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Chena Hot Springs Resort

56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
(907) 451-8104
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently as part of a Northern Lights tour package. The ice museum was our first stop and it surpassed all my expectations - the guide was great, the ice carvings incredible and the whole thing very well set up. I'd question the price of $15 for one appletini - despite the novelty of the ice glass it did feel... More

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

By far the most crowded & commercial hot springs that I have ever been to. Consists of campus-like cabin developments & the hotsprings itself surrounds an inside swimming pool area, a couple outside jacuzzis & an '18+ only' manmade outside pool surrounded by boulders. Signs saying 'this is a place for quiet contemplation' completely disregarded - large crowds of boisterous... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a wonderful experience. Good for the bones, muscles and body. Water is healing and you sleep like a baby after. The resort is great. Has ice palace with marvelous sculptures and delicious apple martinis in ice carved glasses. Restaurant food is good . The flowers are spectacular, actually breathtaking. You get to make two luggage tags so you... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The place is about 60-70 miles away from Fairbanks and when you reach there you find they are drawing hot springs water via a pump from a very DIRTY pool into mini pond they have created.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not a Ritz Carlton, but that's not why you go. You go to get as far away from your every day life as possible. With that said, they have everything you could ask for. We stayed at the Moose Lodge. Clean and comfortable rooms. The staff was exceptional. The owners are amazingly involved in the running of the resort. The... More

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I didn't stay at the resort, but did the Evening at Chena. Which included a pick up and return at hotel in Fairbanks, Dinner, Tour of Ice Museum and soak in the hot springs. If you didn't want to soak you could take the Geothermal tour. I wanted to do the Day at Chena tour, it allows you to soak... More

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great Rv campsites. picnic tables,fire pits, dump station,potable water,privacy in some sites. You can go hiking,fishing, flight seeing,atv riding,bike rentals, everything you would want to do on vacation is available at resort.Oh and the swimming for kids indoors and hot springs for us adults. Great hosts greet you and help you get familiar with resort. Had a great 3 days... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here with a group of 12 to do some snow shoeing and jump into the Hot Springs afterwards. What a treat! The snow shoeing was a great workout. Just follow the marked trails and you can select your own level of challenge. After that we headed for the huge outdoor hot springs. What a great way to relax. As... More

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Hyderabad, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stay here instead of Fairbanks, so much more to do here. The ice museum was awesome. Wish we had more time here.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Forget any tours. Just do it by yourself for a one day trip. By car it is only 1.5 hour. The road is in a good shape and the last part towards Chena Hot Springs is wonderful. Use only the outside Hot Tub (15$ per adult), the inside swimming pool and spas are very dirty. The experience outside is incredible... More

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