Golden Umbrella Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located just 4 miles from Fairbanks Downtown and 9 miles from Fairbanks International Airport. The House is tucked away in the woods half mile off Steese Highway in the Birch Hill Recreation Area-cross country ski area.
Our unique location creates a quiet environment to keep you from the city noise yet have conveniently access to all its services with the Steese Express Highway. Along the Steese Express Highway there are several good views of dark skies to the north for Aurora viewing. Cleary Summit (elev. 2000-ft), world-renowned as the premier northern lights viewing location, is only 16 miles from us. It has a parking lot off road which is suitable for viewing the aurora. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline View is near FOX is on the road of Steese Highway too. If you are heading to the Arctic Circle or Chena Hot Springs this is the road you will take.
FREE wireless Wi-Fi and parking on private lot are some of the many amenities provided at the Golden Umbrella B & B.Full breakfast served year round from 8:00am to 10:00am. Coffee or tea can be serviced all day long.
We invite you come to join us for your Alaska adventures!
Fairbanks, about 65 degrees latitude, which is geographically well situated for aurora viewing.
CLEAR SKIES and DARKNESS are essential to see the northern lights. So, go out to north a little bit of town and find a place where free of city lights, far from airports to start your observing. Usually, people choose "Cleary Summit"---top of the hills to view the beautiful display of the aurora borealis.
入住金伞客栈， 亲历阿拉斯加 “极光之都” 的温馨与浪漫！
金伞客栈位于城市东边 Birch Hill 的山脚下，环境幽雅，风景宜人。靠近费尔班克斯市的交通枢纽Steese Highway，距市中心开车只需要5分钟，离费尔班克斯国际机场15公里，开车需要大约13分钟。Steese Highway是去北极圈和西娜溫泉的必经之路，也是去著名极光观测点Cleary Summit的必经之路。金伞客栈是无烟旅馆，室内禁止吸烟！客栈提供24小时热水， 24小时无线WIFI 和舒适可口的免费早餐。
My wife and I spent three nights at Golden Umbrella in early September 2013. Ping and his wife June were great hosts. The place is very clean and well maintained. They have three bedrooms available for the guests. During our stay we were the only guests. June prepared a very nice breakfast every morning. We had a great deal of social interaction with them and thoroughly enjoyed it. The are very knowledgeable about the Fairbanks area. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
We had a very nice stay at the Golden Umbrella. June and her husband are very gracious hosts, and they generously worked with our schedule, providing breakfast to go and keys to let ourselves in during a day in which we were leaving early and returning late for our drive to the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway. June also was extremely accommodating of our dietary preferences.
It was unseasonably warm in Fairbanks during our stay, and I was concerned that traffic noise from the nearby highway might keep us awake if we left the windows open, but we did leave them open all night and did not have difficulty sleeping.
We had no trouble finding the location with the instructions provided. The home is beautiful with large windows, and our room was very clean and comfortable. We shared a hall bathroom with other guests, but that worked out fine for us. A second half bath also was available for our use if needed.
We enjoyed our time at the Golden Umbrella and would stay there again.
We loved our stay with June and her family at the Golden Umbrella. They have a beautiful home on the edge of town, in a hilly, lovely area. Our room was very clean and very comfortable. The bathroom was sparkly clean. The breakfast was delicious, high quality, and had plenty of variety. She was helpful in planning our outings. We truly enjoyed our visit with them. We had use of the dining room and living room. We also enjoyed her other guests.We would definitely stay again.
June and her husband were wonderful hosts. The room/house were clean and in a fantastic location! She even adapted the breakfast menu to cater to my girlfriends diet! Very pleased with our stay and our Alaskan Adventure. Hope to return soon!
June and her husband Peter are gracious hosts indeed. Golden Umbrella is very conveniently situated: in the Birch Hill Recreation Area (great for cross-country skiing)—a quiet suburb just off the main street that connects you with all points in Fairbanks. We rented a car, and it was great coming "home" every night to a house that generally leaves its front door unlocked, because the neighborhood is so safe! June is a talented cook: her breakfasts, served out of warmer trays because we kept such late hours in search of the aurora, were different each morning. One breakfast included some brook trout Peter had caught and June had canned, and another included fresh mushroom sauce using organic mushrooms June had grown in her own garden. The beds were comfortable and warm, and the shower nice and hot. We spent four nights in Fairbanks. The first night there was a snowstorm, but the next three nights we gazed in awe at the lights dancing across the horizon. Check (website hidden) for what to expect each day! June and Peter gave us lots of useful pointers: including to bring our own towels and quarters to Chena Hot Springs (renting a towel costs $5 each, and you need the quarters for the locker). Yes, the bathhouse at the Springs is old and a little dilapidated, but oh that hot outdoors sulfur spring, set in the middle of the snow! Memorable indeed! I'd recommend beginning your trip at the Visitor Center ((website hidden)), where you can get oriented and decide what else you will do in Fairbanks. For us, the visit with Mary Shields (first woman to finish the Iditarod) in her Tails of the Trail program was another highlight. We might try to return to Fairbanks one day, perhaps to get in some snow-shoeing, and if we get back, the Golden Umbrella will be home again!
Our accommodation at the Golden Umbrella was gorgeous. June was great host. Really relaxed atmosphere, and they provided interesting information about the typical tourism spots in town. We were lucky to see the northern lights “Aurora” at the first night. We can’t describe the feeling, when the lights occurred. The other days we went to Chena Hot Springs, which are great to spend a few hours there (only the wash and changing rooms are really old and in a bad condition), and also to the Arctic circle. The road conditions are quiet good, so we can recommend the drive in the winter time, when it is sunny and not snowy outside. Fairbanks and especially goldenumbrella B&B is a great place to stay for some days, because you can reach a lot of interesting places from there and also you have a 90 percent chance during a stay of three days (and three clear nights) to see the Aurora! Have a nice stay in Fairbanks and goldenumbrella (including every morning a perfect breakfast which gives you a great start in your day!