Sheldon Chalet is a secluded hotel located at the ridge of the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali’s alluring Ruth Glacier, in Alaska. It is only accessible by air.
Alaska’s Denali National Park is spread across six million acres and is a habitat for grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves, and other wildlife. It is as beautiful as it is inaccessible. For example, the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, a glacial valley situated at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,829 meters), was once only accessible by ski-equipped plane. However, after the completion of the luxurious Sheldon Chalet, private helicopter rides also started operating.
The Sheldon Chalet is named after the father of two of the chalet’s owners, Robert and Kate Sheldon. It was made in 2018 and it soon became popular and was featured in headlines for its inaccessible location and the staggering price of a 3-night stay. For the people who have enough money in their pocket, this place can be the perfect retreat.
The minimum 3-night stay at Sheldon Chalet costs $35,000 per couple and comprises helicopter shuttle service, a private concierge, gourmet dining, and activities like sledding, glacier trekking, and mountaineering.
The hotel can carry 10 people at any given time. Its stay offers amazing views of its snow-covered surroundings during the day, and of the aurora borealis at night. During the day, people can enjoy rappelling, glacier trekking, visiting a mastodon boneyard, and fishing. Contrarily, at night, you can use the rooftop sauna, stargaze, or sample the dishes prepared by Alaskan chef Dave Thorne.
“My mom and dad were people worth remembering, but their desire for this property had nothing to do with their own legacy. They just wanted other people to experience this place that’s majestic beyond anything else on the planet,” Robert Sheldon told the Chicago Tribune.
It took 10 years for the authorities to grant the permit for building the hotel. Moreover, making arrangements for luxurious living in the secluded area was also an ordeal. Thus, the price is justified with eh experience.