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7 Gables Inn

4312 Birch Lane , Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA (Show map)

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Centrally located to major attractions, 7 Gables Inn offers affordable rooms or suites, all with private Jacuzzi baths, cable TV/DVD's, and a full buffet breakfast. Take in some of Fairbanks' historic gold history, then retreat here for a soak in a soothing Jacuzzi bath, or browse through our balcony library. Complimentary canoes allow for exploring the Chena River across the street. A meeting room and laundry facilities are available on site. Major attractions include the Riverboat Discovery, Pioneer Park and the University of Alaska Museum.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.9
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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1.4 on March 14, 2015

The problem we had was the noise. We were unable to get any sleep for the entire time we were there. Sunday night - all night - there was noise from above our room. It sounded like someone rolling furniture or something heavy around, loud heavy footsteps, and loud talking. I am not exaggerating when I say this went on the entire night. We got no sleep except a few restless minutes between the banging, stomping and talking. Monday evening we hoped to get some rest before our late night flight. From 7pm until we left at about midnight, the same thing went on (except for no talking this time). Rolling of furniture or rocks or something and loud footsteps went on all evening. When we complained after getting back home, the owner blamed us for not saying something the second day? I'm not sure how she thought that would help given we only stayed a few more hours. She denied our request for a partial refund.

Great anniversary stay

4.0 on September 11, 2014

My wife are from out of town and stayed for our one year anniversary. It's a great way to go if you're there for one night or weekend or even extended stay. Breakfast was really good, friendly Inn keepers, would stay here again

7 Gables, Fairview

3.6 on August 01, 2014

My sister and her husband had a room, as did I. We thought the rooms were nicely appointed and each had their own bathroom. We arrived in the early morning hours and felt a bit 'lost'. It would have been nice to have a map or note on the 'front' door that made clear to come through the greenhouse into the main house and find the rooms. The Inn next door has the exact architecture and coloring which made arrival a bit confusing. But, Paul was gracious about being awakened to let us in. The hot breakfast was nice to have and the seating is very friendly and communal. We enjoyed our stay.

Enjoyed Our Stay

3.6 on July 05, 2014

Very Nice Rooms and a super breakfast

Great location!

3.8 on June 25, 2014

It was close to everywhere we wanted to visit while we were in Fairbanks. Paul and Leicha were very personable.

great place to stay

5 on June 12, 2014

this is a great place to stay.

Awesome Alaska

3.6 on May 29, 2014

The owners of this B&B were very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. The room was clean and breakfast was super yummy! they were also very knowledgeable of the area!

Home away from Home

4.6 on May 23, 2014

7 Gables is the perfect place to stay for one or many nights. The owners are helpful and friendly yet respect each client's space. I will stay here again!

Winter stay at 7 gables

3.2 on April 01, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the 7 gables for four nights during March. We were upgraded to the estate room on arrival since the room we had booked was occupied. It was nice to have the space upgrade but our room looked like a converted garage which meant that it was very cold. There was a small heater but it did not manage to heat up the whole room. Our hosts were pleasant, although they seemed slightly inconvenienced by our presence more than anything. Their website described breakfast as a feast but we really just got waffle mix to make our own waffles and some yogurt and cereal.. I had also been excited since I read on their website that they had snowshoes and cross country skis to lend to their guests but neither was the case. Overall it suited our needs of being in town and being in our budget but it was a bit disappointing.

Innkeeper Response
The estate room is not a converted garage but a second story carpeted room with a cathedral ceiling, king size bed with a tower oak lighted headboard with mirrors. The 6 foot armoire houses a 46” flat screen TV with DVD and Jacuzzi bathtub. The “heater” referred to here is an oak electric fireplace. I am sorry that we were not informed that the guests felt the room was not warm enough. This room is heated by a new gas-fired forced air furnace and can be controlled by the room thermostat. In the winter months while business is slower, the extended continental breakfast buffet includes waffle mix with sides of strawberries and whipped cream, syrup, Nutella and peanut butter. In addition, cereals, yogurts, breads, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, and orange juice. The guests did ask about the snowshoes, and we did respond by asking what kind he wanted. He did not pursue asking about the snowshoes but indicated he was headed to Chena Hot Springs and would look up information on the internet. I am sorry that our guests did not communicate their needs to us so we could have responded in a better fashion.

