Nights 1, 7 & 8 - 9 : Hotel Captain Cook - Anchorage, Alaska
The Hotel Captain Cook is indisputably one of the very finest hotels in Anchorage, offering superior service and amenities. In tribute to Captain James Cook, who first sailed into Anchorage in 1778, the decor and ambiance have a nautical flavor. The comfortable guest rooms offer inspiring views of either Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains and feature luxury linens and bedding, full-length robes, irons and ironing boards. The Athletic Club offers an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, workout, aerobics and circuit training rooms and a racquetball court. The Whale’s Tail, a gourmet coffee and wine bar, serves over 30 different wines by the glass as well as popular cocktails and lattes, mochas and cappuccinos.
Nights 2 - 3 : Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge - Talkeetna, Alaska
From the moment you arrive at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge just outside the town of Talkeetna on the south side of Mt. McKinley, you’ll know why this hotel says “Denali is our backyard” because… there it is, right before your eyes! Awesome views of North America’s tallest mountain and other Alaska Range peaks are all around you. If you look carefully at the pillars at the lodge’s entrance, see if you can find the bunny, bear paw, sea turtle and starfish created by one of construction workers who was from Hawaii. When you see the Great Room, you can’t help but notice the 46-foot-tall rock fireplace... Comfortable guest rooms have a hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator and satellite TV. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge has been honored to receive Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," and its culinary creations have also been featured on the Food Network. Enjoy a fine dining experience and amazing views of the mountains at the Foraker Dining Room or head to the Base Camp Bistro, offering down-home favorites, a family-friendly atmosphere and, of course, great views.
Night 4 : Knik River Lodge - Palmer, Alaska Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Knik River Lodge was awarded with the coveted Trip Advisor Award of Excellence in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Knik River Lodge offers a unique balance between true Alaska adventures and the amenities you expect in a first-class hotel. 15 beautiful wilderness log cabins are your home away from home. All cabins are well appointed and offer most of the comforts of home. A private bathroom with full size shower and flushing toilet are standard. You will find luxurious bedding with hypo-allergic down duvets, soft sheets and comfortable amenities. Picture yourself on the deck of a comfortable cabin, pondering the serenity of the Alaskan wilderness... or keeping an eye out for the resident moose... or listening to the great horned owl in his favorite lookout tree. Dining is a unique experience... Everything is made fresh, using local, organic ingredients when possible, and the chef takes great pride in offering some of the best food in Alaska. Eating at Knik River Lodge is a little out of the ordinary. Inspired by the African safaris, Knik River Lodge wanted to create a comfortable, elegant yet distinctly outdoors atmosphere. They use a big yurt, elegantly furnished with candle lanterns and silverware. Main courses include Alaska classics like cedar plank grilled salmon and king crab, and they are famous for the filet mignon: a beautiful piece of prime certified angus beef grilled to perfection. Enjoy a selection of fine beers and wines with your meal... and watch the moose in the lower yard during summer evenings or get out the binoculars and watch Dall sheep on the hillside.
Nights 5 - 6 : Seward Windsong Lodge - Seward, Alaska Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Just outside of the city of Seward, travel down the winding road to Exit Glacier and you'll find Seward Windsong Lodge. The towering mountains, fragrant spruce trees and the rush of the Resurrection River awaken your senses on arrival. All guest rooms are decorated with Alaskan style log furniture, and are charming and spacious. They feature a flat screen television, a full private bath, a DVD player with free DVD movies at the front desk, a hair dryer, a mini-refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a telephone. Resurrection Roadhouse offers spectacular views of the Resurrection River Valley, a relaxed Alaskan atmosphere, and cuisine that’s certain to impress featuring local, sustainable wild Alaska seafood. And at the Goliath Bar & Grill enjoy a 16-tap system featuring a wide selection of great Alaskan beers.