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Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
Phone Number: (907) 451-8104
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The hot springs are a must see while in Fairbanks. Whether you get in (which isn't expensive) or just walk the property and admire the views-its worth the drive out of Fairbanks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Burlington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hot springs are a must see while in Fairbanks. Whether you get in (which isn't expensive) or just walk the property and admire the views-its worth the drive out of Fairbanks to this resort. There is a small refreshment cafe for snacks and drinks. It is free to view the springs and walk the grounds. Nice 1/2 day drive... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The hotel and all the tours were sold out during the Spring Equinox on March 20 so we had no choice but to rent a car to see the northern lights and decided to drive to Chena Hot Springs Resort. Driving the 50 miles of icy roads was scary since I'm from Hawaii so it took us nearly 3 hours... More 

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Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This resort offered lots of things to do, from dog sledding to a trip up the mountain to watch the Northern Lights. The room was very large (Moose Lodge) and the Rock pool area was a really great place to relax and unwind. They have an ice house with some fantastic ice sculptures and where you can have an adult... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I were on tour in Fairbanks and had a side trip to Chena Hot Springs and let me tell you what an awesome experience we had , first we stopped into the ice museum for a tour and a drink , the whole place is made out of ice , the drinks were served in an ice... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Chena Hot Springs Resort is overrated and is not a relaxing place. Th only good thing I have to say about this place is that the food is OK. Everything else is just a horrible nightmare. First, I booked a snowcoach trip to see the northern lights. On the night that I went up, there was a film crew filming... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A very interesting and fascinating place. Worth your time to see their ice museum, biothermal, and other self-sufficient efforts. Their top of the mountain trip to the northern lights is well worth although it can be a bit rough. Their staff is absolutely the best - friendly, informative, and attuned to guests. Two things of which you should be aware:... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For the price don't expect great lodging. The rooms are old and small with very few amenities, every experience is added on at a price, and the springs can be very crowded. However, with that said, it is worth spending a night at the resort. We did not do any of the additional trips out from the resort, but did... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had this vision about experiencing the northern lights from the comfort of a hot spring. Upon arrival, we realized that this is an overcrowded place with no customer service ethic at all The guide that took us to the ice museum at 7 pm on 18 March was absolutely rude and had no idea how to deal with customers.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed overnight in a suite with 4 beds and 2 bathrooms. The heat didn't work in the mian bedroom but a small heater was provided that did the job. There wasn't a microwave or fridge so all meals are taken at their restaurant. The rate for 3 adults and 1 child was $260 with an AK resident discount. The... More 

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Boerne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went on a day trip for a snowmobile ride, the hot springs and to see the aurora. It was overcast and snowing so we couldn't see the aurora, but had a good trip nevertheless. The staff was great -- pleasant and helpful. The young man who guided our 45 minute snowmobile ride was accommodating and we had fun on... More 

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