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The Aurora Borealis Lodge was amazing! Mok and his family are so welcoming and kind. We traveled to Fairbanks to see the lights. We stayed eight nights and saw the lights five nights, two nights they were pretty faint but three nights were great for...More
Despite the name, where you see the Aurora is a house, not a "hotel". We were picked up at our hotel and arrived at the Lodge around 10 pm. The Aurora was just starting as a green glow in the NE sky. It grew throughout...More
We LOVED seeing the Northern Lights on our first night in Fairbanks. The lodge was comfortable and warm, quiet with candles to preserve the ambience.
Mok was kind enough to help me with camera settings and my pictures appeared more impressive than seeing them with...More
If you are traveling in a group of 3-4 people, the Logan's Chalet at Aurora Borealis Lodge would be your best choice. We stayed three nights. The chalet was absolutely neat, and there is a kitchen. With a private observation deck and Mok's call through...More
To watch the Aurora near Fairbanks you want to get away from the city lights. ABL is an ideal place to do so. We did not stay at the lodge (it was fully booked), but you can drive yourself as a visitor or they can...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!