The quaint town of Talkeetna draws artists, mountain climbers, adventurers, and travelers from around the world. It is a quiet and friendly place to rest from long road trips and is conveniently located halfway between Anchorage and Denali. What could be better than staying in a cozy rustic log cabin with great amenities, attentive staff and friendly owners?
Three lodging options
All suites and cabins have free wi-fi, satellite TV, a private bath and cozy gas fireplace controlled by a thermostat. They also have private covered decks where you can enjoy the fresh Alaskan air on a rustic wooden glider. All lodging, except for the Little Cabin in the Woods, is situated only 3 steps above ground level, so settling in is a breeze.
Denali Fireside offers three queen suites, each with two semi-private queen beds around the corner from each other. An additional suite features a queen bed, a comfortable queen sofa bed, and a sitting area close to the TV and fireplace. The suites are recommended for adults and children 12 and older. For light meals, you can make use of the microwave, bar sink and mini fridge, with dishes available on request.
For a little more privacy, choose a king or queen cabin that can accommodate 3-4 guests. They feature hand-peeled logs on the bottom half, and framing at the top. This design creates a lighter, brighter feel than if the cabins are made entirely out of logs. Each of the two king cabins features a king bed and a queen sofa bed, as well as a kitchenette with dishes. The queen cabin has a queen bed and futon, with a microwave and small fridge for preparation of light meals.
Little Cabin in the Woods
This sweet little cabin sits on a nicely wooded 5-acre lot, and offers quiet privacy just 3 miles out of town. The minimum stay of two nights won’t seem long enough as you settle into this “honeymooners” cabin near a spring-fed pond and nestled among mature spruce and birch trees. Enjoy coffee out on one of the two decks, watch for the northern lights at night as you sit out at the firepit, and don’t be surprised if you spot moose in the woods or beavers in the pond. The Little Cabin in the Woods is a great option for honeymooners or visitors just wanting to immerse themselves in a quiet Alaskan experience. It has a full kitchen, with large fridge, electric stove, microwave, coffee brewer, cookware and dishes. The gas fireplace in the living/dining room area adds to the cozy ambience of the cabin. With a queen bed and trundle bed in the upstairs bedroom, and a futon in the living room, the cabin is very comfortable for about 4 guests.