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 Dining4.7

A great stay!

4.6 on March 08, 2017

A very pleasant place--centrally located, full of charm, cosy. Good, hearty breakfasts. We stayed 4 nights in the Georgia Lee Boudoir and 1 in the Chena River Suite. Boudoir is super-charming, on the top floor with a fabulous tub; the Suite is spacious and well-appointed, but of course dim since it's in the basement. Still, all in all a very good stay.

Memory Lane

4.4 on March 05, 2017

We came to spend some time in the town we met in, and this was the perfect romantic B&B with a historical ambience and the best service I have had ever in any hotel or B&B. I would come again in a heartbeat.

Wonderful charming delicious

5 on March 03, 2017

Beautiful and unique Blanche room. Delicious and plentiful breakfast. Lovely hosts. Clean, convenient, and charming. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks.

Blanche Cascaden Room in Winter

4.8 on January 26, 2017

Three of us stayed in the Blanche Cascaden Room at AK Heritage House. We loved the house and the period pieces! We were quite comfortable and enjoyed meeting other guests over a really nice breakfast each morning. Would highly recommend!

We were very lucky

5 on October 15, 2016

We were so lucky we couldn't find any other accommodations in Fairbanks at the last minute, because this was the best place we stayed during our trip. Everything in the house is special- everything tells a story. There is so much history. The house is also so well preserved, with most of the original furniture that you can actually sit on! The rooms- we stayed in two (our own scheduling fault)- are super clean, nicely decorated (period) with historical photos and items pertaining to Alaskan history- or the house itself. Both the owner and staff were wonderful hosts. They were both so accommodating to all our requests. We also enjoyed breakfast with other guests- we stayed about two hours at the dining table. We loved our stay here- thank you!

Beautiful House

5 on October 02, 2016

The Alaska a heritage house is beautiful and great care has been taken to preserve the interior as it was in 1916. Although I would not recommend the "Garden Room," all of the other rooms are gorgeous, spacious, and welcoming. Melanie was our hostess and we loved her. She was friendly in her quiet way, she made a delicious breakfast each day, and was very knowledgeable about Fairbanks and the history of the house. Gustavo was our host in the evening and he made hot chocolate for us and was warm, welcoming, and friendly.


5 on September 24, 2016

We stayed here because we couldn't find accommodations at the last minute and soooo very glad we did- things always happen for a reason. To start the house is amazing, such a treat to get to stay here. It has so much history- everywhere you look and so well maintained. We stayed in two rooms due to our own last minute booking. The owner and staff were so accommodating. We spent a long time after breakfast having the most entertaining conversation with the owner and two other guests. The rooms are clean, well equipped for modern lodging necessities and extra charming! So much history here. Thank you for being so accommodating. This is a truly special place. Thank you!

Best place ever!

5 on September 17, 2016

Have always stayed in B&B's since my first trip abroad but we have never enjoyed one as much as we did the Alaska Heritage House. We stayed in the "basement" room which was amazing. We had a garden right outside our exit, privacy and a great room with a private bath, very quiet easy to get to even with a injured knee. Breakfast was 5 star and staff was incredible! Nicest people ever and answered all our questions with a smile and had great tips for things to see and do.

Perfect place to stay in Fairbanks

5 on August 20, 2016

Alaska Heritage House was the highlight of our trip to Fairbanks. Excellent breakfast, friendly staff and beautiful historic accomodatons. We also loved the afternoon baked goods each day. Would highly recommend!

Charming B&B

4.4 on August 18, 2016

I was very impressed with the charm and decor of the Heritage House. The common dining area was beautiful, and the room had lots of unique touches and features. The breakfast was delicious, and the room quite sufficient in size for our family of 4. There was not daily housekeeping, but we were only there 3 nights so it did not bother us too much. I would definitely recommend this B&B to others.

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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

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  • 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.