Situated near the Chena River State Recreation Area in Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs Resort features breathtaking sights, a hot springs lake and pool house, and the Aurora Ice Museum.

Chena Hot Springs Resort is ideal for family vacations, getaways with friends, or romantic trips.

1. Rooms & Suites at Chena Hot Springs Resort

Rooms & Suites at Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Featuring several lodges, cabins, and campsites, Chena Hot Springs Resort has a variety of accommodations for visitors of the resort.

With 40 guest rooms and suites, the Moose Lodge boasts homey décor, up-to-date amenities, and comfortable bedding. Each room contains two queen-sized beds, a full bathroom, and an 8-channel television. These rooms can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Guests can also request ADA-accessible rooms in the Moose Lodge.

Visitors may also choose to stay in one of the resort’s 32 Fox Rooms. These rooms are smaller than those at the Moose Lodge, with two double beds and a ¾ bath, but they contain similar amenities. The Fox Rooms are also closer to the hot springs.

For more space, guests can book one of the Bear Family Suites. These suites include two rooms that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The suite includes adjoining rooms with two queen beds, two twin beds, and one and a half baths. This suite contains only one bath and shower.

Chena Hot Springs offers a selection of freestanding cabins as well. Cabins do not include running water or an indoor bathroom facility. Each includes a television and DVD player, a microwave, a coffeemaker, and a heater. Guests can choose from:

Gold Cabin - The Gold Cabin can accommodate 3 people. It includes a king-sized bed and a twin-sized pullout bed. It also supplies a mini fridge.

Jade Cabin - Able to accommodate 2 guests, the Jade Cabin has one king-sized bed.

Forget-Me-Not Cabin - The Forget-Me-Not Cabin can sleep 6 people in its 2 double beds and pullout bed. It features a toaster, refrigerator, and table with chairs.

Dog Musher’s Cabin - A maximum of 4 guests can stay at the Dog Musher’s Cabin. This cabin has a king-sized bed and a pullout bed. It also includes a refrigerator.

Ptarmigan Cabin - With 2 twin beds, a futon, and a full-sized bed, the Ptarmigan Cabin can accommodate 6 people. It includes a mini fridge, toaster, and table and chairs.

King Salmon Cabin - The King Salmon Cabin includes 3 double beds and a pullout bed, and it sleeps up to 8 people. It includes a mini fridge and toaster.

Guests can also reserve camping spaces or yurts to stay at the Chena Hot Springs. Camping sites include space for an RV or two tents. Yurt tents can sleep up to 3 people and include a table, three chairs, and three cots.

Camping site amenities include:

- Coin-operated laundry facilities

- Drinking water

- Waste dump station

Chena Hot Springs Resort also offers pet friendly lodging throughout their resort.

2. Chena Hot Springs Resort Dining & Spa

Chena Hot Springs Resort Dining & Spa
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Chena Hot Springs Resort features a slew of dining options for guests to enjoy during their stay.

The Chena Hot Springs Restaurant highlights local and seasonal cuisine where guests can enjoy a wide variety of dining options, including hearty sandwiches, fresh seafood, and soups. Meals even include vegetables grown in the Hot Springs’ own greenhouses. The Chena Hot Springs Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For an evening drink, guests can visit the Trails End Lounge. This full-service bar offers local beers, as well as handcrafted cocktails and other beverages.

Guests can also visit Chena Hot Springs Resort’s Aurora Cafe. Located in the Activity Center, this shop features soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as baked goods, ice cream, and coffee.


For a day of rest and relaxation, guests can enjoy a variety of spa services at the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Across from the Pool Deck, visitors can order a signature massages and reflexology treatments from a licensed massage therapist. Guests can choose between Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and pregnancy massage.

Any adult guests are also encouraged to visit the hot water springs to enjoy their therapeutic benefits. Warmed naturally and infused with minerals, these waters are thought to have healing properties.

The resort also offers outdoor and indoor hot tubs, as well as two heated indoor pools.

3. More About the Chena Hot Springs Resort

More About the Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Family Services & Kids’ Club

The Chena Hot Springs Resort has much to offer families that visit. Family fun packages, swim passes, and lodging deals are available to families and children that book a stay at the resort. The pool house also includes a separate family pool.

Weddings, Reunions & Conference Facilities

The Chena Hot Springs Resort’s picturesque location and facilities make it ideal for gatherings of any size.

Guests looking to book an event at the resort will have a variety of available spaces from which to choose. Whether looking for a meeting space, classroom, or banquet hall, the hotel offers more than 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for visitors to rent for corporate retreats and weddings alike.

Each facility can be outfitted with a variety of technological and audio-visual equipment, and catering from the chefs at Chena Hot Springs Resort is available for any event.

Available facilities include Northern Lights viewing rooms, the Activity Center Greenhouse, or the Arctic Celebrations meeting room.

Couples can also make their wedding-day dreams come true at the Chena Hot Springs Resort. The resort offers a range of indoor and outdoor venues that are perfect for weddings of any size and aesthetic, including the Aurora Ice Museum. The resort supplies multiple wedding packages, culinary services, and ceremony coordination by an on-site event planner.

Additional wedding services include:

- Lodging for the married couple

- Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (Summer)

- Sleigh Rides (Winter)

- Faux fur cape rental

- Transportation to and from the resort

The resort can host events with up to 300 guests. Get Rates

Chena Hot Springs Resort, 17600 Chena Hot Springs Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712, Phone: 907-451-8104

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