Most of us want to escape the cold winter nights with a vacation to warmer climates and white-sand beaches. While there are many alluring aspects of a warm tropical getaway, one resort in Alaska is embracing the winter elements with a true five-star wilderness experience.

The Sheldon Chalet is set above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, ten miles from the summit of Denali National Park in Alaska. Located on five private acres, the Sheldon Chalet sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms featuring unique panoramas of the Alaska Range from every angle.

The chalet was the vision of Alaskan pioneers Don and Roberta Sheldon, homesteaders who had claimed the land in the mid 1950’s. Robert Sheldon, his wife Marne and his sister Kate have made the Sheldon family dream become a reality by creating a platform for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Sheldon Chalet offers their guests adventure guides, gear, a chef, and a concierge to experience the exclusive destination on the flanks of Denali, North America’s highest mountain. Perfect for experiencing the northern lights, heli-skiing, snowshoeing and hosting feasts of the finest Alaskan seafood, the chalet provides a crown-jewel Alaskan experience designed for ultimate seclusion.

Perched 6,000 feet above the wilderness and overlooking some of the most dramatic vistas in the Alaska Range, it is only accessible by air from Anchorage or Talkeetna and is the only private land in the national park.

The Sheldon Chalet is open all year round, and the summer season offers many adventures including heli-picnics, fishing, hiking and secret hot springs.

To learn more or plan your stay at The Sheldon Chalet, visit their website.