We stayed at the Alaska Heritage House for nearly a month, while doing work for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and having some holiday time. The house is beautiful, wonderfully restored to the 'old style' and a lot of attention is being paid to detail. Great to hear the history of the house, an amazing story researched and puzzled together by Van and Bill, the owners, and well worth asking them about. We also experienced very good service, an impeccably clean room, access to kitchen and laundry, and privacy when we wanted it.
The cooked breakfasts every morning were just wonderful. Their website is advertising a "gourmet breakfast", well that is an understatement! Van is a great chef that prepared some starter dish with fruit and then a 'main course' with which she let us taste some of the nicest Alaskan (and other) treats. We always felt really sorry is we could not make it to breakfast.
The breakfast table is also a nice place to get informed about the possible things to do in Fairbanks that day/week. The owners provided plenty of suggestions, and it was also useful to chat with the other guests about their experiences and plans. We also had a great time with some of the other people staying at the B&B, great to hang out with in the evenings and drink a beer.
What we realized after some nights is that we prefer much harder beds than the soft mattresses in our room. As soon as Van and Bill found out about this, they did all they could to provide mattresses that suited us better, which helped to some degree. So, if you like a hard sleeping surface, check this out right away with the owners and they'll sort you out.
Altogether a great experience and highly recommended, a place with lots of character to it!
Hannah & Maarten
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alaska Heritage House Bed & Breakfast (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Mary Lee Davis House) was the most elegant home in early Fairbanks. Eight antique filled rooms are equipped with claw-foot tubs, historic photographs and books, and such modern amenities as Wi-Fi, Cable TV, mini refrigerators, and gourmet breakfasts year around inspired by the owners extensive international travels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alaska Heritage House Fairbanks