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GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers connecting flights from Reagan National to Anchorage. Era Aviation offers non-stop flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks from $296 round trip. A one-way ticket from Anchorage to Fairbanks on the Alaska Railroad costs $159.

WHERE TO STAY

The Lodge at Black Rapids

Milepost 227.4, Richardson Hwy.

877-825-9413

www.lodgeatblackrapids.com

Bright, spacious rooms have down duvets and local paintings. There are five miles of ski and snowshoe trails. Rooms from $175.

Riverbend Log Cabin & Cottage Rentals

410 Nordale Rd.

907-490-6613

www.fairbanksrivercabins.com

Log cabins have kitchens, balconies, barbecues and access to a sauna and cross-country ski trails. Cabins from $169.

WHERE TO EAT

Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.

2195 Old Steese Hwy., Fox

907-452-2739

www.silvergulch.com

About a dozen local beers on tap for washing down burgers, chops and pizzas. Entrees start at $11.

The Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd.

907-479-8452

www.pumphouse.com

Specialties are steaks, Alaskan seafood and wines from the Pacific Northwest. Entrees start at $17.

WHAT TO DO

Chena Hot Springs Resort

Milepost 56.5, Chena Hot Springs Rd.

907-451-8104

www.chenahotsprings.com

Offers cross-country-ski rentals for $25 and access to the hot spring pool for $10. Pool hours 7 a.m. to midnight.

INFORMATION

www.explorefairbanks.com

K.S.

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