Alaska January 04, 2020
Chena Hot Springs Is One Of The Gorgeous Hot Springs In Alaska You Can Still Visit In The Wintertime
If you’re looking for a wonderful winter adventure, Chena Hot Springs just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska is the perfect place to spend a weekend away in a winter wonderland. The springs are hot and steamy all year round, and perfect for a winter soak. You can also explore the surrounding countryside on dogsled, enjoy a great meal, or visit their famous Ice Bar, all at the same resort!
Chena Hot Springs Resort hosts a natural hot springs that is open and available to visit all year long, even in the winter.
Even when it's 40 below, the water is inviting and invigorating. In fact, the springs are rumored to have healing properties due to the minerals of the water.
You can watch for the Northern Lights while soaking in the warm waters in the winter, which is impossible to do during our summers, as there are twenty-four hours of daylight in the area.
The waters generate enough geothermal heat and power to allow for crops to be grown year-round in their greenhouse on site. In fact, the resort is diving into renewable energy products using the springs as a geothermal heat source.
They have many types of accommodations to stay in while visiting, including a lodge, cabins, and suites.
The cabins are cozy, private, and able to sleep larger groups. The rooms in the lodge are perfect for you if you're traveling with less people. You'll find all their types of lodging warm and cozy when the temperature drops outside. They also offer discounts on your stay to military personnel and Alaskan residents.
There's so many things to do in the area before and after you visit the warm and healing springs.
With miles of nearby trails, there's plenty of terrain to explore. Available trails are perfect for cross country skiiing, snow machining, or even just taking a gorgeous walk or hike through the beautiful snowy countryside.
Dogsledding is another activity offered by the resort for winter travelers.
You can spend a couple hours on the trails outside the resort in a new mode of transportation. The kennel often needs visitors to help hold the puppies, too!
Located on the property is the famous Ice Museum.
Crafted of 1,00 tons of ice, this was completed in 2005. Inside the Ice Museum is the popular Ice Bar, where you can order a martini poured into a handcrafted glass made of ice!
Regardless of the time of year, soaking in the hot springs is a relaxing, beautiful experience for you and your family.
The springs are open 365 days a year, from 7:00 a.m. through 11:45 p.m. Children five and under are free, kids ages 6-17 are $12.00, and adults 18-59 are $15.00. Seniors ages 60 and over are offered a discounted rate of $13.00.
Have you experienced these springs in the winter? What did you think? Will you be visiting there again this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Learn more about the resort and
This Beautiful Bar In Alaska Is Made Of Over 1,000 Tons Of Crystal Clear Ice!
Address: 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA