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Alaska, USA

Sheldon Chalet

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Description

It may surprise you, but being nestled on a glacier at nearly 6,000 feet can be one of the most cozy and enthralling overnights of your life — just ask anyone who’s stayed at the Sheldon Chalet in Alaska.

This stunning addition to the Austin Collection is a year-round destination — a stunning feat since it’s located just 10 miles from the summit of Denali — and offers a host of authentic Alaskan adventures that begin with your arrival via flightseeing helicopter tour from Talkeetna.

At the Chalet you will find stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Don Sheldon Amphitheater and Ruth Glacier; five bedrooms; two full bathrooms and a half bath; a private chef preparing the best of Alaskan fare and house beverages; a cozy living room perfect for unwinding; and a viewing deck for peaks, stars, and some of the most consistent sightings of the Aurora Borealis to be found. Two private guides are also available for glacier treks, snowshoeing, and ski touring excursions.

Highlights

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    Located just 10 miles from the summit of Denali

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    Private chef prepares local delicacies

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    Arrive via helicopter flightseeing tour from Talkeetna

Activities

  • Sauna

  • Sledding

  • Crevasse exploration

  • Aurora- and star-gazing

  • Ski trekking down to Ruth Glacier

  • Rejuvenating the soul with solitude

  • Guided mountaineering ropes course

  • Ski touring around the nunatak (rock outcropping) on which the chalet is situated

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