Alaska Part 1: Wilderness Lodges
Alaska—known as “Seward’s Folly” for more than 100 years after U.S. Secretary of State William Seward engineered its purchase—has become a natural darling offering wilderness, wildlife and solace to nature seekers from around the globe. Today we review four excellent wilderness lodges that we hope will inspire you to visit Alaska.
Lodge Option #1: Ultima Thule Lodge
Hidden deep in Wrangell-St. Elias national park 100 miles from the nearest road and accessible only via small prop aircraft—Ultima Thule Lodge lodge offers solitude rarely found anywhere else.
With no set itineraries your day begins with a planning session with co-owner Paul Claus and a weather report. All activities are reached via small aircraft and include: hiking, rafting, skiing, fishing, kayaking, exploring abandoned gold mines, landing on glaciers, landing on ocean beaches to watch glaciers calve, and bird’s eye nature viewing. This is paradise as far from civilization as you can find.
• $1,500 per person per night in double occupancy, all inclusive, with a 4 night minimum
• $8,500 per person in double occupancy, all inclusive, for 6 nights
• $85,000 per week, all inclusive, for the entire property
For More Information: http://go.private.travel/Alaska-Ultima-Thule-Lodge
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Lodge Option #2: Winterlake Lodge, Redoubt Bay Lodge & Tutka Bay Lodge
These three wilderness lodges are operated by a family-owned company called Within The Wild. Activities around the lodges include wildlife excursions, float trips (with both emphasis on sportfishing as well as natural history touring), helicopter hiking and fishing, backcountry hiking trips, dog sled tours, cross-country skiing, ocean kayaking, ocean sport fishing, yoga and cooking classes. Winterlake Lodge is open all year while Redoubt Lodge and recently-opened Tutka Bay Lodge are open spring through fall.
Redoubt’s local bear population offers unrivaled photographic and viewing opportunities, especially when the bears come to the waters to fish for salmon in July & early August.
Located along Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail, at the entrance to Lake Clark Pass and in a remote and rugged fjord along Kachemak Bay near the seaside village of Homer, these three lodges offer an adventure of a lifetime for first-time and return visitors to Alaska. Visit one, two or all three lodges in a combined custom itinerary or as part of a larger custom Alaska itinerary designed by Private Travel just for you and your family.
• From $1,330 per person per night in double occupancy, all inclusive (Winterlake)
• From $1,263 per person per night in double occupancy, all inclusive (Redoubt Bay)
• From $948 per person per night in double occupancy, all inclusive (Tutka Lodge)
• Property buy-out for all three lodges is available. Please contact us for more information.
Plan Your Own Custom Alaskan Adventure
Private Travel specializes in custom private trips limited only by your imagination. We can combine the lodges showcased above (or any other Alaska lodges) with an adventure cruise or a float plane tour of Alaska’s coast or anything else you can imagine. Please contact us today to begin the planning your dream Alaskan adventure.
The two video clips below showcase some beautiful Alaskan landscapes that we hope will inspire you to travel to Alaska.