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    The Aurora Express

    1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609
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          Overview
          • Excellent93%
          • Very good6%
          • Average0%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible1%
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          “dining car” (17 reviews)
          “train car” (5 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Breakfast included
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          Alaska Heritage House
          188 reviews
          #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
           
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          94 reviews
          #4 of 24 Speciality lodging in Fairbanks
           
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          1,102 reviews
          #2 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
           
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          238 reviews
          #14 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
           
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          31 - 35 of 69 reviews

          Reviewed 31 August 2013

          The Aurora Express is a truly unique experience in Fairbanks, Alaska. Located slightly out of town, this bed and breakfast is made up of seven train cars, located on a piece of track. Sue, the owner, had a dream where her grandmother told her to...More

          5  Thank lwithaz
          Reviewed 21 August 2013

          My husband and I spent the night in a caboose! Mike and Sue Wilson have converted an entire train to the most amazing B&B. On a high mountain overlooking Fairbanks with an amazing view, this B&B is like no other. They transported train cars to...More

          Thank juds2013
          Reviewed 22 July 2013

          We came back to the Aurora Express B&B this June-July (2013) after having first stayed there in 2008. It was better this time than the first time. Since your "lodging" is a train car (or portion thereof), TripAdvisor apparently wants to call this a "specialty"...More

          1  Thank Prisofazban
          Reviewed 30 June 2013

          What a hoot!! A great way to start our Alaskan vacation! When we found this quirky B&B in a book, we just knew it was so "us". we made our reservations early so we could stay in the coveted caboose--The Golden Nelly"! The experience was...More

          1  Thank ky2onthego
          Reviewed 4 May 2013

          I stumbled across a blog post which included the Aurora Express. Once I saw what it was, we cancelled a downtown hotel and made reservations with Sue. She recommended we stay in the Caboose, as it's a private car and were were on our honeymoon....More

          Thank Kristin H
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          • Price range
          • US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 7
          • Location
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          • Alaska >
          • Fairbanks
          • Also Known As
          • Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks ,
          • The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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          "When outside, be aware of the mosquitos. Not the B&B's fault but just a hazard of being in Fairbanks..."
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