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  • 1550 Chena Ridge Rd. Map It
  • Fairbanks


  • Area's most distinctive lodging
  • Sweeping valley views


  • Far from town
  • Phone in common area only
  • No kids under 12

Fodor's Review

Rooms inside historic railcars make this off-the-beaten-path inn well worth the detour. The renovated Alaska Railroad cars, which sit on 700 feet of transplanted tracks, contain rooms filled with Victorian furnishings. The caboose is especially nice, and very romantic. Breakfast is served each morning as it would be for passengers riding the rails—in the dining car. On the way to it, you can enjoy the panoramic views the inn's hillside setting affords.

Hotel Information


1550 Chena Ridge Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99709, USA

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907-474–0949; 800-221–0073

Hotel Details:

  • Closed early Sept.–late May
  • 7 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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