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Aurora Borealis Lodge

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Cleary Summit Rd., 1906 Ridge Run Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99707
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Aurora Borealis Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot on Tripadvisor and elsewhere on ABL so we won't repeat the accolades- just agree with them! ( Clean, warm, well-furnished with an excellent kitchen and bathroom.).What we were concerned about as first-time visitors was the drive from Fairbanks to Cleary Summit/ ABL in winter.There isn't much written about the road conditions in winter .Comments such as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After going on two other tours to see the Aurora Borealis we called Mok. He was kind enough to come and get us from our hotel, take us to his home, the lodge and show us a wonderful time. The large deck outdoors made taking photos a breeze and the warmth of the home plus Mok's personal company made going... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
5 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had no idea what I was getting into... all good thanks to Mok the owner/ operator. This is much better than anywhere else you might consider staying. Its a lodge on the mountain away from the city. I drove by the other lodges and they can not compare. We rented a Subaru for the 4 wheel drive. The lodge... More 

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My family stayed at Logan's Chalet & was very fortunate to see the Aurora all 3-nights of our stay! There is a tower next to the Chalet or you can walk up to the main lodge to view the Aurora a bit better. Since I'm not a good photographer, I didn't mind paying the small fee for Mok to take... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed 1 night in a second floor lodge room which has 2 very comfortable queen beds a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge area. It is extremely well maintained, very clean and has huge windows through which we hoped to see the aurora. The accommodation is on the top of Cleary Ridge and is very isolated so there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I and two other couples from Australia made a detour at the end of an Alaskan cruise to stay at the Aurora Borialis Lodge in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. We each had an apartment and stayed for 3 nights from the 17th of September. The host Mok is, as stated in numerous reviews, absolutely... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is the best place to view and experience the Northern Lights in the Fairbanks area. It is away from the city, so completely devoid of light pollution with an obstructed view of the night sky in almost every direction giving you a great and unparalleled view of the Auroras. Also there are viewing platforms outside, that you could use... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you want to see the Northern Lights, don't even think of staying someplace else! This is the perfect place for the ultimate aurora borealis experience. Even if you have to book your reservation 2 years ahead of time, it is worth the wait. Mok and Akiko are gracious hosts and make you feel right at home. When we arrived,... More 

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Richardson, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I recommend Aurora Borealis Lodge without reservation and enthusiastically! It is well-run, accommodations are nice and thoughtfully appointed, better than expected. We debated about getting the upstairs unit just so we would have views both directions, but being inside turned out to be too limiting, and we spent all our time on the main lodge's viewing deck anyway. Be sure... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What a wonderful place - I dont really know where to start. Firstly, making a booking was a slow process at first but i now understand how busy Mok and Akiko are! Once you're in touch via email and book your dates Mok can answer any questions you may have - and coming all the way from Australia, I had... More 

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Address: Cleary Summit Rd., 1906 Ridge Run Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Aurora Borealis Hotel Fairbanks
Aurora Borealis Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska

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