Tip: Stop in GlenAllen to get gas, food and snacks for the drive. There wasn't many stops from GlenAllen to Fairbanks. This was a favorite drive given much of it was a two lane road with scenery along the way.
We stopped off at the North Pole - had to, it just seemed like a must do thing.
We stayed at the Rivers Edge Resort and Cottages. I so loved this place where we had an individual cottage. Behind the cottage was a walking path near the river. It was quaint and comfortable.