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Alaska Hotels & Lodges

You could spend hours sifting through hundreds of hotel listings on TripAdvisor, Expedia, or Hotels.com—and still not know which hotels are right for your trip to Alaska.

That’s why we’ve taken out the guesswork. We've picked the best few hotels— the places that we send our own friends and families—for each major Alaska destination.

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We've made it simple to search the list: You can either filter by town, or just browse from top to bottom. You’ll find accommodations ranging from high-rise hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, and options from family-run lodges to established chains—but they all offer high levels of service.

Insider Tips on the Best Views & More

We’ll tell you from an Alaskan’s perspective what makes each place so special, too. If you want incredible views, for instance, we recommend Camp Denali, deep inside Denali National Park for views of Mt. Denali, or the breezy waterfront views of the Harbor 360 Hotel in Seward. Prefer a high-end city hotel? We will tell you about Hotel Captain Cook, or the Anchorage Marriott. In Denali, we love the Denali Princess Lodge for its view that overlooks the Nenana River.

Wilderness Resorts

Wilderness lodge vacations are Alaska’s ultimate lodging, off the road system, accessible only by boat or plane. You’re not just getting a hotel room, but all-inclusive guided activities and meals. They’re not cheap, so we’ve selected only the best wilderness lodges—about a dozen—and have visited them all personally. Want a very high-end, remote lodge in the mountains? Try Ultima Thule Lodge located in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, accessible only by bush plane. Prefer to be on the ocean, with all its underwater wonders and marine wildlife? One of our favorites is Kachemak Bay Lodge, which you can reach, by boat, from Homer. Another is Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, reached by boat from Seward and overlooking a glacial lake.

Road-Trip Jewels

We also list 10 of the best roadside adventure lodges, great options if you're exploring Alaska by our highways. These are typically family-run properties that feel like a cross between a wilderness lodge and a B&B, offering an intimate and authentic experience at a lower price point than the remote lodges. Some great examples include Currant Ridge (near McCarthy) and Alaska Heavenly Lodge, overlooking the Kenai River. (Meanwhile, if you love classic B&Bs, check out our Alaska Bed & Breakfasts page.)

Want more advice? Send us an email—we're happy to give you a specific hotel recommendation for your trip.

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Hotels & Lodges

Season: Year Round $275+

Just 2.5 Hours from Fair­banks on the Richard­son High­way, The Lodge at Black Rapids is an undis­cov­ered gem.The peaks of the Alas­ka Range, trout-filled lakes, swift rivers, and alpine tun­dra sur­round the lodge, which is named for the Black Rapids glac­i­er. The own­ers built the Lodge over near­ly 10 years, design­ing it to fit into the land­scape. There are six rooms in addi­tion to the bunkhouse, with queen beds and pri­vate baths. Large windows  ...more

Season: Year Round $89+

Spa­cious suites in this hotel, locat­ed between the air­port and down­town, make it a great choice for fam­i­lies as well as those plan­ning an extend­ed stay. 

$109+

This 86-room lodge not only has end­less views over a vast val­ley, but it also sits on the banks of the Kenai Riv­er, which teems with fish. With vault­ed ceil­ings made of nat­u­ral­ly fin­ished wood, cozy sit­ting areas with wood-burn­ing stoves and pri­vate porch­es, it’s easy to feel like the whole place is yours. The area is famous for its fish­ing, but you also have easy access to Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park, a wild land filled with glac­i­ers, marine  ...more

Season: Year Round $15+ Camping, $90+ Rooms

Live off-the-grid, Alas­ka-style, at this fam­i­ly-run bed-and-break­fast lodge off the Denali High­way, in the heart of Alas­ka. Camp or stay in a lodge room and indulge in the nat­ur­al beau­ty sur­round­ing you.

Season: Year Round $179+

The Lands End Resort sits at the very tip of the Homer Spit, offer­ing incred­i­ble views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Moun­tain Range. Take a walk along the beach­front, then head to the shops, bars, and restau­rants along the spit. If the views are too beau­ti­ful to leave, enjoy a meal at the hotel’s Chart Room restau­rant. When it’s time for activ­i­ties, a help­ful staff of locals can pro­vide rec­om­men­da­tions and book your excursions.

Season: Year Round $233+

Pike’s Water­front Lodge in Fair­banks sits along the banks of the beau­ti­ful Chena Riv­er. Inside, you’ll find com­fort­able accom­mo­da­tions; out­side are beau­ti­ful gar­dens and a green­house grow­ing let­tuce, straw­ber­ries, and toma­toes. Dine inside, or out on the water­front deck. The hotel also has Wi-fi, to help you stay con­nect­ed while on vacation. 

