Sheldon Chalet featured in Time Magazine World’s Greatest Places 2018
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TIME reveals its first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience. Sheldon Chalet in Denali National Park, Alaska has been chosen as one of the World’s Greatest Places 2018.
To create the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories—including museums, parks, restaurants and hotels—from TIME editors and correspondents around the world, as well as dozens of industry experts. TIME evaluated each one based on several key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. The result is a list as diverse as the world it reflects, with entries spanning six continents and 48 countries.
Perched on a lonely outcropping high above a glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park, Sheldon Chalet is as remote as it is luxurious. The lodge, which opened in February, is only accessible by helicopter from the town of Talkeetna. Upon arrival, guests are offered locally inspired fare prepared by the lodge’s private chef—think Alaskan crab and barbecued oysters—as well as an array of guided outings in the mountainous wilderness. Among them: a rappelling adventure, a mountaineering course, crevasse exploration and a “flightseeing” plane tour of the surrounding peaks. At an elevation of 6,000 ft., the chalet also offers extraordinary views of the Northern Lights, which are brighter in the desolate wilderness. Stays start at $2,300 per person per night, including the helicopter transport.
For $2,300 per person per night guests can relax and experience Denali at this eco-conscious chalet in a way that’s never been seen before with gear, guides, a chef, all F&B, a concierge and the helicopter transport to and from the Chalet.
This season, Sheldon Chalet’s curated activities for guests include:
Aurora, lighted crystal and blizzard gazing
Shooting star, meteor and avalanche watching
Nunatak exploration via snowshoe or skis
Snow cave or igloo construction
Remote hot springs excursion
Heli or fixed wing geography touring
At Sheldon Chalet, after a day of adventure, guests can enjoy:
A gourmet dinner prepared by Sheldon Chalet’s chef showcasing the finest Alaskan sourced ingredients. Choose from house beer or wine or select from a sommelier-designed wine, beer and fine spirits program at market price.
Reclining on the comfortable couches, enjoying a nightcap while stargazing on the observation decks, gathering around the fireplace for a history lesson or relaxing in the sauna to recharge from your day.
A seafood extravaganza of sweet Alaskan oysters, halibut ceviche, tiny spot shrimp, king crab, with Alaskan rhubarb cocktail sauce and local spruce tip mignonette.
A charcuterie spread served after a glacier hike in the Mountain House, along with cheeses from the Basque region and from Burgundy, including a bresaola made from bison, fresh pickles from an Alaska forager, pickled fiddlehead ferns and delicate spruce tips.
Whether it’s spending the day trekking on Ruth Glacier, igloo-building or simply enjoying the warmth of the chalet and its unique setting, Sheldon Chalet provides the best way to explore Denali in true comfort and luxury.
Sheldon Chalet is perched on a nunatak 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, ten miles from the summit of Denali National Park in Alaska. Located on five private acres, Sheldon Chalet sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms featuring unique panoramas of the Alaska Range from every angle. The vision of Alaskan pioneers, Don and Roberta Sheldon, Sheldon Chalet is a platform for the adventure of a lifetime and offers guests guides, gear, a chef and a concierge to experience this exclusive destination on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain. Robert Sheldon, his wife Marne and sister Kate have made the Sheldon family dream become a reality. Serving delicious Alaskan fare, Sheldon Chalet provides a crown-jewel Alaskan experience with activities including heli-picnics, guided glacier trekking, heli-skiing and aurora borealis viewing. Each guest is certain to “Experience Grand” at Sheldon Chalet. For more information, please visitwww.SheldonChalet.com.
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