Alaska Heritage House Bed and Breakfast

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


Our goal is to provide you the VERY BEST B&B experience you will ever have!! Check TripAdvisor 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.



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

Warm Alaska welcome

4.6 on June 01, 2016

Despite the homeowner being away for a family emergency, the staff at Alaska Heritage House made our stay so warm and welcoming. The staff made adjustments to the breakfast based on the needs of a member of our party. The home was clean, warm, beautifully decorated. Anticipated visitor needs motivated the homeowner to stock the room with lots of amenities. Lovely place to stay while you're in the Fairbanks area.

When in Fairbanks this is the place to stay!

5 on May 03, 2016

Beautiful old mansion in downtown Fairbanks, full of antiques and graciously hosted. This is an interesting and comfortable place to stay. It is in the heart of town and close to everything.

Fabulous Stay!

5 on April 08, 2016

Step back into history coupled with modern conveniences. The sleep number bed set in vintage surroundings, the claw-footed tub with a great shower, credenza with a TV tucked inside--all made for a wonderful Fairbanks stay.

Heritage house in march.

4.4 on April 07, 2016

The house is amazing. You pull into a small community and don't really expect much but the interior is amazing and is truly like staying at a museum.

This is a very very very good service & BnB.

5 on March 27, 2016

This is a very very very good service & BnB.

Best B&B our family has stayed in.

5 on March 26, 2016

Our stay was a wonderful one but too short for our liking. Next time we will plan to stay longer. Our rooms were like a small apartment. So precious! The museum/historical value is a definite plus. So many interesting facts you learn about the town of Fairbanks. Our host was like a long lost friend. We truly felt like one of the family in this beautiful bed and breakfast!

Awesome experience here

4.4 on March 03, 2016

Staying there for one night is an awesome experience for us. We got six people but the room can only hold four, but the host is kind enough to accommodate us all, just for a extra few bucks, we really appreciate that.

History and Comfort in Fairbanks Alaska

4.4 on March 02, 2016

We found the house to be a time capsule of history with great attention to detail in the furnishings and decorations. The warm welcome and service from Mrs Tarrio makes one feel at home straight away. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the house is located in easy walking distance from the main attractions in Fairbanks - all in all a great experience and thoroughly recommended.

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.

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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 Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


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, Night life, 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

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Shopping

Check Dates


  • Check In:: after 3 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: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required for extended stay guests only (30 days or more).
  • Cancellations: If you cancel with 7 days notice, it will be penalty free. If you cancel with less than 7 days notice, we will charge 50% plus tax of the total cost of your reservation. If you cancel the same day as check in, we will charge 100% plus tax of the total cost of your reservation.



Mr. & Mrs. Tarrio

Languages spoken

Sing Language, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

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

Check Dates




  • Time Served: Begins at 7:30 Ends at 9:30
  • Serving Location: Porch, Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

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