Season: May 28 to Sep 04 $495+ / night (double occupancy)

This tiny cove, 10 miles from Seward, offers a com­bi­na­tion of unplugged bliss, cool yurt liv­ing, and a kayaker’s par­adise. The two unplugged” yurts each come with a queen-size bed and full size sofa bed, a table and chairs, linens, and a kitch­enette. You get unlim­it­ed use of kayaks dur­ing your stay — and giv­en the amount of sun­light dur­ing sum­mer, that means you can be pad­dling in and out of coves at mid­night if you feel like it!

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  ...more

Season: Year Round $169+

Sophie Sta­tion Suites has 149 suites that are per­fect for busi­ness trav­el­ers or vaca­tion­ing fam­i­lies. All are one-bed­room units and come with a bal­cony and full kitchen. And if you don’t want to cook, you can get all three meals at the restau­rant, Zach’s.

Season: Year Round $159+

Set out­side of the down­town bus­tle in a nat­u­ral­ly wood­ed envi­ron­ment, the resort’s lodge-style build­ings are spread out across 30 acres. Walk the mean­der­ing paths, which are punc­tu­at­ed by flower gar­dens, or explore an old miner’s cab­in. Inside the hotel, the home-suite-home” 1- and 2‑bedroom suites are a great option for groups and families.

Season: Year Round $129+

This hotel fea­tures the ambi­ence of a remote hunt­ing lodge. Plus, you’ll be locat­ed right on Lake Hood, the busiest float­plane base in the world, with plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ty to watch the bus­tle of planes.

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 15 $1795+ Multi-Day Packages

Alaskan adven­tures and great lodg­ing await at the Great Alaskan Adven­ture Lodge. This all-inclu­sive expe­ri­ence lets you dri­ve or fly in to the prop­er­ty, which sits on 25 acres at the con­flu­ence of two rivers. An old home­stead with cab­ins and lux­u­ry tent options, the lodge makes for a com­fort­able stay. You’ll also find an array of adven­tures — every­thing from great fish­ing to glac­i­er cruis­ing. The own­ers have been per­fect­ing their itin­er­aries for  ...more

$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.

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 in-hold­ing, 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. Alas­ka Wild­land Adven­tures pride them­selves on a leave no trace’ style of eco-tourism. 

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.

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.

Season: May 01 to Sep 30 $125+

Alas­ka Heav­en­ly Lodge offers the best of both worlds: all the seclu­sion and lux­u­ry nor­mal­ly asso­ci­at­ed with fly-in lodges, as well as the afford­abil­i­ty and con­ve­nience of being on the road sys­tem. Built in 1974, Alas­ka Heav­en­ly Lodge is made up of three hand-hewn log cab­ins. The Main Lodge fea­tures a full kitchen, a 16-per­son din­ing room table, a com­fy sit­ting area with a wood-burn­ing fire­place, a loft library, and a deck over­look­ing the Kenai  ...more

Season: Year Round $79+

Mod­ern and styl­ish, the West­mark Fair­banks Hotel is con­ve­nient­ly sit­u­at­ed in down­town Fair­banks. The hotel boasts 400 guest rooms, yet pro­vides the per­son­al ser­vice of a small hotel. Fea­tures include spa­cious rooms, a fit­ness cen­ter, two new restau­rants, and free Wi-Fi. Relax in your room or go for a stroll through the hotel’s fresh herb garden.

Season: May 14 to Sep 20 $189+

Brand-new in 2021, this 74-room prop­er­ty with panoram­ic moun­tain views is a six-minute walk from the har­bor of Res­ur­rec­tion Bay mak­ing it easy to catch a day cruise or fish­ing char­ter. You’ll also be just a mile from downtown’s shops and restau­rants and you won’t even need a car for your stay here, thanks to a free shut­tle to and from the rail­road depot and cruise ship dock.

Season: Year Round $214+

Indeed, the Har­bor 360 Hotel has a pret­ty lit­er­al name: Locat­ed on Seward’s water­front, this 96 room hotel offers stun­ning 360-degree views: You’ll see the Seward Small Boat Har­bor and Res­ur­rec­tion Bay if you book a Har­bor­side room, or the Kenai Moun­tains if you book a Moun­tain­side room.

Season: Year Round $195+

At A Taste of Alas­ka lodge you’ll find com­fort­able, mod­ern accom­mo­da­tions. This quaint lodge feels more like a B&B, but has all of the pri­va­cy of a hotel.

