Construction began April 1991. Property opened for year‐round business in May 1993. Approximate cost was $21 million. Extensive renovations were completed in 2001, which added 125 new guest rooms, new dining and meeting facilities, and an expanded bar area. Today there are a total 325 Rooms and three exceptional Dining Facilities:
The Edgewater - overlooking the Chena River, features a great selection of burgers, sandwiches salads, and your favorite cocktails. Or come by for breakfast!
Trackers Restaurant - Offers a tantalizing menu featuring Alaskan Seafood, steaks, great appetizers or a breakfast buffet.
An Espresso Bar- Offers specialty coffees, pastries and snacks.
Offering a combination of wilderness lodge atmosphere and modern amenities, Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge is conveniently located near the Heart of Alaska’s interior. With beautifully landscaped grounds and a large outdoor deck extending to the water’s edge, this lodge takes every advantage of its exclusive setting on the Chena River. This is where the real Alaska begins!
Fairbanks is the gateway to Alaska's rugged Interior, and was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. No place in Alaska is a better blend of frontier culture and present day adventure than the “Golden Heart City,” renowned for its historical and modern gold industries. The Fairbanks Princess provides a true historical experience by offering a cozy home base in the heart of the rugged Alaskan wilderness.
The Fairbanks Princess offers a variety of optional excursions to show off the pristine Alaskan wilderness to its guests. These excursions range in price and include:
- El Dorado Gold Mine Tour Museum of the North Self Guided Tour
- Alaska Salmon Bake & “Golden Heart Revue” City of Gold Tour
- Midnight Sun Dinner; Float Trip
- The Riverboat Discovery Cruise
- Arctic Circle Air Adventure
- Wildlife Viewing by Bush Plane
- Journey Above the Arctic Circle
They also feature Kid‐friendly Activities which include: