stays on the property but not in the house. If we had any questions she was near at hand, but gave us total privacy. We were able to use the pushbikes at the property to have a bike ride around Talkeetna and she recommended different eating places. The house is 2 blocks from the main street, only a 3 minute walk from the shops and restaurants on a quiet back street.
The spiral stairs are narrow and steep which makes it hard to get your bags up, but if you think that may be difficult for you ask for the downstairs room. Our bathroom was across the hallway. The rooms were spacious and room 2 had a queen size and 2 singles in it. The house was quiet at night.
If you are concerned about dogs be aware that Paula is a wonderful host to pets. There was a big labrador staying with the people downstairs. Our room did not smell like dog though. If you are looking for a formal, high quality place, then don't stay here. If you want to mix with people, connect with your host and have fun then this is the place for you.
Thanks Paula for your hospitality.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Northern Guest House Talkeetna, Alaska