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Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Pascale is a great hostess and made our stay perfect. At first the 20+ miles from Fairbanks seemed a bit far however I would have driven even further for this gem. We were still close to the city but had wonderful views and the peace of the hills. The rooms were clean, comfortable and had great...

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New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Love Pascale and her doggies! Breakfast was delicious. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable here. WiFi didn't work so great, but we only tried a few times. Water was very soft (odd texture and smell).

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Pascale build this lodge and looks after you first class, she is also an amazing chef! It is set in beautiful surroundings of Alaska. The place is a dream to stay at, the northern lights come out to play there in full glory. It is only 45 minutes away from Fairbanks. Pascale has time for you and advice to help...

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Kansas
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The owner was very welcoming and the dogs they have are awesome. She made us homemade breakfast the first morning and a special breakfast to go the last morning. She helped me with sitting up my camera to take pics of the Aurora. I can't thank her enough for the wonderful time there.

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Monterey, California
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Even though we stay shortly, It was one of the best in Alaska. Pascale is very friendly, nice and kind. Surrounding environment is fantastic. You feel like you are living in dreams. Wooden decor is quite good. Very clean. Easy access from highway. Highly recommended.

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We were in Alaska to watch the Iditarod sled dog race and to get married. We stayed with Pascale on the recommendation of friends who have stayed several times. A change in the iditarod start meant we had to go to fairbanks earlier than initially planned and Pascale was great in accommodating this change. The lodge is in beautiful location...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed January 11, 2015

Big thanks to Pascale for her hard work and enjoyable stay over New Years. The lodge is about a 30 min drive from Fairbanks, which is a reasonable distance to have best of both worlds - city and rural. Pascale was able to cook dinner for us and other lodge guests for one of our nights (she prepares a perfectly...

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed April 23, 2014

One of the very few accommodations truly welcoming to both people and dogs. Pascale, Duncan and their golden Sid will always hold a special place in our memories. Way too late writing this review (visited in 2012)but we've been traveling.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Northern Sky Lodge is the perfect B&B for Alaska. The main purpose for my visit was a desire to see the Northern Lights. The Lodge is located just far enough away from Fairbanks to avoid city lights and noise but still convenient if you want to go into town. My room was very nice. The bed was comfortable and...

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Sharon, Massachusetts
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Trip Advisor has definitely got this one right and glad it brought me to the Northern Sky Lodge. My son and I just got back from a quick Alaskan trip and stayed here 2 nights when in the Fairbanks area. My goal was to see the aurora and try dog sledding and this allowed us to do both. Pascale was...

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Address: Mile 329 Parks Hwy, P.O. Box 458, Ester, AK 99725
Location: United States > Alaska > Ester
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Northern Sky Lodge Ester, Alaska
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“Room 8 is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles FabrizioScolaro, Apr 8, 2015 | Read review
“If traveling in the winter, try to get rooms 3, 4, 5 or 6, since it faces NW, which faces the Northern Lights.”
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 of 5 bubbles jjc452, Jan 11, 2015 | Read review
“If you're going to see the Northern Lights, rooms 5 and 6 are perfect as they face north.”
 of 5 bubbles 225barbarak, Mar 31, 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in room # 3 on the first/ground floor. It has 2 big windows so it's perfect for couples if you're on an aurora viewing trip, like we were. The room was a good size, we had 2 big suitcases and had enough room. The only disadvantage to the first/ground floor in general is that you might get unlucky and have noisy guests above you. We had no issues though.”
 of 5 bubbles cowonu, Mar 8, 2013 | Read review
“The north facing 'corner' rooms are the best for aurora viewing. The downstairs rooms are obviously noisier, but if you're going for the aurora, then the sounds of feet moving around above you can get you rousted out of bed earlier than the upstairs rooms, so keep that in mind.”
 of 5 bubbles dolworth, Feb 26, 2013 | Read review
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