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The Aurora Express

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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
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“dining car”(18 reviews)
“train car”(6 reviews)
“b b”(29 reviews)
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

As Harry Caray might have said..."Holy Cow" !! Never mind the incredible creatively decorated , "themed" rooms,fantastic breakfasts, and views over the Chena Valley- just go to hang out with and talk to the owners, Mike and Susan. NEVER in your life will you ever...More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 8 September 2015

My wife and I (and two friends) stayed at the Aurora Express on 15 and 16 August 2015 and had a fantastic time. It's a lovely place and Mike and Sue are great hosts. The saga of how they came to create the railroad themed...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We stayed in five B&Bs on our trip to Alaska but the Aurora Express was the most unique by far. We stayed in Nellie, a restored caboose and it was a lot of fun. Susan and Mike were great hosts and their home cooked breakfasts...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The individually decorated rooms are all in train cars that have been moved to the property. There is a wonderful view overlooking Fairbanks. The hosts, Mike and Susan Wilson, are interesting and hospitable and serve up wonderful breakfasts in the train's dining car where you...More

Thank Gloriaxxxx
Reviewed 23 July 2015

While looking for a nice place to stay in Fairbanks for our three-day visit, I came across this one-of-a-kind property. We were not disappointed. Susan and Mike made us very welcome from the first, and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with them about the idea of...More

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US$166 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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"Talk with Susan and find out the train car decor to choose your car."
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"Ask for a tour, if you are there in person."
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"Taxi driver couldn't find the B & B."
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"The rooms are all very interesting and historic. Some are "regular" style hotel rooms, and others..."
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