I will be going to Aurora Borealis Lodge in early February 2019. I am spending the night in Fairbanks first. I am trying to decide if I should rent a car or not. I have checked with the car rental companies. Most have 4x4 vehicles with all weather tires. It is about a 20 mile drive. The alternative is to take a van out and back. There is no restaurant or food service at the lodge. Rooms do have kitchens however. While I live in Denver and am comfortable driving in the snow, I do have concerns that the weather could be inclement and I would be on unfamiliar roads. Also, not sure if I would really be going back and forth into Fairbanks in that case. Anyone have experience with this area and have an opinion? Thanks!