History, fun, and massive portions of food come together at this institution, which was built over 3 years starting in 1914 and sits on the center of Main Street in ‘beautiful Downtown Talkeetna." Current owner Trisha Costello runs the place in the spirit of the roadhouse's most famous owners, Carroll & Verna Close. During the Pandemic the restaurant and bakery are closed to the general walk-in public, but overnight guests have fresh cookies waiting in their room and can enjoy a Roadhouse Sourdough Hotcake Breakfast, made with a sourdough starter that dates back to 1902.
Visit With Those Who Braved the Climb
Since the roadhouse is popular with climbers, you can look around to see bits of Talkeetna and climbing history on the walls, including climbing banners from around the world, newspaper clippings of unique stories from the first dog sled team to summit Denali. Talkeetna’s connection to its climbing history lives large within the walls of the Roadhouse.
Choose from a variety of cozy rooms in the main roadhouse, an upstairs suite or, for a more private experience, book one of the cabins out back or the Museum Apartment at the end of the block. There is ample Wi-Fi, a library, comfy couches, and a piano. The coin-op laundry facility offers guests the chance reset for the next adventure.