My husband and I are planning a trip to visit Anchorage and Fairbank. In Fairbank, going by TripAdvisor, we want to live at Grand View B&B in Fairbank. However, when we made the phone enquiry, we were told by the person who recieved the call that the B&B has changed hand. It is not with new owner & is called The Upper Room Bed & Breakfast. We asked the detail address, which was told on phone (not showing in internet). We still booked the room, however, we were warn by friends that it was not safe going to a B&B that we know too little. We googled it in internet but there was very limited information. Unlike the other B&Bs, it is not advertised in most of the accommodation website that we can search for. There are no others comments about it in Tripadvisor or any other website. When asked, the owner told us he just bought the business, and was the website and other stuff are not ready yet. However, he has already took customers and was happy to book us in for our days in March 2013.
As for the address, we were told that it is at 915 Ridge Point Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99702. This is the same address as “Grand View Bed & Breakfast”, where the new owner took over from.
Since we are foreinger to the US, we want to make sure we will travel in safe. May I ask is there any authority in Alaska that manages all the B&B or accommodation operators? Do they need to register or obtain a license? Is there any way we can check so that we are will have comfort that this is not a fraudulent operation?
Oh well, you may ask why bother so much as you can book another B&B or hotel. The fact is this B&B is located in a very good location which we can view the Northern Light from the big window. Other places like this is already booked out. So if it is safe, it is an ideal place to stay.
The only information of the B&B is from the link below:
The Upper Room Bed & Breakfast
Address: PO Box 35458
Fairbanks, AK 99703
Could anyone please help us? Thank you very much!!!