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“Cabin resort setting along the Chena River”

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River's Edge Resort
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
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75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Cabin resort setting along the Chena River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is our 2nd stay in 2 years at this great resting spot. Right along the Chena River, walk to River Boat for a dinner cruise. Immaculately cleaned cabins - spacious; patio with chairs to enjoy the evening and late sunsets. Also has a Dining room and Buffet breakfast. They are very helpful at the front desk and always asking about your transportation needs.

Lovely calm setting -- Really enjoyed our walks along the Chena River. They also have a campground.

Reasonable Rates!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed at the River's Edge for 3 nights on the front end our Alaska vacation. I would pause before I call River's Edge a resort - at least not in the lower 48, however, the cottages are very clean and comfortable. The staff was helpful and friendly. The setting is nice along the Chena River. The buffet breakfast was not fancy but very satisfactory. You can do laundry at the RV park next door.

Room Tip: I would recommend a "river" cottage.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Fairbanks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

This place has a 10 on my scale for everything. The room was clean, breakfast was excellent, we took a walk after breakfast the surrondings were very clean from hotel plus all the staff were very helpful. Thanks again

Nelson & Angelika

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

On entering the grounds you are struck ny the gorgeous baskets of summer flowers and the immaculate grooming of the grounds. The resort is made up of what appeared to be mobile homes, but upon entering the lovely unit it is obvious they are simply individual rooms which are nicely appointed and squeaky clean. Don't let appearance fool you. A very nice stay we had.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Narvon Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

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We had a cabin on the main walk booked through NCL on a tour. Several other cruise lines use this site as well. We spent two days there and ate in the old main dining room. The dining room has been beautifully restored to back when only the rich traveled. We only ate breakfast there twice. Found the food very good. Tne complete buffet breakfast was about $16 and the continental was about $12. Had both. There was plenty to eat on the continental breakfast unless you wanted meat. All meals in Alaska are pricey and one just has to get used to it. Never got to eat in Chena's. Did sit up on the porch when the restaurant wasn't open in the morning. Heard from my friends that the crabcakes were very good. I flew to the Artic Circle instead. I was picked up at the office. The price of cigarettes is $11-12 for comparison if you haven't been to Alaska. This puts prices in perspective. About like eating at the Cheese Cake Factory for every meal.. The river had a path along the edge where you can see eagles flying and sitting in trees. Bench there too. One was sitting in a tree in the RV park next door about 15 feet above my head.. The cabins are charming, super clean and the beds are good. The cabins look like they were just built and they are about 5 years old. Two cabins are connected so thaey can be used by families. Couldn't hear noise from the other room; Coffee in the room. Hearsay is that the owner is from old gold money that filtered down through the ages. If so they have certainly provided a good place to stay. Believe they have a local shuttle. I was picked up by Priemier Tours. Really great tour company that operates out of there too. Check other reviews on trip advisor like I do.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Cute, roomy, clean cabins. Staff very friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast is good but closes earlier than us late risers would have liked. On premises restaurant was very good for lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

A great little cottage but not close to town. The flowers are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. The onsite restaurant was excellent. We ate there both nights and eating outside was very special.

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Property: River's Edge Resort
Address: 4200 Boat Street, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
#5 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — River's Edge Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An afternoon on a sunny riverbank exemplifies the best of Interior Alaska; this place is built around that knowledge. Trim little cottages stand in a grassy compound along the gentle Chena River. Inside, each light, airy cottage is an excellent standard hotel room, with high ceilings and two queen beds. Outside, they're like a little village, where guests can sit on the patio, watch the river go by, soak up the midnight sun and socialize. ... more   less 
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