Where else can you stay on a homestead, in a lodge built by the family from trees they harvested on their property? Plus, have views of Mt. Denali, feast on raspberries from the family plot and still be only 15 minutes from downtown Fairbanks? The Eberhardt family has created this unique combination at A Taste of Alaska Lodge. You’ll find comfortable, modern accommodations, a friendly, welcoming family and beautiful grounds at their lodge, which feels like a B&B but has the privacy of a hotel.

Homesteading Heritage

Located on 280 acres that was homesteaded by Walter and Dorothy Eberhardt just after WWII, the 7,000 square-foot lodge was developed by their son Dave and his wife Debbie. The logs and the milled wood were cut on site, and Dave made sure to construct a building with spacious rooms, all of which include private baths and decks.

Their son Kory runs the place now. He was raised making beds, cleaning rooms and whipping up wild blueberry pancakes and egg puffs, so it’s a natural progression. Kory’s also a concierge, historian, cook and guide for visitors to the lodge. He can help you pick out a tour, suggest a hike on the property, let you know when the Northern Lights are out and arrange sled dog trips or give you a pair of snowshoes.

Vintage Vibe, Plus Wifi

Popular with Europeans, Japanese and independent travelers from the U.S., the Eberhardts developed their lodge to feel like a home. Debbie’s collected antiques from around the country decorate the rooms so you’ll feel like you’re at the home of your grandparents or parents. But the lodge isn’t antiquated. All rooms have satellite television and there’s Wi-Fi throughout the building. Also, the small details are attended to, like high thread-count towels and bedding, with handmade quilts so you’ll be warm even in winter, when many travelers visit the lodge in search of northern lights, dog sled tours and snowshoeing.

In addition to the rooms in the Main Lodge, couples or families can rent out the Cottage, Spruce House or the Log House. The three earliest buildings, framed with wood that was milled on site, include kitchens and multiple beds, perfect for families, couples or newlyweds.

Enchanted Forest

The grounds are framed by boreal forests and include a pond, fields, views of Mt. Denali and beds of annuals and perennials that the family spends two weeks each summer planting and tending. The bright, festive flowers are the perfect backdrop for ab elopement.

Whether the lodge is your country base for a city trip or your destination for Northern Lights viewing, you’ll find yourself in a piece of Alaskan history, hosted by an Alaskan family.

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • Breakfast
  • Wireless internet
  • Local TV
  • Different lodging styles to accommodate all guests
  • Assistance booking local activities

Getting There

551 Eberhardt Road
Fairbanks, AK 99712

From the Fairbanks Airport: From Airport Way/Old Airport Road, turn left onto Byers Access Rd, and then your first right onto Airport Way. Turn left onto Steese Highway. From there take the Chena Hot Springs Road exit, and merge onto Chena Hot Springs rd. Turn right on Eberhardt Road and the lodge will be on the right.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Rates Main Lodge // Private Room/2 Person Reservation | $195
Main Lodge // Family Suite/2 Person Reservation | $205
Cottage // 2 Person Reservation | $225
Log House // 2 Person Reservation | $255
The Spruce Room // 2 Person Reservation | $235
Accessible Suite // 2 Person Reservation | $205
Rate Notes Additional person over age 5: $35

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A Taste of Alaska Lodge