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Private Cabin @ Alaska's Only 100+ Year Old Chena Hot Springs Resort

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 18 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) NO bathroom or running water! Comfy King Size Log Bed

Please DO NOT contact the front desk at the resort to rent this cabin or ask anything about it. It is privately owned & operated. Unfortunately, they will not be able to assist you.

We are HIGHLY ALLERGIC so we do NOT rent to smokers at all.

Enjoy a truly once in a lifetime rustic Alaskan experience by staying in our adorable cabin on the resort property!

Heated with an oil stove keeping it warm and toasty even in the coldest temperatures! Comfy King Size Log Bed.

It is a DRY cabin which means it does NOT have a BATHROOM or running water like all of the cabins on the resort property. Outhouse is 30 seconds away. Bathrooms are only a ONE minute walk from the cabin in the Activity Center (OPEN 24 hours daily-best option), the Pool House lobby (7AM-12AM) at $15 daily fee per person per day, to use the showers and hot springs lake.

CANCELATION POLICY

NO REFUND if canceled 29 days or less unless we are able to obtain another guest booking for the same time period.

2 PERSON MAXIMUM - ONE COMFY KING SIZE BED ONLY.

The cabin is completely renovated, looks and feels like a deluxe cabin with nice amenities.

POOL HOUSE, HOT SPRINGS LAKE AND SHOWERS

Purchase daily adult swim passes for $15 each at the Pool House desk. Enjoy a soak or swim and shower in the Pool House and Locker rooms. Bring quarters for the lockers.

Full Service Restaurant/Lounge (7AM-10PM). Fresh snacks, sandwiches, soup, salads and Mac & cheese available in Aurora Cafe inside the Activity Center along with various packaged items.

WIFI

There is no WIFI or internet available at the cabin. You may purchase WIFI at the resort front desk for $8 per device. Best reception is in the Activity Center.

FYI - We only rent the cabin for a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM. So whether you book and stay only one night, we block the cabin for a 2 night stay. There is no discount for only staying one night.

However, you won't have to check out by 11AM the next morning. It makes for a leisurely visit and you can stay a little later the next morning since the cabin has been reserved for the 2nd night.

CABIN DESCRIPTION

A 2 night stay is required for all bookings. The 30 year old cabin was completely renovated inside and out in 2010 and is super cozy with a comfy king size log bed, 40 inch LCD TV & DVD player, 65 movie library, mini refrigerator & microwave, 2 luggage racks, 2 folding chairs, burl table & 2 chairs.

AMENITIES

Cleaning the cabin after your stay is included in the rental rate with no additional fees, please leave any used robes or towels hanging on the closet hooks before leaving and the cabin cleaner will take care of them.

The cabin has 2 Spa Robes & 2 pool towels for the hot springs, 2 folding chairs for the deck, 2 luggage racks, 2 head lamps for using in the dark, boot grippers for walking on icy surfaces, oil heated stove to keep it warm even in the coldest Alaskan temperatures!

FEATURES

It is beautifully decorated with gorgeous aurora photos taken by Alaskan photographer Todd Salat 'The Aurora Chaser' on one wall. Photos of the resort's activities taken by the cabin owners adorn the other wall.

Enjoy the afternoon sun on the deck of the cabin & watch Moose walk right by! The Moose photo was taken by the owner last summer while sitting on the deck reading a book.

LOCATION AT RESORT

It's a short ONE minute walk to the Activity Center (24 hours daily - best option) or resort's Restaurant (7AM-10PM) or Pool House (7AM-12AM). You can shower at the Pool House after your swim ($15 per person per day) and arrive at the cabin refreshed!

HOW TO GET TO CHENA HOT SPRINGS RESORT

You can either book the Resort's Chena Shuttle Service which is $199 round trip for a Single Person or or $250 round trip for two persons on same reservation in same van.

CHENA SHUTTLE VAN TRANSPORTATION

After booking your cabin and receiving confirmation, you may book the resort's round trip Chena Shuttle van transportation.

