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.
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.
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.