Welcome to the Roadhouse! We are located on Main Street in the heart of ‘Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna, Alaska.”
Fall/Winter 2022-23 Update
In late September of 2022 we began a significant repair project that has gotten us a level and uniform floor throughout the kitchen and dining rooms, a roof that does not leak and foundation repair and support to our oldest log structure, which is now about 107 years old! (Which is about how old we feel after over 2+ years of pandemic operations and work schedule…haha!)
We will be taking the winter to reset, recharge and rest for what will hopefully be a post-Pandemic world. We definitely see expanded bakery and dining service as we look forward to the Summer ’23 season.
Our ‘sister’ property – Trapper John’s Cabin & Cottages – continues to be available for overnight bookings throughout the Fall/Winter season and beyond.
For those wanting to make lodging reservations for the Summer 2023 season: rates are now open and available to book!
Our original two story log building and barn were built around 1917 to function as a freight hauling supply station. Yes… the building already made if through the Spanish Flu Pandemic! In 1944 the rooms building and kitchen were added making the business a full service roadhouse with simple rooms and hearty meals served family-style at big tables.
Up until the Pandemic we were most famous for breakfast and all the fresh and simple goodies that come out of our bakery: cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies, daily breads. Our tables are still big and seating was ‘family-style.’ As you squeezed in to an empty chair at the table you may have met other travelers or folks that live here – sharing local as well as stories of the road, in true roadhouse fashion – while fueling up on sourdough hotcakes, scrambled eggs, thick-sliced toast, reindeer sausage, biscuits and bottomless strong coffee.
These days our service is focused on overnight accommodations. Guests can add a Roadhouse Sourdough Hotcake & Scrambled Egg breakfast, use the coin-op laundry and relax knowing they no longer share a bathroom (they are all now assigned); the rooms all have a 24 hour vacancy buffer on either side of a guest stay. In many ways the pandemic has allowed us to slip back into a quieter and more peaceful time.
Be well and we truly look forward to seeing all of you back at the big tables again – elbow to elbow – passing the applebutter, chatting and laughing loudly. Until then, be our guest so you may have your own story to tell!
Bakery & Lodging: available again beginning May 26th!
Overnight Accommodations continue to be available down at Trapper John's Cabin & Cottages...