by Phil Corless
History lovers will want to stay in this beautiful old home that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1916, it was the largest and most elegant house in the Alaska Territory at the time. Now it’s an elegant bed and breakfast with several family-friendly rooms. The Mary Lee Davis Suite is ideal for a small family, with one king and two twin beds, a cozy sitting area, a fully equipped kitchen and an antique claw tub in the bathroom. All of the suites are filled with antiques, many of which are original to the house. A delicious home-cooked breakfast is served family-style in the dining room. Other amenities include free internet access and cable TV.
The Alaska Heritage House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood a few blocks from the Chena River. You can stroll along the riverfront to Golden Heart Plaza, then explore the shops, galleries and restaurants of downtown Fairbanks. Kids will want to spend a day or two at the exciting Pioneer Park, where they can ride a train, walk through a restored gold rush town, play miniature golf and more. Spend an afternoon at the Museum of the North learning about the people, culture and wildlife of Alaska, then go see some cool cars at the Fountainhead Auto Antique Museum. There’s a lot to see and do in Fairbanks, but there’s no accommodation quite like the unique and charming Alaska Heritage House.
Our Editor Loves
- Easy access to riverwalk
- Free home-cooked breakfast
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
This B&B has so much character and charm. It is such a more unique experience than crashing at some chain hotel. The property is very cool and Telsie was a fantastic host. It was just all very cozy. Warning: if you stay in the master's bedroom, you're right next to the dining room so if people are loud over breakfast it will wake you up! But overall I'm so glad I stayed here.
Was not sure what to expect here. But this was amazing ! We had the Garden Suite and it was wonderful. Sort of by itself. I think there is about 6 rooms in the house. The house is on the Historic Registry. Goes back to the early 1900's. It has been well kept and a great place to stay in Fairbanks.
Melanie is absolutely terrific. Breakfasts are great and we met some good people while staying there.