Alaska's Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast
Romance, gold rush dreams and early 20th century charm, along with elegant furnishings provide an unforgettable experience in the original master bedroom. Redone with imported English wallpapers originally designed by May Morris and first printed in 1883, are in recognition of the Olds family heritage. The honeysuckle motif compliments the view out the spectacular bay window of the adjoining park and backdrop of Douglas Island and Gastineau Channel.
Located on the second floor, this large bedroom encompasses the entire front half of the inn. A Stickley king size panel bed fitted with quality linens and a queen size prairie settle sofa bed, make this room ideal for those needing extra accommodations or a private space all to themselves. A free standing enamel gas stove and a rare imported Persian Tabriz family rug over the original fir floors accent the room's large private sitting area. Gilt framed limited edition artwork by Alaskan artists adorn the walls in the master bedroom as well as all the rooms throughout the Inn. The tiled bath with its hand set old fashioned hex floor tile, highlight the pedestal sink and double whirlpool tub and shower for two. Elegance with contemporary comfort and luxury casts a spell of yesterday that become tomorrow's memories.
Klonda's Room is a very private and out of the way guest room with its own entry at the garden level. The large bedroom is dominated by a Harvey Ellis influenced Stickley king size oak bed with intricate inlay. The matching rocker and chair support this same inlay design by Ellis and compliment the imported Liberty English wallpapers in the Jasmin pattern first produced over 100 years ago. The cherry floor, scattered with oriental rugs has in floor radiant heat with an individual room heating control for that exact comfort level. More Alaskan art by Fred Machetanz adorn the walls.
This room has the largest bath within the house, which leaves plenty of room for the Art Nouveau style matching commode and pedestal sink. The claw foot tub and shower is the larges one in the house with plenty of room for a good old fashioned soak in the tub. There is an oak armoire and dresser to compliment the decor. Morning sun streams in the window and there are some peaks at the mountains. Access to the garden and the berry patch are right out your door!
A beautiful queen size fumed oak Stickley spindle bed with corbels dominates this beautiful second floor room. Original maple floors are protected by a wool Karastan rug with a deep blue early William Morris design. The wallpapers are also of the Morris Company, in the Acorn pattern first printed and designed by J.H. Dearle in 1879. The reddish hue of the paper is almost identical to the imported French glass shades on the room's period light fixtures. A bedside antique slag glass lamp rests upon a Stickley Brother lamp table, while a L & J.G. Stickley rocker provides ample comfort for morning sunrises over Mt. Roberts and the downtown area. A blue streaked shale patterned bathroom floor compliments the wainscoting surrounding the pedestal sink and claw foot tub, the original antique wall hung commode is original to the house.
Nine foot ceilings, stain glass windows and an original electrified oil parlor ceiling lamp are set off beautifully by the green Oak Tree wallpaper and border first designed and printed in 1896 by J.H. Dearle. The Brazilian cherry hardwood floor is complimented with a beautiful Karastan wool rug in the Rubaiyat pattern. The queen size Stickley solid oak spindle bed, covered with a delicate hand sewn quilt is a gentle reminder of a more leisurely time gone by long ago.
A Harvey Ellis influenced inlaid rocker lets you while away the hours, or enjoy the early morning sunshine as it peeks around the mountain. An antique Paine Furniture Company table and an electrified Gone With the Wind lamp sit beside the bed to match the room's other furnishings. Your eggshell white wainscoted bath with a small maid's tub with shower and pedestal sink are the perfect fit. Another antique wall hung commode original to the house gives the room the period feel. This room is located on the first floor and would be perfect for those early risers or folks not wanting to use the staircase.
A romantic hideaway furnished with early Craftsman style fumed white oak furniture that has been quarter sawn to bring out the intricate and beautiful grain patterns of the wood. The massive four poster king size bed with its arched stretchers and pyramid topped posts resembles the early work of Gustav Stickley and Harvey Ellis. A Louis de Poortere Mossoul patterned wool rug accents the Brazilian cherry wood border that surrounds the original maple floor. William Morris design wallpapers in a marigold pattern with an iridescent gold acanthus leaf border compliment all of the room's oak furnishings as well as the green enamel open door gas stove.
This large second floor corner room has the advantage of windows that look out over the adjacent garden park and the downtown area and harbor. The large tile floored bath with its wainscoted walls, console legged sink and double end claw foot soaking tub and shower, tastefully combine contemporary luxury with turn of the century elegance.
A quiet out of the way nook with its own entry at the garden level. This bedroom is furnished with antique fumed oak twin beds crafted by the Harden Furniture Company, which still crafts high end solid wood furniture today. With in-floor radiant heat and individual room controls, you can always set the perfect sleeping comfort level. Five panel, fir pocket doors separate the bath with its cherry floor, pedestal sink and shower; there is no tub in this room. The same wallpaper from master bedroom adorns one entire wall. Antique period brass wall sconces provide the extra touch to a warm and inviting room.
The Governor's Suite
Enchantment, romance, and turn of the century elegance provide an unforgettable experience where period furnishings subtly blend with 21st century amenities in the room at the top. The entire top floor of the inn has been transformed into a single luxurious and very private suite that is the perfect setting for your very special occasion or vacation retreat. A private sitting area with a non wood-burning fireplace has a Stickley Morris rocker and a Courtland settle for lounging or reading a good book on a wintry day. The handcrafted king size oak slat bed reflects the old world craftsmanship of the last century. A large inviting double whirlpool tub compliments the suite and will further enhance lasting memories of your stay.
Three gables face opposite sides of the house, which provide outstanding views of Mount Juneau and its waterfalls, peeks at the local harbor ship traffic, and spectacular scenes of the historic hillside neighborhood. The suites bath has rustic earth tone floor tiles and period wainscoted walls. The old style white bath fixtures with matching bidet highlight the bathrooms decor. A heated towel bar assures your comfort after stepping from the shower. Lonely Planet's 2004 Alaska Guide said, The attic suite is a priceless garret where the Great American Novel could easily be written. Come see for yourself!
- Rates are based on double occupancy and include breakfast and afternoon refreshments
- There is a $15.00 charge for each additional guest
- There is an outdoor hot tub for guests' use
- Phones and television sets with VCRs are available upon request
- There is a two night minimum on advance reservations
- Some holiday weekends there is a three night minimum
- A deposit equal to 50% of the total stay is required within 10 days from the date on which the reservation is made
- The balance is due upon arrival
- Guests are requested to please note arrival and departure dates carefully since they are responsible for all days reserved
- No refunds will be made for unused days due to the late arrival or early departure
- We prefer and gladly accept personal checks for the deposit and balance
- The deposit will be forfeited if cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to the reservation date
- We do accept credit cards, but it is not our preferred method of payment
- All rooms are subject to local taxes
- Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate small children or pets
- We do have one dog living here, but not in the guest areas
- There is no smoking anywhere in the house