Please contact Natasha at (907) 451-8104 x 7 to book and pay for the transportation. The resort does combine van transportation groups so you may be required to spend a few hours upon arrival at the airport before the van picks you up. You will be notified of the pick up time and of any changes.

Or you can rent a car at the Fairbanks, Alaska airport (Alamo, Avis, Budget, National) and it's about 1 hour 20 minute drive from the airport to the resort.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Depart Fairbanks International Airport on Airport Way and travel about six miles staying on Airport Way. Turn left on the Steese Expressway intersection right before Ft. Wainwright Main Gate.

Take the Steese Expressway towards Fox about 3-4 miles and turn right onto the Chena Hot Springs Road exit about three miles from downtown Fairbanks.

Keep driving to the very end of Chena Hot Springs Road at mile 56.5 mile (completely paved and maintained year round) and you are there! Be on the look out for moose along the way on the side of the road!

So if you want a fabulous Alaskan getaway in a comfy cabin with amenities close by at a wonderful hot springs resort, this cabin is for you!

AURORA VIEWING & CABIN GUIDELINES

The Sun's Solar activity cycle increases which is GREAT news for those seeking their 1st Northern Lights experience! One of the best places on the planet to see them is at Chena Hot Springs Resort from August 21 to April 21 each year which we call "Aurora Season".

It is recommended to stay a minimum of 3 nights for a 75% chance of seeing them. See the Aurora Borealis move above your head while relaxing in the natural outdoor hot springs rock lake (ages 18+) in winter at the resort! Or take an Aurora Viewing tour for a close up view. Check out the Chena Hot Springs dot com website to view the list of summer and winter activities available.

CABIN GUIDELINES

* Please NO smoking of any kind inside or outside around cabin since the owners are highly allergic

* Check in at 3PM and check out at 11AM. Max. 2 persons, must be ages 25 & over, 48 hr notice required for reservations & payment

* Cabin cleaned and bed sheets changed after each guest stay

* Pet Friendly - $25 dog fee for entire stay. 25 lb. max. Please bring a leash and clean up after your dog. Maximum 2 dogs.

* No parties please! Resort owners live directly behind the cabin and you may be asked to leave without a refund if things get rowdy.

More Details

Owner
Denise Ferree
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Denise Ferree

Denise and George Ferree have lived in Alaska since 1965 and 1972 respectively.

We love the freedom Alaska provides and its natural beauty and wildlife.

We enjoy sharing our private romantic getaway cabin at Chena Hot Springs Resort with all would be adventurers and dog lovers!

We have three little poochies of our own who love going to the cabin and heading in the woods for long walks and exploring.

The cabin's location on the resort property provides a unique opportunity to see moose walk right by the front door while still enjoying all the amenities you expect nearby, less than a minute's walk away!

Come see for yourself and book your Alaskan hot springs getaway today!

Denise Ferree purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Denise Ferree chose Alaska

George and Denise purchased the cabin in 2008 from the original owners who had owned it for 30 years and started renovations. After two years of long weekends and lots of elbow grease it was finally ready for visitors in December 2010!

Come see it for yourself and enjoy its comfort and natural beauty right outside your door!

Fairbanks offers lots of activities in summer and winter, so be sure to check out the Explore Fairbanks dot com website to learn more about what is available to see and do when you are headed this way.

Also check out Chena Hot Springs website for photos of the incredible activities offered year round to keep you entertained while enjoying your Alaskan getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much! The cabin & Chena was perfect to spend New Years & ring in 2014!
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Fairbanks

