Historic Elegance on Main Street in Downtown Talkeetna(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom. 2 Bathroom. Sleeps 7. Historic 1918 cabin with a modern addition.
We feature brand new luxury mattresses and premium bedding. Two nicely-appointed bedrooms offer Queen beds while the third bedroom has a Full/Twin bunkbed plus an additional Twin for a total of 7 guests. The larger spacious bathroom in the new addition has a full tub/shower and the other bathroom in the original cabin has been renovated to modern standards with a wide shower, toilet and vanity.
A full kitchen allows for meal preparations. The kitchen is part of the original 1918 Belle McDonald cabin but has all modern appliances, including oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, and a small (not fullsize) refrigerator. With all the delicious restaurants within walking distance you may not find yourself cooking much... also there is no TV at Belle's Cabin.
The gardens have been loved and cared for over the years and in summer bursts with gorgeous flowers of many varietals and a large assortment of peonies. Some of the peonies in the garden are the first ever recorded grown from seed at this high latitude.
Dating back to 1918, Belle's Cabin was originally owned by Belle McDonald, an indomitable, hardworking trading post operator who lived in Talkeetna for over 40 years. A large addition to the cabin was recently added and designed with modern standards which complement the original historic structure.
After Belle McDonald, Roberta Sheldon made this cabin her home. Roberta lived in Talkeetna 50 years, authored two local bestselling historic books, and was the wife of Don Sheldon, who was known as one of the world's foremost mountain-glacier pilots. Don's air rescues, pioneering flights, mercy missions, and everyday adventures are recounted in many books, on The Discovery Channel, and in numerous articles including National Geographic, LIFE Magazine, The New York Times, Reader's Digest and Sports Illustrated. Roberta and Don Sheldon owned & operated Talkeetna Air Service until 1975, when Don died of cancer. The local Sheldon Community Arts Hangar was the base of operations for Don; it housed his airplanes, mechanical and woodworking shops, stored an extensive collection of climbing gear he loaned, and hosted many of the early mountaineers who pioneered climbing routes on Mt. McKinley/Denali, and was known as the Sheldon Sheraton.
Although Belle's Cabin is located on Main Street it remains a quiet retreat due to the positioning of the house and the lush landscaping. It is truly a gem of a property that will add to the memories you make exploring Talkeetna and the grandeur of Alaska.
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Member since: 2015
- 1765 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Belle's Cabin has three bedrooms: two Queen bedrooms in the Sheldon addition and one bedroom in the Belle's Cabin wing. All bedrooms are nicely appointed with brand new, luxury bedding. The Queen Mattresses are brand new Stearns & Foster Lake Shore Luxury Firm Euro Pillowtops. The bedroom in the Belle's wing (3rd bedroom) has a full / twin bunkbed plus an additional twin. The Twins feature brand new Englande Pillowtop mattresses. A New Graco Pack & Play portable crib is also available....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Belles' Cabin is located on Main Street in walking distance to all major attractions. Ziplining. Rafting. Flightseeing. Dining. Entertainment. Museums. Ranger Station. River Front views of Denali....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Full kitchen in the Belle's Cabin wing of the house. Stove, microwave, oven, fridge, sink (no disposal), coffee maker & grinder, coffee, tea, toaster, plus all the essentials needed to prepare meals...moreless
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season 2018
May 25 - Sep 16, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 5%
Sleeps 7 in beds. Up to 3 additional guests are allowed ($20 per person per night) only with Advance Written Approval by the Sheldon Family at booking, and will need to provide their own bedding, sleeping bags, mats, air mattresses, etc.
A three night minimum stay is required for Labor Day weekend, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, certain Oosik Classic dates (3rd weekend in March), and Memorial Day weekend.
The person making the reservation is the person who is staying at Belle's; the reservation is not being booked on behalf of another individual.
If you cancel within 30 days of your stay the full rental rate will be charged.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
The historic village of Talkeetna is nestled at the base of North America's tallest peak Mt. McKinley (Denali). Talkeetna has an outstanding panoramic view of the Alaska Range that can be enjoyed and photographed from several places as you wander through our town, and discover what this unique location has to offer: Flightseeing, fishing, riverboat tours, float trips, hiking, nordic skiing, mushing, mountain climbing, ATV and snowmachine tours, and ziplining, art galleries and gift shops, places to dine and a locally brewery... and of course year-round frontier hospitality!
About the owner: Belle's Cabin was the home of Talkeetna's first businesswoman, Belle Lee McDonald (who lived in Talkeetna 40 years) and later became the home of Roberta Sheldon. Roberta Sheldon lived in Talkeetna over 50 years and was instrumental in helping shape the charm of the town today. She also authored two local best-sellers: The Heritage of Talkeetna and The Mystery of the Cache Creek Murders. Roberta and her husband Don Sheldon owned and operated Talkeetna Air Service, which Don founded in 1948. Don Sheldon was known as one of the world’s foremost mountain-glacier fliers. His air rescues, mercy missions, pioneering flights and everyday adventures are recounted in numerous articles including LIFE Magazine, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. An area on Denali is named The Don Sheldon Amphitheater; where the historic Sheldon Mountain House is located (built in 1966). The book Wager With The Wind was written about Don, and numerous stories about Sheldon are featured in many books about Alaska. In addition, Don flew 26 missions in World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and four other Air Medals. The Sheldon Community Arts Hangar here in Talkeetna was the base of operations for Don; it housed his airplanes, mechanical and woodworking shops, stored mountains of climbing gear he loaned, and hosted many of the early mountaineers who pioneered climbing routes on Mt. McKinley/Denali. Don Sheldon died of cancer at the age of 54. Roberta never remarried. Belle’s Cabin (the original two-room cabin structure) dates back to 1918. In 2003 Roberta had Master Logger Arthur Mannix and his team add a large addition to the original cabin, and made it her home. Roberta dearly loved the community and people of Talkeetna. Roberta’s children Kate Sheldon and Robert Sheldon and Robert's wife Marne welcome you to their historic Talkeetna gem.
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Queen bedroom 2 in Sheldon addition with luxury bedding & mattresses
Birthday candles, balloons and stainless steel barware to help you celebrate
Bunkroom in Belle's Cabin wing
A French artist easel and art supplies are available if you feel inspired...
Second bathroom, includes large shower
Large entry way
Back of property and large garden.
Large bathroom in Sheldon addition
Historic mule yoke from Belle's Barn.
Roberta Sheldon. Restored Belle's Cabin and was the previous owner.
Queen bedroom 1 in Sheldon addition with luxury bedding & mattresses
Kitchen in Belle's Cabin wing
Dining area looking into living room, with large dining room table
Kitchen in Belle's Cabin wing
Belle's Cabin wing
Dining area. Historic mule yoke from Belle's barn
Sheldon addition on left with entry way. Historic Belle's Cabin on right.
Belle's Cabin wing hallway into bathroom and bunkroom
Moose Antlers taken by Don Sheldon mounted with airplane nose cone.
Beautiful garden planted and tended to by Roberta Sheldon
The majestic Alaska Range view from Talkeetna. Mt.McKinley (Denali) 3/20115.
Frank and Belle (McDonald) Lee 1918. Original cabin owner and namesake.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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