We booked three nights here in a second floor room. The location near the top of Cleary Summit affords nearly perfect unobstructed north views. From everything we researched prior to our arrival, this was one of the premier spots in the world for viewing the northern lights. We had planned our entire trip (9 nights) around the 3 nights here hoping to see the Aurora, but unfortunately the lights did not cooperate on any of the nights we were in Alaska. Otherwise,everything was exactly as advertised. Room was very clean & comfortable. Heated toilet seat & bidet was very nice touch. Kitchen was fully equipped & even had a few staple items in the cupboards. Wife enjoyed the company of Sitka, the owners black Lab that joined us for dinner one evening. We didn't spend any time down in the lodge, so can't really advise on that. Mok was very helpful with directions etc to get us there, as well as a mini photography lesson when we arrived. The only thing I would prefer different would be TV in the rooms, the afternoon/evenings prior to dark can get pretty long & boring. I understand that they are trying to keep light pollution down as to not interfere with aurora viewing, but considering that pretty much the only reason anyone would stay here would be for the chance to view the aurora, I can't imagine that 99.9% of people would not cooperate with a no TV after dark rule. When we departed, I forgot my camera charger in a nightstand drawer. I called Mok a couple hours later & again he was very helpful & mailed it home to me. If we get the opportunity, we would definately return here & absolutely recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Aurora Borealis Hotel Fairbanks
- Aurora Borealis Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska