I’m dedicating this blog post to our most important museum sponsor, Wedgewood Resort. The Fountainhead Museum is located on the grounds of their beautiful, 105-acre campus just north of downtown Fairbanks. I encourage our out-of-town visitors to stay at Wedgewood Resort, because by doing so you’ll be supporting the continued preservation of the museum’s artifacts, as well as our educational programs. You’ll also receive special museum privileges and can watch for one of our cars cruising right past your hotel building!
Guests at Wedgewood Resort and Bear Lodge* (or Sophie Station Suites or the Bridgewater Hotel), receive half-price museum admission and VIP access to our scheduled tours. You can also ride the free “Around-Town Shuttle” to the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Pioneer Park (home of the Pioneer Aviation Museum). If you’re a car club or other group, you’ll love the resort’s meeting facilities, catering services, and ample parking.
Bear Lodge and the resort’s Convention Center are like bonus museum galleries, with interesting vintage clothing exhibits and photographs of classic cars, local wildlife, and Alaska history on display in the lobbies and hallways. Be sure to budget time to see these, as well as the historical exhibits located throughout the resort. Nature enthusiasts will love the breathtaking flower displays, proximity to Creamer’s Refuge, and free entry to the resort’s private nature reserve. The 75-acre Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary offers a unique opportunity for guests to explore the nature trails, take a self-guided or naturalist-led walk, and watch for wildlife at Wander Lake.
You can choose from one- or two-bedroom suites at Wedgewood (perfect for families), or spacious hotel rooms in Bear Lodge. Parking and high-speed WiFi are free, and there is an on-site restaurant, lounge, and Internet café open from mid-May through early September. The location, fabulous hospitality and variety of amenities at Wedgewood Resort can’t be beat, especially for old car and vintage fashion enthusiasts!
*summer season “If you are up this far north, you won't find a better place to stay! The Bear Lodge is a first rate hotel with fine dinning, and a great buffet breakfast too. Be sure to check out the car museum! This may well have been the highlight of the entire trip to this state. The car collection is vast and first rate, many of which I have not seen anywhere else before. This hotel has everything you will need right here on site, It is a gem, this far north!”TripAdvisor Review
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum