Chena Hotsprings Road
We're located 25.5 miles East of the city of Fairbanks. Fly into Fairbanks International Airport and stay in one of Alaska's many lodges in the area (see our local favorites listed below). You'll find it very beneficial to rent a winterized vehicle for your stay in Fairbanks.
It takes roughly 1 - 1.5 hours, depending on the road conditions, to reach The Mushing Co-op from Fairbanks along the scenic Chena Hotsprings Road. We're the half-way point between Fairbanks and Chena Hotsprings Resort, 1/2 mile past mile post 25. Google Maps is NOT A RELIABLE resource to find our Co-op. Please look for these small green mile markers as you make your way towards The Co-op and follow the maps below.
ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive for your tour at the exact scheduled time of your tour or no more than 15 minutes early or late. We are very grateful for your business and are excited to invite you into our world of dog mushing, however the Co-op is also our home. Please respect our privacy and allow us time to prepare for your arrival by adhering to your scheduled tour time. Thank you!
Situated 30-miles east of Fairbanks in a quiet neighborhood where the sled dogs out number the human population! You will not see any city lights here so the Aurora shimmers bright.
Ask us about our unique Overnight Aurora Tour package that includes 2-Night lodging @ the Meadow cabin.
Your hosts Anke and Dave Peterson and their Golden Retrievers Aila and Ari hope you'll enjoy your stay in Pleasant Valley. Their home is only a short 30-minute drive from downtown Fairbanks, half way to the Chena Hot Springs. They are far enough away from the city to enjoy Northern Lights directly from our backyard, yet still close enough to all tourist attractions. Since the guestroom windows are facing north you can even watch the Northern Lights directly from your room. In addition enjoy the endless trails for hiking, snowshoeing or skiing they are also neighbors to the Co-op!