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.
A quiet out of the way nook with its own entry at the garden level. This bedroom is furnished with antique fumed oak twin beds hand crafted by the Harden Furniture Company, which still crafts high-end solid wood furniture today. With in floor radiant heat underneath a cherry floor, individual room controls allow you to set the perfect sleeping comfort level. Five panel, fir pocket doors separate the bath with its cherry floor, pedestal sink and shower, there is no tub in this room. The same imported English wallpapers from the master bedroom adorn one entire wall. Antique period brass wall sconces and a bedside antique slag glass panel lamp provide the extra touches to a warm and inviting room.
A very private out of the way guest room, which has a private entrance at the garden level. Harvey Ellis design king size bed. The cherry floor, scattered with oriental rugs has radiant heating with an individual room heating control for that exact comfort level. This room has the largest bath within the house, which leaves plenty of room for the Art Nouveau style matching commode and pedestal sink. The claw foot tub and shower is the largest one in the house with plenty of room for a good old-fashioned soak in the tub. Morning sun streams in the window and there are some peaks at the mountains
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 Karastan wool rug in the Rubaiyat 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 Harvey Ellis influenced inlaid rocker lets you while away the hours, or enjoy the early morning sunshine as it peeks around the mountain. An antique Paine Furniture Company table and an electrified gone-with-the-wind lamp sit beside the bed to match the rooms other furnishings. Your eggshell white wainscoted bath with a small maids tub with shower and pedestal sink are the perfect fit. Another antique wall hung commode original to the house gives the room the period feel. This room is located on the first floor and w
A beautiful queen size fumed oak Stickley spindle bed with corbels dominates this beautiful second floor room. Wool Karastan rugs with a deep blue early William Morris design protect original maple floors. 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 bedside antique slag glass lamp rests upon a Stickley Brothers lamp table, while a L.& J.G. Stickley rocker provides ample comfort for morning sunrises over Mt. Roberts and the downtown area. A blue streaked shale patterned bathroom floor compliments the wainscoting surrounding the pedestal sink and claw foot tub, the original antique wall hung commode is original to the house.
A romantic hide-a-way furnished with early Craftsman style fumed white oak furniture that has been quarter sawn to bring out the intricate and beautiful grain patterns of the wood. The massive four-poster king size bed with it’s arched stretchers and pyramid-topped posts 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 a marigold pattern with an iridescent gold acanthus leaf border compliment all of the rooms oak furnishings as well as the green enamel open door gas stove. This large second floor corner room has the advantage of windows that look out over the adjacent garden park and the downtown area and harbor. The large tile floored bath with its wainscoted walls, console legged sink and double end claw foot soaking tub and shower, tastefully combine contemporary luxury with turn of the century eleg
Romance, gold rush dreams and early 20th century charm, along with elegant furnishings provide an unforgettable experience 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 quality linens and a queen size prairie settle sofa bed, make this room is ideal for those needing extra accommodations or a private space all to themselves. A free standing enamel gas stove and a rare imported Persian Tabriz family rug over the original fir floors accents the room’s large private sitting area. Gilt framed limited edition artwork by Alaskan artists adorn the walls in the master bedr
Enchantment, romance, and turn of the century elegance provide 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 transformed into a single luxurious and very private suite that is the perfect setting for your very special occasion or vacation retreat. A private sitting area with a non wood-burning fireplace has a Stickley Morris rocker and a Courtland settle for lounging or reading a good book on a wintry day. The handcrafted king size oak slat bed reflects the old world craftsmanship of the last century. A large inviting double whirlpool tub compliments the suite and will further enhance lasting memories of your stay. Three gables face opposite sides of the house, which provide outstanding views of Mount Juneau and its waterfalls, peeks at the local harbor ship traffic, and spectacular scenes of the historic hillside neighborhood. The suites bath has rustic earth
5 on June 29, 2014
We just returned from a three night stay at the Alaska Capital Inn in Juneau. It’s located just a few blocks from the center of town, and you could walk everywhere. This was our first time to stay in a Bed and Breakfast (and now won’t be our last). The experience could not have been better. We arrived late, and Linda (the owner) had stayed up to greet us and help us to our room. We reserved the “Lela Room”. It was absolutely perfect…a large room with king size bed and really cozy. A bay window looks out to beautiful greenery. The comfortable sofa and chair in front of the window made me want to curl up and read a book. The bed was comfortable with soft sheets; bathroom was large with a combo shower with huge two person jetted tub. Breakfast was served family style at 8:00 AM around a large beautiful oak table. Fresh strawberries and sliced bananas to start with along with homemade muffins, then scrambled eggs with cheese and dill, along with sausage patties, and hash browns. As if that wasn’t enough, Linda topped off our breakfast with homemade brownies!! Yummy!! We all sat around the table sharing stories, and then we were ready for the day. The next morning was a fabulous breakfast with sliced pears and muffins to start, then a really special soufflé with tasty potatoes, with fresh warm cookies for dessert. Linda arranged for our next day 4:45 AM taxi ride to the airport with Raul and packed us a breakfast to go. The entire stay she was sure our every need was tended to. It was difficult to leave. Just like leaving the comfort of mom’s house. We highly recommend staying at the Alaska Capital Inn and definitely will stay again when we return to Juneau. We can’t thank you enough Linda and Mark
4.6 on June 13, 2014
The Alaska's Capital Inn is a lovely craftsman home with large, comfortable rooms. The hosts are engaging, fun and great cooks. The location is within walking distance of downtown, and the hosts provide suggestions and information about anything you could need or want. The 3 course breakfasts are decadent!
5 on June 13, 2014
Linda and Mark made this a wonderful experience. The breakfasts are fantastic. Duffy was always welcoming and never barked once. Enjoyed great stories about Alaska, especially it's politicians!
4.6 on November 05, 2013
We stayed at Alaska's Capital Inn after a week long stay at a forest service cabin on Admiralty Island. It was a treat to be pampered after roughing it for a week. Linda and Mark were great hosts. Very informative and accomodating. We were a day late because we were weathered in at the lake. Linda kept tabs on the weather and checked with the float plane company throughout the day. We were very fortunate to be picked up the following day so that we were able to enjoy Linda's cooking and hospitality. Morning Glory muffins and fruit then dungeness crab omelettes and finally chocolate pudding. Delicious. Coffee and tea as wells as baked goods were an afternoon treat. The Inn is perfectly located for walking to downtown Juneau shopping and restaurants, but quiet for a good night sleep. Highly recommend!
4.6 on September 21, 2013
This was a wonderful introduction to the friendliness of Alaska. Linda was helpful in all ways- restaurants, hikes, bagged breakfast for our early morning flight.
Downtown, Small town
Juneau, AK (JNU) 9 miles
Head south out of the airport towards downtown Juneau. Go to the fourth stop light, which is the corner of Egan Drive and Main Street. Turn left. Go up the hill five blocks to Fifth street. Turn left. We are the second house on the left. It is a dead end street.
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Videos , Off Street Parking, Complimentary Beverages, Bottomless Cookie Jar, Local Knowledge
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR
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
Linda Wendeborn and Mark Thorson
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Dungeness Crab Benedict
A generous portion of local fresh caught Dungeness crab is topped with traditional eggs and hollandaise.