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We did not know what to expect. Never been to Fairbanks. Never tried to see aurora borealis. We liked Fairbanks. We saw northern lights -- not a foregone conclusion so be ready. Mok, the proprietor could not be nicer or more helpful. Second floor room...More
Best lodge with the best northern light view at Clearly Summit. It’s about 30-45 mins away from town depending on the weather and road condition. It’s not the cheapest in town but it definitely worth the price and advance booking. Our other friends stayed at...More
Mok, the owner, was very responsive to my 3 months of emails trying to get the right dates for our trip. We booked room #2 on the top floor. He greeted us shortly after our arrival and answered all our questions. Even gave me good...More
We have just come home from a 6 night visit at the Aurora Borealis Lodge, located 20 miles north of Fairbanks. It was fantastic. We saw auroras for four of the six nights, and the two nights without were because of rain and snow. The...More
Words cant explain how amazing Mok is at the aurora borealis lodge. He has kept in touch with me over the past 18 months of planning our trip to fairbanks to see the northern lights! His lodge rooms have an overlooking view so you dont...More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the... More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the activities but the all of them included transport pick up and the drivers know the territory and conditions and we always felt very safe.
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We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I... More
We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I understand that it's harder driving if the weather warms up, because then the roads get wet and icy. Take it slow, especially around curves, as once in a while we had a very small amount of slippage. You pass the Alaskan Pipeline on the way out to the lodge and it's worth a stop. Also, there's a microbrewery just off the road (Silver Gulch) which wasn't open when we went through but looks fun. I recommend getting windshield insurance when you rent the car. Windshields get hit with the smallest of rocks and crack very easily up there in the cold. The rental agent told us our SUV already had a small crack so we wouldn't have to buy the extra insurance. That small crack turned into an 18 inch crack by day 4. They also give you an extension cord to plug in the engine when you stop for the night. The lodge has electrical outlets in the parking area so make sure you plug in at night so the engine doesn't freeze. We absolutely loved the Fairbanks area in the winter, and we did see the Aurora Borealis on the three nights we were out in the country (Aurora Borealis Lodge and Taste of Alaska). Have fun!