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170 site RV Park and Camp­ground on the banks of the Chena River 


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Approx­i­mate­ly 6 miles above Tako­ma Bluff, just above the mouth of Eure­ka Creek on riv­er left. Sleeps 3 com­fort­ably, 6 max.

This rus­tic, 2024 log cab­in with a cov­ered porch sits in the for­est close to the Chena Riv­er about 53 miles from Fair­banks inside the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area. It has the vibe of an old-time trapper’s cab­in, with great riv­er access.

This framed 1220 cab­in about 45 miles from Fair­banks is wired for elec­tric­i­ty and offers a par­ti­tioned sleep­ing area, with space for up to four adults and a bit of pri­va­cy. Locat­ed inside the Gran­ite Tors Camp­ground, the cab­in is a great base for explor­ing both the Chena Hot Springs Win­ter Trail (also known as the Yukon Quest Trail) and the 15-mile Gran­ite Tors Trail.

A cozy 1412 log cab­in inside a 61-acre park with a boat launch site on the Salcha Riv­er about 40 miles south­east of Fair­banks in the Tanana Riv­er Val­ley. The site is known for its grayling fish­ing, with a July salmon run. With ski­ing and snow­ma­chin­ing in win­ter. The cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions mid-May through mid-September.

This hand­some 1624 log cab­in with a sleep­ing loft sits on the banks of the Chena Riv­er about 48 miles from Fair­banks, fea­tur­ing the musi­cal flow of the crys­tal riv­er with decent fish­ing for grayling or a launch spot for float trips. It’s ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of Park Ranger Dar­ryl Hunt, who man­aged the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area from 1994 to 2003.

This airy and hand­some 1620 cab­in with a sleep­ing loft stands in a pop­u­lar camp­ground next to an 800-acre fish­ing and boat­ing lake about 59 miles south­east of Fair­banks. The cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions May 1 through Sept. 30 because it is used to house camp­ground hosts.

The White Moun­tain Nation­al Recre­ation Area has over 200 miles of win­ter trails that are shared by dog mush­ers, ski­iers, ski­jor­ers, and snow machin­ers and sev­er­al cab­ins have been built along the White Moun­tain win­ter trails to pro­vide vis­i­tors with safe­ty and com­fort dur­ing their adventures.

Down­riv­er from the mouth of Coal Creek on the left bank of the Yukon. Boat or hike in.

Cab­in sleeps 3 in South West White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area

16′ x 16′ cab­in in the White Moun­tains Recre­ation Area

Locat­ed at the end of the trail between Fos­sil Gap Trail and Fos­sil Creek Trail, in the White Moun­tains Recre­ation Area. 

Locat­ed off of Windy Creek Trail Near Beaver Creek in White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area.

Locat­ed off of the mid­dle of Wick­er­sham Creek Trail, sleeps 4.

This cozy 10×16 cab­in inside a camp­ground about 22 miles up the Elliott High­way from Fair­banks offers great access to the 400-acre Chatani­ka State Recre­ation Area with near­by sled and ATV trails, and boat­ing on the Chatani­ka Riv­er. Wired for elec­tric­i­ty, the cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions May 1 through Sept. 30.

This large 2024 cab­in with a broad, cov­ered front porch sup­port­ed by burled posts looks out over the Chena Riv­er and fea­tures excep­tion­al access with wheel­chair suit­able ramps. Locat­ed about 37 miles from Fair­banks in the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area, the cab­in nes­tles in a hand­some spruce-birch for­est on the riv­er inside the 254,000-acre recre­ation area.

Cab­in at the inter­sec­tion of Windy Creek Trail and Cache Moun­tain Loop Trail in the White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area 

Cab­in at the end of Bear Creek Trail in the White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area. 


Bed & Breakfasts

Season: Year Round $195+

At A Taste of Alas­ka lodge you’ll find com­fort­able, mod­ern accom­mo­da­tions. This quaint lodge feels more like a B&B, but has all of the pri­va­cy of a hotel.


