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  • "Hands down the nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in. Clean, modern, and cozy. The owners had it stocked with everything you could need, amazing directions, and any and all pertinent information was readily available. I'd definitely stay here again and will for sure recommend it in the future to family and friends. Thanks, guys!"

    Paige Gibson - Anchorage, AK
  • "We had the best weekend in Talkeetna! This cabin has everything you could think of and more. It's easy to find, well maintained, and hard to leave. All the instructions are really straight forward and the cabin is stocked with brochures, books, recommendations, and maps. We will definitely be staying here again in the future."

    Annie Surratt - Anchorage, AK
  • "This is the second time that my wife and I have had the pleasure to stay at this wonderful cabin in Talkeetna AK. We live in Anchorage AK, but enjoy getting out of the city and visiting the terrific small towns that Alaska has to offer, and Talkeetna is one of our favorites. The cabin is beautifully furnished with warm woods throughout the cabin, and the kitchen appliances are top of the line. The Hawaiian décor, coffee and macadamia nut chocolates leave you to believe that you are just a stones throw from the white sandy beaches of any of your favorite 50th states islands. We particularly enjoy the cozy sauna located in the back of the cabin, attached to a gorgeous bath room with what I can only describe as the most unique shower I've ever had the pleasure of using. The river rock floor is something that you don't typically see and is now something that I plan to incorporate into my own home. If you are planning a trip to Talkeetna, I recommend this place as a must stay."

    Alexander Sweeney - Anchorage, AK
  • "This was a great home base for our first trip to Alaska. This cabin is very well planned, tasteful, relaxing and rejuvenating. Everything you need is where it should be. Cabin was very clean. The Owner and Manager are friendly and professional. The kitchen is very well stocked with staples, spices, oils, awesome coffee, teas, tasty chocolates and almost anything you could need to prepare meals. The sounds and smells of this place are unforgettable: Periodic train whistles and small aircraft engines quietly mix with sounds of the forest. Clean smells of cedar/pine in the cabin blend with the beautiful pine/birch/aspen rain forest smells of the region. We stayed here the 3rd week of September. The fall colors were amazing throughout the region! We got to see the beginnings of winter with snow creeping down the higher mountains. The town of Talkeetna was relaxed and shifting from busy summer season to quiet winter. Everyone we talked to had a story to tell, and time to tell it. This is a cool, laid-back town. The in-house library is a nice touch. We enjoyed "Talkeetna Good Time" and the local history books. In town, the historical society's museum and the ranger's station are both worth a visit. Don't forget the river trails and beach. We enjoyed seeing bald eagles while watching the blue/green waters of the Talkeetna River mix with the sandy waters of the Chulita and Susitna Rivers. We enjoyed the Roadhouse, Denali Brewpub, Mountain High Pizza Pie and all the other local restaurants and shops we visited. We had hoped for a flight-seeing tour from Talkeetna Air Taxi, but the weather conditions weren't optimal for flying. Hopefully next time! Give yourself plenty of opportunities to see Mt. Denali. It was hidden behind clouds much of the week, but when the skies cleared, wow! The views from the river beach and overlook are amazing! Denali State Park is relatively close with some good trails and viewpoints off the highway. Denali National Park is beautiful if you have time to make the drive. We were happy to see a family of moose and some elk there. Visit the sled dog kennels if you go there and see the puppies. We also enjoyed the 26 glacier cruise out of Whittier which we took the day we flew out of Anchorage."

    Robert Oldfather - Duncanville, TX
  • "We loved our 3-night stay at the Hale Kolea Cabin! Thank you Richard & Kalani! Perfect location - close to Talkeetna, but far enough away from the hustle & bustle of the town - in a very quiet & safe neighborhood. The owners were easy to work with and quick to respond to questions. The cabin was immaculate. Clean, neat, spacious with everything in working order. We loved the Hawaiian décor. Everything you see in the photos is accurate, except it's all better in person! Beautiful high-end finishes throughout. Comfortable bed (we like a firm mattress) and wonderful bed linens. Large bath with huge shower. We used the Finnish sauna - what a treat and so relaxing. Kitchen was well-stocked. We arrived late at night, check-in was a breeze. We thought we'd have to go out the next morning for our coffee fix, but we found the Hawaiian roasted coffee in the freezer - so thoughtful of the owners and so convenient. Wi-Fi connection was excellent. Thank you, Richard & Kalani, for the box of Chocolate Macadamia Caramels from Hawaii. We shared our box of caramels on our Alaska cruise with my brother & his wife who have spent the month of March in Maui for the last 30 years - they recognized the box of caramels right away! We checked-out on a Wednesday and our damage deposit was refunded the next day. There is a reason why this property is 'frequently booked' and consistently highly-rated. Clean, well-maintained, beautifully decorated, spacious cabin in a great location - all with great customer service. What more could you ask for! We would recommend Hale Kolea Cabin to friends and family. Thank you Richard and Kalani for a wonderful & memorable stay at Hale Kolea Cabin!"

