What then is frontier? That forgotten country where men and women live with and by and for the land, in self-reliant communities of mutual aid, in a spirit of independence, magnanimity, and trust. — Edward Abbey
We have written before about the tight knit, quirky, and welcoming community that is Fairbanks, but the above quote exemplifies not only Alaska as a whole, but fits Fairbanks perfectly. If you’re looking to experience beautiful, independent, and shear wonder that the Fairbanks community is in the summer time, you’ll need a prime place to stay.
Fairbanks isn’t short on hotels and bed & breakfasts, but you will be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and stunning place than the Alaska Viewpoint Lodge. Tucked away on Chena Ridge, overlooking the sprawling expanse of the Tanana Basin, you couldn’t ask for a better place to relax with a cup of tea and just simply take in the grandness of Alaska.
Five rooms are available, all but one with its own private bathroom. The king-bed suite even has a luxurious jacuzzi tub! Breakfasts are served daily and they will happily accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have.
If you book a room with Alaska Viewpoint Lodge this summer, make sure to ask about discounts. They offer military, senior, Alaska resident, and teacher discounts.
With a perfect rating on Trip Advisor, past guests can’t praise it enough. “It’s like staying at a friend’s house,” one guest from Anchorage, wrote. “Breakfast is ready when you are. The room is comfortable and private. The house is located close to town with a beautiful view (of) Denali and the surrounding mountains. This arrangement is closer to a bed and breakfast than a lodge. Will happily stay again when traveling in the area.”