Alaska Heritage House Bed and Breakfast

410 Cowles Street , Fairbanks, AK 99701 USA (Show map)

About

Our goal is to provide you the VERY BEST B&B experience you will ever have!! Check Trip Advisor for detailed reviews from guests who say we meet that goal. One guest wrote that the Alaska Heritage House "must be the most beautiful home in Alaska." No B&B in Alaska has a more interesting history. We are conveniently located downtown near a bus stop. Built in 1916, we are on the National Historic Registry and the house was fully restored to museum quality with period antiques in 2008. We are a living museum with all the modern conveniences, including new plumbing, DirecTV, free laundry and WiFi. We serve a full two-course delicious breakfast each day.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great stay!

5 on January 27, 2016

Every room had a unique theme and history relevant to the house and Alaska.


Great Stay!!

5 on January 26, 2016

Everything about our stay was perfect! The breakfast, service, staff and warm Alaskan hospitality! I would definitely recommend this place to any one looking for a charming and quaint place to stay in Fairbanks. Great value for the price and you feel like you are staying at your home away from home.


A quiet bed and breakfast with character

4.6 on December 24, 2015

With living in Fairbanks I've driven by Alaska Heritage House a hundred or more times and never knew what I was missing. What a surprise to discover such a gem in its authentic restored beauty, well kept and w clean accommodations. Staying here lends a hand to understanding what luxury meant at the turn of the century. I've already told several close friends to sneak off for a romantic night with their partners here.


A Great Place to Stay!

5 on December 24, 2015

I decided to go to the Heritage House because I didn't want to stay in a chain hotel (I can go to those anywhere, but I was on vacation in Fairbanks and wanted to explore local places). The pictures didn't so it justice. The building has a lot of history - it's even registered as a historic place, and the rooms were gorgeous. Not only that, but the innkeeper was friendly, the place was clean, and the breakfast was wonderful. I'll definitely recommend it to anyone who plans to stay over in Fairbanks, and I'm definitely staying there again the next time I'm in the area.


Perfect place to stay

4.2 on December 09, 2015

.Stayed in the "Maid's Room" on a recent Saturday night in December, perfect place to spend the night as I explored Fairbanks. A block from major bus stops, convenient address for taxis, and tasty filling breakfast. I'll definitely stay again.


We can't wait to come back!

5 on October 20, 2015

The only disappointment in our trip is that is was too short. All of the rooms are so neat and well-preserved and Telsie cares greatly about the history. Her cooking was delightful and the grounds are just amazing. We will absolutely be planning another stay here!


A trip back in history

4.2 on September 07, 2014

The Alaska Heritage House B&B was a great place to stay in Fairbanks. The location is within easy walk to downtown, visitor center, restaurants, or just walking along the Chena River. The hosts are wonderful. Van has a wonderful knowledge about the house and the beginnings of Fairbanks as well as things to see. It was like having your own personal tour guide which helped us see the major sites during our stay. Each breakfast was different and delicious. They accommodated my dietary issue of no lactose very easily. The first night I felt that my bed was too hard and they immediately moved us to the Garden Room which was perfect. I would highly recommend the Alaska Heritage House B&B. Barbara J.


Quiet warm haven!

4.6 on January 04, 2014

No noise of doors or vacuums like in the halls of a hotel. No dry muffins for breakfast. Quiet radiant heating in floors and wall. Easy access to everywhere we wanted to go. And you can learn some great Alaska history besides! What's not to like?


25th anniversary at Alaska Heritage House

4.0 on February 17, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed Alaska Heritage House. My husband surprised me for our 25th wedding anniversary. I couldn't have asked for a more romantic setting. The hostess, Linda was especially welcoming, and a great cook. I've already recommended Alaska Heritage House to several friends. It's truly a one of a kind, exceptional opportunity to relive Fairbanks opulence.


Great Place to Stay!

5 on February 16, 2011

We stayed 6 nights at the Alaska Heritage House B&B and would recommend it. If you are looking for a place that feels like home for a few days or even longer term, this is a very comfortable place to be. The price is reasonable, the breakfast is great and it is a very relaxed atmosphere, convenient to anywhere you need to be. We have now settled in at a condo, since we will be living in Fairbanks for a few years, but we sure are going to miss Linda's breakfast!


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Rooms & Rates

Bunker Suite

A wonderful one bedroom suite, with a spacious kitchen, sitting area and private bath. Has two single beds also, so comfortably sleeps 4 people. Additional charge of $10 each per night for more than 2 persons in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Georgia Lee Boudoir

A fancy room for that special occasion. This sports a double slipper clawfoot tub for two behind pocket doors.

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

Maids Room

Small room with SHARED bath and antique single bed (extra long). Very lovely with turn of the century William Morris Wallpaper and antique furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Williams Room

The original master bedroom with the original owner's bed. Direct entrance to bath from within the Williams Room. The bath is shared with Maid's Room through a second door from the hallway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Garden Room

Our only wheelchair accessible room with direct access to the patio and greenhouse. Features Queen bed DirecTV, free wifi, coffee service.

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

Blanche Cascaden Room

A south facing luxurious room with an antique double bed and 1 single, a sitting area and lovely private bath. Window Air conditioner.

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

Mary Lee Davis Suite

This is a lovely suite with a king bed and 2 single beds. The sitting area, kitchen, huge closet and private bath make this your perfect home away from home. Ideal for multi-day or extended stay. Rates are for 2 people. $10 per person/per night over 2 people in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Chena River Suite

A wonderful one bedroom suite, with a spacious kitchen, sitting area and private bath. Has two single beds also, so comfortably sleeps 4 people. Additional charge for more than 2 persons in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Fairbanks, AK (FAI) 5.3 miles

Directions to property:

Take a slight right on to Airport Way. In 4.3 miles, turn left onto Cowles St (go down 5 blocks). And in 0.5 miles turn left onto 5th Ave. You will find a large grey home on the corner of 5th ave. with the Alaska Heritage House sign.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Aurora Borealis, Dog Mushing, Hot Springs, Kayaking / canoeing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Bikes, Free WiFi, Free Laundry, 150 Channels of DirecTV, many HD

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required working dogs and possibly other small pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night - Refundable with 48 hour notice
  • Cancellations: 48 hour notice

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mr. & Mrs. Tarrio

Languages spoken

Sing Language, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We are friendly personable people who enjoy serving our guests and providing a wonderful and comfortable stay.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: between 7:30 and 9:30
  • Serving Location: Porch, Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , local fresh organic, gluten free


Signature Dish

Sourdough Waffles and Reindeer Sausage
A very Alaskan dish. Our sourdough is six years old and counting. A hot made to order decadent waffle served with genuine Alaskan reindeer sausage to fill up your belly for the rest of the day. Our maple syrup is %100 pure and our preserves/jams are made in house.