Aurora Ice Museum
The Aurora Ice Museum at the Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska is the work of ice-carving champion Steve Brice. It has four bedrooms (including one with a polar-bear bed) and is available year round.
The hotel includes ice chandeliers, a life-size ice chess set, and an ice bar where drinks pour from the mouth of a sculpted ice fisn to be served in glasses of ice. If you are staying in the hotel, you can even ask the staff to call you during the night when the northern lights become visible.
Guests interested in learning more about ice sculpting can arrange a three-day workshop with artist Steve Brice — tools and ice included!
You can find photos of this and other ice North American ice hotels on the Rainbow Productions photography Web site.