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

Alaska Wilderness Lodges & Resorts

This is the real Alaska—the way everyone would see the state if they could afford it. You get one of earth's finest nature experiences coupled with five-star amenities.

You're way off the Beaten Path

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. The only way to get there is by small boat or air taxi. Some offer world-class bear viewing and fishing (referred to as bear viewing lodges or fishing lodges). While most visitors seek out easy-to-reach destinations, you truly own your own wilderness staying at a remote lodge, usually seeing only your hosts and a few other guests.

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

Create your Land Tour with a Collection of Wilderness Lodges

You can add a 2-3 night remote wilderness lodge stay pre- or post- to any land tour or cruise—or spend a full week and make it your entire Alaska vacation. You'd seldom want to spend more than 3 nights at most roadside lodges (other than Camp Denali or fishing lodges). Click here to see a list of sample itineraries or contact us for booking help.

Personalized service

Your hosts are generally warm and passionate about Alaska. Carrying on the tradition of innkeepers of the past, they'll likely take you on personalized tours of the area—perhaps hiking, flying to locations of your choice, fishing, bear viewing, rafting, canoeing, beachcombing, kayaking, glacier viewing or dog mushing (in winter). You might go berry picking with your hosts, or bird-watching, or learn how to cook a four-star salmon dinner that you'd pay top dollar for back in the city. Or you can book a remote lakefront chalet for a private experience for your family or a group of friends.

You can also spend your days on your own, doing activities or just soaking up the scenery. These lodges seriously boost your chances of seeing wildlife—maybe right outside your door.

They're plush

Remote does not imply primitive. Some offer the most luxurious accommodations in Alaska, complete with gourmet cuisine, wine tastings, high-thread-count linens and expert guides.

Prices can range from $400 to $1,000 a night. But keep in mind that many of these lodges are all inclusive. All of your meals and activities are included in your price—and for many people, the rewards far outweigh the cost. This is an authentic and unique experience.

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Wilderness Lodges

Backcountry Wilderness Lodges
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.  ...more

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 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.

$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: May 01 to Sep 30 $2,000+ all-inclusive packages per person, per night

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 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 Oct 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: Jun 05 to Sep 11 $640/night all-inclusive packages

This lodge, like Camp Denali, was home­stead­ed in the 1950s, but unlike the cab­in style lodg­ing, The North Face Lodge is quaint­ly dec­o­rat­ed like a casu­al coun­try inn. The lodge can hold about 36 guests, who all enjoy mul­ti-day stays com­plete with cul­tur­al his­to­ry, guid­ed hikes, field trips and evening programs.

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: 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 involves just a  ...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.

$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

$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.

Season: Jun 13 to Sep 12 $560+ 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: 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

$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.

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 05 $875+ 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 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

$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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Wilderness Lodge Itineraries

Collections of Wilderness Lodges for a Complete Land Tour
Season: Jun 15 to Jul 10
$2,675+
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.

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 01
$4795+
Visits: Anchorage, Nondalton, Soldotna, Seward, Kasilof, Cooper Landing
Land Package Type: Wilderness Lodge Vacations

World class fish­ing, an overnight expe­ri­ence at Bear Camp, and a glac­i­er and wildlife cruise come togeth­er to cre­ate the ulti­mate week of adven­ture for you and your family. 

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 10
$8795+
11 Days / 10 Nights
Land Package Type: Wilderness Lodge Vacations

Expe­ri­ence up close and per­son­al brown bear view­ing at the pri­vate BearCamp, world class fish­ing from the Great Alas­ka Adven­ture Lodge, glac­i­ers, 3 nation­al parks and much more over 11 mem­o­rable days.

From $3790
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: Jun 15 to Jul 20
$3,582+
3+ 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.

Season: Jun 01 to Aug 31
Visits: Nondalton, Moose Pass, Seward, Cooper Landing, Homer, Sterling, Talkeetna, Healy, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Wilderness Lodge Vacations

Com­bine a stay at Great Alas­ka Adven­ture Lodge with an amaz­ing stay at their pri­vate, fly-in wilder­ness Bear Camp plus 3 days tour­ing Denali for that per­fect blend of adven­ture and vari­ety with­out con­stant trav­el or the dread­ed bus tour” feel. Expe­ri­ence glac­i­er cruis­ing, wild bear view­ing, Wilder­ness hik­ing, and end of the road” touring.

Season: Jun 15 to Aug 21
$995+ 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 15 to Aug 01
$3225 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: Jun 01 to Aug 31
$2195+
2 - 5 days
Land Package Type: Wilderness Lodge Vacations

Spend 2 – 5 days in hi-tech tent cab­ins” with heat, light and bath­rooms, along with gourmet meals, knowl­edge­able local guides, and spec­tac­u­lar scenery.

Season: Jun 12 to Aug 15
$2262+ per person
2 – 4 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!

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. 

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