Alaska's Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast

113 W. 5th Street , Juneau, AK 99801 USA (Show map)

About

In 1906 gold rush pioneer John Olds built one of the grandest homes in all of Juneau, high on the hillside, overlooking the bustling waterfront. Born in Cornwall in southwest Britain, John made his way for years as a miner, prospecting his way along the Oregon Trail and eventually canoeing up Gastineau Channel in late December of 1880. Gold had been discovered and as luck would have it, he was with the first wave of miners that dark wintry night. John and his partners successfully operated several placer and load claims during the early years of the rush. With his diggings, John bought two local hotels and served the fledgling community as a businessman and civic leader. Now offering fine accommodations in the Capital City preserves those early memories of a pioneer family’s historic home. Your stay with us will be a true bed and breakfast experience. The aroma of fresh roasted coffee announces breakfast, a multi-course affair, served in the formal dinning room amidst rays of the morning sun. The menu may include sautéed apples in a hot cinnamon sauce or fresh local raspberries and cream. From the bedside diaries, guest’s favorite entrées are the Dungeness crab eggs benedict on home baked rolls, or the lemon soufflé hotcakes and thick cut smoked ham. Linger and enjoy coffee and conversation in an unrushed atmosphere, sharing plans or recounting the previous days adventures.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Charming stay in the governors suite

4.8 on April 22, 2016

It was a lovely Victorian home flooded with charming antiques and located close to downtown Juneau without the traffic. Our hosts were gracious and accommodating and provided us with a delicious breakfast that included sourdough pancakes - delicious! Our room had a wonderful jetted tub and lovely views. We look forward to staying there again.


Amazing place like staying with friends

4.2 on January 09, 2016

Amazing location, 5 min downtown (restaurants/shops) and 5-10min by foot to trail heads (mount Roberts). great breakfast and host, Carol took perfect care of us. Room was nice, a bit small but very lovely and cosy! cookies and muffins, tea and coffee available all day and night in the main house.


Fabulous getaway at luxurious B& B in Juneau

5 on October 18, 2015

We had an enjoyable stay at the Capital Inn B&B in Juneau. The breakfast was extra special, delicious mains including homemade quiche, banana pancakes which included muffins and granola. In the afternoon we had wine, scrumptious cookies and as a special treat Alaska brews. Our room was very comfortable and roomy with a city view. Linda and Mark were very hospitable going above and beyond to even wash my wife's clothes when she fell in the mud during a hike. We look forward to visiting the Capitol Inn again!


Best Place to stay in Juneau

5 on September 23, 2015

Location is great near all the attractions by walking. Service is the better you can imagine, always clean, excellent food especially breakfast however there is always tea, coffee, wine and delicious home made cookies. Kindness and generosity is awesome, and you can tell that the owners love their job. I would definitely recommend it.


Charming B & B Option in Juneau

4.0 on August 30, 2015

This is a great option for an overnight stay before your cruise in Juneau. The owners could not have been more friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend it.


Charm and convenience

5 on June 06, 2015

I loved staying here! I an a travel agent specializing in Alaska so I wanted to check it out before recommending to clients. For people who like ambiance, antiques, history, and great food and service, this a wonderful charming place to stay. Linda's breakfasts were wonderful and she went out of her way to accommodate my dairy-free diet. The bed was very comfortable and I loved having a living area, books, Tv- it felt like home. I usually like to stay under the radar while traveling and I felt I had all the privacy I wanted, yet the other guests were fun when I felt like socializing. Walking to the health food store and downtown is also important to me in Juneau, so this place is a winner. Patty www.alaskaandbeyond.com


Relaxing Escape from the Legislature

5 on March 02, 2015

Every February I visit Juneau during the Alaska Legislative session. While the visits always involve some stress, this year the budget shortfall made the visit even more stressful because all of the legislators and representatives of state government are feeling the pain of being Billions of dollars underwater. Typically, I have stayed at one of Juneau's hotels, but this trip I elected to stay at Alaska's Capital Inn B&B. Located directly across the street from the legislature, ACIB&B is extremely convenient, but the grace and comfort offered by Linda and Mark creates an environment that is a welcome oasis in the legislative tumult created annually during the session. Linda and Mark like people and have restored the house to perfection. If you want to enjoy Juneau, stay with Linda and Mark!


January in Juneau

4.4 on February 03, 2015

I always stay here when in Juneau. The only problem is there isn't always room.


Exemplary Hospitality

5 on August 12, 2014

Our family stayed in three of the seven rooms of the B&B. They were immaculately cleaned & thoughtfully prepared by Grace, the right hand woman to hosts Linda & Mark. The house has been carefully restored to its Arts & Crafts period style, complete with William Morris wallpaper & Stickley furniture. The breakfast fare is locavore cuisine at its very best, featuring organic local produce & Linda's house made jams. We had a wonderful stay & highly recommend the house to others.


