Situated within the grounds of Fairbanks’ Wedgewood Resort, Bear Lodge features a wildlife sanctuary, an auto museum, and quick access to downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.

With 157 guestrooms, Bear Lodge boasts homey décor, up-to-date amenities, and comfortable bedding.

1. Rooms, Suites & Dining

Rooms, Suites & Dining
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Each room contains a private balcony, a high-definition television, and a mini fridge. Guests can book the Single Queen or Double Queen rooms; each includes a sitting area, ironing board, and a coffee maker. For a better view, guests can also choose to book the Deluxe Corner Room, which includes large windows with a view of the resort.

ADA-accessible versions of both the Single Queen and Double Queen rooms are available. These offer wheelchair accessible showers, as well as TTY phones and alarms for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests.

The resort also offers:

- Free wireless Internet

- Computer access

- Board game rental

- Complimentary town shuttle

- Fitness center


Bear Lodge features multiple dining and beverage options for guests to enjoy during their stay.

As the lodge’s signature restaurant, the Golden Bear Restaurant serves comfort food with local and seasonal twists. Guests can enjoy salads, steaks, and fresh Alaskan seafood during the lunch and dinner service. Breakfast includes both a buffet and made-to-order entrees.

For light bar food, appetizers, and a drink, guests can head to the Bear’s Tale Lounge. This full-service bar serves local beers in a relaxed setting. After their meal, guests can even feel free to stay awhile to enjoy the large-screen television or computer station.

Guests can also visit Bear Lodge’s lobby shop, Bear Essentials. This shop features baked goods, coffee, and light snacks, as well as an espresso bar.

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2. More About the Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort

More About the Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort
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Family Services

The Bear Lodge offers board and card game rentals for guests of the resort that families can enjoy.

Weddings, Reunions & Conference Facilities

Although Bear Lodge itself does not offer any event venues, guests of Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort can look to Wedgewood Resort’s facilities for any gathering.

Guests looking to book an event at the hotel will have a variety of available spaces from which to choose. Whether looking for a meeting space, classroom, or banquet hall, the resort offers close to 93,000 square feet of indoor space. These spaces are ideal for business meetings and weddings alike.

Each facility is outfitted with a variety of technological and audio-visual equipment, and catering from the chefs at the resort is available for any event.

Available facilities include the Taiga Center, the Gazebo Room and outdoor patio, and the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

Couples can also make their wedding-day dreams come true when staying at the Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort. The resort offers a range of indoor venues that are perfect for weddings of any size and aesthetic, including the beautiful Borealis Ballroom. The resort supplies lodging for event attendees, culinary services, and ceremony coordination by resort staff.

The resort can accommodate events with up to 400 guests.

Things to Do Nearby

Located near the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, the Bear Lodge offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the sights, hike around the grounds, and observe the wild animals.

On the grounds, guests of the lodge can also visit the Alaska Activity Island for a local’s perspective on Alaska, or the Taiga Center for evening showings of movies made in or about Alaska. These spaces are located within the Wedgewood Resort.

Guests of the lodge can also enjoy visiting museums like the on-site Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, which includes a collection of cars from the twentieth-century. The Museum of the North is located on the University of Alaska – Fairbanks campus where guests can enjoy a look into the cultural and natural history of Alaska.

Bear Lodge even provides transportation to nearby Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park is a museum and theme park that includes restored structures from Fairbanks’ founding, a recreation of an Alaska Native village, and a railroad museum.

Guests of the lodge can also book gold panning tours, riverboat trips, dog sledding excursions, and viewings of the Northern Lights.

Downtown Fairbanks has a variety of restaurants, bars, and coffeehouses for visitors craving a night on the town. Guests can enjoy shopping at the Great Alaskan Bowl Company, which is one of the last bowl mills in the United States, or visit the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska, which is located just outside of Fairbanks. Fairbanks also offers a 16-screen movie theater, arts festivals, and farmers markets. Get Rates

Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, 352 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: 907-452-1442

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