Alaska Adventure: Wild Frontiers

Alaska Adventure: Wild Frontiers

Ker & Downey’s exclusive luxury Alaska vacation, Alaska Adventure Travel: Wild Frontiers is an all-ages escape into the untouched wonderland along the state’s southern coast. Exhilarating adventure meets unmatched luxury on this journey abounding in private flight-seeing transfers, luxury backcountry accommodations, and unique encounters with Alaska’s great outdoors.

Your Alaska luxury vacation begins at Anchorage’s only luxury hotel, the famed Hotel Captain Cook. After settling into the Old World charm of your room, set out to the home art studios of Iditarod veteran Jon Van Zyle and his wife Jona, and tour the works of two of Alaska’s leading international artists. Witness Jon’s extensive subject work around the Iditarod Dogsled Race – and hear his own stories from the trail – then it’s off to see the historic trail for yourself. Your private flight-seeing excursion takes you past the massive Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain peak in Northern America, to the lakeside wilderness of Winterlake Lodge.

Winterlake Lodge is one of two exclusive Within the Wild properties you will have the opportunity of experiencing during your luxury Alaska vacation. While here, enjoy guided hikes along the famed Iditarod Trail, fly-casting lessons on Finger Lake, and day-long helicopter tours through the expansive Alaska wilderness, soaring above high mountain vistas and deep ocean fjords. Summers bring with it optimal lake swimming, garden touring, and Happy River floating opportunities, while winters offer epic sled-dog and heli-skiing experiences.

Next, venture onward to your second backcountry accommodation, Tutka Bay Lodge, within the stunning 400,000-acre Kachemak Bay State Park. This secluded waterfront lodge combines high-energy adventure with luxurious seaside serenity, introducing guests to some of Alaska’s most memorable treasures, whether a Halibut Cove artist community, the dense rainforests of Kachemak Bay State Park, or the anemone-filled tide pools along the shore. The highlight of your stay at Tutka Bay is an exclusive bear viewing excursion along the Katmai Coast, flying above the lush green coastline of the Alaskan Peninsula to one of the world’s largest natural concentrations of brown bears to observe them as they go about their day-to-day activities. After your days of Alaskan adventure at both Winterlake and Tutka Bay lodges, enjoy the rejuvenating daily comforts of complimentary massages, wine and cheese tastings, and cooking lessons with Cordon-Bleu-trained chef and owner Kirsten Dixon.

The final stop on your Alaska luxury vacation is at the state’s largest and most popular ski resort, the chateau-styled Alyeska Resort. Stop en route at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center before succumbing to the indulgent grandeur of Alyeska. Enjoy scenic Aerial Tram rides, challenging winter slopes, world-class mountaintop dining, and a private glacier cruise along Prince William Sound — the culminating conclusion to your Alaska adventure through North America’s wondrously wild frontiers.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Anchorage / Hotel Captain Cook

  • Day 2:

    Iditarod Trail / Winterlake Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 3:

    Iditarod Trail / Winterlake Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Iditarod Trail / Winterlake Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Kachemak Bay State Park / Tutka Bay Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Kachemak Bay State Park / Tutka Bay Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Girdwood / Alyeska Resort (B,L)

  • Day 8:

    Girdwood / Alyeska Resort (B,L)

  • Day 9:

    Girdwood / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

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