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I stayed at the Aurora Borealis Lodge for 4 nights from April 5-10. To say it was superb is an understatement. I was lucky enough to see the Aurora EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. My room, which was room 2 in the Cedar Lodge was beautiful. The...More
Reservations were easily made online, we were picked up promptly at our hotel, the Aurora began as we were arriving at the Lodge and Mok greeted us but held his talk until the lights tapered a bit. There was hot chocolate and cookies during the...More
We spent three nights in Fairbanks for aurora viewing, and this was hands-down the best spot. We used our 4WD rental car to get here, which was an easy trip from Fairbanks. The ability to sit inside when the aurora fades was essential, and even...More
Mok was organized, polite, friendly, and warm to his guests. Reservation and wait list were promptly communicated and follow up. The cabin was comfortable, although a little too dark inside, and the location offered the best view of the Northern Light. The bonus is that...More
We visited the Aurora Borealis Lodge for an Aurora viewing session in early/mid-March. We were deciding between a more active “aurora seeker” tour and a viewing session like this. We were quite happy with the lodge viewing session- we loved the opportunity to go outside...More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the... More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the activities but the all of them included transport pick up and the drivers know the territory and conditions and we always felt very safe.
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We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I... More
We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I understand that it's harder driving if the weather warms up, because then the roads get wet and icy. Take it slow, especially around curves, as once in a while we had a very small amount of slippage. You pass the Alaskan Pipeline on the way out to the lodge and it's worth a stop. Also, there's a microbrewery just off the road (Silver Gulch) which wasn't open when we went through but looks fun. I recommend getting windshield insurance when you rent the car. Windshields get hit with the smallest of rocks and crack very easily up there in the cold. The rental agent told us our SUV already had a small crack so we wouldn't have to buy the extra insurance. That small crack turned into an 18 inch crack by day 4. They also give you an extension cord to plug in the engine when you stop for the night. The lodge has electrical outlets in the parking area so make sure you plug in at night so the engine doesn't freeze. We absolutely loved the Fairbanks area in the winter, and we did see the Aurora Borealis on the three nights we were out in the country (Aurora Borealis Lodge and Taste of Alaska). Have fun!