Only a few hours north of Fairbanks is Cheena Hot Springs.  I headed there with a reservation for one of their Yurts.  I have thought of Yurts as “glamping”, but have never stayed in one. I found the Yurt to be cold.  The cot provided was fine, but I have my own cot in my camping gear.

While it was nice to enjoy the springs and ice house, it would have been nicer to camp on the Cheena River and spend fewer hours at the resort.

The resort had a lot of construction in progress and is best suited for families. They have a lot of different activities like mountain bike rentals, horseback riding, etc.  Each activity is priced a la carte and by person.  I overheard some other guests talking about this being a pricey resort.

 

The ice house was interesting- though you can’t stay long inside as it is very cold. I liked learning a little about the geothermal energy system.

 

 

The Appletini drink served in a glass made of ice was very good. The bar, the chairs, etc are all made of ice.

 

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