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

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Ferree Cabin in Winter with Aurora Borealis over hillside in background

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairbanks cabin description

The Ferree Cabin is now FOR SALE! $59K. AS IS. Contact the owners with any questions at (907) 347-4491. Thanks!

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.

CANCELATION POLICY
$100 fee if canceled 30 days or more, or if cabin has been off market for 30 days or more because of your booking.
NO REFUND is canceled 29 days or less unless we are able to obtain another guest then $100 cancelation fee applies.

2 PERSON MAXIMUM - ONE KING SIZE BED ONLY.

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. However, there is a restroom open 24 hours per day in the Activity Center for your use only a one minute walk from cabin. 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.

The cabin is completely renovated and looks and feels like a deluxe cabin with nice amenities. All other resort owned cabins are occupied by employees and are not available for rent.

Bathrooms are only a ONE minute walk from the cabin in the Activity Center (24 hours daily-best option), the Pool House lobby (7AM-12AM) or $15 daily fee per person per day, to use the showers and rock lake, Full Service Restaurant/Lounge (7AM-10PM). 3 outhouses are within a 30 second walk available 24 hours a day for that truly Alaskan experience.

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.

Enjoy a truly once in a lifetime rustic Alaskan experience by staying in our adorable cabin on the resort property!

The cabin is the ONLY one available for rent at the resort and located next to the Moose Lodge.

Heated with an oil heated stove keeping it warm and toasty even in the coldest temperatures!

Comfy King Size Log Bed.

CABIN DESCRIPTION
A 2 night stay is required for all bookings. The 30 year old cabin was completely renovated inside and out in 2009 and is super cozy with a comfy king size log bed, 40 inch LCD TV & DVD player, 65 movie library, mini refrigerator & microwave, burl table & 2 chairs.

AMENITIES
Cleaning the cabin after your stay is included in the rental rate with no additional fees, please leave any used robes or towels on the floor next to the red door 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!

CANCELATION POLICY
$100 fee if canceled 30 days or more, or if cabin has been off market for 30 days or more because of your booking.
NO REFUND is canceled 29 days or less unless we are able to obtain another guest then $100 cancelation fee applies.

FEATURES
It is beautifully decorated with gorgeous aurora photos taken by Alaskan photographer Todd Salat 'The Aurora Chaser' on one wall. Photos of Dale Chihuly's Tacoma Glass Bridge 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.

LOCATION AT RESORT
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!

HOW TO GET TO CHENA HOT SPRINGS RESORT
You can either book the Resort's Chena Shuttle Service which is $195 round trip for a Single Person or or $250 round trip for two persons on same reservation in same van.

Please contact Diane Carrio at (907) 451-8104 x 7 or diane@chenahotsprings.com 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.

CHENA SHUTTLE VAN TRANSPORTATION
After booking your cabin and receiving confirmation, you may book the resort's round trip Chena Shuttle van transportation.

It picks up from the Fairbanks Airport to the Resort and return. The cost is $195 round trip for a single person or $250 round trip for two persons on same reservation in same van.

Please contact Diane Carrio at (907) 451-8104 x 7 or diane@chenahotsprings.com 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.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
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!

AURORA VIEWING & CABIN GUIDELINES
The Sun's Solar activity cycle increases in 2014 & 2015 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 mid August-March each year. 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 website to view the list of summer and winter activities available.

CABIN GUIDELINES
* 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 linens 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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 195 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Ages 25+ only....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking inside or directly outside cabin....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact the owners to discuss. We accept dogs only weighing a maximum of 20 pounds or less....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Steps to porch and uneven ground on path to cabin....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    NO BATHROOM OR RUNNING WATER....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • NO BATHROOM

    NO BATHROOM OR RUNNING WATER!...moreless

  • The cabin is DRY with NO BATHROOM or running water like all the other cabins at the Resort. The closest restrooms are in the Resort's restaurant or Pool House Lobby and are a short one minute walk from the cabin. The Activity Center has a restroom open 24 hours per day which is the BEST OPTION. A lighted make-up mirror is installed on the wall by the TV. Bottled water is available in the frig. CANCELLATION POLICY 100% - 30 or more days prior to arrival. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    IPOD player with speakers...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Speaker system with IPOD dock for you own music enjoyment. Bring your IPOD or IPHONE!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40 Inch LCD TV with 65 movie selection...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Coin Laundry
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available at Resort Guest Laundry...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    TOYO stove keeps the cabin warm even during the coldest winter nights!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens changed after each guest visit....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Only ACS, Sprint or Verizon Cell Service Available at Resort. No AT&T or GCI service....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in Resort's main parking lot...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available at Resort Guest Laundry...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Paper plates, plastic flatware and cups available in cabinet. ...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator:

