Pikes Waterfront Lodge

Pike's Waterfront Lodge is a family run business. We take great pride in offering the best possible customer service and listening to our guests. We read all customer comments and attempt to incorporate suggestions into the hotel and its operations.  Our property consists of 180 rooms with 28 additional individual log cabins in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska. Pike's sister properties include a working greenhouse and Pike's Landing fine and casual dining. We have hired Work and Travel students for many years and love welcoming them to this very popular destination in Alaska’s 2nd largest city.

Reasons to join us at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

·         Competitive wages

·         Couples and groups of four encouraged to apply

·         Enjoy the local area filled with arts and culture, entertainment, shopping, dining, sports, and more

·         Experience new people and places, and practice your English language skills with customers and co-workers


What our participants say

“I like my job because they treat me well and I have a good team of workers.” F. Stamenkovic

“..we have such a wonderful time together. The place is lovely!” – G. Chapalova

Housing resources

Students have lived previously at these properties: Sophies Station, Holiday House (907-479-8124 contact Lenny Regean), or Midtown Apartments.

About Fairbanks, AK:

Fairbanks, Alaska; a diverse, distinct, and exciting city, is Alaska’s second largest city. Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations with many exciting things to do during the long warm summer days. A wide range of activities are available in Fairbanks, including shopping, visiting art galleries; rafting or kayaking the meandering Chena River; golfing; fishing; snowmobiling; enjoying tours and attractions like Pioneer Park that celebrate the town’s gold history; cross-country and Alpine skiing; wildlife viewing; soaking in hot springs; or even enjoying a locally brewed beer. 




Climate in Fairbanks, Alaska:

Fairbanks’ climate is characterized with long, cold winters, and short, warm summers. In summer, temperatures typically range between 70 and 50 °F (21 and 10 °C). At the summer solstice, Fairbanks receives 21 hours and 49 minutes of direct sunlight; after sunset, twilight is bright enough to allow daytime activities. Another one of Fairbanks’ unusual occurrences is the prevalence of the aurora borealis, commonly called the northern lights, which are visible on average more than 200 days per year in the vicinity of Fairbanks.

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How to Get There

Students MUST email employer their arrival information AT LEAST two weeks before they depart for the United States. Students should fly into Fairbanks Airport (FAI). Employer can provide transportation from the airport to the hotel. Upon arrival to Fairbanks Airport, please call Pike’s Front Desk to arrange for pickup at 907-456-4500 ext. 0.