MODERN LOG CABIN VACATION RENTAL WITH EN SUITE SAUNA IN TALKEETNA, ALASKA

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MODERN LOG CABIN VACATION RENTAL WITH EN SUITE SAUNA IN TALKEETNA, ALASKA

Talkeetna Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) Cabin is an available custom built log cabin vacation rental. We are a SMOKE FREE & NO PETS establishment that measures 616 sq/feet (57.23 sq/m) and designed with a welcoming open studio layout (no bedrooms). Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is an ideal getaway for two persons with a queen bed available.

Modern amenities include: Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with Internet streaming options, Sony speaker i-Dock/Bluetooth stereo and an en suite Finnish sauna.

Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is a NO HOST log cabin with a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen and separate laundry room. The spa-like bathroom boasts a luxurious glass walled stall shower with pebbled flooring & a custom en suite Finnish sauna. Hale Kōlea Cabin's furnishings have been meticulously selected to reflect a Hawaiian sensibility and include items such as hand quilted Hawaiian pillows, custom artwork and stunning solid maple hardwood flooring. Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is committed to sustainability by using: LED/CFL lighting, ENERGY STAR efficient appliances, windows, doors, and insulation; ESP certified cabinetry, recycled quartz counter tops and biodegradable cleaning products & supplies.

Come experience the aloha spirit in Talkeetna, Alaska at Hale Kōlea Cabin! Visit us at: www.halekoleacabin.com

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Richard Cheney

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Hale Kōlea Cabin is a labor of love project by owner, Richard Cheney and his partner Kalani Chong. Richard, a graduate of University of Michigan, grew up in Williamston, Michigan and has been a Hawaii resident for over 35 years. Richard is a 12-time Honolulu Marathon and 3-time Iron Man finisher. His partner Kalani is a Native Hawaiian whose lineage can be traced back to Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani. Kalani enjoys traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and collecting vinyl records as art. Both live in Honolulu, Hawaii and work in the health care industry.

Richard Cheney purchased this cabin in 2012

Richard and Kalani unknowingly fell in love with Talkeetna while on a March 2012 winter vacation that began with Anchorage, then Fairbanks and eventually ended with a picturesque Aurora train ride to the charming town of Talkeetna. One night's stay in Trapper John's Cabin is all it took to launch research of available real estate that quickly led to groundbreaking four months later on July 3, 2012.

For the past 3 years, a kōlea bird or Pacific Golden Plover appeared every August at Richard and Kalani's residence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Every day this kōlea bird could be seen grazing the grassy parts of their property for an insatiable appetite of insects, all while enjoying the warm Hawaiian sun. Every April, their bird would vanish and heed its migratory call to flock north to Alaska. This miracle instinct fittingly inspired the cabin's name, Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) or 'Kōlea House'.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in making Hale Kolea Cabin as a part of your next Alaskan adventure. We look forward to your stay.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
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Talkeetna Alaska
Michigan
5

COZY CABIN

  • 5 of 5
We loved the cozy cabin in Talkeetna!! It had everything we needed And a sauna!! I would love to visit next time in the winter. It is not very close to town and off the main road so it is very private. It was a great out of town getaway for us!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Joyce, thank you for your response and for choosing our cabin as home base for your adventures. Yes, being only a 15-minute walk from popular downtown Talkeetna can be a blessed reprieve during the bustling summer months. Come visit us in winter, a great time to fire up the Finnish sauna. Happy travels!
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Talkeetna Alaska
Washington State
5

EXCELLENT LODGING IN TALKEETNA

  • 5 of 5
Our family of three spent two nights in the Hale Kolea cabin. The cabin is well-equipped and beautifully furnished and decorated. The cabin has a sauna and relaxation/cool-down area next to a large walk-in shower. The owners have decorated with Hawaiian art throughout, and provide descriptions of the artwork and artists. Our teenage daughter appreciated the access to Netflix and a good selection of DVDs. The Hale Kolea is located in a quiet section of Talkeetna with easy access to the main part of town. (We drove to town, but you could walk if roads are not too muddy.) This is a great base for activities in the Denali State Park.

The cabin has room-darkening window shades, but large upper windows let in a lot of light in the summer. If you have trouble sleeping in a light room make sure you heed the owners' recommendation to bring something to cover your eyes.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 0770
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda, mahalo for taking the time to share your Talkeetna experience. We appreciate your attention to our cabin details and are humbled by your choice to stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again should you decide to visit our cozy village in the future. As always, happy travels!
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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
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Talkeetna Alaska
5

