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Eye of Denali Inn & Suite
Ranked #13 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Alaska
2 reviews
“Great Vew, Great Location, Good Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2010

We have used the Eye of Denali 3 times now and will likely come back.
It is conveniently located within walking distance of beautiful downtown Talkeetna. The views are stunning and and we love being able to cook our own food. Lots of space for kids. Reservations are easy and the hosts accomodating.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

A beautiful b&b in Alaskan style log cabin. We stayed in the Talkeetna room which is upstairs with private bathroom, the stairs are quite steep which coud be a problem for the older traveller the room was tight with not much head room overall the room was very neat , tidy and clean. Unfortunately we were under the impression that this was a b&b,no bread,milk,tea bags or cereals, only packets of oats and some pancake mix provided. This was very disappointing as we were specificially wanting bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

We booked the room with the private bath for two nights. Our travel agent tried to talk us into booking the suire. I am glad we did not change our minds. The room was clean and the bathroom was large. Much better than the basement suite. We arrived very late and found the check in system very convenient.
It was great to be able to make a full pot of coffee and use regular mugs instead of paper or styrofoam ones in the morning. I did not have a problem cleaning up after.
At first we were disappointedin not seeinm McKinley from the house. However, I must say that after taking a few steps to the picnic table at the river's edge, we were blown away with the view of the mountain peaks in full view. Even the fancy hotel at the top of the hill couldn't top it. We did go there for an afternoon drink.
On the negative - the supplied breakfast was a little weak, but it didn't matter to us because we were on vacation and I didn't want to cook anyway.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2009

positives: the suite had plenty of room, available bikes were great

cons: no soap, no toaster for the bread that was supplied, couch was stained in many places---definitely needs a new cover, or better yet a new couch

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

Eye of Denali

Our less than favorable impression of Eye of Denali matched that of happyb27. We stayed in The Denali Suite. If you go, take air freshener to mask the petroleum fumes, a blow dryer, hand towels, milk, cereal, a toaster, orange juice and a bar of soap.

On the positive side, the suite was well lit and well stocked with butter, eggs, jelly, coffee, and paper towels - and those same tired Costco muffins that happyb27 mentioned. We didn’t notice the trains even though the tracks were very close by.

On the negative side – the breakfast supplies were lacking, the place seemed a bit dirty, the allegedly clean dishes in the dish drainer weren’t very clean, the dish towel was gross, the blinds were broken/balky, there is no TV or WiFi, the Purell Hand Sanitizer at the bathroom sink looked and smelled identical to the Joy dish soap in the kitchen. The information provided at check-in directed us to go to Talkeetna Travel if we had any questions or needs. When we went there and asked about a toaster, we were given a blank stare.

Late one night, we were awakened by the sound of vacuuming and cleaning in the room above us.

We will not be returning. As advertised, Eye of Denali is not a hosted B&B - and that was obvious and unfortunately leaves us thinking the place is a bit neglected.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2009

We had a great visit to Talkeetna in August 09. We really enjoyed the town. The Eye of Denali was perfect for us as it was walking distance to everything in the town. They have free bikes for you to use which was a big hit with the kids (and the adults), there is a long bike trail that passes right in front of the driveway. We were blessed with 2 very clear days and enjoyed seeing the mountains and walking out by the river in the back yard. The basement suite was comfortable for our family of 4. You could hear a bit of noise from the upstairs rooms (walking around) but the room was clean and the price was affordable. The suite has a kitchen so you can cook your own meals if you are on a tight budget, but there are also many restaurants to try in town. I would definately stay again

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank JMBianna
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Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

This unhosted inn's best attraction is that it is one mile from town.

I rather resented paying good money for a night's stay and then be asked to wash up my dishes when I left, especially since it was clear that my toliet had not been washed properly after the last person's stay and it was up to me to do the washing!

The smell of diesel greeted me at the door and tired Costco muffins waited for me in the frig.

There wasn't a hairdryer, nor shampoo/conditioner--just a bar of soap with someone else's hair on it.

Every step taken upstairs could be heard downstairs.

Not a restful stay.

  • Stayed June 2009
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Thank happyb27
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Property: Eye of Denali Inn & Suite
Address: Talkeetna Spur Rd, Mile 14, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
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Ranked #13 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
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Number of rooms: 4
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