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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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Bethesda, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

There are so many wonderful reviews and I enjoyed my time at the lodge and could definitely add to them. I do want to add a few points that I never read in the reviews when you are making your decision to go as I would have chosen differently if I had known. The lodge has good size windows to... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We traveled to Fairbanks in order to view the Aurora Borealis. We booked three night at this lodge but came a day early to have extra time. So glad we did. We came out the first night just to do the tour and be a guest in the main lodge where our hosts Mok and his family live and host... More

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Roaring Gap, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We were in Alaska to experience the Aurora Borealis, and there's probably no better place to do that than from the cabins. You have a modern and tastefully furnished apartment (the toilet even has several high-tech controls!) that sits on the edge of a hill facing North. If you choose not to bundle up, you can sit on the couch... More

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Cypress, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We didn't stay in the lodge, but came for the viewing. My mom and I had been to a couple other Aurora viewing venues and this one was hands down the best. I wouldn't waste my time at the other viewing spots - you just can not do better than this place. Mok was wonderful, the cabin was warm and... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

What else can I say?!!! We finally got the opportunity to visit The Lodge and it was a beautiful experience. The location is just perfect.... Mok and His family are super kind and sweet. We saw the Auroras one night and I can't wait to come back.

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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

With three prior stays at this lodge, I knew this was where I wanted to be for my fourth trip to Fairbanks March 2014. The lodge is located on Cleary Summit 20 miles north of Fairbanks and offers a gorgeous panoramic daytime view of rolling hills and the White Mountains, and it is a pleasure to watch the light and... 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): $$
Also Known As:
Aurora Borealis Hotel Fairbanks
Aurora Borealis Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska

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