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There is something about Alaska that eventually makes its way onto your travel list. It could be because there’s no other State of the Union that is anything like it. We’re talking glaciers, 3 million lakes (yes you read that right), and 6600 miles of coastline. There may even be an igloo or two and, as one former Vice-Presidential candidate pointed out, you can even see Russia from there. So, whether you’re 22 or 82, there’s definitely something about one of the last few unspoiled places on earth that will call to you at some point in life. This is how to do it up in (luxury) style.

You’ve traveled the world, far and wide. From the plains of Mongolia to the sub-Sahara desert in Algeria, to the beaches of Cape Verde. There’s not much left on your list, but chances are, Alaska is still on the list of lifetime destinations to explore. As usual though, you want to do it up in style. These are the most luxurious trips to Alaska, and like its standing as the 49th state, maybe you’re saving one of the best for last.

Alaska By Land

We get it; not everyone is a boat person, for a number of reasons. You may not be able to traverse the entire coastline on an Alaska by land voyage. However, you can get up close and personal. These are the top lodges, that will be guaranteed be your base for the most luxurious trips to Alaska.


Sheldon Chalet

Location: 5800 feet elevation in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali’s Ruth Glacier.

If you look under the definition of remote, you will find Sheldon Chalet. Sheldon is one of the highest lodges in North America, set at 5800 feet. You essentially have to helicopter in. It’s all an architectural feat and wonder on how they even ran water and electricity to a point this high, much less create one of the most luxurious trips to Alaska. The lodge combines gorgeous Alaskan views with understated luxury. All meals at the Chalet are cooked a Michelin-level chef, who more than one person has tried to hire away. You will also have the opportunity to take a sightseeing tour via helicopter. Glacier exploration is the main outdoor activity at the Chalet, and can be enjoyed both by beginners and more experienced explorers.

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Location: Judd Lake, Alaska, 99667

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge combines adventure with luxury. While booking your trip, you can choose between staying in the main lodge or a private cabin. Meals at the lodge are hearty and made using local ingredients that will fuel the day’s adventures. Additionally, vegetables come from the lodge’s own garden, and fresh, locally caught seafood is plentiful. Winter activities at the lodge include heli skiing and snow boarding, and summer activities include fishing, hiking, river trips, water sports, and helicopter tours.

Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge
Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge

Location: 46514 Sidelinger Trail, Halibut Cove, AK 99603

Ridgewood is an eco-lodge owned by a family with a passion for the Alaskan wilderness. The lodge is surrounded by elegant gardens, with large windows and porches overlooking them. As a guest, you’ll enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Alaska, as well as organic vegetables, homemade pies, and delicious pastries. There is no such thing as “boredom” at Ridgewood. Outdoor activities include bear viewing, wildlife tours, flightseeing, kayaking, guided hiking, fishing, and jet skiing.

Kodiak Brown Bear Center
Kodiak Brown Bear Center

Location: 194 Alimaq Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615

If it’s bears you seek, a stay at Kodiak Brown Bear Center is the best way to experience the Alaskan wilderness. Even in one of the most remote locations in the world, Kodiak still manages to provide all of the comforts and luxuries you’ll need. Staying in a private cabin, you won’t have to sacrifice electricity, internet connection, or a hot shower in a luxury bathroom. Meals are made using locally sourced ingredients native to the area. Salmon, halibut, and organic vegetables are regular menu items. In addition to bears, plenty of other wildlife can also be spotted in guided wildlife viewing trips. Fly fishing on Karluk lake is also an option for those who prefer to be on the water.

Chelatna Lake Lodge
Chelatna Lake Lodge

Location: South Shore Chelatna Lake, Chelatna, AK 99511

Chelatna is an intimate lodge with a maximum of only 16 guests per night. The chalets are spacious and take “rustic luxury” to the next level. There is also a hot tub and sauna, both facing the lake and mountains. The meals include locally sourced fish and meat, home-baked breads, and freshly picked berries. Fishing, hiking, national park trips, flightseeing, and wildlife viewing are just some of the outdoor adventures that take place at Chelatna Lake Lodge.

By Sea

Silver Shadow- Silversea
Silver Shadow- Silversea

Route: Anchorage, Alaska to Vancouver

Silver Shadow is one of the most spacious ships at sea, in proportion to its number of guests. There is no shortage of fine restaurants on the ship. La Dame serves traditional French cuisine and has an extensive wine list. La Terrazza offers classic Italian meals, whereas The Restaurant has an ever-changing menu, for those who like to be surprised. Silver Shadow’s pool deck is perfect for an afternoon swim or getting the perfect tan. If you happen to be a shopaholic, you’ll also love the ship’s boutique. 

Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Route: Vancouver to Seward, Alaska

The Seven Seas Mariner is an incredibly luxurious ship, with everything you could ever need on a cruise and more. The ship provides one of the most luxurious trips to Alaska that exists. The suites are spacious and each comes with a private balcony. The ship also includes an atrium, a theater with live entertainment, several whirlpools, a library, two boutiques, and a putting green. With a total of seven restaurants onboard, the ship has something for everyone to enjoy.

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