“More than a place, a feeling. Only once have I seen an Aurora so bright that the snow reflected green.”
-Chris Burkard, American photographer and artist
New York, NY (July 24, 2018): Sheldon Chalet is a true five star Alaskan wilderness experience. Opened in February 2018 on a remote glacier in the middle of Denali National Park, Sheldon Chalet is located on five private acres and sleeps up to 10 guests across five stylishly designed bedrooms. As we approach the Aurora Borealis season in Alaska, running from September 15th until April 30th, Sheldon Chalet gets ready to welcome guests for one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena.
Perched on a nunatak 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre on Denali’s Ruth Glacier, Sheldon Chalet is only accessible by helicopter from Anchorage or Talkeetna. A stay at Sheldon Chalet gives guests prime viewing locations for the northern lights from the comfort of their own bed as well as the panoramic windows of the chalet and hammocks outside the property. At Sheldon Chalet, guests can choose to go on unique flightseeing tours, explore the nearby hot springs, go on a heli-skiing adventure and enjoy incredible snowshoe treks with prime views of the summit of Denali just ten miles away. Its location at the furthest north latitude (63 degrees north) and at an elevation of 6,000 ft, where the atmosphere is thinner creates the perfect conditions for aurora viewing. Stunning and vivid colors including bright greens, purple and blue hues can be seen in all directions and the entire amphitheater lights up with the colors of the aurora as it reflects off the snowy peaks and glacier.
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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