The Dall House
The ideal Alaskan vacation destination can be rented to you for about the same price as a hotel or lodge. Enjoy the 3bd/2bath affordable luxury that is the Talkeetna Dall House!
Your Gateway to Denali from Anchorage
Your Local Sunshine Lake: a 5 Minute Stroll
Welcome to the 'Dall' House, an easy, two hour, scenic drive north of Anchorage. It is your romantic, Craftsman bungalow nestled in the forest of the Sunshine Lakes, a mere ten minutes from historic downtown Talkeetna (the inspiration for the classic TV show, Northern Exposure) It is the perfect hub to explore Alaska's wilderness rivers, glaciers, lakes, mountains and wildlife from the base of Mount McKinley to Denali National Park in the North (2.5 hours) to Anchorage, Girdwood and Seward in the South (2-4 hours).
Every outdoor adventure imaginable is available with world class outfitters and guides ready to take you 'off the grid' by boat, ATV, canoe, bike, kayak, snow machine, skis, snowshoes, dogsled, float plane or even ski plane. You can do it all: fish, hike, hunt, mountain bike, river raft, canoe, kayak, jet boat, glacier climb and mountain climb. You can even flight-see America's highest peak and make an unforgettable landing on a mountain glacier. And yes, this is bear and moose country. In winter the wonderland turns white with unmatched snow machining and cross-country skiing plus the spectacular 'northern lights.' All the while quaint and cheerful Talkeetna is an oasis for the best in local dining, both fine and authentic Alaskan, and for arts and crafts and native merchandise.
Your romantic getaway is surrounded by the forest on your private one acre plus lot. Barbecue on the back patio and deck or relax and play in the forest glade. In summer and fall experience the green canopy of the tall trees above and verdant forest floor below. In winter and spring live the magic of the glistening snow covered trees and trails and pristine quiet.
Inside the luxurious, upscale, custom home enjoy the sleek slate kitchen, the two sparkling, modern baths, beautiful Master with Retreat and electric Fireplace, the comfortable secondary bedrooms and den, the solid, beautiful furniture, the spacious, open floor plan, the hardwood floors, the gleaming inside laundry, the custom bookcases, flat screen TV with DishTV and DVD player, telephone and wireless internet. Look out any window and enjoy a peaceful forest view to remind you that you are in the heart of Alaska, the Last Frontier! No doubt you will want to come back to your 'Dall' House for the fun, adventure and relaxation of this forest vacation home again and again.
Flight-See Mt. McKinley
Mt. McKinley Glacier Landing
Talkeetna's airport is ten minutes up the road in the heart of town. Take off and find yourself circling the peak in about 25 minutes. Thrill to a mountain glacier landing that you will never forget. A nearby float plane lake offers bush pilots who will fly you to otherwise inaccessible parts of the Alaskan wilderness where you can hike, fish, bear view.
Drive or train to Denali National Park
Denali National Park in August
Drive two and a half hours north and explore the tundra and wildlife of famous Denali National Park. You can ride the park bus tours for half a day or all day. During summer you have plenty of daylight to return the same night before the Midnight Sunset. Or you can stay overnight near Denali to return at your leisure for more adventures in Talkeetna. Remember, slow down for moose! You can also take the train from Talkeetna.
Talkeetna: Where the rivers meet
The Incredible Rivers of Talkeetna
Three major rivers meet at Talkeetna. They flow through the forest and are beautiful to behold. Talkeetna's one and only paved street is the center for river rafting trips, jet boating excursions to Devil's Gorge and the best in Alaskan fresh water fishing. Or you can simply nature walk around town or take the five minute stroll from the 'Dall' House to your local, neighborhood Sunshine Lake.