Wilson Family welcomes you to Fairbanks, Alaska and
invites you to take a nostalgic step back in time.
Aurora-Express offer visitors a unique
Alaskan Bed and Breakfast experience. Nestled on
sixteen and one half acres of
towering spruce, you will enjoy panaoramic views of
the Tanana River, the Alaskan Mountain Range and the
City of Fairbanks. Your choice of accommodations
includes numerous trains renovated to historical periods.
The Aurora Express is truly a part of Alaskan
history. Mike and Susan Wilson purchased the
trains from Denali State Park Hotel, where they had
been in service as Hotel Rooms.
The majestic trains are now permanently situated on
700 feet of railroad track overlooking Fairbanks and
the Tanana Valley.
named by the Pullman Company, "The National
Domain" has been renovated into four elegant
suites, featuring queen-sized beds, private baths,
and entrances. Each room is individually decorated
and unique. Arched ten foot high ceilings have been
hand-painted by a local artist, Josef Paul,
reflecting the 'grandeur' of a bygone era. Heavy
burgundy drapes trimmed in gold fringe and
magnificent cherry stained walls compliment the
National Emblem" has been restored to its
original state, and provides the cozy accommodations
which grand sleeper cars offered in the past.
This car is an excellent choice for large families
or groups traveling together.
car, "The Golden Nellie" was originally
titled Caboose #1068. It has been superbly restored
as a private suite-car for those who demand the
ultimate in luxury and privacy. Golden ceilings,
heavy burgundy velvet drapes and a queen size bed
will have you feeling as if you were an old-time
railroad magnate. Even the original chairs are there
and have been recovered with beautiful brocade
fabric. A golden ladder leads you up to the covered
observation deck above.
"Arlene", originally used as a hospital car
during WWII, has been remodeled to a private 85-foot car with 2
bedrooms including a queen size bed and 2 twin beds.
This car provides a private bath and living
room with a T.V.
extremely proud of our latest addition... "The
Diner Car" is an eighty-five foot long car
boasting seating for twenty-four, with a separate
seating area with telephone and television. A ten
foot high arched ceiling is adorned with a Mural of
an eight foot Bald Eagle soaring in the Northern
Lights (mural painted by Milo Marks an
Athabaskan Indian from the Nenana.) An exceptional
breakfast is served at 8AM sharp, sometimes with