The auroras were awesome. The hot spring is wonderful first thing in the AM, before the loud international folks and the 20-somethings showed up; OK from 10-12; dreadful after noon. Loved the reindeer, the sled dog kennel tour, the goats clumping around in the snow and did I mention the auroras were amazing? Food excellent. Accommodations so-so; really tiny rooms with paper-thin walls. My moderated enthusiasm is due to the extra cost for absolutely everything. For what I paid, they could have thrown in a free tour of the ice museum for crying out loud, or loaned a pair of snowshoes.The greediness really pissed me off. All the nickle-and-diming contrasts with the Bettles Lodge. Unless you live in Fairbanks and are driving in, or really, truly can't take an extra couple of days to fly above the Arctic Circle, go to Bettles Lodge instead.
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- Chena Hot Springs Resort Alaska/Pleasant Valley