Fodor's Expert Review Aurora Express

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

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.

PROS

  • area's most distinctive lodging
  • sweeping valley views
  • 1,500-square-foot open-air pavilion

CONS

  • far from town
  • phone in common area only
  • unique decor not for everyone

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-474–0949 | 800-221–0073

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed early Sept.–late May, Breakfast, No children under 12

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