Trapper John’s Cabin & Cottages
The Roadhouse owns a handful of historic cabins and cottages within a four block radius of our Main Street location.
Trapper John’s Cabin
This cabin is located about four blocks south of the Roadhouse’s Main Street location, along the historic Village Airstrip (still in use today). Trapper John’s started out as two cabins built in the 1920’s, originally located just upriver from the downtown confluence of the Talkeetna and Susitna rivers. As rivers and riverbanks changed, the cabins were brought to their current location and put together as one cabin; the Blazo Can metal roof is one of the last examples of its kind in the community. Trapper Johnny Baker bought the cabin and property in the early 70’s and used it as his in-town base while he worked his trap-line. He moved down the road to his farm a number of years ago, but left quite a stack of records as well as pelts (some skins leaving just shadows on the walls) and leaving us a legacy of what Talkeetna bachelor cabin living is all about. Today Trapper John’s Cabin has two queen size beds overlooking a gas fireplace, TV with VCR (and plenty of tapes), fully equipped kitchen with propane stove and oven, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, twin size roll-a-way, indoor bathroom with deep tub, sink and toilet (no shower…but plenty of Mr. Bubble!). There is also the still-useable Outhouse. The outdoor area has a picnic table, fire pit and BBQ, a hammock tucked into the birches and the Chicken Coop (currently only hens, no rooster) is visible. Fresh eggs provided at no charge! Plenty of parking for 1-3 vehicles; downtown can be reached on foot in 8 minutes
The Garden Cottage is located just behind Trapper John’s Cabin, four blocks south of Main Street along the historic Village Airstrip. Cabin has electricity, WiFi and can sleep a total of 2 guests on a queen-size bed. Small kitchen table, microwave, mini-efrigerator, gas fireplace and fully stocked Coffee/Cocoa/Tea bar. Water is provided in a holding container and the Outhouse is just a short stroll into the woods behind the cabin. Guests are provided with a key to access the showers and full bathrooms at the Talkeetna Roadhouse’s Main Street location. The full length deck along the front has a metal garden table and chairs and is an ideal spot to sort/dry camping gear. Also, there’s a hammock and outdoor firepit (stocked with firewood) is in the center of the perennial garden.
The Yellow Cottage is located on Veterans Way, four blocks south of Main Street along the Historic Village Airstrip. Built in the early ’70s by Waymon Vest – a long time Talkeetna Bachelor who spent his youth working the oil rigs of the north sea and later became a trap collector – this cozy single story open plan frame house offers a kitchen, breakfast nook, queen size bed and a single size day bed. There is a full bathroom with sink, toilet, tub and shower. 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 four blocks up the street; the VFW Post #3638 is just across the driveway. The Alaska Railroad Summer Depot is just west of the Yellow House about another four blocks. Are you a pilot? You can park your plane and walk to the Yellow House after landing at either the State airport or the Village Strip.
Rooms, Bunks & Cabins: nightly
Bakery: open daily 8am - 8pm
Coin-op Laundry: daily 8am - 8pm
Public Showers: daily 8am - 8pm
Full Breakfast Monday - Friday: 8am - noon
Full Breakfast Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 2pm