BEAUTIFUL MODERN CABIN IN GREAT LOCATION FOR OUR TALKEETNA VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
First impression of the cabin was "Wow, this place is clean and the kitchen is great!" Then I saw the bathroom and attached sauna and was very excited. I hadn't remembered that the cabin had a sauna. It is very nice and warms up fast. There is great wi-fi and tons of information in the cabin to help make your trip to Talkeetna even better than you had planned.
Thank you so much for providing the perfect getaway cabin for almost any traveller or adventurer.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo (thank you) Stephanie for sharing your experience. We will pass on your accolades to our amazing cleaning team. We're glad you made use of the brand new Finnish sauna and resource guides for activity ideas. The custom made sauna was completed in May 2014 and is the crowning touch to our amazing bathroom suite. We wish you all the best and look forward to hosting you in the future. Happy travels!
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Talkeetna Alaska
Minneapolis, MN
5

BEST PLACE IN ALASKA!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here while in Talkeetna. This cozy cabin is a treasure in Alaska and highly recommended. The cabin is immaculate and special attention to detail in decorating and accommodations (including welcome chocolates and all the extras in the kitchen - condiments and even a wine aerator) were greatly appreciated.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mike & Barb for sharing your experience. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us while visiting Talkeetna. You are the first guests to mention the complimentary chocolate macadamia caramels. One of our favorites and glad you enjoyed them too. Please consider staying with us again should you find yourself back in our glorious neck of the woods. Happy travels!
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Talkeetna Alaska
Palmer AK
5

5TH ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at the log cabin, looking forward to the sauna being complete the next time we visit.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Natalie, mahalo (thank you) for choosing Hale Kolea Cabin to spend your 5th Anniversary. Congratulations and we look forward to your return. Perhaps a winter getaway to fire up the glorious new sauna. Happy travels!
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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
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Talkeetna Alaska
Alaska
5

GREAT CABIN.

  • 5 of 5
The cabin is very well-kept and decorated, and has an especially nice kitchen and bathroom. It is within walking distance from downtown and worth the walk. Also, the owner was friendly. I was impressed and would highly recommend the stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo (thank you!) Elizabeth for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to your return should you find yourself back in Talkeetna. Happy travels!
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Denali Brewing Co
"Talkeetna may be a town of less than 900 residents, however they do have an amazing microbre..."
Wildflower Cafe
"Place can be hit or miss, but their soups are a standout."
Mountain High Pizza Pie
"Great pizza, perhaps the best in all of Alaska! Love their offering of make-your-own slices..."
Nagley's Store
"Historical landmark. Great for incidentals and nik naks (check the upstairs), Alaska-made ..."
Flying Squirrel Bakery & Cafe
"Amazing daily bread specials and bakery! Try their apricot almond rugelachs...to die for! ..."
Talkeetna Roadhouse
"Situated on Main Street, this landmark represents the heart and soul of all that is amazing ..."
Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc
"Flightseeing company since 1947. Located in east Talkeetna and offering a variety of sights..."
Cubby's Marketplace
"Cubby's Marketplace is an IGA Supermarket and actually the best bet for most of your grocery..."
Brown Jug
"Best liquor store on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Best to buy here before last cha..."
Taco Cancun Mexican Grill
"Best Mexican restaurant in Wasilla on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Owned/managed b..."
Houston Lodge Restaurant
"New family management and what a great stop along the way to Talkeetna! Immaculately clean r..."
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Parks Highway Alaska 3
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Susitna River Beach Area
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Denali Brewing Company
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Swiss Alaska Inn
Car: not necessary

Talkeetna is the 'gateway' to Denali National Park & a great home base for activities such as: flightseeing tours to Denali (Mt. McKinley); mountaineering; salmon & fly fishing; hunting; horse back ridding; zip lining; cross country skiing; wilderness hiking; snow machining; dog sledding; shopping; restaurants and local craft fairs.

Evening summer concerts in the park are a favorite attraction for locals and visitors. Talkeetna was the inspiration for the popular TV series, 'Northern Exposure'.

Popular festivals are the Moose Dropping Festival in July and Winterfest that takes place the entire month of December and culminates with the Wilderness Woman contest and Bachelor Auction & Ball.

The core downtown district is classified as a National Historic Site which includes buildings dating back to the early 1900s, including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named Stubbs.

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Talkeetna Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season (Summer)
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Off Peak Season (Winter)
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$805
$1,960
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 60
Refundable damage deposit 250
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Long term rentals (28+ days) are welcome from October through April. Requests outside this period will be considered on a case by case basis.

Check in time: 3 pm
Check out time: 11 am

Unauthorized checkout after 11 am will be subject to a $100 withholding from the incentive/damage deposit.

*Note: Credit card processing fee will be deducted from any incentive/damage deposit refund.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Talkeetna Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 616 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxurious bathroom suite w/ adjoining custom built Finnish cedar sauna
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom Area - 1 queen , No designated bedrooms; open studio layout
  • Open, studio-style layout (*Note: No Designated Bedrooms); Queen size Beds (1).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
Notes:
Honda EU2000i Back up generator available and operated only by discretion of Management
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