Photo Credit: Ultima Thule Lodge, Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Alaska Wilderness Lodges & Resorts

Staying at a wilderness lodge is the real Alaska—how everyone would see the state if they could. You get one of earth's finest nature experiences coupled with all-inclusive amenities. But this isn't a classic resort with hundreds of rooms and spa-like amenities. Alaskan wilderness lodges are generally smaller, more remote, and more intimate - seeing only your host and other guests during your stay. Still, many are quite luxurious, with high-end accommodations, personalized hospitality, and a menu of activities to choose from during your adventure.

You're Off the Beaten Path

The only way to get there is by small boat or air taxi, with neighbors being as far away as 40 miles. The lodges are often nestled amongst trees and offer breathtaking views of the Alaskan wilderness. While most visitors seek out easy-to-reach destinations, you are truly on your own, seeing your hosts and a few other guests during your stay.

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See our list of the best winter lodge getaways in Alaska

Note: Don't confuse roadside wilderness lodges with remote wilderness lodges. Many companies label roadside lodges as wilderness lodges, but you need to know the difference. Road-accessible lodges are lovely (and we recommend them)—but they're often not as wild, exclusive, or upscale as high-end remote wilderness lodges.

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Wilderness Lodges

Backcountry Wilderness Lodges
$1250 pp Day Trips / $2000+ pp All-Inclusive Stays 1+ days

Escape to the Tal­keet­na Moun­tains for a lux­u­ri­ous get­away at Stephan Lake Lodge, a remote 6‑bedroom full-ser­vice lodge locat­ed on a pri­vate lake. With access to 40,000 acres of pri­vate land, guests can expe­ri­ence breath­tak­ing Alaskan scenery while kayak­ing, fish­ing, hik­ing, or sim­ply relax­ing by the fireplace. 

Season: Year Round Summer $375+ per night | Winter $250+ per night

If you can’t decide whether you’d rather have sun­set or sun­rise views on vaca­tion, Between Beach­es Alas­ka per­fect. Perched on a spit near Sel­dovia that offers both East and West water views, this idyl­lic spot also offers the chance to watch whales, otters, seals, shore­birds and eagles while enjoy­ing the tran­quil­i­ty of a unique set­ting. Choose from 6 cabins.

Season: May to September $1100 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: June 1 - Sept 15 $1095+ 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: May - September $3995+ per person, all-inclusive 3 days / 4 nights to 6 days / 7 night

Enjoy the seren­i­ty of this inti­mate, all-inclu­sive lodge, which sits on a pri­vate beach just a 20-minute water taxi ride from Homer. Fam­i­ly-run and com­plete­ly ren­o­vat­ed in 2022, the Lodge at Otter Cove offers 5 lux­u­ry cab­ins with 7 pri­vate rooms and 3 deli­cious meals a day. Choose your activ­i­ty each day from fish­ing, kayak­ing, hik­ing, and more. 

$550 / 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: May 24 - Sept 9 $790+ / 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: May 23 - Sept 3 $262+

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: May to September $910+ per cabin per night | 2+ Nights / $850+ per cabin per night

Expe­ri­ence com­plete immer­sion in the won­ders of wild coastal Alas­ka, and stay in spa­cious, bright yurts (cir­cu­lar, rein­forced tent-like struc­tures) on a pri­vate island in Humpy Cove. Inside, the yurts are warm and com­fy with fire­places, pri­vate bath­rooms and pri­vate decks over­look­ing the cove all con­nect­ed by exten­sive board­walks. They water taxis is includ­ed along with sea kayaks, pad­dle­boards, row­boats, and fish­ing gear. All of this is just a  ...more

Season: May 28 to Aug 31 $7000 per person All-inclusive 5-night 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, tide pool­ing, marine and wildlife view­ing, boat excur­sions, beach camp­fires, bird watch­ing, and more!  ...more

Season: June 7 - Sept 12 $1650+ 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 - September $849 - $1058 per person, per night all-inclusive 3-5 night exclusive camp buy-outs, 2 night non-exclusive stays

An epic ocean­front wilder­ness expe­ri­ence, on the beach in stun­ning Sel­dovia Bay, Alas­ka. Your hosts, Scott and Janet Ogan will help you taste the exhil­a­ra­tion of a true Alaskan expe­ri­ence in their off-grid, hand-craft­ed lodge. It’s a small, fam­i­ly run inti­mate expe­ri­ence. Their mis­sion To empow­er guests to recon­nect with their loved ones, and God’s cre­ation, through the extra­or­di­nary place, that we are stew­ards of, at Tree­house Cove Lodge.”  ...more

Season: June 3 - Sept 9 $1325/night + flight, all-inclusive packages 3+ nights

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.

