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    The Aurora Express

    1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609
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    May 14
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent91%
    • Very good7%
    • Average0%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible1%
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    “dining car” (17 reviews)
    “train car” (5 reviews)
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    Alaska Heritage House
    186 reviews
    #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
     
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    1,051 reviews
    #2 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
     
    Fairbanks Moose Manor Bed and Breakfast
    41 reviews
    #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
     
    BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge
    743 reviews
    #3 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
     
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    Reviewed 28 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....More

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    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....More

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    Reviewed 26 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...More

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    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...More

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    Reviewed 2 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...More

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    1,051 reviews
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    41 reviews
    #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
     
    BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge
    743 reviews
    #3 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
     
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    • US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 7
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    dennisrollercoaster
    I'm planning my retirement trip to Alaska. The second part of our trip is to stay in the caboose room. How far is it to the city of Fairbanks? Also how do we get to the city of Fairbanks? We're planning our stay at the beginning of the month of September. How's the viewing of the Aurora Borealis at this time? Thank you for all of the info. Sincerly, Dennis Messier
    2 August 2016|
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    Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
    Dear Dennis, First of all, congratulations on a couple of things: your retirement (hoo-ray!!) and staying at the Aurora Express. The Aurora Express is about 4-5 miles out of town. You will have to have a car. There are no... More
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    noncorteccia
    Not available during winter?
    12 May 2016|
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    Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
    The Aurora Express is not open during the winter. The owner explained to me that when the weather gets really cold its too difficult to insulate the pipes. This is a real train and all of the plumbing is above ground. He... More
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    Ray D
    How likely are we to see the aurora in early oct.?
    4 July 2015|
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