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Overlooking the lake. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.

Ultima Thule Lodge

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Stay in the remote Ultima Thule Lodge located 100 miles from the nearest road in the middle of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest in the USA. Overlooking the Chitina River, the handcrafted luxurious cabins are uniquely appointed to give guests a simple yet elegant environment for their Alaskan wilderness lodge retreat. Hosting only twelve guests at a time, the staff gives guests a high level of attention. This also allows customization in the wilderness tours and adventures each day. 

Ultima Thule Lodge has been owned and operated by the Claus family for three generations. Their children who grew up in these lands are now expert guides and take great pride in showing their visitors the beauty and mystery of the surrounding areas. Each day is customized to each guest's skill level and interests, and guests are taken out with a guide for private adventuring in groups as small as two. 

The cabins consist of either one or two bedrooms and offer private facilities, beautiful views to the river below, and cozy private sitting areas. Come and find true remote relaxation and rest for your soul in these charming cabins.

The Main Lodge is equipped as a dining lodge where fresh local ingredients from the garden as well as fresh caught salmon and wild game are used in the lodge cuisine.  A cedar sauna and self-spa are available for guests to relax at the end of the day. Some guests even spot the Northern Lights as the sun starts to set later in the season!

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Overlooking the lake. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Spot the Northern Lights. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Cabin interiors. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Aerial view of the lodge. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Flight Seeing Adventures. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Log Cabin Luxury. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Lodge exterior. Credit Arturo Polo Ena. Plane at the lodge. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.


Spot the Northern Lights. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.

Remote Alaska Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Adventure on flight-safari tours
  • Stay in comfortable cabins
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
  • Adventure on foot, by kayak, or ski
Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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Flight - Safari Adventures

Plan your flight-safari adventures each morning in the grand room where the Claus family will offer their suggestions based on the weather conditions anticipated. Experienced Alaska guides and pilots then take you on the perfect adventure to match your mood, skill level, and interests. Every group of two has the option to adventure privately. Have a large family with differing interests? The guides can divide you into smaller groups to satisfy everybody's wishes. These highly customized adventures are always included in your package. Experienced Alaskan guides and pilots take you to the perfect activity to match your mood, experience level, and interest. Every customized activity is included in your package.

Recommended Adventures: 
  • Bear Viewing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking through alpine tundra, boreal rainforest, or on glacial ice
  • Glacier Exploration
  • Flight-seeing
  • Bird-watching
  • River Rafting
  • Photography
  • Beachcombing
  • Wilderness Discovery
  • Downhill sledding on glaciers  - anytime of year
  • Gold Rush Era historic sites
  • Wine & Cheese luncheon on Bagley Ice Field
  • Comfort Camping (spend a night away from the lodge)
  • Back Country Skiing and Snowboarding - in March or April


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