Welcome to Talkeetna Eastside Getaway! We are located 110 road miles north of Anchorage. Our home is nestled in the woods on the Eastside of town and only a short walk to downtown Talkeetna . Our home is quaint and very comfortable with many extra amenities you won't find at other B&B's. We are open year-round so you can enjoy all the outdoor activities available in every season.
Visit Talkeetna and Be Amazed!
The picturesque community of Talkeetna got its start over 100 years ago with the building of the Alaska Railroad. It sits near the base of Denali, the highest peak in North America. On clear days the spectacular mountain can be viewed from several places around town, for an incredible up close experience.
There are so many sights and activities to be found in and around Talkeetna that you may find it difficult to decide what to do first! In addition to seeing Denali, summer visitors can either charter a fishing trip from one of the local guide services, ride an ATV while seeing wilderness and wildlife, sail through the forest on a zipline tour, or go for a flight-seeing trip and land on a glacier. There are float trips and even an adventuresome jetboat ride on the river. Several local hiking trails are just right for a walk in the woods. If you have the time we highly suggest you take a day and ride the Alaska Railroad's "Hurricane Turn Train". This is the last flagstop train in the United States, still used by locals who have cabins and homes that are inaccessible any other way. You will see many locals flag down the train to get either off or on with their gear and even dogs. Often these residents are very open to sharing their stories and will give you insight of what life is really like in backcountry Alaska. The Hurricane Turn train will take you back in time with all the history encountered, and the railroad conductors are top-notch with their expertise and will give talks on the way up to Hurricane where you will be almost 300 feet above the water at the Hurricane Gulch bridge. Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning views and wildlife. Also a lunch, snacks, and drinks are recommended, as the train doesn't provide food or drinks on this 5 hour roundtrip ride.
There are plenty of other interesting things to see and do. Check out the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station to discover the history of Denali and learn about the climbers who challenge its summit each summer. Be sure to visit the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum for a bit of the history of this unique little town. There are numerous quaint shops for those seeking souvenirs. Talkeetna offers an array of wonderful restaurants as well as a local brewery . During the summer on Fridays, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, stop by the Village Park at 5:00 p.m. for a couple hours of local music "In the Park". Bring your lawn chair, favorite food, perhaps a bottle of wine or local beer and partake in the fun. You are sure to meet and mingle with the locals as well as their four-legged friends.
Have you considered visiting Talkeetna in winter? There are several winter-only events that include the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights, and the famous Wilderness Woman Contest and Bachelor Auction the 1st weekend in December. Also a big draw to Alaskans from all over the state is the March annual Oosik Classic x-country Ski Race. For outdoor lovers, there are trails in the area for all skill levels where you can experience the natural beauty while on skis, snowshoes, or a snowmachine. On clear nights you may see a show of the Northern Lights over the snowy landscape in a sky untouched by city lights.
Whether you come to Talkeetna in summer or winter, you will find plenty to see and do.