the Aurora Ice Hotel: American ice hotel (2004)
(Here's the secrets blog entry about this gallery.)
On the road from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs, look out for WHAT?!
the entrance to Chena Hot Springs Resort
From the side, the hotel looked like a snow drift.
first look at the hotel (Insulation was being added.)
entrance to the hotel
Color-changing fiber-optic chandeliers adorn the main room.
front view of the bar
a view from the ice bar
armored knight sculpture
standing woman sculpture
columned bed in one of the small rooms
Polar bear bed: notice the smoke alarm at upper left.
Remember to hold your breath when you take pictures, or you get this.
a close-up of a chandelier from underneath
Notice the color change in the chandeliers.
another ice bar shot
each barstool has a fur cover
the cold, icy road back to Fairbanks
quick drink at the bar before I hit the road (Not really!)