Season: Year Round $169+

This lux­u­ry resort, 40 miles from Anchor­age in the town of Gird­wood, is sur­round­ed by sev­en glac­i­ers. The spec­tac­u­lar scenery is pop­u­lar in sum­mer as well as win­ter, when you’ll find a full-on ski resort. It’s a roman­tic option that’s equal­ly great for families.

Season: Year Round $89+

You know you’re in Alas­ka when you can watch anglers catch salmon just behind your hotel. This prop­er­ty, with­in walk­ing dis­tance of the rail­road depot and trails for strolling, as well a heat­ed indoor pool and exer­cise room.

Season: Year Round $79+

Stay at the Bridge­wa­ter Hotel, and you’re get­ting a front row seat on down­town Fairbanks.

Season: Year Round $157+ Lodging, $1297+ All-Inclusive Fishing Packages

The logo for the Sol­dot­na B&B Lodge says it all: a guest who’s loung­ing in bed — while also fish­ing. This fam­i­ly-run fish­ing lodge direct­ly on the Kenai Riv­er offers a relax­ing place to soak up the sights and sounds of nature, while also deliv­er­ing a front-row oppor­tu­ni­ty to do some of Alaska’s most famous, excit­ing fish­ing. All stays car­ry a two-night min­i­mum, but most guests stay longer (an aver­age of 5 – 7 days), which is easy to do giv­en the  ...more

Season: May 13 to Sep 15 $219+

This resort is a col­lec­tion of pri­vate cot­tages set along the scenic Chena Riv­er. The own­ers want­ed to cre­ate a pri­vate expe­ri­ence that was also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, and that encour­aged guests to expe­ri­ence the out­doors. River’s Edge Resort does just that. The loca­tion is not far from town, but just out­side each cot­tage guests can take a walk along the riv­er or enjoy the flo­ral dis­plays across the property.

$159+

This Vic­to­ri­an-style, 94-room inn cap­tures the spir­it of the Klondike Trail with its Vic­to­ri­an décor, rus­tic set­ting and warm Alaskan hos­pi­tal­i­ty. Locat­ed next to Skag­way’s his­toric dis­trict, it’s con­ve­nient for shop­ping and enter­tain­ment in town. Perks include free ferry/​airport pick­up, free park­ing, Alas­ka Air­lines Mileage plan and a guest computer.

Season: Year Round $310+

Anchor­age’s lux­u­ri­ous grande dame hotel is con­sid­ered by some to be the finest hotel in Alas­ka. The 20-sto­ry, 546-room hotel offers amaz­ing views of the Chugach Moun­tains and even Denali. You’ll also find first-class restau­rants and great amenities.

Season: Year Round $65+

Drift­wood Inn presents a vari­ety of lodg­ing options, includ­ing hotel rooms, deluxe lodges, a fam­i­ly cot­tage, and an RV park — all of which have great views of Bishop’s Beach and Kachemak Bay. This fam­i­ly-owned and ‑oper­at­ed inn and has free Wi-Fi, cof­feemak­ers in most rooms, and a cozy lob­by with a fire­place. And you’re with­in walk­ing dis­tance of cof­fee shops, bak­eries, book­stores, and restaurants.

Season: Year Round $149+ Winter | $315+ Summer

One- and two-bed­room suites (that can sleep up to 7 peo­ple) make this cen­tral­ly locat­ed hotel a great choice for fam­i­lies. Plus, you’ll find made-to-order break­fasts, along with the option of tak­ing them to go, if you have ear­ly morn­ing activities. 

Season: May 20 to Sep 13 $98+

The fam­i­ly-run Denali Griz­zly Bear Resort offers a vari­ety of accom­mo­da­tions, great ameni­ties, and amaz­ing views of moun­tains and the Nenana Riv­er. And its loca­tion, six miles south of the Denali Nation­al Park Vis­i­tors Cen­ter but out­side the main tourist area, means you’ll have easy park access with­out feel­ing crowd­ed. Choose from their hotel rooms, pri­vate cab­ins, or campground.

Season: May 01 to Sep 30 $179+

Not many hotels can say that every room has a great view, but Ocean Shores was designed that way. Each room fea­tures views of Kachemak Bay and the sur­round­ing moun­tains. Also the ocean front prop­er­ty has a nice path to our seclud­ed beach and tide pools of Kachemak Bay. Or explore the near­by town of Homer.

