We only want two things when we travel- comfortable beds and a clean place. We found the guest house to have really bad beds (creaky springs, really thin... a notch above camping mattresses) and the place wasn’t exactly clean. The place is pretty run down for the price. The room heater (only thing available to heat the place) didn’t provide enough heat for the room, so we were freezing all night. No interaction with the host when we were there. Maybe a great place for students, not adults.
Paula was great to deal with. We needed early checkin for our groceries and she was glad to help out. We needed laundry after getting muddy Paula was right there and willing. We rented the whole place and it was great for our family. Plenty of room for all. For the price and location you’re not getting any better. Thanks Paula!
We really appreciated how accommodating this house was for our group of 11. There was plenty of space for all of us to comfortably spread out. This is a very good location for walking just about anywhere in Talkeetna. We appreciated the ping pong table, piano, and well stocked kitchen. We definitely recommend staying here and will visit again next time we’re in Talkeetna. Thank you!!
Whether you are a single, couple or a group of nine as we were, you'll love this place at any season of the year. Rent the whole shebang or just one of three lockable private rooms -- each with designated bathroom. Location is perfect for walking anywhere in town, even west to the river where you may catch Denali views on a clear day. The full kitchen, good-sized dining table, cozy living room (with ping pong table!) make your stay almost like "home."
I stayed 2 nights in room 1 which had its own bathroom across from the kitchen. The room was very large, can sleep 4. It was quiet, even with other guests upstairs. Paula was a great host, with her own dried salmon a bonus! It was also interesting to listen to her stories. The provided bicycle was a bonus, enabling me to get out and see my surrounds. It's a short walk into the hub of Talkeetna, but getting to/from the train station is a bit of a hassle if you have a suitcase.