Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

1550 Chena Ridge Road, Ester, Alaska, United States

A Bed and Breakfast in Alaska made out of authentic Alaska Railroad cars renovated to historical periods.


The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast in Fairbanks, Alaska, made out of authentic Alaska Railroad cars, renovated into elegant suites, featuring queen-sized beds, private baths, and entrances.

Mike and Susan Wilson purchased the trains from Denali State Park Hotel, where they had been in service as Hotel Rooms. The majestic trains are now permanently situated on 700 feet of railroad track overlooking Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley.

Each room is individually decorated and unique, representing a different period in the history of the Alaskan railroad. Arched ten foot high ceilings have been hand-painted by a local artist, Josef Paul, reflecting the 'grandeur' of a bygone era. Heavy burgundy drapes trimmed in gold fringe and magnificent cherry stained walls compliment the Victorian-styled suites.

The bed and breakfast features also “The Diner Car”, an eighty-five foot long car boasting seating for twenty-four, with a separate seating area with telephone and television. A ten foot high arched ceiling is adorned with a Mural of an eight foot Bald Eagle soaring in the Northern Lights (mural  painted by Milo Marks an Athabaskan Indian from the Nenana.) An exceptional breakfast is served at 8AM sharp, sometimes with "semi-live" entertainment.

The Aurora-Express offer visitors a unique Alaskan Bed and Breakfast experience.