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Northern Guest House
Ranked #4 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Right at home!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Paula literally makes this place a winner. In fact, she built the house herself! And, a stay at the Guest House must include some time by the fire chatting with Paula, a long time Talkeetna resident who is a facinating person. If you miss the chance to visit with her, you miss a big part of the charm of Talkeetna.

The home itself is clean, affordable and in a terrific location, just off Main Street in Talkeetna. Traveling with my two teenage children, we were happy the Northern Guest House right in the middle of everything. The shared kitchen and living space includes a piano, TV for VCR's only and a ping pong table. The main floor bedroom sleeps three and visitors renting this bedroom have exclusive access to the downstairs full bathroom which was stocked with towels upon our arrival. Though we did not see the upstairs, the family of 5 renting the two bedrooms and bathroom seemed very happy with their decision. Paula provides access to bicycles if desired.

Payment is cash or check only.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Paula's Northern Guest House. We had a private room and bath, plus the use of the community kitchen and living room. The kitchen has all the pots, pans and dishes needed to prepare meals and save you some money. The location is great and an easy to walk to the downtown area and the train station. We borrowed bikes one evening and rode all over the area. We would definitely recommend this for couples or for families visiting Talkeetna!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Paula the hostess is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. We called Late, but Paula was very accommodating. The place might be changing its name to Talkeetna Northern Guest House, but same fine hostess. No breakfast is served, but you can do your own and save a bunch of bucks. Coffee and tea is complementary, as are all the kitchen facilities. The rooms are cozy, but quite adequate. Each room has its own bath, but down in the hall. Everything was very clean, and the beds comfortable. All in all a surprising and fun experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stayed three nights after coming off of a climbing trip. We have been to Talkeetna several times (stayed at four other places in the past) and this is the best place we've stayed. The owner, Paula, is super friendly, greeted us when we arrived and gave us a short tour and explained the amenities. Our room, and everything else there was very comfortable, clean, and quiet. The Northern Guest House will definitely be our first choice the next time we visit Talkeetna.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Talkeetna, Alaska
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is the best place I've stayed, Very comfortable. Feels like home. Great that we can bring our dogs and the are greatly welcome. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

My friend and I made last minute plans to travel to Talkeetna for a day. We were bringing his dog with us, so I was worried that it might be tough to find a place on short notice. When I called the Northern Guest House, the owner was friendly and accommodating, despite the fact that we planned to arrive around 11pm. The dog wouldn't be a problem :) I hadn't done much research, so I was expecting something hostel-ish and was very pleasantly surprised to see the place when we arrived. Everything was homey and comfortable, including the common areas. It was early in the season and we had the place to ourselves, but even with a full house, there's plenty of room to cook, eat, visit, and play games or ping pong. Our bedroom was great, and I felt like we were staying in a friend's guest room rather than any sort of commercial establishment. I will most definitely stay here again next time I'm in Talkeetna.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed over night in Talkeetna for our one year wedding anniversary. We didn't make arrangements and couldn't find a place who would host our puppy! But Northern Guest House does! Paula was great, her place her great, the dogs loved it and it is literally 2 blocks from downtown! She offers fair rates wth great ammenities including guest fire pit and private bathrooms for each room! We will definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Northern Guest House

Property: Northern Guest House
Address: 13712 Second St, P O Box 24, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Northern Guest House Talkeetna, Alaska

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