As an in-house writer for Off the Beaten Path, a good chunk of my day is spent researching travel destinations – reading magazine articles, perusing traveler reviews, gaining insight from travelers’ blogs, and speaking with locals. And whether I’m writing about Sedona, Steamboat, San Francisco, or Silver City (New Mexico, in case you didn’t know), […]
Epic aptly describes so many aspects of Alaska, a huge, enchanting, and diverse wilderness, with a few towns and cities scattered about. This epic adventure has you staying in some of Alaska’s most remote and well-located backcountry accommodations, from where you can enjoy that perfect combination of active days spent in the great outdoors, fine food, and delightful accommodations. Yes!
Deep in the Alaskan bush, your first lodge sits on a quiet cove of Tutka Bay, a large fjord branching off of Kachemak Bay, with views of islands, inlets, mountains, forests, and ocean. Each day, set out on your adventure of choice, returning to comfortable accommodations. Cap off your evenings perusing in the calm of the nature library or soaking in the soothing hot tub.
Next, switch gears and travel to the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, where you will find home for the next few days in the secluded, private, award-winning Ultima Thule Lodge. Taking only ten guests at a time and surrounded by 14 million acres of wilderness, there is plenty of room to roam. Each morning, take in the majestic views as you sip your morning coffee. Then, head out to raft a river, climb a mountain, hike, fish, and view wildlife. Return to a warm, cozy, welcoming lodge and enjoy down-home cooking and excellent company.
Make this epic trip your own. Take the leap, and adventure into a frontier of possibilities.