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Drove ourselves here to see the Aurora

We were staying nearby and had just arrived that afternoon so we contacted Chandalar Ranch last... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
elle_oregon
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Oregon
There are better choices

Nice location to look for auroras away from the Fairbanks city lights. However, the place gets... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2017
poilippus
,
Hilo, Hawaii
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Jan 21, 2018
“Drove ourselves here to see the Aurora”
Apr 4, 2018
“Worse Place EVER”
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The owners were NOT friendly at all, they care only about money and their own house. They asked us to clean the living area at 2AM! Ridiculous!!! If there is no aurora, staying there will be a waste of time and money. The room is...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We were staying nearby and had just arrived that afternoon so we contacted Chandalar Ranch last minute to see if we could watch the Aurora from there. It was $30 per person for driving yourself and super easy to get to with an AWD rental...More

Thank elle_oregon
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

The owner is the most unfriendly host I ever met in my life. By looking at the polarized score on Google Map, you will understand how worst this place is. There are too many places to see aurora but NEVER go there.

1  Thank Xiaomeng H
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Threatened to be “careful” on his private property even before I could say anything. I was hoping for a good experience based on the review but that was not what I expected. $30 is way over priced for a seat and the host is very...More

1  Thank Yun Z
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Nice location to look for auroras away from the Fairbanks city lights. However, the place gets overcrowded - over 100 visitors and a few guides, hard to tell which noisier than the other, and nobody in control. For a more quiet, intimate experience we recommend...More

Thank poilippus
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Chandalar Ranch is ideally located for viewing the Northern Lights. Guests are promptly collected at their downtown Fairbanks hotel and transported by van about 40 minutes drive from the city. The large lodge with north-facing windows is warm and comfortable. Complimentary hot beverages and cookies...More

1  Thank lorrainet480
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We took a night-time excursion to the ranch to see the northern lights. Ben Boyd picked us up at our hotel at 10 pm and drove us there (about 45 min ride). Surprisingly, we caught a glimpse of the aurora just as we arrived. Watched...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Our 5 day trip to Fairbanks in search of the Aurora allowed us one night at the Chandalar Ranch. We were picked up at our hotel and driven 20 miles out of town to our viewing site. The building appears to be a home that...More

Thank jonmcwhite
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We went dog sledding, target shooting and snowmachine there. The experience was great. Maggie and her husband were super nice and helpful. Worth visiting! You can also choose to stay a couple nights there. I've been told that it is a great place for viewing...More

Thank Eleanor L
Reviewed February 20, 2016

It's a really nice small wooden house hotel and a absolutely good place to see Aurora at night. Although rooms are small and you have to cook by your own in the kitchen, so be sure to prepare and buy enough food from supermarket as...More

Thank Paulina Z
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