Chena Hot Springs

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Chena Hot Springs showing a pool and a park as well as a small group of people

This famous eco-friendly resort community in Alaska is known for its peaceful outdoor hot springs, spectacular ice museum and outdoor activities.

Visit Chena Hot Springs Resort and relax in the natural mineral water pools. This resort features a range of bathing options, including a man-made lake, an indoor family swimming pool and numerous hot tubs. The Chena Hot Springs also houses a spectacular ice museum with its own ice bar.

Take a tour of the springs and learn about its renewable energy projects, including a geothermal energy plant. The hot springs are at the center of a geothermal area spanning about 40 square miles (100 square kilometers).

The pristine waters in the hot springs are composed of a number of different minerals. Some believe that the springs aid muscular pains and circulatory disorders. Relax in the warm water, heated naturally from the earth. Swim passes include access to the hot springs lake, heated indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and other swimming areas.

Chena Hot Springs offers many outdoor activities for summer visitors, including hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Take a canoe trip or fish for arctic grayling. The resort also offers massage therapy to complement the relaxing effects of the springs.

The Aurora Ice Museum was created using over 1,000 tons (90 metric tons) of ice and snow. Tour this 25 F (-4 C) museum and learn how it stays cool during the summer using a patented absorption chiller. See the indoor carved chandelier crystals mimicking the northern lights. The chilly museum also features impressive ice sculptures from world champion carvers and an ice bar. Have an appletini in a glass carved from ice.

Find Chena Hot Springs just over 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Fairbanks. The journey to the area is considered one of the most scenic drives in Alaska. The resort has a variety of rooms available, including lodges, suites for families and signature rooms. Check the official website for information on pricing, upcoming events and packages. Daily passes to the springs and pools are also available.

Chena Hot Springs is known as one of the best places in North America to view the northern lights, otherwise known as the aurora borealis.

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Chena Hot Springs Resort
Chena Hot Springs Resort
2.5 out of 5
56.5 mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Fairbanks, AK
Fully refundable
The price is $210 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Fairbanks, this resort is steps from Chena River State Recreation Area and Chena Hot Springs.
3.7/5 Good! (497 reviews)
"Beautiful all around . I think that there is not much chance of improvement given the conditions of the environment."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Chena Hot Springs Resort
Your Alaskan Vacation Retreat
Your Alaskan Vacation Retreat
Fairbanks, AK
Situated in Fairbanks, this ski cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Chena River State Recreation Area and Chena Hot Springs. Chena River is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...
5/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"very nice"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

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Private Getaway Cabin near Hot Springs
Private Getaway Cabin near Hot Springs
Fairbanks, AK
Located on a river, this family-friendly cabin is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Chena River and 8.2 mi (13.1 km) from Chena River State Recreation Area. North Star Golf ...
5/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great cabin!
"Lovely property and great owners! A delightful experience. We will be back!"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

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Chena Hot Springs Resort
Chena Hot Springs Resort
2.5 out of 5
56.5 mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Fairbanks, AK
The price is $210 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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