7 gables

3.2 on March 13, 2014

We stayed a week at 7 gables in the Bridal room and for the most part we were pleased. The room was quite small so we had no where to put our 2 big suitcases. Rooms were very clean and I thought they looked nice. Upon our arrival into the main area we were greeted, but the owners never introduced themselves. Not very organized in my opinion. Also, the husband either doesn't have a clue or doesn't care what's going on in his house because mid stay we were by the door putting our shoes on and he walks in and asked us if we needed to check in and questioned us after we said we had been there a few days. We were still in our room mid morning when the cleaning crew makes their rounds and they knocked and asked if we needed anything. I told her no that we were good for the day only to find out later on that after we left they went into our room anyways. Their website is a little misleading when it comes to the food. It was good, but in no means would I call it gourmet as they describe. It's a buffet and everything is places out kind of randomly. They serve breakfast between 7-8:30 which isn't very convenient if you want to sleep in a little bit and you almost have to get there between 7-7:30 because there won't be anything left and you'll be left with cereal and yogurt. Overall it was a nice stay. Little tweaks and some organization could make this place sooo much better.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Queen bed with large jetted tub, free cable/DVD and internet, fireplace and complimentary breakfast. Private bathroom with the 2 person jacuzzi and shower. Pet-friendly Room with prior approval from Innkeeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $85 - $130

Nightly Rate: $85 - $130

Bridal Room

Sage matelasse bedspread on queen bed, south facing dormer window. Secluded, end of hall room. Private two person Jacuzzi bath, cable/DVD/VCR. Desk, wireless internet, and sitting chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $130


Large upper-story two room suites, great for two couples traveling together or families. One king bed with fireplace in bedroom, one queen bed, one Jacuzzi bath that opens to both rooms. All have a fireplace, two TV/VCR/DVD’s and a full kitchen with pans/dishes, refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$130 - $220


Annex studio apartments All have cable/DVD, wireless internet, queen bed with refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot. Great for the business traveler on a budget! Pet-friendly Room with prior approval from Innkeeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $130

Nightly Rate: $90 - $130


Suites have a king canopy bed and fireplace, queen sofabed in the livingroom, two person Jacuzzi, wireless internet, cable/DVD/VCRfull kitchen with pans/dishes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $160

Nightly Rate: $120 - $160

Standard Room

One queen bed, private bathroom with small jetted tub, cable TV/VCR/DVD, free wireless internet, complimentary breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Garden Room

Floral decor, light and airy. Cathedral ceiling and north gabled window. Two twin captain's beds. Desk, wireless inernet, cable DVD/VCR. Privately assigned bath outside the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $50 - $90


Bold colors with Rainbow theme with north dormer window. Private Jacuzzi bath, cable/DVD/VCR, desk, wireless internet, sitting chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $55 - $125


Decorated in green garden quilts, the Heritage Room has both a queen and twin beds, a private Jacuzzi bathtub, shower, north facing dormer window, desk, wireless internet, cable/DVD/VCR.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $55 - $125


Brown and blue jacquard bedding on two twins or one king. South facing dormer window. Sitting chair, desk, wireless internet, cable/DVD/VCR. Privately assigned bath outside the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $50 - $90


Rust tones on queen bedspread, south facing dormer window. Sitting chair, desk, wrieless internet, cable/DVD/VCR, private Jacuzzi bath and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $120


On main floor of house, cozy room decorated in blues, room has a window, cable/DVD/VCR, wireless internet, desk, private Jacuzzi bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $55 - $120

Master Bedroom

Decorated in blue, black velvet and burgundy, with queen poster bed, and two person Jacuzzi bath. Located on main floor of house, north facing window, desk, sitting chair, wireless internet, cable/DVD/VCR, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $140

Nightly Rate: $95 - $140

Executive Suite

Two bedroom daylight basement apartment. Private Jacuzzi bath, sitting room with daybed/trundle; full kitchen, stocked with pots, pans, dishes, cable TV/VCR, desks, wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $180

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Location Type

Airport, Small town, Suburban


Fairbanks, AK (FAI) 2 miles

Directions to property:

From Parks Hwy 1/2 mile East on Geist Rd. to Loftus Rd. 3 blocks South to Birch lane then 1/2 block East 4312 Birch Lane

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Riverboat Discovery, Alaskaland, Gold Dredge #8 , Trans Atlantic Pipeline, Musk Ox Farm, Dog Mushers Museum, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Storage available, Canoes for guest use

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Rafting, dog mushing, Northern Lights, Wildlife Refuge & Nature Trail, Fitness Center / Gym , Santa Claus House, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only separate facilites designated as smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required prior arrangment; kennel in heated garage
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night for stays up to three nights; one half of the total for longer stays
  • Cancellations: 72 hour notice full refund



Paul & Leicha Welton

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Your hosts are well traveled and welcome the opportunity to orient you to the Fairbanks area. Leicha enjoys cooking (she has just published a cookbook, Alaska's Gourmet Breakfast: An International Menu Cookbook), music, hosting parties and foreign languages. Paul is a carpenter. He is continuing the expansion of 7 Gables Inn as 7 Gables Suites. He also collects books and enjoys writing as well as construction projects.

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  • Time Served: 215842
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Gables Frittata
Sausage and zucchini with three cheeses



4312 Birch Lane , Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA (Show map)

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