Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 1
Space 195 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


* 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

Denise Ferree
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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
  • 1 of 42


Fairbanks Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Private Cabin @ Alaska's Only 100+ Year Old Chena Hot Springs Resort
average rating of 4.8 based on 72 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 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!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hilo, HI

Cozy, beautiful and the most comfortable bed

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cabin - it's beautiful inside and out. It was wonderful to wake up with a view of frosty, snow covered trees and the steamy duck pond. We made a little furry squirrel friend that liked to sit in the tree outside the porch and talk to us. The bed is very comfortable and it was difficult to get out of it in the morning, walking just 2 minutes to the hot prings was great motivation though. Loved our stay here and wish we could move in.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Fairbanks Cabin Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

You might like these similar properties