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.
The Lodge at Black Rapids
Milepost 227.4, Richardson Hwy.
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.
Log cabins have kitchens, balconies, barbecues and access to a sauna and cross-country ski trails. Cabins from $169.
Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.
2195 Old Steese Hwy., Fox
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.
Specialties are steaks, Alaskan seafood and wines from the Pacific Northwest. Entrees start at $17.
Chena Hot Springs Resort
Milepost 56.5, Chena Hot Springs Rd.
Offers cross-country-ski rentals for $25 and access to the hot spring pool for $10. Pool hours 7 a.m. to midnight.