Remote wilderness resorts might be set on their own emerald-green glacial lake, their own island, or far up a wild river valley, 40 miles from their nearest neighbor. Some offer world-class bear viewing and fishing (referred to as bear viewing lodges or fishing lodges). When you book a two or three night remote wilderness lodge stay to extend any visit or spend a full week and make it your entire Alaska vacation. Your hosts are generally warm and passionate about Alaska. They’ll likely take you on personalized tours of the area. Some lodges offer gourmet cuisine, wine tastings, high-thread-count linens and expert guides. Prices can range from $400 to $1,000 a night, but many of these lodges are all inclusive.
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When you book a two or three night remote wilderness lodge stay to extend any visit or spend a full week and make it your entire Alaska vacation.
- Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge Season: Jun 01 to Sep 05 $915+ all-inclusive packages. Located within a 1700 acre native owned wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, the central lodge and 16 guest cabins of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge have full views of Pedersen Glacier and easy access to wildlife viewing adventures. The elegantly rustic lodge and secluded guest cabins pair modern comfort and environmental stewardship.
- Kantishna Roadhouse Season: Jun 04 to Sep 12 $560+ all-inclusive packages. Kantishna is a historic gold mining district in the backcountry of Denali National Park. Among the most remote areas of the park, you can stay in a cozy cabin and spend your days playing, exploring and relaxing in the wilderness. Kantishna Roadhouse is the only lodge in the area with a full-service saloon.
- Ultima Thule Lodge Season: May 01 to Sep 30 $2,000+ all-inclusive packages per person, per night 4+ Nights. The Ultima Thule Lodge offers you two extremes — though extremes of the best kind possible. This unique and private lodge is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Alaska — they’ve hosted both the rich and famous — but it’s also tucked inside the vast wilds of the nation’s largest, and most remote, national park. Second generation hosts, Paul and Donna Claus (he is an internationally revered bush pilot, she a retired ski racer and first class chef).
- Denali Backcountry Lodge Season: Jun 13 to Sep 12 $575+ per person. For a lot of travelers, exploring deep into Denali National Park, far from the crowds, sounds like the ideal way to experience the famous park. But not everyone wants to rough it out there — which is why this lodge is the perfect balance, a comfortable perch in seriously remote wilderness.
- Johnstone Adventure Lodge Season: May 01 to Sep 30 $700 per person, per night 2 night minimum. This fly-in-only lodge features two secluded chalets set amid a stunning mixture of sea, forest, and a glacier-formed lake. Enjoy guided walks, custom zodiac tours on the lake, bonfires on the beach, and relaxation at your private chalet. The rate includes transportation to and from the lodge, kayaks, dinner prepared by your hosts, and access to a pantry of items to supplement breakfast, lunch, and snacking. Each chalet is equipped with its own.
- Northwoods Lodge Season: Year Round $575 full day fishing, $1200+ all-inclusive multi-day packages 8 hours – Multi-Days. The Northwoods Lodge is a remote lodge where visitors can find themselves in a 45 minute flight from Anchorage. The lodge specializes in guided fishing, and guests can enjoy 8 to 10 hours of fishing a day if they choose. Guides help you spin or fly fish for trophy king salmon, silver and sockeye salmon, or resident rainbow trout, arctic grayling and northern pike.
- Alaska’s Loonsong Lake Wilderness Lodge Season: Jun 01 to Sep 15 $2100+ per person (private lodge, max six guests) 3 & 5 day all-inclusive packages. Your own idyllic log chalet —is surrounded by more than a million acres of Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park and Kenai Fjords National Monument. Every day offers a first-class adventure. There are miles of lovely hiking trails and trout fishing supplies are provided. You may ask the pilot to return and take you for a day of brown bear viewing, or other fly-out adventure! Immersing yourself in some of the best of Alaska.
- Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge Season: May 31 to Sep 04 $3000+ all-inclusive packages. The McBride Family has perfected their all-inclusive world-class Alaskan experience. Their amazing local Alaskan team and professional guides will personalize and customize your stay based on your interests, the tides, and the weather. Your days can be quiet and relaxing or filled with action-packed adventures including sea kayaking, hiking, casual beach fishing, tide pooling, marine and wildlife viewing, boat excursions, beach campfires, bird watching.
- Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge Season: Jun 20 to Sep 05 $6,925+ for 3 night, all-inclusive stay. Remote and exclusive, this family-owned lodge north of the Arctic Circle offers independent travelers an experience far off the grid. The summer high season brings fabulous hiking, fishing or floating under the Midnight Sun — but you’ll still be able to relax in comfort, and never feel like you’re roughing it.
