This upscale lodge has an enviable position on the green banks of the Chena River. Room decor tilts toward the matronly, but there’s also a row of spiffy log cabins with their own grass lawn.
Service is quick and friendly, local artwork adorns the public spaces, and amenities include a steam room, sauna, exercise facilities and the popular Pike’s Landing, with its Alaskan-sized deck facing the river.
In 2003, the Iditarod dog-sled race finished here due to lack of snow further south. The event is memorialized in a pleasant iris garden.
Microwaves and refrigerators are standard in all rooms at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. The rooms are also equipped with Aveda bath products and a unique décor.
Guests can dine at Pike’s Landing, which features Alaskan cuisine. The restaurant offers dining outdoors on summer days.
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge is overlooks the Chena River, which features boating and fishing. The Lodge is one mile from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.