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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
Aurora Borealis Lodge is special besides the view of the Northern Lights; it is in a winter wonderland. First- Moc, the owner, chief snow blower, and Aura Borealis advisor makes your feel like your are staying with family. We were there in the 3rd. week...More
Seeing the Aurora Borealis was on my bucket list so after careful planning a year ahead, we arrived to our cozy, clean, and comfortable room with a beautiful view (we stayed in #4 so we did not have to do stairs because of my husband...More
We hoped to see the northern lights during our stay, and saw them all four of our nights at the lodge. Best of all, they appeared early in the evening, around 8:00 or so.
The lodge itself was terrific; very comfortable, and well equipped ....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!