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Denali Overlook Inn
Ranked #1 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Don't Overlook This Inn.”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Reviews of the Denali Overlook Inn are overwhelming positive for a good reason. The location and accommodations can’t be beat and the hosts, Ron & Mabel, couldn’t be better.

My wife and I stayed at the Inn July 26th in the Mt. Foraker room on the top floor. Very nice room with great views all around including Mt. McKinley. The floors in that room squeaked a bit and that didn’t bother us but it might have annoyed the guests below. For that reason, we were careful moving around at night and early in the morning. The room was clean and spacious and the bed was comfy. The windows let the daylight in but they also had blackout blinds and covers to keep the long Alaskan summer daylight out while you slept. A little light would leak in from the edges of the blinds and I thought that would bother me but I kept my eyes closed when I stirred during the night and I fell right back into a restful sleep. No problem. The Inn has a dumbwaiter that makes it easy to get your luggage from the ground floor to the upper levels--very thoughtful.

Breakfast, made to order by our hosts, was delicious and filling and the breakfast area/great room was a wonderful space to dine.

The Inn is a handsome rustic building with a modern interior and a great lawn for sitting and enjoying the forest and mountain views from outside. Word of warning…Alaskan mosquitos are not to be trifled with. I live in Houston and we have our share of the annoying creatures but they grow them big and tough up north. The Inn has devices on the lawn to deal with the pests but we didn’t test how effective these measures were. We spent time out on the lawn in the morning and the afternoon with no problem but around 7pm the bugs got hungry and we didn’t feel like providing their dinner and went inside.

This place has what you want from a B&B and comes with a great view and great hosts as a bonus. I highly recommend the Denali Overlook Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andover, Kansas
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great atmosphere, great facilities and a made to order breakfast was the start of our trip! Ron and Mabel were delightful. The B&B was clean and attractive to the eye with a dumb waiter available to take our luggage up stairs. Mt. McKinley was our view (clouds and all) and the B&B was a great entry into Talkeetna. We could very easily have stayed another week or two.

Room Tip: Believe me, any room in this B&B is outstanding.
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Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just left the lovely town of Talkeetna after staying at the Denali Overlook Inn. In a nut shell - we loved it! Not only do you have fabulous views of Mt. McKinley from the B&B, but the breakfast was fabulous! Mabel and Ron take your order each evening and you can order whatever you want for breakfast. We may have been a bit piggish each morning, as all the options were fabulous. Plus they even had vegetarian sausage patties, which as vegetarians, we appreciated. The home is beautiful and very roomy. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are passing through Talkeetna. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The obscene graffiti on the sign at the end of the drive wasn't a great start, but managers Ron and Mabel didn't seem to mind it. They were too busy devising devilishly fiendish forms for guests to fill in as soon as they arrived for their next morning's breakfast.
The bedroom and public areas were clean, cosy and relaxing, the food was good and the location was even better.
Ron and Mabel could do with taking some chill-out pills (and fixing that sign) - otherwise it was great.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Managua, Nicaragua
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our group stayed here for a night en route to Denali and wished we could have stayed longer! Super location with awesome Denali views (weather permitting), friendly hosting by Ron and Mabel, great breakfast and comfortable rooms and beds. We saw otters playing in the river below, and a grizzly family in the front yard (okay, a video from last fall)!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Seal Beach, California, USA
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found the Denali Overlook in on Trip Advisor and it didn't disappoint. Nestled in the forest just 5 miles from Talkeetna, the house has a beautiful view of Denali with well kept grounds and comfortable accommodations. Mabel and Ron were wonderful hosts and made sure we were well fed in the mornings with made to order breakfast. The kids loved the game table in the main room and we all enjoyed the great conversations with our hosts and the other guests. The Inn is a perfect launching point for fishing, glacier flights, hiking and dozens of other activities in the summertime.

Room Tip: We were in a 4th floor room. Nice and quiet with great view.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We spent 3 days at the Denali Overlook. Mabel and Ron were perfect hosts. Our room was incredible--clean, with an amazing view--we were lucky to book the Denali View Suite, which was worth every penny. We felt so welcomed and at home from the moment we arrived. ALL of the rooms looked great, however.

There is a dumbwaiter for luggage, which is a huge plus for those of us who are over 50 : ).

Breakfast (cooked by Ron) was fantastic--all three mornings. You can fill out a menu, and it is cooked to order. Can pick your time to eat as well.

We saw a moose down the hill, too, which was a plus.

I highly recommend this B&B! Especially for couples.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Denali Overlook Inn
Address: Mile 8.5 Talkeetna Spur Road, P.O. Box 1023, Talkeetna, AK
Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Denali Overlook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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