    Linda Brant - Woodbury, MN
  • "Hale Kolea far exceeded our expectations. It is the perfect combination of rustic and convenient. This cabin is solid wood from the maple floors to the teak tables, to the perfectly fitted logs. A thoroughly modern kitchen, dimmable lights, westward facing high windows and a walk-in shower that we are going to try to create in our own home. Hale Kolea is a very carefully planned retreat, perfectly provisioned with just the right kitchen wares, just the perfect place to lie back and imagine that Sam McGee and White Fang are just next door. But they are not, there is only a sweet yellow cat next door that loves his belly scratched. It is a nice walk to downtown Talkeetna 's cafe's, inn's and taverns all within a few steps of each other. And if you walk South a few hundred feet, you reach the airport; jumping off place for all the wonders of back country Alaska. We took the Talkeetna Air Taxi flight and glacier landing. That was just so incredible you can't really process what you are seeing right away. You have to come back to Hale Kolea, sit on the front deck with a cold beer and slowly process what you have just seen. All and all, this place was perfect for the two of us, and we've seen a lot of places in our 53 years of marriage. This was one of the best! And did I tell you about the excellent little library, I regret that we had to leave before I could finish Denali Stories. And by the way, it has a TV that might work we don't know because we never found time to watch it."

    Bill Owen - Salado, TX
  • "This beautiful Talkeetna cabin was our splurge lodging for a 2 week trip. It didn't disappoint. The cabin is a studio, but felt plenty large. Perfect for singles or couples. There are many custom, high end features including an incredibly well equipped kitchen. The bathroom and sauna were especially nice. What a treat for sore muscles at the end of the day! We also appreciated having a washer/dryer half way through our trip. Local manager was very efficient and helpful. Staying in Talkeetna gave us great access to Denali State Park where we had lots more views of the mountain than we did from Denali National Park. Spend some time in the State park. It's less visited and affords a number of beautiful viewpoints and hikes. Talkeetna also has some fun restaurants and shops as well as a great little local museum. Don't miss the Mountaineering exhibit and a wonderful 3-D mode of Denali. You already know that Talkeetna is great for flightseeing access. If you do choose to stay in Talkeetna, you will love this beautiful cabin."

    Diane Grover - Seattle, WA
  • "My husband and I had the most amazing time at Richard and Kalani's cabin. it is obvious how much thought and love they have put in designing their vacation home. Everything is top-notch and we felt so cozy and comfortable. After spending hours exploring the area cross-country skiing, it was so nice to come home to a relaxing and therapeutic sauna. Talkeetna is a funky little town and we felt so fortunate to have amazing views of Denali while we were there. It was also the first time we have ever had picnics on frozen lakes and big rivers. Soooo cool! If you have the opportunity to stay at the Hale Kolea cabin, don't hesitate. You'll be so glad you did! It is the perfect space for a couple. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for opening up your home to us Richard and Kalani."

    Karen Nelson - Driggs, ID
  • "My wife and I spent a couple nights at the Hale Kolea cabin in Talkeetna on a recent trip to Alaska. We found the cabin exactly as advertised and very well appointed. The cabin is cozy and relaxing with an outstanding location. The owner and the property manager are very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely rent this cabin again in the future."

    Chad Pelletier - Liberty Hill, TX
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Hale Kolea Cabin
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East Talkeetna
South H Street
Talkeetna AK 99676
halekoleacabin@gmail.com
Alaska Business License #976961 Mat-Su Borough Business License #23383

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