Chena Hot Springs Resort, Chena Hot Springs

3.6
#29 of 68 in Nature in Alaska
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  • August 11, 2017
    We had one day in Fairbanks before catching the train south so we chose to hit the road for a beautiful drive and a dip in the Hot Springs at Chena. The water was great and the view stunning from the ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Chena hotsprings looks out of date. Price quality does not come over it. We come from the town of the north pole. Distance was well off. Way there after it was wonderful. Moose seen and a golden eagel. Along this road are more than enough hiking trails that really be worth it. After our spicy walk through after chena hotsprings. Snack eaten and gedobbert in the hotspring. Food could be better but acceptable waiter had obviously no sense to. Locker room is just aftanzig. Hotspring is delicious but also really to renewal. Further, it seemed that this run by a sect/community haha just did what peculiar.
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  • August 5, 2017
    What a waste of time. Went to the ice sculpture place and the tour guide sold tickets for tour saying about 45 minutes. Tour was less than 15. Went to buy tickets for 1 dog show as listed on the activ...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    We visited here in the summer and there are still plenty of activities to keep busy. It was nice to see the flowers blooming and the days here were quite warm. Accommodation is very good in the lodge rooms which have been renovated recently. Beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious enough for 2, clean and bright. Staff are pleasant and helpful in their interactions with us so far. The Ice museum is a must see. The hot springs are very very hot in parts but common sense applies and we got out of the water after about 15 minutes to cool off and drink water. Food in the restaurant is of a good standard and tasty with generous portions. Overall we are very impressed with our visit to the Chena Hot Springs resort.
  • May 13, 2017
    I only drove to Chena Hot Springs for the hot spring and the ice museum. Both were pretty cool. The hot spring was very clean and nice. The people running it were fine, and the guests were okay. There's also a warm pool and three hot tubs (one outside) for those with kids under 18. The ice museum was fantastic. All the impressive work that goes into that place is beyond words. The tour got a little awkward at the end for those who don't order drinks because then you're just sitting at the ice bar, but even that is cool. I'd recommend this place to people who love nature and like the very community driven vacation spots.
  • July 3, 2017
    At the restaurant we waited for 10 minutes at the 'wait to be seated sign'. Since no one came I stepped in to the dining area to be seen. A waiter asked if we had been helped then rudely told me to wait outside by the sign. We sat for dinner about 6 PM. The waiter brought our water and menus, but that was the last we saw of him. After 15 minutes we left. If the water was indicative of the meal that could have been, then it would have been foul. Annoyed by the restaurant we didn't buy shirts at the gift shop. We did wade in the hot spring. It was nice, but I think a great tagline for the hot spring would be 'the less you know about microbiology, the more you will enjoy the water.' Finally, we wanted to have a drink at the ice bar. As it turns out, it is only accessible by taking the ice museum tour for $15 a head.
  • June 12, 2017
    Stayed in one of the fox rooms, very comfortable. Decided to do a guided atv tour, which was to tons of fun and our guide was super nice! Had dinner at their restaurant which was yummy! They grow their own food that use in the restaurant and you can tell. They also give tours showing how they are working on being self-sufficient, this includes energy, food, and recycling. The hot springs are of course fantastic, and extremely relaxing. Service was great, all the employees are super nice. I would definitely come back, but recommend bringing a cooler if you don't want to rely on the food they have here.
  • April 2, 2017
    Beautiful place and nice staff. However, the place can use a face lift. The parking is scarce specially on a weekend. Also went to the pool/hot springs. Didn't like the idea of having to use quarters for the lockers. Management could have easily included that cost on top of the admission price. The locker room could also use a little renovation. The pool is also dated. The hot springs area is good. Liked the big rocks surrounding the area. The ice museum was nice. Unique experience. Definitely recommend checking it out.

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