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Chena Hot Springs

56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks, is the Chena Hot Springs Resort.  This premier attraction was founded in 1905 and is famous for its natural hot springs which provide a welcome warm relief from the harsh cold temperatures of Alaska.

It is home of the world famous “Aurora Bar & Ice Museum” where you can have an Appletini cocktail in a glass made of ice, whilst sitting on a stool made of ice, at a bar made of ice, being surrounded by some amazing sculptures made of ice – truly amazing !

With over 80x winter accommodation options (& more in summer), winter outdoors activity tours and their outstanding restaurant that boasts partial “paddock-to-plate” principles, it’s worth the trip out to see for the day or to stay a night or 2 and spoil yourselves.


17600 Chena Hot Springs Road

Pikes Waterfront Lodge

Welcome to your Fairbanks hotel on the Chena River, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Our friendly staff await you! How can we help you today?

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge offers comfortable rooms many with scenic views, a steam room, riverside deck, restaurant, a comfortable lounge and wireless Internet in the public areas and most sleeping rooms.

Our hotel is just minutes from the Fairbanks Alaska airport, next door to famous Pike’s Landing restaurant.

 1850 Hoselton Drive

Fairbanks, AK 99709