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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska

Richard Cheney

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Richard Cheney

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015
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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 located in the rural neighborhood of east Talkeetna, just a 15-minute walk from the popular historic district. 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 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Cheney (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Richard Cheney

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

Why Richard Cheney chose Talkeetna

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Anchorage, AK
5

Winter Staycation

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a very relaxing staycation this past weekend at the Hale Kolea Cabin! It was very clean and exactly as described. Loved the decor! Alaskans have a really hard time with interior design, but Richard has great taste and did a fantastic job of making the cabin welcoming and comfortable without being fussy. My favorite amenity was the sauna! Due to spring conditions and lack of snow, we mostly staid in and watched movies from the nice collection provided and wandered around downtown Talkeetna, which has great little restaurants and shops. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brena, thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the cabin's design sensibility for being tasteful yet functional. Thank you for enjoying the Finnish sauna and provided Blu-ray and DVD selections. Sounds like you were able to take in the slower pace and intimate feel of Talkeetna in the winter, one of our favorite season's there. Please consider staying with us again. Happy travels!
Anchorage, AK
5

R and R

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cabin. Very homey & comfortable. Nice & quiet with good location. Very enjoyable stay. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, mahalo for your review. Glad to hear you had a rejuvenating experience. Some of our most memorable moments in Talkeetna have been doing simply nothing. Hale Kolea Cabin is definitely a welcome sanctuary to just be. Happy travels and we look forward to your return.
Anchoarge AK
5

Winter Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Talketna several times during summer months, but this was my first winter escape to Talketna with my significant other. The cabin was the perfect place to relax after the busy holiday season. Everything was clean and organized and very welcoming. Usually, I am the type who enjoys trying new places and rarely will venture to the same place twice, but I will definetely try to return to this cabin again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spry, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We agree that Talkeetna has two separate personalities: Bustling and busy in the summer; & quiet and reclusive in the winter. We enjoy both and love Talkeetna for its quirkiness any time of season. Travel has many options and we are thankful that you considered our small corner of paradise. Please keep us in mind should you be drawn to tiny Talkeetna again. Happy travels!
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to spend New Years and this was perfect. Talkeetna is awesome on its own. The accommodations were exactly as described / pictured, we had everything we needed. The local cabin manager was especially friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again next time we are in Talkeetna.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regina, thank you for your review and for choosing our cabin to celebrate the new year. We are extremely grateful for our cabin manager and the pride she takes in keeping things running smoothly and looking great. May 2015 bring you much joy, health and happiness. We look forward to welcoming you again. Happy travels!
Signal Hill, CA
5

No Broken Promises

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything they promoted. Easy to find, well built, a lot of supplies on hand, top notch appliances, TV and bed. The sauna was awesome as was the large walk in shower. My wife loved the fresh ground Hawaiian coffee and candy - nice touch. The local management team was prompt and friendly. You really feel like you are in home. It made our four day stay as great as we expected. We are planning on a return trip next year and hope to stay here again.

In town - K2 Sightseeing was best as was the brewing company and pizza place.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ralph! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for your lovely review. We take comfort in knowing that you felt at home while visiting Talkeetna. We also enjoy the new custom-built Finnish sauna, especially during the winter months. We're glad you enjoyed the complimentary chocolate caramel macadamias and Hawaiian-roasted whole bean coffee. We look forward to your return and would welcome you gladly. May your 2015 be full of hope, health and happiness. Happy travels!
5

Check out Northern Lights

  • 5 of 5

Ditto to everything the others said about great cabin. We came to try to glimpse the Aurora Borealis as it was a weekend with good predictions (UAF website) and the weather looked clear for Talkeetna. We found the best viewpoint is the little park on the hill coming into town. That's where you first see McKinley. And the mountains were out all wknd. We did have two great viewing nights. Bring your DSLR camera, tripod and remote trigger. Then relax after viewing in great sauna. Wonderful manager and owner. Thanks guys!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Wendy for choosing Hale Kolea Cabin! We are jealous that you were able to see the Aurora Borealis as she has been quite elusive in our experience. What a wonderful reason to enjoy Talkeetna during the winter. And a perfect excuse to fire up the Finnish sauna after a night's worth of Aurora chasing. 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 Barpub
0.5 Miles
Denali Brewing Company
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Parks Highway Alaska 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Swiss Alaska Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Susitna River Beach Area
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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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Talkeetna Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season (Summer)
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60
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:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Honda EU2000i Back up generator available and operated only by discretion of Management

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