Alaska can be cold, and one of the best ways for a couple to warm up is the snuggle into a cozy room at one the Last Frontier’s gorgeous resorts. Ocean, mountain, city, or wilderness: You pick the view and there’s certain to be a resort that fits the bill. These are our favorites for couples in Alaska.
In Alaska, the lap of luxury overlooks Turnagain Arm on the shoulders of the Chugach Moutains: The Alyeska Hotel at the eponymous resort. When there’s snow, couples can ski or snowboard. When there’s not, enjoy the spa, fine dining, and luxuriously-appointed accommodations.
When you stay at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, you will be wowed by sweeping views of Denali: The tallest mountain in North America. Northern lights, nearby adventure, and breathtaking vistas will ensure that you’ll return to the lodge ready for a fire, a glass of wine, and some of the best food in the Interior.
Nordic skiers and nature lovers, alike, have flocked to Sheep Mountain Lodge for more than three-quarters of a century. Just minutes from the Matanuska Glacier, your luxurious cabin is a basecamp for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, glacier trekking, and whitewater rafting. The resort is open year-round, but the restaurant, with its home-style food, and blood-warming beverages is seasonal.
If you’re more of an ocean-style couple, head to Homer and pay a visit to the Homer Inn and Spa. You’ll love the spectacular Kachemak Bay views and enjoy easy access to Homer’s homey downtown district, as well proximity to the harbor from the Homer Spit.
Kantishna Roadhouse is a full-service lodge located 90 miles inside the boundaries of Denali National Park. The log-cabin style accommodations include meals and put you in the heart of all the adventure and breathtaking natural beauty that Denali has to offer.
Couple who enjoy fishing together—or if one prefers to enjoy spa services while the other fishes—will love the private island retreat of Talon Lodge and Spa near Sitka. You will enjoy fresh, delicious meals, a secluded beach, and each other’s company.
If you want to stay within easy reach of Denali National Park’s rugged splendor but still have some of the amenities that town has to offer, book a cozy, rustic cabin at Denali Fireside Cabins and Suites. Cuddle up next to each other on your deck or next to the fireplace. Head into Talkeetna and explore the town, or trek into Denali and immerse yourself in nature.
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Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa is the only resort (or hotel) in Alaska that has been awarded Four Diamonds by AAA—so, you know they’ll take care of you. Hike or float the Mendenhall River, taking in spectacular views of the mountains and glacier. Then head back to the Inn for a well-deserved spa service and some together time.
Located on a seven-mile fjord off Kachemak Bay, Tutka Bay Lodge and its magnicent deck offer stunning vistas of ocean and mountains. The lodge is surrounded by secluded beaches and groves of old-growth Sitka spruce. Hike, hot tub, have a sauna, but mostly enjoy each other.
The Historic Anchorage Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and sits in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Couples will enjoy all the bustle and beauty the big city has to offer, but can retreat to a gorgeously-appointed room in Alaska’s best-known hostelry.