John and I so enjoyed our stay at the Golden Umbrella, we consider June and Ping not as our hosts but as our friends. We checked in August 23rd, checked out September 1st. During our stay we enjoyed great conversation and loads of laughter. When they found out it was our 25th anniversary, June put out flowers and balloons. We stayed in the Aurora Room which was roomy, clean and had its own bathroom. The breakfast was OUTSTANDING! There was no need to eat lunch because the spread June laid out was more than enough to fill us up. When we left very early in the morning to head out on our adventures, June packed us a breakfast to go. Her homemade mushroom sauce was soooooooooo good, we looked forward to getting up in the morning YUMMY!! June is the only person in the state of Alaska who is able to grow oyster mushrooms. The Golden Umbrella is 2 hours from Denali National Park and is a must see. We had super weather and were lucky enough to see Mount McKinley from top to bottom, putting John and I in the 30% of visitors who experience this magnificent mountain in full glory. We got to see the Northern Lights 3 times. There is great viewing from Cleary Summit which is about a 1/2 hour drive from Golden Umbrella. Pictures do not do the Aurora Borealis justice. On our last night, we saw the Aurora while sitting on the deck of the Golden Umbrella. If you're staying in Fairbanks, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Golden Umbrella. Denise & John Ambruster. Syndersville Pennsylvania. PS. We also got to see Molly (I named her that) the neighborhood moose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Birch Hill Recreation Area (great for cross-country skiing)—a friendly, picturesque suburb just offs the Steese Highway that connects you with all points in Fairbanks. Only 5 miles from down town but hidden in woods, our unique location creates a quiet environment to keep you from the city noise yet have conveniently access to all its services. Delicious breakfast served out of warmer trays from 8:00 to 10:00am every morning. Coffee and finger food served all day long. Free parking, free WiFi and free national calls. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation backed by friendly, attentive service.Everything has been arranged to ensure a perfect visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Umbrella B&B Fairbanks, Alaska