A New Luxury Hotel Is Opening in the Middle of an Alaskan Glacier

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A New Luxury Hotel Is Opening in the Middle of an Alaskan Glacier

Visitors to Alaska’s Denali National Park no longer need to rough it to spend an immersive night in the glaciers. A new Alaskan resort will open in February where “guests become part of the landscape” — without sacrificing luxuries like a concierge, champagne or plush bedding.

The Sheldon Chalet is perched on a “nunatak” (an exposed hill surrounded by glacier) bordering Alaska’s Denali National Park, at 6,000 feet elevation.

Sheldon Chalet Winter Cabin Retreat Denali National Park Alaska

Courtesy of Sheldon Chalet

The chalet’s all-inclusive rate includes accommodations, food and beverage, sauna access and a “flightseeing” tour while in transit to and from the hotel. And of course, they offer a completely customized experience.

Denali National Park Alaska Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

Courtesy of Sheldon Chalet

When conditions are prime, guests can sit on the observation deck and watch the aurora borealis with a glass of champagne. Staff can also arrange skiing, trekking or snowshoeing expeditions on the Ruth Glacier that surrounds the Sheldon nunatak.

Mt McKinley Denali National Park Alaska