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Chinook Wind Cabins
Ranked #7 of 17 Talkeetna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Arden, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average cabin,”
Reviewed July 3, 2008

We stayed in the 'Denali' cabin for two nights during a whirlwind trip to Alaska. The cabin itself was very large and had a nice kitchen/living room area. It is a very average looking cabin, with a TV in the living room. Upon checking in we were given a choice of packaged donuts/pasteries/etc. It is within walking distance to 'downtown' Talkeetna.

They advertised wireless internet (which was the main draw for us staying at their location), but upon arriving we could not get into their secured network with our Mac laptop (my uneducated guess is because they had a space in their password and Apple computers may be picky about that). Luckily, we did find a pizza place in Talkeetna that had free wi-fi.

Overall, our experience was just okay. We would pick somewhere a bit nicer if we ever came back to Alaska.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Wi-fi won't work with Macs
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 26, 2007

We loved our visit to Talkeetna. We had the wonderful experience of being able to view THE mountain (as well as Mt. Foraker and Mt. Hunter) on several occasions, with clear blue-sky days and also cloudless evenings. However, the Chinook Wind Cabins did not reflect the uniqueness and charm of Talkeetna, nor the splendor of the mountains. Inside the cabin there was NO reference at all to Denali. In fact, the only painting on the wall depicted a lighthouse that one might find on Lake Superior. We were surprised at the lack of personal touches in the cabin. It reminded us of a typical motel room with a kitchen. We enjoyed the use of the kitchen, but the refrigerator was very dirty, and there was a lot of dust in the kitchen area. Beds are comfortable, and the location of the cabins is fantastic! So if you are not expecting interior designs reflecting local charm, the cabin was perfectly adequate. Note: We did not receive breakfast, other than a can of juice and a prepackaged muffin. We had brought our own oatmeal, and there are many coffee shops in Talkeetna to choose from, so breakfast is not a big deal. I would not call the Chinook Wind cabins a B&B, though. Just a B.

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NY
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2007

The advertising claims that these cabins are the cleanest around--and I can believe it. They were spotless!! And no bugs! These are large, beautiful cabins with good beds and all the kitchen equipment you need to prepare and consume meals. Muffins/doughnuts and juice are offered for free. The cabin area is one block from the main street of town. Quiet. Owner was very nice and friendly, and her story as to how she came to Talkeetna was interesting. Highly recommended. A great place to stay while visiting this charming town.

  • Liked — Close to areas of interest. Spotless.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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West Palm Beach, FL
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2007

The cabin we rented for 2 nights, the Brooks Range, was equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, i.e. full sized coffee-maker, ceramic mugs, microwave, etc. The location is tops if you're interested in parking the car and walking to everything like town, the river, and the airfield. Jane and her husband were wonderful hosts. We recommend fully!

  • Liked — Spacious cabin- very clean
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chinook Wind Cabins
Address: Second Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Talkeetna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chinook Wind Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortalbe fully furnished cabins with full bath, kitchenette, dish TV, and more. Location convenient to area services and attractions. Also rooms with shared bath. Provide quality accommodations for your year round lodging needs. ... more   less 
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