Season: Year Round $99+

This local­ly owned bou­tique hotel, set in the heart of down­town, fea­tures 31 large suites with liv­ing rooms, bed­rooms, and full kitchens. Step out the door and be with­in walk­ing dis­tance of Anchor­age’s high­lights, as well as down­town restau­rants and shopping.

Season: Jun 04 to Sep 12 $560+ all-inclusive packages

Kan­tish­na is a his­toric gold­min­ing 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.

Season: Year Round $599 per night

Light­hous­es have long inspired fas­ci­na­tion, but get­ting to sleep in one is a spe­cial treat. This vaca­tion rental ups the ante by also offer­ing a won­der­ful­ly unique way to see wildlife and explore a tran­quil island, a five-minute water taxi ride from Sit­ka. With two bed­rooms, the light­house sleeps about 6. The main lev­el has a full kitchen, liv­ing room, din­ing room, and full bath­room — and out­side decks that wrap around the entire property.

Season: Year Round $99+

This com­fort­able 128-room hotel close to the air­port is a sol­id choice for those arriv­ing to or depart­ing from Anchor­age. Plus, you’ll be close to Lake Hood, the world’s largest float­plane base.

Season: Year Round $575 full day fishing, $1200+ all-inclusive multi-day packages 8 hrs - 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

Season: Year Round $220+

The Voy­ager Inn in the heart of down­town Anchor­age offers guests a sense of his­to­ry with an updat­ed look. Ren­o­vat­ed rooms and suites include lux­u­ri­ous bed­ding and linens, styl­ish seat­ing, plush car­pet­ing, design­er bath­rooms and kitch­enettes with new gran­ite countertops.

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 an inter­na­tion­al­ly revered bush pilot, she a retired ski rac­er and first class chef)  ...more

Season: Year Round $89+

Locat­ed just north of down­town Fair­banks, the Hol­i­day Inn Express Fair­banks is close to both shop­ping and the air­port. You’ll be able to enjoy all the ameni­ties like an indoor pool and spa, busi­ness cen­ter, exer­cise room, and guest laundry.

$695 per adult, per night 2+ nights

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  ...more

Season: Year Round $89+

With a check-out time of 1pm and accom­mo­da­tions for late-night check-ins, this hotel offers com­fort and flex­i­bil­i­ty. Plus, you’ll be locat­ed just min­utes from the airport.

$99+

This lodge offers spec­tac­u­lar views of Mount McKin­ley and is sit­u­at­ed with­in Denali State Park on the banks of the Chulit­na Riv­er. Rooms offer nine-foot ceil­ings and fans; some offer amaz­ing moun­tain views. When you’re not in your room, relax in the Great Room with its huge stone fire­place and floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows. Or, step out­side and stroll one of the three nature trails, either on your own or on a guid­ed, park ranger-led walk.

$199.95+

Over­look the Nenana Riv­er in rus­tic ele­gance at the McKin­ley Chalet Resort, a recent­ly remod­eled upscale hotel just one mile from the Denali Park entrance. Heavy on cedar, the lodge has sev­er­al build­ings tucked into for­est, all con­nect­ed by board­walks, and this Swiss chalet feel makes it more inti­mate than its 478 rooms sug­gest. Choose from deluxe rooms or upscale, cedar-lodge mini-sites. The upper” rooms at the McKin­ley Chalet have great views  ...more

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  ...more

Season: May 20 to Sep 16 $1175+ all-inclusive packages 3+ days

Look­ing for an inti­mate and acces­si­ble get­away with an authen­tic Alaskan feel? Alas­ka Wild­land Adven­ture’s Kenai River­side Lodge will fit the bill, with just 16 cab­ins set on the Kenai Riv­er, sur­round­ed by 3,000-foot snow-capped moun­tains. This easy-access river­side lodge has a remote feel, but is still right on the road sys­tem. Meals are served fam­i­ly-style, cre­at­ing a more inti­mate expe­ri­ence, and allow­ing you to min­gle with fel­low guests and  ...more

Season: Year Round $89+

Val­ue and con­ve­nience are the hall­marks at this mid­town hotel. It’s also a wel­come stop for fam­i­lies, as kids stay for free and pets are welcome.

Season: Year Round $209+ Winter | $199+ Summer

A stay at Beach­side Vil­la pro­vides a wel­come spot for relax­ing after such dai­ly adven­tures, with love­ly views of the moun­tains and Gastineau Chan­nel, deluxe accom­mo­da­tions, and of course, access to the beach.

