Eat, Shop, Play, Stay: July 2018
Wilderness Lodges: Wildlife and Luxury
Alaska’s lodging options run the gamut from free public cabins to resorts and high-end hotels. The state’s wilderness lodges provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for those interested in experiencing the Last Frontier in luxury.
Denali Backcountry Lodge
In a remote valley, deep in the heart of Denali National Park, experience authentic Alaska through all-inclusive private cabins, stunning views, warm hospitality, and unmatched adventures. At Denali Backcountry Lodge, guests experience the best creature comforts in one of the world’s wildest landscapes. Located at the historic settlement of Kantishna, the lodge is a perfect base for exploring the ruggedly wondrous backcountry of Denali National Park. Return from one-of-a-kind adventures each evening to fresh, seasonal cuisine, a cozy fire, and a serene sense of wonder.
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Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge
Nestled in a spectacular ocean and mountain setting abundant with wildlife, birds, and sea life, Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge’s remote location offers the best of Alaska. With just five cabins, the lodge generally hosts ten to twelve guests per week with ten to twelve staff, ensuring that a guests’ stay is customized to his or her individual interests. The lodge’s friendly and knowledgeable Alaskan team offers personalized daily naturalist guide service. This all-inclusive, world-class lodge features private, deluxe accommodations and gourmet five-star meals.
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Wilderness Place Lodge
This remote Alaska river lodge offers modern deluxe private cabins, excellent Alaska river fishing, fine dining, friendly people, and amazing customer service. Wilderness Place Lodge is a deluxe, fly-in-only Alaska fishing lodge accommodating sixteen guests hosted by eighteen staff. Comfort, courtesy, fine food, attentive guides, and great fishing combine to maximize the wilderness experience.
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Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge
Soak up the Alaskan wilderness at this intimate, timber framed lodge in the island community of Halibut Cove, adjoining the Kachemak Bay State Park. Enjoy three wonderfully prepared meals each day, and highly personalized attention with majestic scenery, miles of beaches, and secluded salt water coves right out the front door. Interested guests have opportunities for fishing, glacier kayaking, wildlife viewing, bear viewing, and hiking in the mountains.
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Ultima Thule Lodge
The main lodge sits atop a hill and houses the dining room, open kitchen, and sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the mighty Chitina River and mountains to the south. The lodge offers five private cabins built using local timber and designed to maximize privacy. The main lodge features a wood-fired sauna where guests can relax after a day of hiking, skiing, fishing, or flying. Meals are prepared in-house and served family-style using local vegetables and glacier-sourced water.
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Loonsong Lake Wilderness Lodge
At this private wilderness destination for two couples or a larger family group, guests may choose from a generous list of hearty adventures. Guests can choose a commercial flight to Homer or opt to be picked up by a float plane pilot, which gives guests access to a spectacular flight over wilderness that houses brown and black bears, moose, mountain goat and Dall sheep, and wolves. Once at the lodge, activities include hiking, fishing, and local exploration, all with the assistance of a wilderness guide/interpretive naturalist with expertise in marine biology.
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Great Alaska’s Kenai River Lodge
Great Alaska Adventures main lodge sits at the confluence of the Moose and Kenai rivers, site of an original homestead in 1947. With a quarter-mile of the finest wade fishing on the Kenai River plus direct access to great calm water kayaking and wildlife viewing of the Moose River, Great Alaska Adventure Lodge is the premier lodge on the Kenai River. All meals are served in the main lodge, and individual cabins are spread out over nearly twenty-five acres of the Kenai's finest riverfront. All rooms feature a breathtaking view of the surrounding river and Kenai Mountains.