Fodor's Expert Review Chatanika Lodge

Mile 28.5, 5760 Steese Hwy., Chatanika, Alaska, 99712, USA

Rocket scientists from the nearby Poker Flat Research Range gather at this cedar lodge, as do mushers, snowmachiners, and local families (including the owners, who expanded the bar so much it consumed their cabin). The eclecticism of the clientele is matched by the decor, which includes bear skins, exercise bikes, and a John Wayne memorabilia wall. Most of the thousands of Christmas lights at the lodge stay up year-round. The rooms generally have a double and single bed, a sink, and a television; some have Wi-Fi. The toilets and showers are down the hall.

PROS

  • a local favorite
  • decor is full of Alaskan character
  • friendly, longtime owners

CONS

  • long drive from Fairbanks
  • shared bathrooms
  • dated interiors

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-389–2164

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals
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