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We didn't stay at the lodge, but booked a Aurora Borealis tour 60 days in advance. We booked three nights just to increase our odds. Glad we did. It rain the first two nights. The third night Mok picked us up on time at our...More
One of our dreams was to see the Aurora Borealis and we knew that there was a slim chance because we were in the cusp of the season. The walkie talkies in each room saved the day! After waiting patiently for the Aurora, we went...More
We didn't stay at the lodge but went there to view the lights. We booked very late on the day and this was no problem for Mok. He was very accommodating, picking us up from our hotel. The location was excellent and Mok's knowledge of...More
Before we even got there I knew this was going to be a great place. I had ordered some personalized mugs for the 6 of us to have for our 2 week trip through Alaska. The company I ordered them from couldn't find the location...More
Have been here twice now because of it's wonderful location atop Cleary Summit with a great open expanse to the north. Hot Chocolate is included. This is an excellent location to photograph the Aurora.
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the... More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the activities but the all of them included transport pick up and the drivers know the territory and conditions and we always felt very safe.
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We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I... More
We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I understand that it's harder driving if the weather warms up, because then the roads get wet and icy. Take it slow, especially around curves, as once in a while we had a very small amount of slippage. You pass the Alaskan Pipeline on the way out to the lodge and it's worth a stop. Also, there's a microbrewery just off the road (Silver Gulch) which wasn't open when we went through but looks fun. I recommend getting windshield insurance when you rent the car. Windshields get hit with the smallest of rocks and crack very easily up there in the cold. The rental agent told us our SUV already had a small crack so we wouldn't have to buy the extra insurance. That small crack turned into an 18 inch crack by day 4. They also give you an extension cord to plug in the engine when you stop for the night. The lodge has electrical outlets in the parking area so make sure you plug in at night so the engine doesn't freeze. We absolutely loved the Fairbanks area in the winter, and we did see the Aurora Borealis on the three nights we were out in the country (Aurora Borealis Lodge and Taste of Alaska). Have fun!