An expansive wooden deck facing the Chena River draws a crowd at this luxury lodge in summer. Gold, russet, green, and burgundy accents warm the rustic decor. You can stop by the tour desk to book additional excursions around Fairbanks. The Edgewater Restaurant welcomes diners in suits and dresses or duct-tape-patched Carhartt's work clothes, and there's a daily breakfast buffet during the high season. The lodge is just off the road to Fairbanks International Airport.