It might not be historic, but the Talkeetna Dragonfly Guest Cottage has seen its share of Talkeetna days dating back to the 1940s where the original building (now the Susitna Summer Suite living room) can be seen in old aerial photographs. The cottage has since gone through a number of additions and renovations and has housed a good number of Talkeetna families before opening as a guesthouse (formerly called Carol’s Cottage) in 2006.
Located one street off Main Street in downtown Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Dragonfly Guest Cottage borders Talkeetna’s treasured historic district and is easy walking distance (less than a minute in some cases) to gift shops and restaurants as well as both the Talkeetna and Susitna rivers.
The Susitna Summer Suite (room 1 calendar) is the Dragonfly’s private ground floor suite and offers a comfortable living room with satellite TV and pull-out couch, full kitchen and bath, wireless high speed internet and a bedroom with queen bed.
The Northern Nights Room is located on the ground floor and can be rented in concert with the Susitna Summer Suite. The room is comfy and cozy with a full sized bed. (Note: The Northern Nights Room rents only in conjunction with the Susitna Summer Suite.)
The Window Tree Walk-up (room 2 calendar) is our second floor mini suite with private entrance at the back of the cottage. Light and airy, the suite offers a separate bedroom with queen bed, a full bath and a living area with a kitchenette. As the name implies, guests need to climb a set of stairs (as well as carry bags to the back of the cottage), and we do not recommend the suite for travelers with mobility issues. A gate is provided at the top of the stairs for travelers with young children.
Large party? Rent both suites (which can connect via a locking interior door). Contact email@example.com for a cost estimate.
Base Rates: (Single/double occupancy)
Susitna Summer Suite (one bedroom): $150
Two or more nights: $140
Each additional guest: $15
Add the Northern Nights Room: $50 (cost covers two additional guests)
Window Tree: $125
Each additional guest: $15
Guests under age 18: $10
Winter rates, Susitna Summer Suite only: (valid October-March; special event weekends–Bachelor Ball and Oosik–excluded) 10% discount
Add 5% Matanuska Susitna Borough bed tax
Coffee and tea provided
Reservations require a deposit of one night’s stay. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, as well as personal checks. Cancellation policy: There will be a $25 cancellation service fee applied to any reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, please give at least 72 hours advance notice. With less than 72 hours notice, the deposit may not be refundable.
We reserve the right to charge your account for damages, missing items, and excessive messes.
Getting married? The Talkeetna Dragonfly Guest Cottage has a spacious backyard that can accommodate a do-it-yourself garden wedding. Wedding package includes three nights (the night before, the night of, and the night after your special day) of the entire cottage (both suites) plus the on-site Blue Moon Cabin, two white event tents, two 10X10 blue/gray pop up tents, 68 plus chairs, 24 shepherd’s hooks with handled mason jars (for you to fill), a garden arch (you decorate), 100 small plastic cups, two drink dispensers, galvanized French flower buckets, and even white umbrellas if needed. Rate: $2,000.
Listen to the trains rolling down the tracks, or hear the steady murmur of the ancient glacial rivers a stone’s throw away. Stroll through history down streets where miners, trappers, and riverboat captains once walked and see the old buildings in our nationally registered historic district. Watch a plane land on the Village Airstrip and smell the green of the birch and cottonwood leaves and see the sun shine at night. You can find Alaska, past and present, in beautiful downtown Talkeetna~