Riverside Log Cabin: On-Site Aurora Viewing!

Property ID: 428939North PoleAKUS
Sleeps 103 BR2 BA


You don't have to believe in Santa to have a great time in the North Pole! A magical experience awaits in this charming small Alaskan city. Sitting on a secluded property on the Chena River, this upscale vacation rental cabin is the ideal home base for your adventures. Recharge in this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom property after exploring. The convenient location allows easy access to Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs, Denali National Park, and fishing, sightseeing, and aurora borealis excursions!


  • Waterfront
  • Central Heating
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Fort Wainwright Military Base (7.5 miles), Santa Claus House (8.3 miles), Chena Hot Springs & The Aurora Ice Museum (57.9 miles), Denali National Park & Preserve (109 miles)

EXCURSIONS: Rod's Alaskan Guide Service Dog Sledding (6.8 miles), Rod's Alaskan Guide Service (7.3 miles), Alaska-Wildlife-Guide (11.4 miles), Alaska Dream Adventures (13.0 miles), The Aurora Chasers (15.6 miles)

FAIRBANKS: Fairbanks Ice Museum (12.1 miles), Alaska Salmon Bake (13.6 miles), Pioneer Park (13.7 miles), University of Alaska (15.4 miles), Chena Indian Village (16.8 miles), Museum of the North (17.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Fairbanks International Airport (16.8 miles)


68 reviews
  • Great Place to Stay


    This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location next to a river. The hosts provided everything we needed. It was clean and neat when we arrived. We would love to stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 15, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Craig, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back."

  • The perfect place!


    This cabin home is absolutely perfect! It was a winter wonderland. We would have loved to just move in and stay cozy for the whole winter. It was well stocked with everything we needed for a wonderful stay.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 9, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: ''Hi John, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, and all was to your liking.''

  • Enchanting Escape: A Northern Lights Spectacle at this Cozy Alaskan Log Cabin


    Our stay at this log cabin in Alaska was nothing short of magical. The breathtaking views of the northern lights from the cozy cabin were truly unforgettable. The cabin itself was not only beautiful but also exceptionally well-stocked, providing everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The attention to detail in the decor and amenities made it a perfect retreat in the midst of Alaska's natural wonders. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone seeking a memorable and enchanting getaway.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 6, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "So glad you guys had such a good time. It feels good to know our home and the state that we love brings joy to others. We have booked the cabin for Christmas and always look forward to returning home."

  • Beautiful cabin


    Great cabin in a beautiful, secluded spot right on the river. Really enjoyed our stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 10, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner:"Thank you Ben for the generous review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay."

  • Stressful job? Need time off? Want to get away from it all?


    Our stay was from Sep 29 to October 7.This North Pole get away is everything that is advertised.

    If you need to unwind, get lost in your own thoughts this is the place. On a side note, shopping is only 15-20 minutes away in either direction.

    The construction of the cabin is a trip in itself. The builders knew what they were doing and how to do it. If your thinking of building a log cabin; this is how you do it.

    The cabin was very clean. The kitchen is large with modern equipment and 95-98% furnished with condiments. You just need to bring the food you want to eat. Don't forget to grill on the fire pit (you need to improvise a grill for it). The water from the faucets is very cold and taste very good (They have a water softener system). The living room is large also with huge viewing windows facing the river. The bedrooms are spacious and well maintained. If you leave a window open at night you may catch a moose call.

    We were a little late on the leaves changing but there was still some evidence of it. You are surrounded by trees and the Chena River only steps away. The sunrises over the trees was something else. The evergreens are numerous so you get that pine smell on most days. The fire pit (plenty of wood provided) a couple of steps outside the backdoor was a great place to get warm and watch the stars and hopefully the aurora borealis.

    The host, Bonita, was very accommodating and extremely friendly. I texted her a couple of times with questions and she answered in less than an hour. Most of the return texts were within minutes. She was on top of all situations with a friendly smile. A great host!

    To top the whole trip, we got snow the last two days. It was beautiful. The evergreens were covered snow. I think the most spectacular thing to see is scots pines trees and evergreens covered in snow.

    Cons: You have to leave.

    Published October 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Patrick, thank you so much for the glowing review. We love hearing about our guests Alaskan experiences and how our home contributed to that. You reminded me that I need to get a grill for the fire pit. Thanks again."

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