Jenkins House and Museum Apartment
The Roadhouse manages a handful of historic properties within a four block radius of our Main Street location.
The Jenkins House is located on D Street, two blocks south of Main Street along the Historic Village Airstrip. Built in the ’30s when Talkeetna was the ‘town’ base for many folks who worked gold claims in the foothills of the Alaska Range, this two story log house offers a full kitchen, dining and living room on the main floor. Upstairs there is a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet as well as a private room with queen bed, full bed in the upstairs landing and two single beds in the enclosed upstairs porch. There is WiFi, outdoor picnic table, BBQ, private off-street parking and a hammock. There is no television, but plenty of board games and puzzles. All the shops, restaurants and tour activities in the heart of ‘beautiful downtown Talkeetna’ are just two blocks up the street. As a nod to the historic nature of the property guests of the Jenkins House are provided with passes to the Talkeetna Historical Museum, just a few minute walk from house.
The Apartment is located on the top floor of the Talkeetna Historical Society’s Museum; it’s the flat where the resident teacher in the one room school below would live. The first class was taught in 1939. The Apartment has its own private entrance and plenty of parking. There is a private room with a queen bed as well as a twin bed and a fold out double size futon couch in the living room. Five can be accommodated easily and there’s a bit more floor space for little ones if needed. Extra linens are provided. The Apartment has its own bathroom equipped with a tub, shower, sink and toilet. There is also a kitchen with fridge, propane stove/oven, sink, coffeemaker and microwave. From the windows of the kitchen – on a clear day in the Fall or Winter when the leaves are off the trees – one can see the outline of the mountains of the Alaska Range, including Denali. There is high speed WiFi and a TV that is hooked up to a VCR/ DVD player (and a substantial collection of tapes and discs). Guests of the Apartment are also provided with passes to visit the Museum downstairs.