Season: May 16 to Sep 19 $225+

This pri­vate lodg­ing busi­ness may be the ulti­mate way for inde­pen­dent trav­el­ers to stay in the famous­ly just-off-the-grid McCarthy. They’re locat­ed just before the foot­bridge lead­ing into town, so you can park your car right by your pri­vate guest house —with­out the has­sle of park­ing and hav­ing your stuff schlepped over the bridge. A favorite among locals and vis­i­tors alike, the mod­ern guest hous­es have great views of the Wrangell St. Elias  ...more

Season: Year Round $175+

This pri­vate­ly-owned down­town estab­lish­ment dates back to 1939, but was com­plete­ly ren­o­vat­ed recent­ly for an his­toric feel with mod­ern ameni­ties. You can’t beat the loca­tion, in the heart of Sitka’s his­toric dis­trict, where sev­er­al land­marks from the Nation­al Reg­istry are just min­utes from your door. Adding to the con­ve­nience is an on-site, inde­pen­dent­ly run restaurant.

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  ...more

Season: May 15 to Sep 15 $259+

Want to find out where Alaskans take their vis­i­tors? Vis­it McCarthy Lodge and the Ma John­son Hotel for an expe­ri­ence Nation­al Geo­graph­ic calls authen­tic, sus­tain­able, mem­o­rable.” McCarthy offers small-town charm nes­tled among spec­tac­u­lar glac­i­ers and moun­tains – in a nation­al park twice the size of Denali. Equal­ly impres­sive is that it is the only accom­mo­da­tion and restau­rant rec­om­mend­ed by Miche­lin Guide for the McCarthy-Ken­ni­cott area. It’s  ...more

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.

Season: May 29 to Sep 06 $210+

The Alaskan Ken­ni­cott Glac­i­er Lodge is a repli­ca of one of the his­toric cop­per-min­ing build­ings. It’s a lux­u­ri­ous prop­er­ty that sits in the heart of the ghost town and the cen­ter of Wrangell-St. Elias Nation­al Park and Pre­serve, sur­round­ed by spruce and moun­tains. Curl up by the fire­place with a book, enjoy the home-cooked meals, and linger with a glass of wine on the deck that near­ly juts out over the Ken­ni­cott Glac­i­er. Choose from either the  ...more

Season: Year Round $149+

One of the rea­sons Princess has risen to be the largest cruise and tour com­pa­ny in Alas­ka is the huge invest­ment they’ve made in their lodges. The spa­cious new main build­ing of the Denali Princess Lodge is a prime exam­ple with a 50-foot mur­al of Mount McKin­ley, grand stair­cas­es, and a 65-foot fire­place. The resort offers casu­al and fine din­ing, an expan­sive deck over­look­ing the Nenana Riv­er and Denali Nation­al Park, and a long list of amenities.  ...more

$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.  ...more

Season: Year Round $149+

This cozy, fam­i­ly-run hotel fea­tures a range of com­fort­able stu­dios and suites — some of which come with ocean views. Sea­far­er Suites is walk­ing dis­tance to local restau­rants and art gal­leries, and just a few miles away from the Homer Spit.

Season: May 17 to Sep 12 $229+

The Denali Bluffs is the clos­est to park entrance. The lob­by greets you with a warm fire­place and large win­dows that look out onto the patio. If it’s a nice day, sit out­side and enjoy a meal at the Moun­taineer Grill & Bar. The 112 orig­i­nal Hill­side Rooms and the new 64 room addi­tion, the RiverView Pre­mi­um Rooms, are nes­tled in to the shoul­der of Sug­ar­loaf Moun­tain, above the Denali Nation­al Park entrance. The hotel is designed to make  ...more

Season: May 27 to Sep 19 $399+

Locat­ed sev­en miles from the park entrance, the com­fort­able accom­mo­da­tions at Denali Park Vil­lage are far enough from the park’s hus­tle and bus­tle that you can focus on Alaska’s nat­ur­al treasures.

$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.

$169+

Dis­cov­er cozy cab­ins, great food, and big Alaskan adven­tures at this inti­mate lodge that sits on the edge of the wilder­ness yet is super-acces­si­ble from Anchor­age. It lies tucked in at the back of the Knik Riv­er Val­ley and at the end of Knik Riv­er Road, where Alaska’s real wilder­ness opens up, with moun­tain and riv­er views — but with­out a flight or long dri­ve. It’s the per­fect place to escape for a few days, with lots of activ­i­ties avail­able from  ...more

Season: Year Round $359+

This upscale Mar­riott comes with some great views of moun­tains, inlet, and city sky­line. Take it in, or get up close by walk­ing the near­by Tony Knowles Coastal Trail or Delaney Park strip. You’ll also be with­in walk­ing dis­tance of Anchor­age’s restau­rants and shops.

