Luxury Alaska Adventure: Alaska’s Wild Frontiers is Ker & Downey’s exclusive luxury Alaska vacation. It is an in-depth study of some of Alaska’s finest treasures, from local artists and wildlife conservation areas to luxury lodges and wilderness, untouched and unbelievable.
Luxury Alaska Adventure with Ker & Downey
Suggested journey at a glance: 9 days / 8 nights through Anchorage, the Iditarod Trail, Kachemak Bay State Park, and Girdwood
North America’s “last frontier,” Alaska is a wild land of epic proportions. It is a place where grizzlies gather at the salmon-filled rivers. Moose often stop downtown traffic. Glaciers and their deep valley imprints seem to appear around every bend. In other words, outdoor adventure here is never more than a stone’s throw (or private helicopter ride) away.
Ker & Downey’s luxury Alaska adventure kicks off in Anchorage at the city’s most renowned hotel, Hotel Captain Cook. The hotel offers a flawless first taste of Alaska with its historic prestige and Old–World explorer atmosphere. This pairs beautifully with its towering panoramic views of the surrounding Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
Afterward, leave on a private flight-seeing transfer to the historic Iditarod Trail. You will pause on the way to admire the grandeur of Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Your next stop at the lakeside beauty of Winterlake Lodge serves as the base for surrounding adventure. Of course, this includes fly-casting lessons on Finger Lake and helicopter tours through the expansive Alaskan landscape. In addition, other activities include heli-trekking to nearby glaciers and guided hikes along the famed Iditarod Trail.
Kachemak Bay State Park
The next stop on this luxury Alaska adventure is Tutka Bay Lodge. Tutka Bay is Winterlake Lodge’s sister property in the remote reaches of Kachemak Bay State Park. Firstly, a private floatplane transfer carries you over the glaciers of Lake Clark National Park and the captivating Kenai Coast. Finally arrive at the rustic, romantic, and fjord-facing accommodations of Tutka Bay. Fresh cuisine, massages, cooking classes, wine tastings, and guided excursions are all a part of the Tutka Bay experience.
What’s more, capping it all off is an unbelievable bear-viewing day trip. Fly above the coastline to the Katmai Coast, home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of brown bears. From here, walk along bear trails and watch them go about their lives, without barriers or viewing platforms. To put it another way, this is the Alaskan wilderness as many have never seen it.
Lastly, Ker & Downey’s luxury Alaska adventure concludes just outside of Anchorage at Girdwood’s celebrated Alyeska Resort. Characterized by its grand façade and interior design, this resort is surrounded by mountain peaks, glaciers, and ocean views.
Firstly, enjoy encounters at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and special moments on a private cruise on Prince William Sound. Finally on the last evening, embark on an Aerial Tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska for a farewell dinner at the world-class Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Undoubtedly this is the perfect finale to the beauty and bounty of Alaska.