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Beautiful Spacious Log Home in Fairbanks Alaska, Near the University, Perfect for Couples or Larger Families, a Great Jumping Off Point for Your Aurora Viewing and Other Alaskan Adventures

Fairbanks AK United States
8 Guests   4 Bedrooms   5 Beds   2.0 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous  Non-simultaneous 
Listed February 2019
Views 597
Response rate 67%

My home is nestled in a beautiful birch forest. You will really feel like you are in the woods, yet close to town and services. There are trails for walking, running and cross-country skiing from the neighborhood. You'll love the location! 5 minutes to the University, 10 minutes from town and 12 minutes from the airport. A great jumping off point for your Alaskan adventures. Fairbanks is a great location to view the northern lights.

The space

The main house is 2800 square feet. It is a tri-level home and does have stairs to the main living area as well as master bedroom. The main level (middle level) has an open living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with a tub/shower combination, and 3 bedrooms. One has a queen bed, another a queen bed and a futon that makes a single bed (not very comfortable for adults), the 3rd bedroom is set up mostly as a recreational room with a pool table, dart board and TV, this room also has a single pull out bed (not comfortable for adults). In addition we have a queen size inflatable mattress. The top floor is the master bedroom which has a king sized bed and TV. The master bathroom has a shower. The lowest level is a garage, a area set up for an exercise space and the laundry room. We do have a small rental apartment on this level that is rented on a year long lease, the apartment also has access to the laundry room, but there is no access to the main house from the apartment. Our home sits on 3 acres surrounded by birch trees. We have an outside deck with table that can be used in the summer, there is a grassy back yard and vegetable garden in the summer. We have a chicken coop and will leave you some fresh eggs. You will not be responsible for caring for the chickens. We do have dogs that will not be at the home during an exchange. We do not have any cats.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all 3 floors with the exception of the apartment, as well as the yard and garden.


While we do have internet, it is really awful and slow and we have no other options at this time. It works ok for general browsing, but would probably be difficult for anyone who needed to work from home, or like to game. We are able to use our cellular hotspot with Verizon, but cell service can be variable depending on your company. We do have a land line available to use. We do not have cable or satellite dish (again no options). We do have Netflix which usually works with our internet. We also have Hulu and Amazon prime which works sometimes and sometimes not. We have DVD players and we have some DVD's available.


Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer

Travel styles

Sport and leisure

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking


We live in a quiet rural neighborhood yet are are close to town. We have walking, running and cross-country ski trails accessible from our neighborhood. There is a golf course 1 mile away which also has a restaurant and bar. There are no stores short walking distance from our home. There is a gas station, convenience store, liquor store and some casual dining/coffee shops 2 miles from our house, and there is a large grocery store 4 miles away.

Getting around

I recommend a car for visiting Fairbanks and the surrounding sites. There is a bus that has a stop a bit more than 1/2 mile away. We also have taxi, Uber and Lyft available. There are many tour companies that operate in the area if you don't want to adventure out on your own.

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Stephanie and Richard

Fairbanks, Alaska
Joined February 2019
Response rate 67%
Travelling group
Richard is a scientist at the University and Stephanie is a Nurse Practitioner. We occasionally travel with one of our adult children Nathan 26, Alex 23, Emma 20. We love to travel and will entertain any place to visit. Spring and fall tend to be the times we are most free which is a great time for aurora viewing. I'm always up for traveling somewhere warm in the winter. Summer is harder for us, as it is Richard's field season, but we will consider any inquiries any time.
Member description
We love to travel and experience new places and cultures. Food, cooking, wine, art, museums, theater, historical sites, scenic nature, and wildlife. We love tropical sun and beaches, but we also love big cities, quiet country, out of the way places, and anywhere in between.

Desired destinations

Open to any destination
Can travel at any time

Washington, DC, USA
Dates flexible

New York, NY, USA
Dates flexible

Scotland, UK
Dates flexible

Apr 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

Mar 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 (Flexible)

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