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The Aurora Express
Ranked #6 of 40 Fairbanks B&B and Inns
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“Ride of a life time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2004

Stayed a week and could not have enjoyed it more. The view is incedible in the mountains with the towering pine tress and you are able to see the river below and the giant paddle wheel boat cruise by.

The hostess, Susan, was gracious and accommodating in everywhere. The train was spotless and the atttention to detail was incredible. I am not a B&B person normally but his was the best of both worlds. You had the privacy of your own car + private bath (with a great showere) and if you chose you could visit the "communal car" where you lounged on velvet coaches; listened to an incredible sound system and relaxed with a glass (or more) of wine all while surrounded by gorgeous views.

I actually cancelled my nights at the Captain Cook in Anchorage so I could extend my stay there.

Last but not least is the incedible breakfast that Susan makes. She could easily extend into a restaurant if she chose. All I can say is WOW this is a find!

  • Stayed January 2005, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2003

Fun! Stay in a train on a hillside in Fairbanks. Even if your not a train buff this is a great experience. The breakfast? We have stayed in a lot of bnbs and without question this was far and beyond any other we have experienced. The multi selection buffet was WONDERFUL and the hostess was WONDERFUL. This place was reccommended to us and to that we say thank you.

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Additional Information about The Aurora Express

Property: The Aurora Express
Address: 1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609 (Formerly Forget-Me-Not Lodge)
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast nestled amongst towering spruce in the western hills of Fairbanks, Alaska. Overlooking the mighty Tanana River and the Alaska Range, this unique property has a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Sleep in authenic Alaska Railroad trains that have been renovated to reflect the gold rush era of the north. Join hosts Susan and Michael Wilson for Copper River smoked salmon, wild alaskan blueberry jam, fresh fruit, hot coffee and eggs every morning while you hear their stories about life in territorial Alaska and working the pipeline. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks
The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska

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