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The Aurora Express

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This unique B & B was the highlight of our Alaskan Holiday. There were seven of us in our group from Australia. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson stayed in the 3 bed carriage, and my sister, two friends and myself, stayed in the family carriage. It was an unforgettable experience, but would not have been near as good without the...

1Thank vonnjc
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The train rooms were one-of-a-kind fun. Our host gave us a tour of all the train cars, each decorated whimsically with her quirky personality clearly in view. We stayed in the Bordello room with flowered wall paper, a risqué painting, and a very comfy bed. Our breakfast was delicious, homemade, and hearty and accompanied by the hosts' many stories about...

1Thank JunebugTexas
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Love, loved this hotel!! Very unique and the hosts are very nice and friendly. I'd definitely forego staying in downtown Fairbanks and stay at this hotel instead. Just get a rental car to visit the city.. downtown is pretty small and you will probably need the car to visit other sites around the area. The price per night was reasonable...

1Thank KrisLT617
Richmond Hill
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fun experience that both adults and kids will like. Rail cars re-purposed as motel rooms. The owners are fun , amiable and concerned that you have a great experience. Good,ample basic breakfast in the dining 'car'. many of the train cars are designed in funky fashion. Owners share their stories if even slightly prodded. Worth the 'fare'.

1Thank Barry A
Carrollton, Virginia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our group of 4 adults stayed at the unique Aurora Express B & B for 5 nights and loved it. The B & B is comprised of railroad passenger cars (Pullman and a caboose) that have been repositioned up on the hillside overlooking the Chena River valley and Fairbanks (the story and pictures of the rail cars being moved to...

1Thank DJMilner
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 August 2016

What a great place to stay!!! Fun, funky, comfortable, and beautifully situated with fabulous, interesting hosts, and a yummy big breakfast. We stayed in the Arlene car (great for a family of up to four) with our young adult son who thought it was the coolest place to stay ever! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Throughly enjoyed our stay at The Aurora Express. The views were gorgeous and location peaceful. Sue and Mike make you feel right at home. They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and are very informative on all the local attractions and activities. Sue kept us laughing and mesmerized with her stories. The breakfast...

1Thank Karis F
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Five of us stayed here for 4 days in June of this year, we stayed in the Pullman train car, we each had our own room, there were 2 bathrooms , a sitting room and two areas, you could set and talk. It was an adventure, we had two 9yr olds with us, and they loved it. My husband...

1Thank Dorothy C
Greensboro, NC
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The breakfast is prompt at 8 AM, and it is very good. The train cars are very unique. It is so quiet and peaceful. The views of the airport, rivers, city, etc. (all below) are captivating. One train car is enough for a family, but if you are couple then the Can-Can car would be enough.

1Thank Eric P
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

At this B&B your room is in an actual Alaska Rail Road train car! There are a bunch of different themes...we stayed in the caboose which had a Victorian theme. Amazing how they did this as it is up on a hill with beautiful views of the Tanana River, with tables outside under the "tunnel" made of timber, and even...

1Thank CateDave E

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast nestled amongst towering spruce in the western hills of Fairbanks, Alaska. Overlooking the mighty Tanana River and the Alaska Range, this unique property has a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Sleep in authenic Alaska Railroad trains that have been renovated to reflect the gold rush era of the north. Join hosts Susan and Michael Wilson for Copper River smoked salmon, wild alaskan blueberry jam, fresh fruit, hot coffee and eggs every morning while you hear their stories about life in territorial Alaska and working the pipeline. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Aurora Express

Address: 1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609 (Formerly Forget-Me-Not Lodge)
Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Price Range: $196 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks
The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
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“Ask for a tour, if you are there in person.”
JunebugTexas, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Taxi driver couldn't find the B & B.”
DJMilner, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all very interesting and historic. Some are "regular" style hotel rooms, and others are like staying on a train.”
gailpie, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“When outside, be aware of the mosquitos. Not the B&B's fault but just a hazard of being in Fairbanks in July”
375ericp, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“2 cars with 2 bedrooms for two couples or a group outing. Caboose wins the cool factor, but this place is neat and any car is a winner!”
153dons, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
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