Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made

Exclusive Alaska at Sheldon Chalet

Combine sheer luxury with true wilderness on this extraordinary getaway to Denali National Park, where you'll spend four nights in a mountaintop chalet indulging in fine wines, sumptuous cuisine and unparalleled vistas, with plenty of time for skiing, snowshoeing, stargazing and helicopter flights thrown in for good measure.

Duration 6 Days
Price From $9,091
When YEAR ROUND
Destination ALASKA

Safari Overview

Venture into the mountains of Alaska to stay in exclusive luxury. Sheldon Chalet was designed for wilderness explorers who want adventure, solitude, and spectacular views. Perched right in the middle of the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre, the chalet is set on 4.9 acres of private grounds at an elevation of 6,000 ft, with views over Denali and some of the clearest skies for Aurora viewing that you’ll find anywhere in Alaska.

With accommodation for just 10 people, the chalet is the perfect location for a getaway with family or friends, and is available for private groups, or as an extension to a longer Alaska itinerary. Explore the mountains by helicopter, enjoy gourmet glacier picnics, skiing around the nunatak, sledding on Denali, or simply relaxing on the deck with a blazing fire and the Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky…

WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP EXTRAORDINARY

  • Explore the mountain range by private helicopter.
  • The Ruth Glacier surrounds the nunatak; venture onto the glacier for an ice trek.
  • Watch the Northern Lights across the mountaintops under a clear sky, miles away from light pollution.
  • Snowshoe to the original mountain house constructed in 1966 to enjoy a gourmet picnic.
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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Talkeetna

Arrive into the quaint town of Talkeetna and check into your hotel for the night. Enjoy an optional flightseeing or river tour (season dependent), explore one of the many trails, or walk to the waterfront and admire the Susitna River.

Day 2

Talkeetna - Sheldon Chalet

Arrive at Sheldon Chalet in style. Taking off from Talkeetna in a private helicopter, enjoy a breathtaking flight out to the chalet over Alaska’s pristine landscape. Step onto the deck of the chalet as you are greeted with champagne. Meet your staff and settle in to discuss the plans for your adventure with world-class guides, then let the peace and solitude wash over you as you spend your first evening under the stars.

Overnight: Sheldon Chalet B, L, D

Days 3-5

Sheldon Chalet

Awake as the first rays of sun illuminate Denali. Enjoy breakfast prepared by your personal chef and marvel as the light changes the landscape moment to moment. Choose your adventure today – the staff are at your disposal, so you are free to do as much or as little as you please. Curl up with a good book from the library, head out into the snow, or embark on an adventure through the mountains; whatever you decide, you’ll be feeling right at home in no time. In the evenings, enjoy the sauna or relax with a glass of wine on the deck and look out for shooting stars, meteors, and the mystical Aurora Borealis.

Overnight: Sheldon Chalet B, L, D

Day 6

Depart Sheldon Chalet

As sunrise hits the snow-covered Alaska Range, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and depart for your flight back to civilisation! Fly over rivers of ice, dramatic mountain peaks and wild landscapes as you head back to Talkeetna or Anchorage.

Trip Details

Sheldon Chalet is available for exclusive bookings and small group adventures, with a maximum of 10 travellers at a time. The Aurora Borealis season is between mid-September and mid-April. Please note that this trip can also begin with a flight to the lodge from Anchorage for an additional charge.

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