Gateway to Northern Alaska


From the magnificent peaks of Denali National Park to the endless expanse of the Arctic tundra. From the traditional native culture, to the rich pioneer history of the last century. Abundant wildlife, extreme climate, trackless wilderness, the spectacular Aurora, heartfelt hospitality… it all adds up to one thing. Northern Alaska is the real Alaska.

As the geographic & population center, Fairbanks will most likely be the hub for your northern Alaska adventure. The River’s Edge Resort has made it easy to plan your northern vacation. In addition to lodging & activities while in Fairbanks, the River’s Edge will fit custom Arctic and Denali excursions into your travel itinerary. When visiting our state, be sure to experience Northern Alaska and the River’s Edge.

Discover The River’s Edge
·  Convenience: Minutes from the airport, and with easy access to the Fairbanks highway system, the River’s Edge Resort enjoys a tranquil and scenic setting along the banks of the Chena River.
·  Experience: As third generation Fairbanksans, and long time tourism operators, you will appreciate our local knowledge and attention to detail.
·  Full Service: With 86 deluxe private cottages, a boutique lodge featuring 8 suites, over 3000 sq. feet of meeting and conference facilities, a variety of dining options, and 180 full service RV sites, the River’s Edge can meet the needs of every traveler.
·  Character: Our family heritage in addition to our enthusiasm for Northern Alaska has resulted in the unique design concept from which the Resort & RV Park was born. A giant step up from the hotel chains.
·  Value: When comparing services offered, and accommodations provided, you will find the River’s Edge Resort to be a true value.


A Little Family History
Steve & Linda’s families first came to Alaska in the 1940’s. Steve’s family came to Fairbanks in 1946. After Steve’s father, Con Frank, graduated from the University of Alaska as a civil engineer he started a small construction company building homes in Fairbanks. Today, the company’s accomplishments include over 300 bridges and buildings in the Interior and Arctic Alaska including the famous Yukon River Bridge.

Linda’s grandparents brought their family north to Fairbanks in 1941. As a coal miner from Wyoming and Colorado, Tury Anderson started a new and lucrative career in gold mining while her grandmother, Annette managed the roadhouse mining camps providing great food, clean clothes, and a warm place to sleep. Linda’s father, Bud Anderson, still operates a few small family placer claims today in Alaska’s Arctic and Interior regions. When wintertime shuts down his mining operations, he works diligently to craft his gold into beautiful and truly Alaskan hand made jewelry to sell in the River’s Edge Gift Shops.


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