Season: May - September $785+ fly-in fishing day trip, $1,479+ 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.

Season: June 1 - Sept 15 $3500+ 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 involves just a  ...more

Season: Jun 04 to Sep 14 $1,450 + tax per person, per night - all inclusive & flight

The Kan­tish­na Road­house is an indige­nous owned and oper­at­ed, all-inclu­sive back­coun­try lodge in the heart of Denali Nation­al Park. Acces­si­ble only by air, expe­ri­ence the wilds of Kan­tish­na with just a hand­ful of oth­er guests and expe­ri­enced staff. They lim­it the num­ber of guests on prop­er­ty in order to pro­vide you with a unique, inti­mate experience.

Season: Mid-June - October 1 $6,998+ 4 day / 3 night +

Kodi­ak Island is a wide­ly known bear-view­ing hotspot. The eco-focused Kodi­ak Brown Bear Cen­ter & Lodge — owned by the Alu­ti­iq peo­ple, who have inhab­it­ed Kodi­ak Island for more than 7,000 years— offers the thrilling oppor­tu­ni­ty to see these amaz­ing crea­tures for your­self. Choose from a 3‑, 4‑, or 7‑night pack­age. Each day includes guid­ed excur­sions to one of three bear-view­ing locations.

$12,500 per person (based on double occupancy) | 4 nights + 4 days 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: May - Sept $8,500+ per person 6+ nights

Stonewood Lodge is a high-end, year-round, all-inclu­sive get­away to wild Alas­ka locat­ed on the shores of 50-mile long Lake Clark with­in the Bris­tol Bay Water­shed. Sum­mer activ­i­ties include prime bear view­ing and tro­phy fish­ing as well as snow­mo­bil­ing, ski­ing and ice fish­ing in the winter.

Season: Year Round $2000 per night

Immerse your pri­vate group in this lux­u­ry year-round lodge, sur­round­ed by the beau­ty of the Alaskan wilder­ness just south­east of Denali Nation­al Park. Sit­ting on a pri­vate 75-acre plot on Yogi Lake, it offers the remote feel­ing of a fly-in lodge — even though it’s acces­si­ble by road in sum­mer. Hire pri­vate guides for cus­tom adven­tures, like hik­ing, pack raft­ing, canoe­ing, flight­see­ing, fish­ing, and bird watch­ing. Or in win­ter, go cross-country  ...more

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 04 $6595 to $6795 (+ internal air) 6 Days / 5 Nights

In the best way pos­si­ble. you’re out­num­bered by bears dur­ing your stay at this pri­vate fly-in wilder­ness camp. Fly by char­tered plane from Homer to Alas­ka Bear Camp on a 5‑night, 6‑day all-inclu­sive pack­age. This deluxe back­coun­try camp accom­mo­dates just 14 guests in some of the best bear habi­tat in the world. In con­trast to day trips cater­ing to dozens of vis­i­tors at a time, Bear Camp offers a rare and exclu­sive wilder­ness immersion.

Season: May - Sep $1299 all-inclusive 2 Nights

Expe­ri­ence true remote Alas­ka at this wilder­ness lodge north­east of Denali Nation­al Park. The 12 cab­ins at Wood Riv­er Lodge each have one open room and en suite bath­room, while the two-sto­ry main lodge fea­tures a wood-burn­ing stove and din­ing areas, along with big win­dows. Guests arrive via an excit­ing 4- to 5‑hour jour­ney in a ful­ly enclosed, heat­ed side-by-side, fol­lowed by a ride in a jet boat for the final leg to the lodge. Flights to access  ...more

Season: Memorial Day–Labor Day $520+ per person / per day 1+ nights

Fam­i­ly-owned and oper­at­ed, the inti­mate, 14-room Bear Track Inn sits serene­ly on the shim­mer­ing waters of Icy Strait in Gus­tavus, next door to Glac­i­er Bay Nation­al Park. Fea­tur­ing clas­sic log con­struc­tion, spec­tac­u­lar views, a wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment, and lots of activ­i­ties, it’s the per­fect spot to expe­ri­ence authen­tic Alas­ka. Stays are all-inclu­sive of food and transportation.

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 07 $750 full day fishing, $1430+ 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: June 1 - Sept 30 $2400+ 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: June 20 - Sept 5 $9,250+ for 3 night, all-inclusive stay 3+ nights

Remote, exclu­sive, and all-inclu­sive, this fam­i­ly-owned lodge locat­ed north of the Arc­tic Cir­cle on the edge of Gates of the Arc­tic Nation­al Park caters to inde­pen­dent trav­el­ers look­ing for com­fort off the beat­en path. The sum­mer sea­son offers hik­ing for all fit­ness lev­els, fish­ing, boat­ing, and canoe­ing under the Mid­night Sun. Only one group is booked at a time, and a concierge guide’ is includ­ed for the dura­tion of your trip.

