We had so much fun at Chena Hot Springs. There is so much to do! Aurora viewing, cozy cabins, hot springs, pool, Ice Museum, dog sledding, dining, and so much more.
The resort could use a major refresh and there were busloads of tourists when we visited in November, but it is still worth checking out if you can.
The aurora is spectacular and I would love to go back for a trip in the summer.
Kids cannot go in the hot springs This campground is first come first served. If you don’t mind walking, then you can stay anywhere in the campground. If your main reason for visiting is the Hot Springs, then closer to the resort is best. If you are traveling with children, they can go in the swimming pools but not the hot springs them selves which is really why we all go here. I have been here in the dead of winter in the bitter cold and there is nothing like jumping in the Hot Springs even if its overcast. The springs are AMAZING. There are plenty of things to see if you are traveling to or from Anchorage. The pipeline runs up the Richardson Highway, you can tour the ice house, and if you have time a stop at the world famous Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn is worth a stop and a t-shirt. Cell Service: no Internet: no 2020 Cost: $30 Distance from Anchorage: 426 miles Bug Factor (1 minimal to 10 too many to enjoy): 5
Very relaxing place
I live here and completely recommend a visit our way :)