Chena Hot Springs Resort is best known for its natural hot springs, awesome Ice museum, great aurora viewing, and our geothermal powered facilities.
We are the most accessible and developed hot spring resort in Alaska's Interior. This amazing place was discovered in August 1905 and became famous for curing crippled prospectors of their aches and pains. Fairbanksans would take the near day trip each way to enjoy the healing waters and soak.
Today, many local, state, national and international visitors enjoy Chena's natural outdoor hot springs, indoor family pool, the gorgeous scenery or any of our numerous attractions. Come out see what we have to offer with a relaxing day trip, enjoy the 60 mile scenic ride and soak in our natural hot springs. We have the coolest year-round Ice Museum.
Package Itinerary Sample
(pick up and drop off times vary depending on your location)
Afternoon & Evening
11 am Depart Fairbanks via Chena Shuttle from Fairbanks airport area hotels
12:15 pm Arrive at Chena Hot Springs Resort
1:00 pm Aurora Ice Museum Tour
1:50 pm Meet in Aurora Café inside Activity Center for Geothermal Renewable Energy Tour
2:00 pm Geothermal Renewable Energy Tour (power plant & Chena Fresh greenhouses)
3:00 pm Soak in our natural hot springs rock lake (must be 18 or older), indoor pool or hot tubs.
5:00 pm Get a massage, go for a hike, and explore our resort
8:00 pm Depart the resort via Chena shuttle
9:15 pm Arrive at Fairbanks
*Does not include meals, a full service cafe is available on site.