Season: February - March and June - July $5,400+ Summer Packages 3 Nights +, $350+ / Night Winter A La Carte 3 - 9 Nights

Vis­it­ing Alaska’s old­est recre­ation lodge — found­ed in 1937 and set 125 air miles north­west of Anchor­age — is like step­ping back in time. Rus­tic log cab­ins pep­per the land­scape, the staff gets around by horse, and every­where you turn you’ll find shim­mer­ing water and tow­er­ing peaks. It’s tru­ly a place to unplug.

Season: June - Sept $1200 / person for 2 nights | $370+ Fly-in Day Hike

This fly-in lodge on a pri­vate lake in the Tal­keet­na Moun­tains is a great place to unplug. It is also an ide­al des­ti­na­tion to escape the crowds as the lodge only accom­mo­dates small groups of 10 or less. Take guid­ed hikes to look for wildlife and enjoy nature, kayak, go fish­ing, pick wild berries, or just relax and enjoy the peace and bliss­ful views.

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Wilderness Lodge Itineraries

Collections of Wilderness Lodges for a Complete Land Tour
Season: June 12 - Aug 15
2 – 5 Nights
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

This amaz­ing adven­ture com­bines two wilder­ness lodges, fine cui­sine, a float plane ride, heli-glac­i­er tour and guid­ed riv­er fish­ing – all with­in a con­ve­nient 100-mile radius of Anchorage!

Season: June through mid September
From $4850
Visits: Soldotna, Cooper Landing, Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

This 7 Day, 6 night sam­ple itin­er­ary from Anchor­age makes it easy to vis­it all three Alas­ka Wild­land Adven­tures prop­er­ties in less than a week! Vis­it the Kenai River­side Lodge and Kenai Back­coun­try Lodge, before embark­ing by small boat to view hang­ing and tide­wa­ter glac­i­ers, bird and sea lion rook­eries and scan­ning for whales en route to Kenai Fjords Glac­i­er Lodge. Canoe, kayak and explore at the Lodge before return­ing to Seward. Return to  ...more

Season: Early June through early September
From $2575
5 Days
Visits: Cooper Landing, Kasilof, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

The fol­low­ing is a 5 day, 4 night sam­ple itin­er­ary that seam­less­ly com­bines two nights at the Kenai River­side Lodge with two nights at Kenai Back­coun­try Lodge for a great trip that high­lights river­side and back­coun­try wild Alas­ka. Com­bi­na­tion pack­ages give guests the flex­i­bil­i­ty to choose trip dates between late May and mid-Sep­tem­ber from three to five days or more. 

Season: Jun 10 to Jul 20
$5,995 per person
6 day / 5 night
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

Com­bine the best of Alas­ka sum­mer expe­ri­ences (flight­see­ing, fish­ing, dog sled­ding, bear view­ing, and more) dur­ing the month around sol­stice, when the weath­er is warm and there is 24-hours of daylight. 

Season: Jun 10 to Aug 01
$4,070+
5 Days / 4 Nights
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

This tour com­bines a scenic float-plane trip with relaxed days fish­ing and float­ing along dynam­ic rivers. It’s ful­ly guid­ed and out­fit­ted, so you can sit back and enjoy all the activ­i­ties along with com­fort­able accom­mo­da­tions and superb meals. You also glamp” it for a night at an even more remote loca­tion that lets you tru­ly get away from it all.

$1095 per person
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

In just 24 hours you can expe­ri­ence an Alaskan float plane ride, an overnight in a deluxe wilder­ness lodge with a gourmet din­ner, and a taste of Alaska’s famous riv­er fishing.

Season: Jun 10 to Aug 01
$4,995+ per person
4 night / 5 day
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

This pack­age com­bines the most impres­sive aspects of inte­ri­or remote Alas­ka; flight­see­ing, glac­i­er hik­ing, dog sled­ding, fish­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, and a deluxe Alaskan lodge. Play hard by day, then wine and dine your­selves to a bliss­ful sleep in your pri­vate cabin.

Season: June 10 - July 10
$2,995+
2 – 4 Night
Land Package Type: Guided Backcountry Adventures

Expe­ri­ence the best of June fish­ing at the remote, fly-in Wilder­ness Place Lodge where you’ll tar­get rain­bow trout, arc­tic grayling, and north­ern pike.

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