AL SKAN RETREATS
Aurora Denali View Lodge
Rustic Aurora Lodge in Nenana, Alaska
The Rustic Aurora Lodge is a great space for entertaining family or friends! It is the perfect retreatIt is a 2,500 sq ft log home with an open floor concept plan.
The lodge has all the amenities for the perfect Alaskan retreat! The main floor is open with a kitchen, dining, and 2 living room areas, including a fireplace and TV. Two bedrooms are on the main floor with a 700 sq ft loft bedroom open to below.
During the winter months, you can catch a ride with a local dog musher, ice fish on the frozen river below, view the Aurora, sled down the hillside, bake inside, play board games, and enjoy views of Denali or the river.
During the summer months, take a stroll down town Nenana to visit the historic sites, Railroad Museum, Ak Rustic Co. for ice cream, floats, or trendy clothing, learn about the Ice Classic tripod, walk the river bank, eat at the local cafe, grab a tasty burger at the Monderosa, and more!
AURORA DENALI VIEW LODGE
The Aurora Rustic lodge is the perfect retreat for summer and winter. With a 2500 sq ft lof living space on 5 acres of private land, it's the perfect getaway for entertaining framily or friends. Whether staying indoors or exploring the outdoors, there are plenty of memories to be made!
SERVICES & AMENITIES
Free Wifi & TV's
Free Wifi for working away from or for entertainment during your stay, with a 60" TV in the main living room 3 smaller tv's in each bedroom.
Large Outdoor Space
Whether you are planning a retreat with friends or family or an Alaskan outdoor wedding, the Aurora Rustic Lodge is the place to stay, on 5 acres with 2 large lawns and scenic views!
Planning a winter retreat? From the aurora to dog sledding to sitting by the fire, there are plenty of winter activities and memories to be made! Click here for more details.
There's a reason for the midnight sun during Alaska summers! The lodge is conveniently located in Nenana, between Denali and Fairbanks where the list of summer activities will keep you up all night! Click here for details.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
AK Rustic Company
A trendy location with delicious ice cream flavors from blueberry cheesecake to butter pecan, over 20 float flavors & signature dessert creations! Not only are they known for their desserts, but also for their trendy clothing line and rustic chic artisan gifts. They've been deemed by locals and tourists alike as one of the best gift shops in the state of Alaska. You'll be sure to want to take something home from this iconic location.
Nenana Historic Town Sites
From the historic Railroad Museum to Indigenious Alaska of locally made Athabaskan Alaska Native art, to the Episcapal Church and Centennial Square, you'll fall in love with this historically rich town. Learn more about the history of Nenana by from the 1925 serum run to the Athabaskan Natives to the Alaska Railroad. Be sure and grab a map of the town at one of the local shops. You won't wan to miss the all that Nenana has to offer!
Their claim to fame is the best burgers in the state! Their burgers and fries leave a mouth-watering craving to keep you coming back for more. Whether coming from Denali or leaving Fairbanks, make this pit stop along the highway in Nenana for a delicious "Mondo Burger" and "not your Mama's Potato Spuds." After having lunch or dinner there, you'll be booking your next ticket back to Alaska just to have another Mondo burger!
The Alaskan Gallery supplies over 50 Alaskan artists and artisans. They are especially known for their majestic and awe-inspiring photographic wall art, from the aurora to Denali, you'll be sure to want to ship one home (FREE) to showcase in your home or office. Located in the back of the Ak Rustic Company.
Hikes & Nature
Hike the Nenana Hill to the top or walk the trails down by the riverside, you'll find plenty of opportunities to be with nature in Nenana. Or grab lunch at a local restaurant and have a picnic down by the river. Be sure and dig your feet in the glacial silty sand for a truly spa-like experience.
Rough Woods Inn Cafe
The perfect spot for your home-town cooking in a quaint rustic cafe. Order the American breakfast from pancakes to eggs and bacon or the classic burger, soup or salad for lunch. Start the day here with breakfast or plan to spend the day checking out the shops, museum, and sites, and take a break for lunch!
Dog Mushing Tour
What's a winter stay in Nenana without an authentic dog mushing tour! Nenana is home to many dog mushers, including Iditarod racer Bill Cotter! Tour his local dog mushing home and catch a ride that will leave you feeling truly Alaskan. It's a magical experience you'll be sure to be telling tales about. Click here to book with Bill Cotter Kennels.
Peony Farm Tour
Peony farming has become a popular Alaskan agricultural venture, being one of the few areas in the world to grow peonies during the late summer months. Tour the Fox Hollow Peony Farm in Nenana, Alaska. You'll be sure to fall in love with these popular wedding flowers, from the smell to the unique farm history to the farmer owners, click here to book a tour!
Denali & Fairbanks
Rustic Aurora lodge is conveniently located between Denali and Fairbanks. Stay in one place, and easily make plans for ventures in Fairbanks or Denali National Park. There's everything from catching a train from Nenana to Denali to taking a riverboat tour in Fairbanks. Click here to discover more activities in Fairbanks and Denali.
“...By far one of the most pleasant stays with a very accommodating host . This house is so spacious and cozy. Lots of stuff to keep kids entertained and for snow play... The house is tastefully decorated, good quality toiletries provided..."