Crystal clear waters at Wander Lake
#TroveOn Endless ducks at Wander Lake! Hiking through trails Around UAF. From the parking lot by the pond people fish at, go left and about 2 miles down (if that) is this! Fall is such a short season here that it is important to get out and see the colors while you can! A walk through Creamers Field can leave you awestruck with its beautiful display of yellows and oranges. Our Lovely field after getting lost among the trails. I think they do plant research here? This frost has been here for 2 months now. It is amazing to me how nothing melts. Check out those beautiful trees! The James W. Dalton Highway, usually referred to as the Dalton Highway (and signed as Alaska Route 11), is a 414-mile (666 km) road in Alaska. It begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Once called the North Slope Haul Road (a name by which it is still sometimes known), it was built as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in 1974. It is named after James Dalton, a lifelong Alaskan and an engineer who supervised construction of the Distant Early Warning Line in Alaska and, as an expert in Arctic engineering, served as a consultant in early oil exploration in northern Alaska.
#snow #blue Ice glasses on ice plates on the ice bar. The appletini is all real, though. (aurora ice bar, chena hot springs resort)
#BarLove Winter scene at creamers field We drove from morning to sunset... Almost there, Coldfoot!
#snow Halloweens coming :) The Aurora Ice Bar is one of Chena Hot Springs awesome attractions. Its located inside their pretty impressive ice museum. $15 gets you a tour of the museum and another $15 gets you their signature (and very strong) appletini. You can sip it from a fur covered stool at the bar. Everything, including the glass you can keep (which is traditionally smashed on the ground outside the museum) is made of ice.
#colorful
#BarLove Alaska has some of the most amazing views I have ever seen- including web you look straight up! The sky is so big here and the clouds seem to follow their own rules! Lake on the forest trail Taken at the park next to UAF. It was cool enough that the mosquitoes weren't out en mass yet but all the snow that's (still) melting has left the ground verrrry soggy. Bring walking boots! The terminal building at Fairbanks Airport. Another picture of the lake at the UAF sledding hill Northern lights, the most beautiful thing, i've ever Seen! Creamers field's Taiga Trail is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for a hike. The trail is short (maybe about 2 miles out to and around wander lake and back) but it is beautifully maintained and offers a great view of wildlife and waterfowl. Very peaceful A stopover at Joy, on the way to Arctic Circle, Alaska
#WinterWonders That's Brad the young chap who drove me across arctic circle to Coldfoot for the night. #Snow is like his second nature!
#blue Sven's Basecamp Hostel in Fairbanks has some of the coolest accommodation options--such as this treehouse, a tipi, cabins, wall tent glamping, etc. Sven also has a couple cute dogs and one teeny tiny husky puppy that everyone fought over to hold. Rent canoes here as well. Showers are costly (25 cents per minute!) but only because their water has to be brought in via truck so they try not to use too much too quickly. Wifi available.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com Morning in Fairbanks AK, little of the Aurora in the distance. On the Horizon is Mt Denali/McKinley unbelievably beautiful A rainy walk through the park :) I stayed here in the glass gazebo for a night and found it was a pretty good hostel, however I like Sven's Basecamp Hostel in town more.
Billie's is close to the bus system and walking distance to a few attractions in Fairbanks though, and she (Billie the owner) has two overweight pugs and a homey feeling. Free showers unlike Sven's which was one pro over the other hostel.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com Wall tent glamping at Sven's Hostel in Fairbanks.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com Everybody I've spoken to and anything I read about Fairbanks said that the museum was a major highlight...I personally found it quite small and disengaging, although I think if you watch one of the movies (IMAX?) available, you'll have a better experience. I had also already been to the native heritage museum in Barrow, AK which had similar information and relics/displays on native culture and wildlife etc.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com A fun spot to have a drink and people watch. Sample six 4 ounce beers for $12. If you go for a pint, the porter and stout are particularly nice. If in Fairbanks, you GOTTA eat here. Outstanding food and drink, service, and a pretty location right on the river with an outdoor patio option. Tried the signature blackberry limeade and got UH-MAZING pear and gorgonzola bruschetta (in the photo). Also tried the smoked salmon BLT and king crab melt sandwiches.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com I went to the hockey game it was army agents air-force and army won 6 to 0 Statue near entrance of Museum of the North on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sven's Basecamp Hostel office...cutest cabin I've seen in AK so far. Loved this hostel in Fairbanks.
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com The unnoticed flowers It's a Awsome place to hangout with friends and family 👍🏼
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Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Georgeson Botanical Garden, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Museum of the North. Pioneer Park and Pioneer Air Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and free train station pick-up. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, conference space, and concierge services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 94 rooms offer free WiFi, patios, and LED TVs with cable channels. Private yards, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Renovations & Closures

The property is closed between 16 October and 14 May.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 3000 square feet (279 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service are complimentary for guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Rivers Edge Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 94 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 86 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Yard 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6 AM and 9 AM.

Chenas Alaskan Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Miners Hall - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 13.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Rivers Edge Fairbanks
  • Rivers Edge Resort Fairbanks

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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