Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
About Richard Cheney
Hale Kōlea Cabin is a labor of love project by owner, Richard Cheney and his husband 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 husband 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
We are a legally-operated log cabin vacation rental: Proud member of Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce since 2012 Alaska Business License #976961 Mat-Su Borough Business License #23383 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! *Inclusivity Disclosure: Hale Kōlea Cabin has and will always welcome: ALL Races ALL Religions ALL Countries of Origin ALL Sexual Orientations ALL Genders ALL Abilities You are safe here.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
NO SMOKING INSIDE OR ON OUTSIDE DECKS
NO PETS ALLOWED ON PREMISES
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Truly a Beautiful Cabin in Talkeetna
The beginning of our Alaskan adventure began in Talkeetna in this wonderful cabin. The cabin is located just outside of downtown and very short walk. Beautifully decorated and everything needed for a perfect stay. Felt like I just entered a brand new cabin. The shower and en suite sauna were the perfect combination for a relaxing evening after a hike. The town of Talkeetna is fun and gives you the feel of a true Alaskan adventure. Met many friendly people in the area which made our trip even better. Would love to return and would most definitely stay in Hale Kolea Cabin. Thanks for a great stay in your gorgeous cabin.
Duncan, thank you for taking the time to share what sounds like a glorious Alaskan adventure. We appreciate you complimenting our home and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the bathroom suite and Finnish dry sauna. What better way to end a day on the trails, right? Thank you for finding us and choosing friendly Talkeetna. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Until then, travel well and always safe.
Our honeymoon stay could not have been any more incredible. This cabin is perfectly situated within a short distance to town, where you can find wonderful places to eat (Roadhouse was our favorite breakfast spot) and offers wonderful accommodations. The cabin was comfortable and allowed us to completely relax.
Thank you for a great stay!
Abigail, glad to hear you had an outstanding and relaxing honeymoon. We agree that being a mere 15 minute walk to the lovely Main Street and the delectable eateries is part of the neighborly experience. Thank you for entrusting such a momentous occasion to stay at Hale Kōlea Cabin. We appreciate your business and lovely review. Please visit us again if you ever need another relaxing time away. Until then, travel well and always safe.
loved the cabin both inside and out would definitely stay there again. Richard and his crew were all wonderful
Ruth, glad you had an acceptable stay at Hale Kōlea Cabin. Please call on us whenever you decide to return. Stay well and travel safe!
Everything as advertised. Great stay, would return
Herb, short and sweet and to the point. Thank you for finding us and glad to hear we delivered the kind of experience you were seeking. Looking forward to hosting you in the future. Until then, travel well and travel safe!
The place to stay when in Talkeetna
Joel, glad you made it safely and heeded our instructions as the McKinley fire made accessing the Spur Road somewhat of a challenge. Also glad you had a perfect stay. Please call on us whenever you're back in town. Safe travels!
The property was as described and the amenities were beyond our expectations. Best VRBO we’ve ever rented.
Martha, thank you for sharing your experience and for trusting in us to enhance your visit to charming Talkeetna. Glad to hear we exceeded your expectations. Please call on us should you decide to return. Until then, safe travels!
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 On The Loose parade & auction in July and Winterfest during the entire month of December, culminating 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.