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.
5 on June 20, 2017
Wonderful hosts, excellent breakfasts. Loved that our hosts would enjoy breakfast with us, and be so helpful in sharing stories of Alaska and Juneau, and answering questions. Loved her story of the humpback whale eyeing her under her kayak! And the muffins, especially liked the rhubarb/walnut ones! Be sure to get her recipe book! We would always stay there when return to Juneau!
5 on May 23, 2017
We live here and booked a getaway at the Capital Inn before the summer crowds arrive. It was absolutely wonderful. As citizens of Juneau, it was great to see what good ambassadors of Southeast Alaska the hosts are. Linda is well-connected to community life and events, and knowledgeable of the history of our town and surrounding areas. The facilities are top-notch and the breakfast is superb, as other reviewers have noted. We stayed in the top floor room, which was delightful. If you want not only a fantastic B&B but also a window into this corner of the world, you will enjoy the Capital Inn. It elevates a visit to Juneau/ Southeast AK from tourism to travel.
5 on March 20, 2017
Linda and Mark were the perfect hosts and made our stay in Juneau feel like home away from home. Comfortable, welcoming and incredible breakfasts. They even packed us lunch on the day we left for our ferry to Skagway.
5 on February 28, 2017
I'd heard wonderful things about this place, and still I was impressed. The house smelled wonderful upon arrival and stayed smelling wonderful throughout the trip - they are fantastic chefs! Linda greeted me at the door by name after my 9pm flight in and showed me the place, including answering a couple of my historical questions about the house. The bed was extremely comfortable, free wi-fi, and one of my only regrets was not making enough time to soak in the clawfoot tub and use the essential oils they provide! I did appreciate the bathrobe. The location cannot be beat if you're in town for legislative work - I made my appointments at the capitol by leaving the house 5 minutes prior with time to hang my jacket. And, the FOOD! Breakfast the first morning included a fruit cup of cantaloupe, followed by quiche, hash brown, ham, and a maple walnut muffin baked that morning. The next day started with a kiwi banana fruit cup, with a made-to-order vegetable omelet with rosemary parmesan potatotes and bacon. The fresh muffin was blueberry lemon. I wanted to stay and eat all day. Linda and Mark were kind, welcoming, accommodating, and overall fantastic.
4.8 on August 11, 2016
After 7 days on the water on a small boat cruise, we returned to Juneau and checked into Alaska's Capital Inn, a quiet and restful B&B. Linda and Mark both have a wealth of knowledge about southeast Alaska which they are willing to share. Linda, while not being intrusive, was always cheerful and willing to help out with dinner reservations, excursions, etc. The hosts put a lot of effort into creative and delicious breakfasts. There were always home-baked cookies and other goodies available. The evening scotch and wine was an added bonus! We definitely would not hesitate to stay there again.
5 on August 11, 2016
Great location, wonderful innkeepers, great way to start or end your Alaska vacation.
4.0 on July 25, 2016
My wife and I stayed recently for two nights at the end of a cruise up the Inside Passage. Everything was good - location, room size, comfort, hospitality of hosts, access, etc. Linda and Mark are very welcoming and go out of their way to be helpful eg booking taxis, making snacks available.
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.
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.
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!
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Downtown, Small town
Juneau, AK (JNU) 9 miles
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, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Videos, Wired internet , 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
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Dungeness Crab Benedict
A generous portion of local fresh caught Dungeness crab is topped with traditional eggs and hollandaise.