To truly appreciate Alaska's vast and unspoiled natural beauty, you need to get out in it - away from the roads and communities on an unforgettable Alaska lodge vacation. Our Alaska travel experts have handpicked 20 of the finest lodges in Alaska for our guests, each with something special to offer.
The Alaska Lodge Experience
Staying at a remote wilderness lodge is a travel experience unlike anything you may have done before. This is life-list territory. Being off the road system is part of what characterizes remote Alaska lodges. Most lodges are accessible only by plane or boat. Many are located within, or adjacent to, the nation's most legendary, wild and unpopulated national parks and wilderness areas. This means wild animals greatly outnumber people and wildlife viewing and photography opportunities are the best of the best. Many lodges are also situated to take advantage of their area's geography - whether on the coast, on a lake, along a river or in the heart of a 6-million-acre wilderness, the surroundings offer tons of recreational opportunities. Many lodges are all-inclusive, meaning all activities and meals are included in the per-night price.
Choose Your Lodge Type
The lodges below are divided into categories to help make choosing from among this list of standouts a little easier. At a bear-viewing lodge, expect the focus to be primarily on viewing and photographing bears. Prime locations for bear viewing include Lake Clark and Katmai national parks as well as the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, where populations are particularly dense. Coastal lodges enjoy all the attributes that come with being on the ocean, including fishing, beachcombing and kayaking, to say nothing of fresher-than-fresh wild Alaska seafood served daily. Inland lodges are often situated near lakes or rivers. Depending on the lodge, activities could include hiking, photography, boating, bird watching, sport fishing or simply enjoying a quiet walk across the high-Arctic tundra. National park lodges are located in some of Alaska's most popular national parks, including Denali, Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay and Lake Clark. Our selection of premium lodges offer everything the other lodges do but add some extra-special amenities, like top-notch meals prepared by a James Beard chef, massages, yoga and other luxurious touches.
Let our selections guide you to your ultimate Alaska wilderness vacation!