River's Edge Resort

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Hear “cabin” and you think wilderness. But a “cottage”? That's a little more civilized.

Your Little House on the River

That kind of comfort was the idea behind this Fairbanks resort along the Chena River. You can stay in one of 86 cottages, each with a patio and a big, photo-op-worthy flower pot, as well as a private full bath with vanity, two queen beds, phone, and TV. The owners, Linda Anderson and Steve Frank, are a third-generation Fairbanks family, and they have deep roots in the community. Their enthusiasm for this area spills over into the hotel and its personalized service. When they started the resort, they wanted guests to have plenty of privacy, as well as easy access to the trails along the river. Even so, the quiet retreat is still convenient to the airport and downtown.

Plenty of Activities, and Dinner Waiting

Plenty of activities are also close by, too. Staff can help you book trips to the Gold Mine, Riverboat Discovery, as well as land and air tours to the Arctic Circle.

Shuttle service for a nominal fee is available to Pioneer Park, the University of Alaska Museum and the downtown Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center.

In addition, the River's Edge Resort offers its own Historical Fairbanks Tour that departs every morning from the hotel and highlights some of the town's best attractions. Or, you can just take a leisurely walk along the Chena River.

And since you’re in a cottage, rather than a cabin, you don’t have to fend for yourself for meals. The resort boasts a renowned (but comfortably casual) restaurant, Chena’s Alaskan Grill, which overlooks the river and serves steaks and fresh seafood.


Hotel Features

  • Conveniently located close to the airport (2.5 miles) and downtown Fairbanks (approximately 4 miles)
  • Tranquil and scenic setting along the banks of the Chena River
  • Conference facilities for up to 200
  • 86 private cottages, wi-fi avialable
  • 8 lodge suites, wi-fi available
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the railroad and airport
  • Family dining at Chena's Alaskan Grill on the River's Edge
  • Local & Arctic Tours
  • Breakfast Buffet

Room Features

  • Private riverfront and garden cottages
  • Full Private Bath
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Private Patio

Getting There

4200 Boat Street
Fairbanks, AK 99709

From Highway 3 North: Take East Airport Way, exit left on Sportsmans Way and turn left immediately on Boat Street. Drive .6 miles. First entrance is to the RV Park, and second entrance is to the Hotel, Cottages, and Restaurant.

By Train: Fairbanks Train Depot is located at 1745 Johansen Expressway. Contact hotel for transfer options from depot to hotel.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May 13 - Sept 15
May 15 - May 31 River Front Cottage // $229 | Single or Double Occupancy
Lodge Suite // $199 | Single or Double Occupancy
Garden Cottage // $199 | Single or Double Occupancy
Jun 1 - Sep 17 River Front Cottage // $239 | Single or Double Occupancy
Lodge Suite // $219 | Single or Double Occupancy
Garden Cottage // $219 | Single or Double Occupancy
Rate Notes Add $10 for rollaways and cribs. Four guests maximum per cottage. Two guests maximum per Lodge Suite. Prices shown above are the standard rate and do not include tax.


River's Edge Resort

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