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Four visits weren't enough, so while it took three years to get back here I finally made it to Fairbanks for a fifth stay at this lovely lodge.
I stayed in "my" room on the second floor, Room 1, where I enjoyed wonderful views of...More
We stayed in a 1st floor room at the lodge, March 2017. Mok the owner, was very friendly and a great host. The room was beautifully furnished and the washlet toilet and heated seat was great. We were able to see the aurora borealis so...More
We did this the second evening of our stay in Fairbanks.We didn't stay at the lodge, we only purchased a tour. The first evening we did the same type of tour with another tour company and this one was SO much better! Van pickup was...More
The Aurora Borealis Lodge was AMAZING!! Beautiful view of the Aurora!!! VERY HARD TO FIND AFTER DARK!! We were trying to find the lodge in the dark, and ended up on the opposite side of the highway. An innkeeper from a nearby lodge saw us,...More
Our trip to the Fairbanks area was for the sole reason to see the Northern Lights. We stayed in Logans Chalet, a two bedroom cabin maybe 100 yards from the main building. While we thought that only one bathroom may be an issue (two couples),...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... 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!