This home was built in 1912 by one of Alaska’s most feared criminals: Tim Vogal. A member of the notorious Soapy Smith gang, he moved to Haines after Smith was gunned down and  established himself as a respectable businessman. Although Vogel was, in the vernacular of the day, a bit of a dandy (a fastidious dresser who strutted around town twirling his golden-headed cane like Charlie Chaplin), the simple farmhouse-style home he built has nothing more ostentatious about it than the weather vane on the roof.  Today, a young inn keeper lives in a back apartment, checking guests in and cooking sourdough pancakes for them in the morning. The  guest rooms have wood flooring, throw rugs, minimal furnishings, and a tranquil country vibe. They share three baths, including one with the original clawfoot tub that Vogel drew his baths in. No smoking or drinking is allowed in the house, a rule Vogel surely would have scoffed at.