The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — K.S.

GET­TING THERE Amer­i­can Air­lines of­fers con­nect­ing flights from Rea­gan Na­tional to An­chor­age. Era Avi­a­tion of­fers non­stop flights from An­chor­age to Fair­banks from $296 round trip. A one-way ticket from An­chor­age to Fair­banks on the Alaska Rail­road costs $159. WHERE TO STAY The Lodge at Black Rapids Mile­post 227.4, Richard­son Hwy. 877-825-9413

www.lodgeat­black­ Bright, spa­cious rooms have down du­vets and lo­cal paint­ings. There are five miles of ski and snow­shoe trails. Rooms from $175. River­bend Log Cabin & Cot­tage Rentals 410 Nordale Rd. 907-490-6613

www.fair­banksriver­cab­ Log cab­ins have kitchens, bal­conies, bar­be­cues and ac­cess to a sauna and cross-coun­try ski trails. Cab­ins from $169. WHERE TO EAT Sil­ver Gulch Brew­ing & Bot­tling Co. 2195 Old Steese Hwy., Fox 907-452-2739

www.sil­ver­ About a dozen lo­cal beers on tap for wash­ing down burg­ers, chops and piz­zas. En­trees start at $11. The Pump House Restau­rant & Saloon 796 Chena Pump Rd. 907-479-8452

www.pump­ Spe­cial­ties are steaks, Alaskan seafood and wines from the Pa­cific North­west. En­trees start at $17. WHAT TO DO Chena Hot Springs Re­sort Mile­post 56.5, Chena Hot Springs Rd. 907-451-8104

www.chenahot­ Of­fers cross-coun­try-ski rentals for $25 and ac­cess to the hot spring pool for $10. Pool hours 7 a.m. to mid­night.



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