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Season: August 21 – April 10, June 7 – August 18 $1746+ shoulder 2 nights 2 guests 2+ Nights

Locat­ed on a qui­et ridge­line out­side of Fair­banks, the Bore­alis Base­camp offers 20 ele­gant igloos and a new vil­lage with 5 auro­ra-view­ing cubes, includ­ing a fam­i­ly suite cus­tom-designed and specif­i­cal­ly posi­tioned to max­i­mize your view­ing of the North­ern Lights. You’ll also have the chance to take advan­tage of the camps many win­ter activ­i­ties like dogsled­ding, snow­ma­chin­ing, snow­shoe­ing, and fat-tire biking. 

Season: May 15 to Sep 15 $219+

This resort is a col­lec­tion of pri­vate cot­tages set along the scenic Chena Riv­er. The own­ers want­ed to cre­ate a pri­vate expe­ri­ence that was also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, and that encour­aged guests to expe­ri­ence the out­doors. River’s Edge Resort does just that. The loca­tion is not far from town, but just out­side each cot­tage guests can take a walk along the riv­er or enjoy the flo­ral dis­plays across the property.

Season: Mid-May to Mid-Sept $99+

Set on the banks of the Chena Riv­er, the 328-room Fair­banks Princess Hotel boasts all the atmos­phere of a wilder­ness lodge, yet it’s also one of the city’s most lux­u­ri­ous prop­er­ties. It’s also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, close to the air­port, shops, and restau­rants. You can take a shut­tle down­town to enjoy the sites, or enjoy walk­ing around the var­i­ous gar­dens and trails on the lodge prop­er­ty. When it is time to dine, enjoy the ele­gant Edgewater  ...more

Season: Year Round $195+

At A Taste of Alas­ka lodge you’ll find com­fort­able, mod­ern accom­mo­da­tions. This quaint lodge feels more like a B&B, but has all of the pri­va­cy of a hotel.

Season: Year Round $219+

Sophie Sta­tion Suites has 149 suites that are per­fect for busi­ness trav­el­ers or vaca­tion­ing fam­i­lies. All are one-bed­room units and come with a bal­cony and full kitchen. And if you don’t want to cook, you can get all three meals at the restau­rant, Zach’s.

Season: Year Round $254+

Pike’s Water­front Lodge in Fair­banks sits along the banks of the beau­ti­ful Chena Riv­er. Inside, you’ll find com­fort­able accom­mo­da­tions; out­side are beau­ti­ful gar­dens and a green­house grow­ing let­tuce, straw­ber­ries, and toma­toes. Dine inside, or out on the water­front deck. The hotel also has Wi-fi, to help you stay con­nect­ed while on vacation. 

Season: Year Round $239+

Set out­side of the down­town bus­tle in a nat­u­ral­ly wood­ed envi­ron­ment, the resort’s lodge-style build­ings are spread out across 30 acres. Walk the mean­der­ing paths, which are punc­tu­at­ed by flower gar­dens, or explore an old miner’s cab­in. Inside the hotel, the home-suite-home” 1- and 2‑bedroom suites are a great option for groups and families.

Season: Year Round $89+

Stay at the Bridge­wa­ter Hotel, and you’re get­ting a front row seat on down­town Fairbanks.

Season: Year Round $79+

Mod­ern and styl­ish, the West­mark Fair­banks Hotel is con­ve­nient­ly sit­u­at­ed in down­town Fair­banks. The hotel boasts 400 guest rooms, yet pro­vides the per­son­al ser­vice of a small hotel. Fea­tures include spa­cious rooms, a fit­ness cen­ter, two new restau­rants, and free Wi-Fi. Relax in your room or go for a stroll through the hotel’s fresh herb garden.

Season: May 17 to Sep 09 $219+

You’re just a few min­utes from down­town Fair­banks and all the major shop­ping sights, but at this 157-room resort hotel — part of the city’s renowned Foun­tain­head Hotels fam­i­ly— you’ll feel like you’ve found a qui­et place in the wilderness.