It's clear from the get-go that owner Kory Eberhardt was born to run A Taste of Alaska Lodge—and he does so with great joy. He'll happily share stories of his family's life here: his grandfather homesteaded the property in 1947, and his parents started the lodge in 1992. Though just a 20-minute drive from Fairbanks, A Taste of Alaska is far enough outside town to make you feel as though at a wilderness retreat. The 280-acre property, graced with fields and forested woodlands, has great views of the Alaska Range to the south, and in winter you can see the northern lights. Accommodations include a remote cabin, a two-story log home, or the main lodge. Collectibles decorate the rooms—there's a new delight at almost every turn. The room rate includes a sturdy and delicious breakfast, and Eberhardt offers dinner upon request. An extra bonus, the Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours mushing company is on the property, making it easy to enjoy a ride or more without straying far from your temporary home.