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

A Walk Back in Time

4.6 on December 16, 2017

If you are interested in enjoying the beauty of a well preserved building from Fairbanks' early days, then stay here! The historical record of the early 20th century is everywhere. If you're interested in helping your children see what it was like to live a hundred years ago in Fairbanks, stay here. The food is great. The service is exceptional. The location, perfect. Easy walking distance to the Chena River and to downtown.

Best B&B experience!

5 on October 25, 2017

My stay at Alaska Heritage B&B was one of the best travel experiences I have had. As a history lover, it was so fun to see how each room kept with the theme and time period of the person it was named for. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was spacious with abundant hot water. Telsie (the inkeeper) was very kind and an amazing cook! Breakfasts here should not be missed. She also had great suggestions for a tourist new to Alaska. 10/10 will be staying here again! Blanche Cascaden Room is bright and perfect for a solo traveler, couple, or couple with one child.

An absolute must

5 on September 28, 2017

To stay at the Alaskan Heritage house is a huge priviledge. Beautifully restored, maintained and cleaned. Welcoming, friendly and helpful hostess and silver service breakfast. Stayed 2 nights. Wanted to stay longer. We will be back. 2 Roving Kiwis.

Family accommodations during their visit to Fairbanks

4.4 on September 25, 2017

The rooms were appointed with interesting historical items that my family really enjoyed, along with the superb service and attentiveness of the owner.

Good overall experience!

3.8 on September 14, 2017

The Blanche Cascaden room was the only one available when I was looking for lodging in Fairbanks. As a solo traveler, the room was more than I needed for sleeping accommodations, but I enjoyed the extra space and the private bath at a reasonable cost over what I would have paid for one of the single bed-rooms with a shared bath. I had to leave early one morning to take the Arctic Circle tour and was kindly given a well-rounded breakfast to go! The location is within easy walking distance to downtown and centrally located to major roads in Fairbanks. My trip from Cantwell to Fairbanks took longer than expected and staff stayed until shortly after 9PM to accommodate getting me checked in to my room :)

Alaskan Adventure

5 on September 10, 2017

My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B before. We chose this one because of its affordability never realizing what a truly AMAZING place this really is. We were treated like family. The staff was curtious, the home was clean (I dropped an earring and had to go under a dresser to get it and even under there it was CLEAN), the meals were made without a guilt trip to our specific special diets/allergy needs and the owner was very sweet and humble. Eating together with "strangers" became very special as we quickly connected with others who felt the same way. We never knew what we were missing, staying at those pricey, cardboard cutout motels. After staying with Tessie and her staff, we will never again be afraid to stay at a B&B. Alaskan Heritage House is much more than just "bed and breakfast".

A fantastic conclusion to our honeymoon

5 on September 07, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Alaska Heritage House as the last stop on our honeymoon in Alaska. We stayed in the Georgia Lee Boudoir, and it was outstanding. The room is beautiful, and they had Roses, sparkling apple cider, strawberries, and candies waiting on us in the room. Breakfasts were delicious, and they kept our room tidy during our stay. The house is beautiful and decorated to maintain the character of its early 20th century roots. I would recommend the Alaska Heritage House to anyone visiting Fairbanks. They have rooms that are perfect for a romantic getaway, or for a longer stay with family.

If you are in Fairbanks, stay at Heritage House!

5 on September 04, 2017

We stayed at Alaska Heritage House for 3 nights, The room was extremely well-cared for, and we experienced delightful breakfasts on our first two morning there. Very different, all tasty. On the third morning, we had an early train to catch, and were sent on our way with a healthy, delicious meal that was so generous that it served as snacks for the train trip as well as a satisfying breakfast. And Telsie and Arnaldo are just delightful folks! Tom and Twila Glenn, Des Moines, IA

Beautiful Place

5 on July 22, 2017

We stayed at the Alaska Heritage House Bed and Breakfast in Fairbanks one night. It is lovely and charming. Walkable to downtown restaurants. We did not get to eat the breakfast in the morning because we caught the early train to Anchorage but the owner made us a take along breakfast that was delicious. I highly recommend this place.

i thoroughly enjoyed my stay here

5 on May 25, 2017

personable staff and beautiful surroundings!

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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. Although located in our basement level, it has full size windows and it's cooler in the summer time because of it's location. 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. Does not have a standing shower. The beutiful european style tub has a handheld shower head.

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

Maids Room/shared bathroom

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/shared bathroom

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: 2
  • 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. Although located in our basement level, it has full size windows and it's cooler in the summer time because of it's location. 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

x Emergency/not for sale

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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

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  • 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.



Telsie Santiago and Arnaldo 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.

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  • 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.