by Phil Corless
Located in the heart of Talkeetna, this affordable motel might not look like much from the outside, but a recent remodel will surprise you with clean, contemporary rooms that are ideal for a family on a budget. Families will be comfortable on two queen beds, with space for a rollaway. Rooms also have small kitchenettes that include a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Other amenities include satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle to the train station or airport. The motel puts you right in the historic downtown, where you can explore its varied art galleries, museums and restaurants. Keep walking past Main Street to find easy trails leading to the waterfront of the Susitna River.
Talkeetna is a base for mountain climbers challenging nearby Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. You’ll hear some fun stories at the climber-friendly Talkeetna Roadhouse, which has been serving hearty meals to hungry travelers for nearly a century. Their massive sourdough pancakes will be a big hit with the kids. From Talkeetna, you can plan all kinds of family excursions into Denali National Park. Horseback riding, gold panning, fly fishing and zip-lining are all available from companies based in Talkeetna. It’s a great place to experience the best of Alaska away from the crowds further north at the park’s entrance. The money you save staying at the Talkeetna Motel can go toward one more fun adventure!
Our Editor Loves
- Affordable rates
- Spacious remodeled rooms
- Satellite TV
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
by Shelby G
The talkeetna inn is located in the heart of downtown talkeetna. When we arrived we were able To check in early and the lady that was there was very kind and informative. The room was clean and offered tea, coffee, shampoo, and body wash. The bed was comfortable and they had black out curtains, which has to be a great addition in the summer. We spent some time at the bar on the premises and the bartender (Joe) was great.
The weather was wonderful and we had a great view of Denali with a beautiful sunset.
We will definitely stay here again!!
I had always wanted to check out the town of Talkeetna,and I found Talkeetna Inn to be very pleasant, clean and quiet. An easy 5-minute walk to restuarants and bars, and the Brewpub. My room was adequate with clean bathroom, comfortable bed. Good WIFI and DirecTV with local and cable channels. Onsite bar was quite popular with friendly staff. This isn't super-fancy, but adequate for visiting the area, and using as a hub for the numerous air services and checking out Denali. Price was quite reasonable.