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Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Chena Hot Springs, AK 99711
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wonderful experience for a family from australia.

The drive was about 1 hour from Fairbanks. We hired a car from Alaskan car rentals- apparently they guarantee winter tires (which I understand are important). We took our own... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The drive was about 1 hour from Fairbanks. We hired a car from Alaskan car rentals- apparently they guarantee winter tires (which I understand are important). We took our own towels from our hotel in Fairbanks. There was a large group from China that had arrived just before us. But we were able to pay the entrance fee fairly after... More 

Thank johnfromwollongong
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't stay at Chena but spend a whole day there, it was definitely worth it. The hot springs were the best, like a hot lake in the middle of all the snow. But, there are lots more to do there, like dog sledding, snow mobile, helicopter rides etc. We did the Aurora tour and saw an awesome display. Definitely... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed out time here. We were so lucky to have seen a breath taking aurora display the night we stayed here. It was an amazing setting for it, away from city lights. chena hot springs road ends at mile 56 at the resort so no worries about getting lost-- very easy to find! Yes, the rooms look more... More 

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Bellevue, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet two nights off the grid here. Unfortunately, clouds rolled in and prevented a view of the Northern Lights, and spring thaw came early meaning no more sled dog rides. The hot spring is great and provides all heat and electricity here. They grow all their lettuce and tomatoes all year round in hydroponic gardens. Great for... More 

Thank David V
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came at night and it was a good experience but lighting into the springs is poor and You go step by step to feel your way in. Ok once you make it in. Maybe wear plastic sandals. Basic changing rooms which have a constant wet floor. Loved the springs. Very warm. Would have liked to see more of it... More 

Thank Wildpoppy
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you go here be ready for over crowding , , everything here seems to have a LONG waiting line for it , the folks who work here seem to be over worked some are quite short with people and have a little attitude going on , maybe because it is toward the end of the winter season & they... More 

Thank Dennis H
Federal Way, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Completely off the grid with intact power system from the geothermal springs, many enjoy the relaxation of the hot springs - I was surprised to have the hair on my arms get frostbite and am not a fan of the sulfur smell but appreciate how much others enjoyed it. My biggest challenge was no gym - the pool was ok,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This experience is a delight akin to our experience at summer camp as children. It has bungalows, wonderful hot springs, northern lights and activities all day long to participate...including the hands-on dog sleds. We were there for 3 days/2nights in -20degrees focused on the Northern Lights and Iditarod. We shuttled in, no car, and found just enough things to do... More 

Thank TouringTales
Lillington, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This was my first time to the springs. It was very rustic and fun. The Hot Springs were something I have never experienced.... as you step outside in the -20 degrees and walk into these hot springs it is crazy awesome. We were lucky we saw the northern lights band and some shooting stars. Rooms were basic but clean and... More 

Thank 14Traveling4evr
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Visited for a 2nd time. Wonderful. First time went during new moon (dark sky). This time intentionally went during full moon to view and photograph Aurora with the snow and trees. Frankly, I recommend the new moon. But you don't know until you know. Hot water outdoor pool still as great as ever. Also, stayed in the Moose Lodge this... More 

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