- Caribou Lodge Alaska $370+ Fly-in Day Hike|$365+ Overnight. This fly-in wilderness lodge on a private lake in the Talkeetna Mountains is a great place to unplug. Choose from 3 private cabins and enjoy home-cooked meals served family style with other guests. Take guided walks to look for wildlife or wild berries, or just relax and enjoy the peace and blissful views.
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To experience the real Alaska, the way everyone would see the state. You get one of earth’s finest nature experiences coupled with five-star amenities.
- Glacier Bay Lodge Season: May 22 to Sep 07 $239+. Outside of pitching a tent on a beach with the bears, you can’t stay any closer to the heart of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. The Glacier Bay Lodge, with its massive timbers, huge stone fireplace, network of boardwalks and rooms tucked into the trees, is the only lodging available within park boundaries. Fabulous views, a full-service restaurant, trails through the rainforest, camping and kayak drop-offs, mountain-bike and more.
- Camp Denali $640/night all-inclusive packages. At Camp Denali, you’ll immerse yourself in a remote backcountry, but with a cozy bed to settle into each night. Take in the quiet of the surrounding wilderness and enjoy the simple, sustainable amenities for around 38 guests. Here, the balance of “light touch on the land” and providing a comfortable stay is perfected. Refined rustic guest cabins, each of which claims a unique view of Denali, sleep from two to six people.
- Wilderness Place Lodge $550+ fly-in fishing day trip, $1,248+ overnight all-inclusive 1 – 6+ Nights. Exploring Alaska’s backcountry lakes, forests and rivers is a phenomenal experience. Wilderness Place Lodge — tucked away on a remote river northwest of Anchorage — offers excellent access to nearly any freshwater fish you came to Alaska for, along with a unique ecotravel experience that comes with a high level of service, a variety of non-fishing activities and the mellow freedom to create an Alaskan experience that suits your own taste.
- Alaska Bear Camp Overnight Adventures Season: Jun 01 to Aug 31 $2195+ All-inclusive, multi-day Adventures. Alaska bear camp is magically hidden in a rare Critical Bear Habitat in the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park. Instead of hundreds, only 16 privileged guests observe the wonder of up to 50 brown Bears living out their daily drama. Due to the beauty of the location and the exceptional bear population, the deluxe camp, with en suite biffies, beds with mattresses and food flown in daily, was used as a base camp for the Disney movie Bears.
- Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge $695 per adult, per night 2+ night. Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge is a premier, full-service destination lodge in Halibut Cove adjacent to the Kachemak Bay State Park. Your hosts understand that experiencing Alaska’s great outdoors is a primary goal for those active in mind and spirit, so they have designed numerous guided adventures to choose from, including hiking, glacier kayaking & wildlife viewing. You can also add-on a fishing charter or bear viewing tour during the stay.
- Wood River Lodge $159 per cabin per night + air taxi cost. Experience true remote Alaska at this fly-in wilderness lodge northeast of Denali National Park. Your adventure begins as you take off in a bush plane from Healy, a town just north of Denali. Upon arrival, check into one of the 12 cabins on the property, each with its own en suite bathroom and plenty of privacy from your neighbors. This slice of wilderness is yours to explore; hike, fat-tire bike, or wander down to the pond to watch for moose.
- Orca Island Cabins Season: About May 01 to Sep 01 $345+. Experience complete immersion in the wonders of wild coastal Alaska, and stay in spacious, bright yurts (circular, reinforced tent-like structures) on a private one-acre island. Inside, the yurts are warm and comfy, outside you’ll find private decks, as well as boardwalks and fire rings. They also provide complimentary sea kayaks, rowboat, and fishing gear. All of this is just a 9 mile boat ride from the Seward Boat Harbor.
- Kenai Backcountry Lodge Season: Jun 01 to Sep 01 $2050+ all-inclusive packages. Staying at the remote Kenai Backcountry Lodge within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offers a real taste of the wilderness. The lodge, located on a five-acre, private inholding, began as a river-accessed hunting cabin back in 1935. Years later, the remodeled and expanded property is still road-free, and guests raft into the lodge. Alas-ka Wildland Adventures pride themselves on a ‘leave no trace’ style of eco-tourism.
- Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat Season: Jun 15 to Sep 15 $385 / day per person, double occupancy. Whether you’re looking to take your family off-grid for a bit of Alaska Adventuring, or for a great fishing spot with your buddies with incredible bear-viewing — or if you’re even an artist looking for inspiration — this lodge made up of newly renovated log cabins offers a customized ideal of bliss. It’s about 180 miles from the nearest road and offers an idyllic perch for exploring both the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park, as well as other.