Accommodation types: Train
Location: Fairbanks  USA  North America
Aurora Express Bed and Breakfast - Renovated Vintage Railroad CarriagesAurora  
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The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast in Alaska where you stay in renovated railroad carriages.

These vintage carriages were set to become a museum until the Wilson family decided to turn them into a Bed & Breakfast.

Now, the old railroad cars sit high on a hill overlooking Fairbanks, the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska.

You can stay in the National Domain Car, a 1956 Pullman sleeper, one of only 11 made in this series.

It has been divided into suites, each decorated to represent a different period in the history of the Alaskan railroad.

The Arlene is a hospital car used in World War 2 – its 80-foot length has been converted into two bedrooms.

Breakfast is served in an authentic Diner Car with a beautiful mural painted on its ceiling.

You have a beautiful view of Fairbanks and the mountain range that dominates it from the authentic and renovated Alaskan railroad cars.

Aurora Express

You'll find this B&B on a hill overlooking Fairbanks, one of the largest cities in inland Alaska.

Aurora Express train

The quirky bed and breakfast purchased the 1920s wagons for as little as $1 a piece, but renovation and transportation to the site cost a fortune.

Aurora Express dining-car

The investment paid off, and tourists visiting the site today love the results.

Aurora Express living room

The vintage wagons were also part of a museum until the Wilson family converted them into a B&B.

Aurora Express bar
Aurora Express room

The interior has been adapted to the zeitgeist of the first trains, but each wagon has its specific style from the period of the Gold Rush.

Aurora Express royal interior

It is certainly a unique experience, sleeping in the old carriages of the Aurora Express. Just look at this bar table!

Aurora Express interior details

The Golden Nellie Caboose is the luxury option decorated to fit a monarch.

Aurora Express mirror of a room
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1530 Chena Ridge Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
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