Alaska's Capital Inn definitely

5 on July 28, 2014

Linda and Mark you are doing a superb job , keep it up. Breakfasts were outstanding as was your customer service. Rooms are superb what more can be said , and what a character the dog is. Bears on the porch added to the experience, thank you


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Rooms & Rates

Harrys Room

A beautiful queen sized fumed oak Stickley queen spindle bed with support corbels dominates this beautiful second floor room. Original maple floors are protected by a wool Karastan rug with a deep blue early William Morris design. The wallpapers are also of the Morris Company, in the Acorn pattern first printed and designed by J.H. Dearle in 1879. The reddish hue of the paper is almost identical to the imported French glass shades on the room’s period light fixtures. A bed side antique slag glass lamp rests upon a Stickley Brothers lamp table, while a Harden armchair provides ample comfort for

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

$149 - $295

Lelas Master Bedroom

Romance, gold rush dreams and early 20th century charm, along with elegant furnishings provide an unforgettable experiences in the original master bedroom. Redone with imported English wallpapers originally designed by May Morris and first printed in 1883, are in recognition of the Olds family heritage. The honeysuckle motif compliments the view out the spectacular bay window of the adjoining park and backdrop of Douglas Island and Gastineau Channel. Located on the second floor, this large bedroom encompasses the entire front half of the inn. A Stickley king size panel bed fitted with qual

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

$169 - $355

Focsle

The forecastle is the forward part of a ship where the sailors sleep. So we have taken that nautical theme and have a quiet out of the way nook with its own entry at the garden level. This bedroom is furnished with fumed golden oak twin beds crafted by the Stickley Furniture Company, which still crafters high end solid wood furniture today. With in floor radiant heat and individual room controls, you can always set the perfect sleeping comfort level. Five panel, fir pocket doors separate the bath with its cherry floor, old style pedestal sink and shower, there is no tub in this room. Classic A

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

$149 - $265

Governors Suite

Enchantment and romance set the mood for an unforgettable experience where period furnishings subtly blend with 21st century amenities in the room at the top. The entire top floor of the Inn has been tastefully transformed into a single luxurious and very private setting that is perfect for your honeymoon, anniversary, or special occasion. There isn’t another room like this anywhere in town. The bedroom area boasts a splendid example of old world craftsmanship, reflected in the custom made oak king size slat bed. A private sitting area has an antique Courtland settle and Morris style rocker f

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

$169 - $355

Johns Room

A romantic hide-a-way, furnished with early Craftsman style fumed white oak furniture that has been a quarter sawn to bring out the intricate and beautiful grain patterns of the wood. A gorgeous custom made four poster king size bed with its arched stretchers and pyramid topped posts again resembles the early work of Gustav Stickley and Harvey Ellis. A Louis de Poortere Mossoul patterned wool rug accents the Brazilian cherry wood border that surrounds the original maple floor. William Morris design wallpapers in the marigold pattern with an iridescent gold acanthus leaf border compliment all o

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

$159 - $315

Klondas Cache

Is a very private and out of the way guest room with its own entry at the garden level. The large bedroom is dominated by a harvey Ellis influenced Stickley king size oak bed with intricate inlay. The matching rocker and chair support this same inlay design by Ellis and compliment the imported Liberty English wallpapers in the Jasmin pattern first produced over 100 years ago. The cherry floor, scattered with oriental rugs has in-floor radiant heat, with an individual room heating control for that exact comfort level. More Alaskan art by Fred Machetanz adorns the walls. This room has the l

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

$159 - $315

Vis Hideaway

Nine foot ceilings, stain glass windows, and an original electrified oil parlor ceiling lamp are set off beautifully by the green Oak Tree wallpaper and border first designed and printed in 1896 by J.H. Dearle. The Brazilian cherry hardwood floor is complimented with a beautiful oriental wool rug in a tribal pattern. The queen size Stickley solid oak spindle bed, covered with a delicate hand sewn quilt is a gentle reminder of a more leisurely time gone by long ago. A Limbert side chair lets you while away the hours, or enjoy the early morning sunshine as it peeks around the mountain. An antiqu

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

$149 - $295

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Juneau, AK (JNU) 9 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mount Roberts Tram, Mendenhall Glacier, Underground Mine Tours, Whale Watching, Fly Fishing, Salt Water Fishing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Videos, Wired internet , Off Street Parking, Complimentary Beverages, Bottomless Cookie Jar, Local Knowledge

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Glacier Trekking, Scuba Diving, Helicopter Tours, Whale Watching, Fixed Wing Tours, Yacht Charters, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1pm-10pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minnimum and three nights on holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of entire stay at time of booking, balance on arrival.
  • Cancellations: No refunds if reservation is cancelled with less than thirty days before arrival. Refunds, less a $20.00 booking fee, if reservation is cancelled with more than thirty days before arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linda Wendeborn and Mark Thorson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Dungeness Crab Benedict
A generous portion of local fresh caught Dungeness crab is topped with traditional eggs and hollandaise.


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