Activities & Attractions

Our guests can enjoy many activities right here, on the premises of Riverbend Bed & Breakfast.

Summer Activities:

  • Kayak rentals available for Chena River float trips.
  • Walk along the Chena River on a beautiful nature trail
  • Fish for seasonal king salmon or arctic grayling
  • Pick from a variety of surrounding wild berries
  • Barbeque and picnic tables provided for outdoor cooking and dining.

Winter Activities:

  • Guided Snow Machine Tours offered by owners.  Explore the frozen Chena River and Yukon Quest sled dog trail.
  • Ice Fishing – gear available at Riverbend.
  • Northern Lights Viewing – Watch the lights dance overhead from your cabin’s second story balcony. Our location provides an unobstructed viewpoint, free from light pollution.
  • Cross Country Skiing - Experience cross-country skiing on the frozen Chena River or nearby groomed trails. For more information on skiing in Fairbanks check out the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.

Other Local Attractions & Activities

  • Soak in the Healing Waters of Chena Hot Springs – The waters at Chena Hot Springs Resort were discovered over 100 years ago and became famous for curing gold prospectors of their aches and pains.
  • Dog Mushing with Paws for Adventure – Experience a historic form of Alaskan transportation and take a guided dog sled tour with an experienced trainer and guide.
  • Enjoy an Evening of True Alaskan Entertainment – Dine at the world famous Alaska Salmon Bake. Take a stroll through Pioneer Park’s Gold Rush Town. Head to the Palace Theatre and enjoy the performance of “The Golden Heart Revue”, a collection of musical comedy sketches. Spend an afternoon exploring historic Ester Gold Camp, one of the richest gold creeks in the world. Enjoy a hearty Alaskan style meal at the gold camp’s dining hall, and then take in an evening show at the Malemute Saloon, featuring turn of the century poetry and music.
  • Museum of The North, University Of Alaska - Explore the art, native culture, history, and archeology of Alaska.
  • Riverboat Discovery - Take a journey back in time aboard a sternwheeler boat! This 3.5 hour, fully narrated trip, includes a stop at Chena Indian Village. Here you will learn about Athabascan heritage and see some of their beautiful beadwork.
  • UAF Aurora Forecast – The UAF Geophysical Institute’s Aurora Forecast website is great for planning your winter trip to Fairbanks for the best view of the Northern Lights.
  • Santa Claus House,  North Pole – Travel just a few miles to the Santa Claus House where you can purchase an authentic deed to one square inch of North Pole property or order a personalized letter from Santa to send to a loved one at Christmas.
  • The Milepost Online is a great resource to help you plan your Alaskan adventure.

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