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From the time I first booked the Lodge to the last good bye at the airport, the staff were so professional, informative, friendly and helpful. A little hesitant at first about booking something so far from the closest town but it wasn’t an issue at...More
As per all reviews, Mok is helpful etc etc. The lodge has all essentials etc etc. If there is no Aurora sighting, it would not do anyone any good staying here coz the lodge is in the middle of nowhere and there is literally nothing...More
We spent two nights at the Aurora Borealis Lodge for aurora viewing. The first night is a bit cloudy. Even though the activity is there, the cloud was too thick so we only saw some weak reflections. The 2nd night it cleared up, and what...More
If it's the Northern Lights you're hoping to see, this place was literally built for it. The rooms are north-facing and have large windows facing that way with a couch in front of them just for this purpose.
My room was in the Cedar Lodge...More
We traveled to Fairbanks to view the Northern Lights and realized that we had to be away from light pollution for the best views but had no interest in roughing it. ABL provided us the wilderness for terrific viewing but had all the creature comforts...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!