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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lodge is small in number of rooms but each room is of impeccable quality, spacious and with large windows for watching the Northern Lights. On 3 of our 4 nights we saw amazing, spectacular and breathtaking displays from the large comfortable couch in our rooms. Kitchen is well equipped. The management is cooperative, attentive and we rate this as... More 

Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 4 night at the lodge in room 4 (downstairs). There were 4 of us total with me, my wife and our 2 kids (26 & 14). We arrived one day 1 and the room was very clean and roomy. With 4 of us sharing the room I had worried it might not have been large enough. Well... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the lodge. Accommodations were unbelievable. Mok made our visit very easy. Driving to the lodge was safe and clear roads. We got to see the Northern Lights on all 3 nights. Very convenient walkie-talkies in the room to notify us when the lights come out. The room was very lean and comfortable. The kitchen... More 

2 Thank CLO-K1234
Sunnyvale, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodations are clean and have everything you need in the kitchen to make your meals. I was a bit nervous because I am a person who likes to stay in luxury places--it is rustic, but for viewing the Aurora, awesome! On nights when tour groups come here to the lodge to view, Mok gets on his walkie talkie to... More 

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Elkton, Oregon
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read about this on trip advisor, and had to wait a year for an opening, because it was booked when I originally wanted to go. Booking was quite easy, and Mok was easy to work with as we sorted out the details. We flew in, got our rental car, and then headed out. The directions were flawless, guiding us... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Mok is great! This is our second time here. We came around February two years ago, and now for New Year's Eve weekend. Absolutely lovely accommodations. This time we stayed at the Chalet and loved the privacy with the private balcony. We asked the kids (ages 12 and 14) which trip they wanted to repeat and hands down it was... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We did not know what to expect. Never been to Fairbanks. Never tried to see aurora borealis. We liked Fairbanks. We saw northern lights -- not a foregone conclusion so be ready. Mok, the proprietor could not be nicer or more helpful. Second floor room was well situated for viewing and well equipped for being locked up in subzero weather.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Best lodge with the best northern light view at Clearly Summit. It’s about 30-45 mins away from town depending on the weather and road condition. It’s not the cheapest in town but it definitely worth the price and advance booking. Our other friends stayed at Chena and they totally regretted it. You will see other people and tours coming to... More 

2 Thank SassyStussy
Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Mok, the owner, was very responsive to my 3 months of emails trying to get the right dates for our trip. We booked room #2 on the top floor. He greeted us shortly after our arrival and answered all our questions. Even gave me good camera hints like needing a tripod and wide angle lens. I guess I should of... More 

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Cambria, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We have just come home from a 6 night visit at the Aurora Borealis Lodge, located 20 miles north of Fairbanks. It was fantastic. We saw auroras for four of the six nights, and the two nights without were because of rain and snow. The last night we were there, the Aurora covered the sky and appeared to actually dance,... More 

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