Alaska

Hotels in Alaska

Set more than 100 miles away from the nearest road, in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Ultima Thule Lodge is one of the most authentic, and adventure-centric, in the 49th state. The owners—three generations of the Claus family—give their guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Book a one-room log cabin on a hillside, close enough to the main lodge for comfort and far enough for privacy. Cabins have gingham curtains, a big wooden bed, and gas-powered lamps. Ask for one with a view of Mt. McKinley.

Stay in one of the cabins on the lake. Eat freshly caught salmon grilled on an alder plank in the open kitchen of Cordon Bleu-trained chef-owner Kirsten Dixon. Hike and dogsled around the property, located right on the Iditarod trail.

Accessible only by boat, Alaska Wildland Adventures’ new property is a collection of 16 comfortably rustic log cabins set on a 1,700-acre wildlife sanctuary owned by Alutiiq natives. Here, the park is literally your backyard.

The former 1930's hunting outpost has a lakeside wood-fired sauna.

Stay at the lodge for prime bear-watching.

Reached via seaplane or boat, it has five private chalets and cabins and specializes in so-close-you-can-touch-it wilderness experiences. The food alone is worth the trip: local fishermen stop by several times a week with loads of salmon and oysters.