Fri, Feb 19 | Talkeetna Elementary School

2nd Annual Talkeetna Inn Bonspiel

curlAK and the Talkeetna Community is excited to bring you the 2nd Annual outdoor Curling Bonspiel. The event is open to all levels of curlers, it is strongly encouraged new curlers participate in the learn to curl course on 2/18. Space is limited
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Feb 19, 5:00 PM AKST – Feb 20, 10:00 PM AKST
Talkeetna Elementary School, 13930 E Timberwolf Loop, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA

About the Event

Details:

Thursday: Learn to Curls at 5:30 and 7:30p ($20/person)

Sign up online through curlAK.com

Friday/Saturday:

Bonspiel begins at 5pm on Friday  ($200/team of 4)

6-end games at the outdoor covered rink in town

3 game guarantee

Finals on Saturday night at 8pm (14 team max)

Register online through curlAK.com

** Game Schedule subject to change based on demand

More information:

  • COVID guidelines will be in place  --- agree to terms at checkout 
  • Register online through the events tab at curlAK.com (if interested in both the learn to curl and the bonspiel, please be sure to register for both events)
  • The Talkeetna Inn is our host hotel. Please contact curlAlaska@gmail.com to reserve a room (room availability is limited)
  • The Roadhouse may be providing individually wrapped breakfast burritos at the rink for Saturday morning teams
  • The bonspiel is a curlAK 501c3 fundraiser
  • Please help us support our local Talkeetna Community
  • We look forward to curling with you!

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Talkeetna Inn Host Hotel Details - email curlAlaska@gmail.com to reserve rooms 

The Talkeetna Inn is located off of B street. A private road in the heart of Talkeetna, walking distance to downtown and breathtaking views of Mt. Denali. The hotel has outside private entrances to each room and keyless coded entry. The Talkeetna Inn generously supports curlAK by donating all their proceeds from the weekend to our mission. To book a room at the Inn please email us directly at curlAlaska@gmail.com. Space is limited!

Roadhouse Details:

Restaurant & Bakery basically closed for the time being to the general public.   The focus is now on overnight room guests and keeping swarms of people out of the building.   I bake Ginger Molasses Cookies to place in rooms upon arrival.  Breakfast is offered as an add-on and is Sourdough Hotcakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, reindeer link, orange juice and hot beverage (I can substitute tomato for meat).  $18 for adults, $9 for kids.  Guests and I text the evening before to determine time and guests are seated during staggered times and away from other guests who may be also having breakfast.   (Breakfast capacity is five parties maximum)   Each room has its own Coffee/Tea/Cocoa service right in the room and a guest fridge and microwave are now available for use.

All rooms now have private bathrooms.   Still ‘down the hall’ but assigned to each room/cabin.  There is no longer general public access to the building so there is no sharing with others not staying here.

Upstairs Suite.   What was Room 3, Room 4 and Room 5 is now the Upstairs Suite.  Larger families or a group traveling in their ‘bubble’ have the whole floor and that floor’s bathroom all to themselves.

Bright Side: Early Check-in and Late Check-out is A-OK!   There is now a 24 hour buffer of vacancy for the rooms on either night of a reserved stay.  This allows a deeper clean and a bit more time to air out the spaces.  For this reason, guests arriving at 11am (as in, on the northbound train) will be able to get into their rooms right away.  And, when they are waiting for the late afternoon train they can stay in their rooms right up until I drive them to the depot.   Lodging is Self Check-in and Check-out.  A key and instructions are left for each guest.  Earlier in the day of check-in I text further instructions to the guest which then also allows them to text me directly.

So, we just became an excellent spot for small tour groups or large families traveling together…curling teams!  The closed nature of the building allows for those type of groups to relax in their own spaces, have a couple of large common areas to be in, allow for family-style breakfast if indeed they are their own households, and yet still be right in the heart of ‘beautiful downtown Talkeetna.’

For guests who would like a completely autonomous experience, yet be close enough to the train station, airport and Main Street action, there is a ’sister’ property near the end of the Village Strip (and immediately behind the ice rink) that I also own an operate as a separate business:  Trapper John’s Cabin & Cottages.  Three out of the four spots have bathrooms and kitchens (the Garden Cottage has a ‘picnic support’ kitchen  but no running water, and an outhouse).  They are all adorable and well loved by those who stay.  Depending on Roadhouse occupancy I’m often able to extend the offer of adding a Roadhouse breakfast onto a Trapper John’s guest stay.

Total Roadhouse Capacity:  21

Total Trapper John’s Cabin & Cottages Capacity:  12

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