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Just Short of Magic Yurt Stay B&B

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Just Short of Magic Yurt Stay B&B

Private room in bed and breakfast
4 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 shared bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
0 beds
1 shared bath
Eleanor is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

A unique Alaskan B&B. This cozy yurt stay includes homemade breakfast, wood heat, electricity, and clean, private outhouse. Yurt guests are welcome to use the private full bathroom with shower in the adjacent house. Private deck ideal for aurora viewing. Expert dog musher/host Eleanor offers sled dog tours or mushing school on site.


Indoor fireplace
Hot water



130 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Sparkling clean
Jenna User Profile
October 2019
We loved our stay! The yurt was cozy and an amazing experience. Would recommend to anyone! Eleanor and the pups we very gracious hosts. We enjoyed spending time with them and learning from them. Great warm breakfast too!
David User Profile
September 2019
Our stay at the yurt was awesome, and this is probably the most unique Airbnb stay we’ve ever had! Eleanor is a great host - communicative, welcoming, and enjoyable to spend time with. Her yurt is great - has a lot of privacy, plenty of space and warmth, and it’s so cool being…
Megan User Profile
September 2019
Beautiful venue, great host, lovely relaxing spot to view northern lights and go “glamping.” Loved that there were extra blankets and jackets and all things you need for a great outdoor viewing!
Shanna User Profile
August 2019
Fun little place and unique experience. Having the dogs there was an added bonus. The kids loved it. Just make sure you are ready for a DRY yurt meaning no running water or bathrooms, just an outhouse.
Sandra User Profile
August 2019
The yurt is such a fun and unique place to stay and the wood stove made it so cozy, especially since it was a rainy day. Eleanor is such a genuine person and you can feel the love that she has for her dogs. It was so awesome to listen to their howling together in the morning and…
Christiana User Profile
June 2019
Wonderful, rustic, and charming! We just passed through quickly and Eleanor was a terrific host!
Edward User Profile
March 2019
We spent four nights in the Yurt and had an awesome time! Nothing like seeing the Northern Lights right outside your doorstep. The breakfast every morning was delicious and hit the spot. The yurt location is within driving distance of various local attractions. We…
Eleanor User Profile
Response from Eleanor:
Dear Edward, We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time in our yurt! And so glad that you were able to witness the northern lights! It is a awe-inspiring show - and the private deck of our yurt is a spectacular place to enjoy them! Chena Hot Springs Road is a great…
March 2019

Hosted by Eleanor

Fairbanks, AKJoined in September 2014
Eleanor User Profile
130 Reviews
Eleanor is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sled dog musher and trainer, yurt host, business owner, high school science teacher
Interaction with guests
Guests are encouraged and welcome to spend time with host/dog musher any time during their stay. Host also delivers homemade breakfast to the yurt in the morning.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Eleanor’s place.
Just Short Of Magic helps host.
Just Short Of Magic

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 7PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
3PM - 7PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events