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Grace and Bill's Freedom Hills B&B
Ranked #8 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Spent a couple of nights at freedom hills as part of a Trip to Denali and Talkeetna,great place to stay,super quiet,great views and excellent breakfast fare, Bill is great host and very helpful

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed in Room #4 for one night. It would have been nice to have stayed for two nights. The view from this B & B, including the huge outdoor deck, of Mt. McKinley and the surrounding area is breathtaking.
Upon our arrival, we were told we missed seeing Mt. McKinley by about one hour. The clouds were beginning to cover the mountain upon our arrival. The extra day to sit and relax and enjoy the view would have been wonderful.
Room #4 is in the main B & B building where there are a few other guest rooms available and a large kitchen/dining/living space available for guests to use.
Bill, with his long career as a cook and familiarity with many areas of Alaska, is a joy to talk to. We enjoyed the wonderful conversation that we had with Bill as he was preparing and serving breakfast to his guests. As each guest arrived in the dining room, he revealed the long list of breakfast options and then prepared and served it according to their wishes. The breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Our stay at Grace and Bill's was great. The view from our room was spectacular. We could see the Denali mountain range from our room. We were so lucky because the mountains were not blocked by clouds as they usually are. Bill is a terrific cook, and he made us the best breakfast we had on our three week trip. Do not hesitate to book with them. We did have to drive up a gravel road to the top of the hill to get to their place. Maybe by now the road is paved? If you go slow up the hill you wont have any problem. It is worth the drive for the view. Bill said sometimes they see moose on their property. I was unlucky and did not see any moose the whole time we were in Alaska.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We traveled at end of August with 5 people, so we needed 2 rooms. We got Room 2 & 3 at Grace & Bill's, with a shared restroom. Getting the 2 rooms are cheaper then getting 2 motel or hotel rooms in Talkeetna proper, with only the Talkeetna Road House able to beat the price (Roadhouse not a good place for a family w/ 3 yr old :P). Room 2 are 3 are a tad small when compared to hotel rooms in general, but it worked well for our family.

As other reviewers had already mentioned, the breakfast was great, and the view of Mt McKinley from the B&B is fantastic. This place is worth the stay during the peak seasons. Only thing I don't like as much was its a 15 min drive to town.

Quick note: cellphone signal at the B&B are nearly none existent. Also, if you are going, be aware that the B&B, and many B&B at Talkeetna in general, are reached by gravel roads and not paved. So don't be scared if your GPS guided you to a gravel road and you thought you are lost. The Google navigation on my Android phone guided me correctly to the place, so no worries.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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GBfreedom, Owner at Grace and Bill's Freedom Hills B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2011

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the reviewer's kind words about our B&B. Just wanted to clarify a couple of points:

1) The road from the Parks highway leading to Talkeetna downtown is a 14-mile stretch called Takeetna Spur Road (about 15-minute drive). We are located off Comsat Road, which is at Mile 12 on the Takeetna Spur Road. We're about 5 miles from the downtown area, so Grace and Bill's is less than 10-minute drive (not 15 minutes) from/to downtown.

2) Cellphone signal reception depends on cellphone carrier and type of cellphone. Over the years, we've seen more guests having no trouble using their cellphones from our location. We also keep a landline in the B&B that's available for guests' use for local or toll-free calls.

3) The gravel road leading to the B&B is less than 1 mile (about 0.8 mile).

As always, our guests' satisfaction is our top priority! : )

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

The B&B is located about 10 minutes from town by car. Most of the rooms, including mine, are in a separate house located across the road from where the owners, Grace and Bill, live with their family. The room was certainly large enough (double bed + futon is more sleeping space was needed) and it had a private bath, probably not unlike a lot of B&Bs. However, the real highlight turned out to be the breakfast and the view. Bill is an excellent cook and he makes a large, cooked to order full breakfast. As a special treat, he had invited over two of his neighbors for breakfast, one of whom was a retired truck driver who does a little gold mining in the bush (he brought samples to show - but not give away). This made for an interesting conversation at the breakfast table. My room also had a balcony with a view toward Mt. McKinley. During the summer, the mountain is usually covered by clouds, but I got a great view - even at 3 am, when I had to get up to use the bathroom.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Room 1 has a wonderful view of Denali.

Accomodations were really nice and Bill provides interesting conversations and makes a great breakfast.

Staying here was a highlight of our Alaska trip, wished we could have stayed longer. Talkeetna is a great town to visit!

Room Tip: Room 1 has a deck and awesome view of Denali.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We're very happy staying at Grace and Bill's B&B. It's behind our expectation. Since we visited in the end of May, our family had all the house. The rooms are very clean, and the view of Mt. McKinley from the back is pretty. Bill, who'd worked as a chef, makes great breakfast. Bill and Grace also helped to reserve at Air-Taxi a flight-seeing for Mt. McKinley. We had a perfect weather and the view from the plane is fabulous. The wireless internet speed is adequate. Verizon Cell is working in that area too. If we visit Talkeetna again we definitely will check this B&B out first.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Grace and Bill's Freedom Hills B&B

Address: 22046 Freedom Dr., P.O. Box 502, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
Price Range: $135 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grace and Bill's Freedom Hills B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a great view of Denali and genuine hospitality from our B&B. Our property is located on a ridge overlooking the Alaska Range, where on a clear day you can see the top of North America. We have 3 rooms with private baths and 2 rooms with a shared bath. Families and small groups are welcome. Spectacular view, clean comfortable home setting, smoke-free, full and continental breakfast, reasonable rates. ... more   less 
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