Welcome to the Roadhouse! We are located on Main Street in the heart of ‘Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna, Alaska.”
COVID-19 Considerations – Yes, overnight lodging is open!
We know that many of you look forward to sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with other travelers, enjoying a hearty Roadhouse breakfast, sharing stories with folks you meet. These are not the times. We wish it weren’t so. During the pandemic we have decided to focus on our overnight guests, (providing breakfast if they wish), and keeping the dining room, showers, laundry and restrooms closed to the general public. By doing this limited service we will be able to better ensure a safe environment for everyone: overnight guests, staff, community.
We ask that while in our tiny, end-of-the-road community that you follow all the guidelines outlined by the CDC and within the State of Alaska Health Mandates (they change often and quickly). Maintaining a 6 foot distance and wearing a face covering while interacting with others outside of your household is highly and respectfully encouraged; your actions are critical in our efforts to keep the virus out of our community.
Many businesses are open, although some are not. A complete and current list can be found on the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce’s website.
The rivers are freezing, the birds crowding the feeders and Talkeetna is as magical as ever. Yes, we safely welcome you!
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 breakfast, use the coin-op laundry and relax knowing they no longer share a bathroom (they are all assigned); the rooms all have a 24 hour vacancy buffer on either side of a guest stay.
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!
Current Pandemic Hours
Rooms & Cabins: nightly
Public Coin-op Laundry: closed during pandemic
Public Showers & Restrooms: closed during pandemic
Restaurant & Bakery: closed for dine-in service during pandemic (breakfast available to room guests)
Ginger Molasses Cookie Subscriptions still happening with shipments out every Tuesday. Click above on the Bakery tab to get to the form. Thanks!