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 18 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , NO BATHROOM OR RUNNING WATER.
  • 2 PERSON MAXIMUM! We only rent to non-smoking guests since owners are extremely allergic. Ages 25 & over. 48 hour notice required for all reservations and payment. Cabin is DRY with NO BATHROOM or running water like all the other cabins at the resort. Restrooms are a short 1 minute walk to Resort restaurant or pool house lobby. Purchase a $15 swim pass for a soak & shower privileges. The cabin includes King Size log bed, 40 inch LCD TV & 65 movie library, mini-frig and microwave. Oversized pool towels & spa robes are included for use during your stay. The cabin is heated with a TOYO heater fueled by oil and keeps it warm and cozy even in the most extreme temperatures! FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE The resort's full service restaurant and lounge are open from 7A-10P for meals. The Lounge is open until 2AM on Friday & Saturday nights. You can purchase snacks, ice cream, non-alcoholic beverages and other items at the Aurora Cafe in the Activity Center from 9A-12AM
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
All buildings are just a short 1 minute walk from the cabin located next to the Moose Lodge. The natural hot springs rock lake (ages 18+) & indoor pool are open daily from 7a-12a. Pool towels available in the cabin for your use at the hot springs. Resort's restrooms are in the Pool House Lobby open 7a-12 Midnight, Resort Restaurant open 7a-10p, Activity Center open 24 hours. The cabin includes comfy King Size log bed, a 40 inch LCD TV & 65 movie library, mini-frig and microwave. Spa robes and beach towels are included for use during your stay. Cabin is heated with a TOYO heater fueled by oil and keeps it warm and cozy even in the most extreme temperatures in winter! Resort's Restaurant has delicious meal choices open daily from 7A-10P. Or snacks in the Aurora Cafe inside the Activity Center open from 9A-9P daily. Check out the available activities at the Activity Center as they change daily depending on weather.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Private Cabin @ Alaska's Only 100+ Year Old Chena Hot Springs Resort
average rating of 4.806452 based on 73 reviews
5

Perfect Hideaway From the Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We loved being away from the rest of the people in the lodges! It was easy to arrive at our schedule and the cabin was easy to find. We had a little trouble with the lock code but once we got the hang of it, we were good to go! The owners were flexible about us having a third occupant, which was nice since my husband and I came to Alaska to visit my sister and we didn't want to have too book a stay in the lodge. We loved the complimentary treats and the location of the cabin! It was a short distance walk to everything and the cabin is fully stocked with robes, towels, extra blankets and pillows, cards, and DVs! I highly recommend this choice for anyone staying at the Chena hot springs!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

cute little cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is tiny but it was great for for us. We spent 4 nights at Chena hot springs and we had great time. Bed is really comfortable and it was hard to get out.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, private and peaceful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

As advertised, lots of amenities, super cozy bed. Watched the Northern Lights through the north facing window. Definitely recommend this site!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Rowena! Sounds like the Northern Lights sighting was the cherry on the top of your stay in our cozy cabin! Thanks for coming! We appreciate your business! Warmest regards, Denise
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5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well kept, bed and sheets were comfy, lighting was awesome.! Only thing was the porch light didn't work, but wouldn't bring down the top notch rating. Definitely would stay in the cabin again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Chena

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very inviting and perfectly located. It is close enough to all of the ammenities you will use at Chena yet separated to where you feel you have some privacy. The owners have done a great job of thinking of little things to make your stay comfortable. The bed is comfortable and the decor is well done. There are plenty of bathroom facilities on premises that not having one in the cabin is not a big inconveinence. I would recommend to anyone staying at Chena.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Joel: So glad you enjoyed your stay in our cozy cabin! Hope you saw the Aurora! Warmest regards, Denise
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Had such a nice time on our little romantic getaway, highly recommend this adorable cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Fairbanks
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
56 Miles
Steese Highway
Car: necessary

60 scenic miles NE of Fairbanks. 1+ hr. from downtown Fairbanks or 1 hour 20 minutes from the Fairbanks airport on a completely paved year round maintained road.

The resort boasts 1940 acres of beautiful wilderness with an opportunity to see wildlife on the drive out along Chena Hot Springs Road and on nature walks at the resort.

It is also one of the best places on the planet to see the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights'. Winter 2013-2014 will be the best Aurora viewing in over a decade.

Come see them for yourself and check it off your bucket list!

Other Activities: shopping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseshoes, wildlife viewing, hiking

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$132
 
 
High Aurora Season
21 Aug 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$213
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$194
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$33.44
Tax Rate 8.0%

Final cleaning fee included in rental rates. Please leave used robes and towels on floor next to red door.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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