$79+

Views abound at this unique down­town hotel, and each of the 200 over­sized rooms has a bal­cony to look out at the Chugach Moun­tains and Inlet. Or just wan­der through the prop­er­ty and appre­ci­ate the Alaskan art and photographs.

Season: May 29 to Oct 30 $220+ per night

An exclu­sive lake­side oasis with hide­away cab­ins acces­si­ble by car and only 7 miles south of Denali Nation­al Park entrance. In addi­tion to lux­u­ri­ous accom­mo­da­tions, you can enjoy the art gallery, arti­san bak­ery, and spa­cious lawn with a camp­fire cir­cle and a love­ly view of the Alas­ka Range.

Season: Year Round From $109

You’ll find this hotel stocked with ameni­ties like a concierge ser­vice, an on-site restau­rant with room ser­vice, and a full-ser­vice bar. Stay on the upper floors for some great moun­tain views. 

Season: May 17 to Sep 12 $229+

Set on a hill, this 166-room hotel offers a bright, con­tem­po­rary ver­sion on the clas­sic rus­tic lodge style with native Alas­ka art in the lob­bies. The lodge fea­tures a vault­ed ceil­ing, com­fort­able lounges fac­ing a stone fire­place, gift shop, tour desk, guest laun­dry, cour­tesy shut­tle ser­vice and the Alpen­glow Restau­rant. The rooms fea­ture col­or­ful Alaskan décor and, at about 300 square feet, are some of the largest in the area. For even more  ...more

Season: Year Round $119+

Anchor­age’s newest hotel is locat­ed in the mid­town area and offers some great ameni­ties. You’ll find an out­door fire pit and a fam­i­ly-friend­ly gallery, per­fect for relax­ing and get­ting to know fel­low guests. Plus, half of the rooms have liv­ing areas and full kitchens.

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

Season: Aug 21 to Apr 10 $389 shoulder, $449+ Peak & Holiday 2+ Nights

Locat­ed on a qui­et ridge­line out­side of Fair­banks, the Bore­alis Base­camp offers 15 ele­gant clear-roofed igloos that have been cus­tom designed and specif­i­cal­ly posi­tioned to max­i­mize your view­ing of the North­ern Lights. You’ll also have the chance to take advan­tage of the camps many win­ter activ­i­ties like dogsled­ding, snow­ma­chin­ing, snow­shoe­ing, and fat-tire biking. 

Season: Year Round $129+

This hotel is locat­ed near the Alas­ka Marine High­way Fer­ry Ter­mi­nal and Juneau Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. Remod­eled in 2008, the Juneau Trav­elodge Hotel has a bright, sun­ny, atmos­phere — and stays fresh by being 100-per­cent non-smok­ing. If you’ve come to Juneau to fish, the hotel even offers a large freez­er for fish box­es ($10 a day). While at the hotel, you can also take advan­tage of the heat­ed indoor pool and gym area. To get down­town (9 miles  ...more

$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 eco-trav­el 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.

$99+

Set on the banks of the Chena Riv­er, the 328-room Fair­banks Princess Hotel boasts all the atmos­phere of a wilder­ness lodge, yet it’s also one of the city’s most lux­u­ri­ous prop­er­ties. It’s also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, close to the air­port, shops, and restau­rants. You can take a shut­tle down­town to enjoy the sites, or enjoy walk­ing around the var­i­ous gar­dens and trails on the lodge prop­er­ty. When it is time to dine, enjoy the ele­gant Edgewater  ...more

$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.

Season: Year Round $249+

Anchor­age’s tallest hotel is the best place to appre­ci­ate the gor­geous views of city and moun­tains – you may even see Denali on a clear day. You’ll also be with­in walk­ing dis­tance of the train depot and coastal trail, as well as the city’s ter­rif­ic shops and restaurants. 

$109+

Look out your win­dow to the junc­tion of the Kluti­na and Cop­per Rivers, 200 acres of wilder­ness, and the park’s awe-inspir­ing mountains.

Season: May 19 to Sep 11 $159+

You’re just a few min­utes from down­town Fair­banks and all the major shop­ping sights, but at this 157-room resort hotel — part of the city’s renowned Foun­tain­head Hotels fam­i­ly— you’ll feel like you’ve found a qui­et place in the wilderness.

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