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Aurora Borealis Lodge

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San Jose, CA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cleary Ridge, where the Aurora Borealis Lodge is located, is considered one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora. It sits on top of the ridge, with a panoramic view of the sky and the spectacular Alaskan wilderness. But even though it's about a 45 minute drive from civilization in Fairbanks, the accommodations could not be...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aurora watching is a hit or miss. We decided we did not want to sit in our car (or a tour van) for hours waiting to see the lights. We stayed at the Aurora Borealis Lodge - comfortable and warm, watching from our large picture windows, sitting on the couch. We went outside to the platform, walked around the lodge,...

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Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four visits weren't enough, so while it took three years to get back here I finally made it to Fairbanks for a fifth stay at this lovely lodge. I stayed in "my" room on the second floor, Room 1, where I enjoyed wonderful views of the Aurora throughout my stay (first floor rooms also have great views). In addition, I...

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Honolulu, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 1st floor room at the lodge, March 2017. Mok the owner, was very friendly and a great host. The room was beautifully furnished and the washlet toilet and heated seat was great. We were able to see the aurora borealis so clearly from our two large picture windows and from the warmth of our room. We...

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Seminole
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this the second evening of our stay in Fairbanks.We didn't stay at the lodge, we only purchased a tour. The first evening we did the same type of tour with another tour company and this one was SO much better! Van pickup was on time and they loaded the back of the van first which makes sense. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aurora Borealis Lodge was AMAZING!! Beautiful view of the Aurora!!! VERY HARD TO FIND AFTER DARK!! We were trying to find the lodge in the dark, and ended up on the opposite side of the highway. An innkeeper from a nearby lodge saw us, and drove her vehicle down to meet us, and then drove in front of us...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to the Fairbanks area was for the sole reason to see the Northern Lights. We stayed in Logans Chalet, a two bedroom cabin maybe 100 yards from the main building. While we thought that only one bathroom may be an issue (two couples), it turned out not to be a problem (and the heated toilet seat was a...

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High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aurora Borealis Lodge is special besides the view of the Northern Lights; it is in a winter wonderland. First- Moc, the owner, chief snow blower, and Aura Borealis advisor makes your feel like your are staying with family. We were there in the 3rd. week in February, Two huge picture windows allow you the best view in the comfort of...

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Milford, OH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the Aurora Borealis was on my bucket list so after careful planning a year ahead, we arrived to our cozy, clean, and comfortable room with a beautiful view (we stayed in #4 so we did not have to do stairs because of my husband knee replacements - however when we arrived there were about 5 stairs to get up...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hoped to see the northern lights during our stay, and saw them all four of our nights at the lodge. Best of all, they appeared early in the evening, around 8:00 or so. The lodge itself was terrific; very comfortable, and well equipped . We had both upstairs rooms and they were great. When it was -20 degrees, I...

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Address: Cleary Summit Rd., 1906 Ridge Run Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Price Range: RM878 - RM989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Aurora Borealis Hotel Fairbanks
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“We were on the second floor with great views. No matter what the room, you'll want to go outside to see the Aurora.”
  • Double beds, comfy sofa in front of windows for viewing the Aurora when you get too cold outside
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  • View from the room's windows
  • Sun starting to set
  • Clean and well equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils
 of 5 bubbles oneyearoff, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“upper rooms would be better so you don't hear people walking around above you, but it's not too bad on the lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles wonder93, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I prefer upstairs Room 1 but I have also stayed downstairs in Room 4, and I can tell you the views are great from both locations.”
  • View from Room 1: Aurora to the northwest
  • View from outside of room: Aurora overhead
  • Full moon from Aurora Borealis Lodge, 3/12/2017
 of 5 bubbles cjs123, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you are looking for a wonderful view of the Aurora, this is it.”
 of 5 bubbles Cynmol, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room would be good. Logan's Chalet will accommodate more people (two bedrooms and a large living area).”
 of 5 bubbles donw18, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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