We were in Fairbanks for 10 days where we stayed at 3 different lodgings.
A Taste of Alaska Lodge was by far the best accommodations of the three lodgings (we also stayed at Marriott and Chena Hot Springs). I really wish we had stayed at A Taste of Alaska for more nights.
What made it so good?
It is only 20 minutes outside of Fairbanks. It is located on a quiet property that is away from the city lights, so watching the aurora is very convenient. Kory and Debbie made us feel at home; they are SO kind and very inviting. The lodge is very clean and rustic but charming!
Each room has its own charm with interesting vintage collections. The rooms are spacious, has comfortable double beds (with amazing quilt work on them!!) and the triple room has plenty of space for 3 people (including a sitting area!). We stayed in rooms #5 and #6 in the main lodge which is just great for freedom because our rooms had private entrances going out onto the grounds so we could hop out and look for aurora and hop back in whenever we wanted! Not to mention, the whole basement (including the tiled bathrooms) have underfloor heating which is great for keeping the feet warm (no shoes allowed once you enter the lodge :)). Ohh...and not to mention their nice thick, plush towels :)
The scrambled eggs ACTUALLY tasted like eggs!!!! After staying at the Marriott for 5 nights we were more than delighted that the eggs were non-rubbery. The muffins were freshly baked in clay pots (so neat) and were delicious. There was also a good selection of fruits, cereals and oatmeals. We had an early departure on the second morning and Kory was nice enough to leave out a continental breakfast for us.
What to do there?
We borrowed the lodge's snowshoes and went for a walk on the "winter trail". It was a nice walk. On the property, near the lodge there is a dog sledding company so you can do that too. We were more than happy to hang around on the main floor of the lodge which looks out onto the grounds...a very relaxing place to read or hang out with family/friends! We even saw a moose wander around :) Debbie has quite the collection of antique/vintage goodies all over the lodge. Just looking at all those items will keep you occupied for hours!
I would HIGHLY recommend this lodge. Book early if you want to stay here!
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- a Taste Of Alaska Hotel Fairbanks
- A Taste Of Alaska Lodge Fairbanks