    Mini Refrigerator...moreless

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Foldable chairs are available in the cabin for use on the deck....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Resort's Pool House. Cost is $15 per day per adult for Swim and Shower Pass....moreless

  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Spring Summer Season
Apr 2 - Aug 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$100
High Aurora Viewing Season
Aug 21 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
Low Autumn Season
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$100
High Aurora Viewing Season
Dec 17 - Apr 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Final cleaning fee included in rental rates. Please leave used robes and towels on floor next to red door.


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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
56 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks:
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 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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Ferree Cabin in Winter with Aurora Borealis over hillside in background

    Ferree Cabin in Winter with Aurora Borealis over hillside in background

  • Interior Ferree Cabin with King Size Log Bed and Toyo Heater

    Interior Ferree Cabin with King Size Log Bed and Toyo Heater

  • Super Comfy King Size Log Bed

    Super Comfy King Size Log Bed

  • Ferree Cabin in Winter, Chena Hot Springs by Denise Ferree

    Ferree Cabin in Winter, Chena Hot Springs by Denise Ferree

  • Couple in mist of Rock Lake in Summer by Denise Ferree

    Couple in mist of Rock Lake in Summer by Denise Ferree

  • Natural Outdoor Rock Lake ages 18+ by Denise Ferree

    Natural Outdoor Rock Lake ages 18+ by Denise Ferree

  • Moose passing in front Ferree cabin by Denise Ferree

    Moose passing in front Ferree cabin by Denise Ferree

  • Aurora over Yurt, Aurora Viewing Tours by McClean Image Studio

    Aurora over Yurt, Aurora Viewing Tours by McClean Image Studio

  • Aurora Aurora Ice Museum-Big Dipper upper left corner by Travis Knauss

    Aurora Aurora Ice Museum-Big Dipper upper left corner by Travis Knauss

  • Guided Horseback Rides by Jessie Royer

    Guided Horseback Rides by Jessie Royer

  • Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the resort by Denise Ferree

    Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the resort by Denise Ferree

  • Sled Dog Ride by Denise Ferree

    Sled Dog Ride by Denise Ferree

  • Ferree Cabin in Summer. Only a one minute walk to everything the resort offers.

    Ferree Cabin in Summer. Only a one minute walk to everything the resort offers.

  • King Size Bed, LCD TV, 65 Movies, Micro, Frig, Burl Table, Chairs

    King Size Bed, LCD TV, 65 Movies, Micro, Frig, Burl Table, Chairs

  • King Size Log Bed, Bear Lamp, Aurora Photos

    King Size Log Bed, Bear Lamp, Aurora Photos

  • Spa robes, TV, 65 movies, luggage racks, lighted mirror,

    Spa robes, TV, 65 movies, luggage racks, lighted mirror,

  • Summer Natural Adult (ages 18+) Rock Lake by Denise Ferree

    Summer Natural Adult (ages 18+) Rock Lake by Denise Ferree

  • Winter Chena Hot Springs Outdoor Rock Lake by Denise Ferree

    Winter Chena Hot Springs Outdoor Rock Lake by Denise Ferree

  • Aurora over Aurorium at Chena Hot Springs by Gary Schultz

    Aurora over Aurorium at Chena Hot Springs by Gary Schultz

  • Aurora over Yurt, Aurora Viewing Tours by Shigeo Mori

    Aurora over Yurt, Aurora Viewing Tours by Shigeo Mori

  • Aurora Ice Museum @ Chena Hot Springs Resort by Denise Ferree

    Aurora Ice Museum @ Chena Hot Springs Resort by Denise Ferree

  • Guided ATV 4-Wheeler Tours by Denise Ferree

    Guided ATV 4-Wheeler Tours by Denise Ferree

  • Guided Snowmachine Tours by Pete Redshaw

    Guided Snowmachine Tours by Pete Redshaw

  • Interior Aurora Ice Museum Aurora Ice Bar by Denise Ferree

    Interior Aurora Ice Museum Aurora Ice Bar by Denise Ferree

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  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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