Alaska Wilderness Lodge | Sheldon Chalet
Nothing says luxury quite like seclusion at 6,000ft and the words 'only accessible by helicopter.
' The quintessence of an Alaska Wilderness Lodge, Sheldon Chalet is secured on a nunatak in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, just 10 miles from Denali's summit.
From the moment you step off the helicopter to be welcomed with champagne and seafood, your world becomes the frozen expanse of the glacier and mountain peaks beyond.
Head out onto the Ruth Glacier with a guide and trek across the ice, then unwind in the sauna, sit down to a drink around the fire pit or search the skies for the aurora.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Anchorage to Sheldon Chalet | Helicopter Depart Anchorage on a scenic helicopter ride to Sheldon Chalet, arriving around 2:00 pm. An engineering marvel located just 10 miles from Denali’s summit, Sheldon Chalet features five guest rooms, a living and dining area, an observation deck and a sauna. Step onto the deck and marvel at the majestic surroundings before coming inside for champagne and a freshly prepared sampling of Alaskan Seafood. Meet the staff and discuss adventure options for during your stay, then settle in and let the peace and solitude overtake you. (Dinner included today)
Day 2 Denali | Sheldon Chalet Awake to the sunrise shining on the summit of Denali. Enjoy a cozy cup of coffee as you marvel at the way the light changes the landscape moment by moment. Breakfast is served. Choose one adventure today and another tomorrow such as rappelling, rock or ice climbing, glacier trekking, gourmet glacier picnicking, crevasse exploring or sledding. Enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and delectable hors d’oeuvres on the observation deck then dine on a beautiful gourmet dinner while you watch the sun set on Denali. Spend the evening on the deck around a fire, stargazing or relaxing in the sauna. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included today)
Day 3 Denali | Sheldon Chalet Welcome the majesty of the amphitheater into your morning as it draws you into quiet reflection. Another warm delicious breakfast is prepared just for you. Choose an informative book on the area to read from our library or trek to the historic Sheldon Mountain House for stories of Denali. Enjoy another activity of choice then return to a mouthwatering dinner. Come evening, relax in the sauna or watch the stars sparkle above the amphitheater on the observation deck. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included today)
Day 4 Sheldon Chalet to Anchorage | Helicopter Watch the sunrise hit the snow-covered Alaska Range from your bed. Leisurely breakfast on locally sourced Alaskan fare as you say your farewells and prepare to depart the Sheldon Nunatak. Depart between 11.00am-12.00pm for the 1.15-hour helicopter ride back to Anchorage. Transfer by private vehicle (included) to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (Breakfast included today)
Sheldon Chalet Inclusions:
- Exclusive use of Lodge
- Guided glacier adventures
- Return helicopter transportation between Anchorage or Talkeetna and Sheldon Chalet
- Staff - chef, concierge, and two adventure guides
- Gourmet meals and all beverages (including alcohol)
- Premium wine pairings with dinner (1 glass per food pairing)
- Outdoor apparel rental package - parka, waterproof shell, pants, boots, gloves
- Use of adventure gear - trekking skis or snowshoes and poles, harnesses and helmets
- A variety of activities including local and natural history lessons, glacier treks, gourmet glacier picnic, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse exploration, sledding, snow cavern spelunking
- Staff gratuities
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DATES & PRICING
|Exclusive Experience Package|
6 Days / 5 Nights
01 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
4 Days / 3 Nights
01 Mar - 31 Oct, 2021
Alaska Wilderness Lodge | Sheldon Chalet
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