The Sheldon Chalet Talkeetna, Alaska



Sits on what may not seem like an inviting stretch of earth. It is perched upon an isolated peak of rock projecting above a surface of inland ice, otherwise known as a nunatak. The chalet is 10 miles from the summit of Denali…let’s just say this is swank on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain.

Sleep 6,000 feet above the wilderness with panoramic views of the Alaska Range from your suite, only after encountering the Aurora against an indigo Alaska sky.  These natural wonders on display and seemingly just beyond your fingertips feel like a tangible dream. Awake with the sunrise and step onto the cantilevered deck to take in the natural valley below, the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, which took millennia to be carved by the once slow-moving ice of Ruth Glacier. Very few things in life can compare to the experience being in the lap of luxury, enveloped in the warmth and hospitality of Sheldon Chalet, while the frosty mountain air of this distinctive environment is only inches away. This is a true five-star Alaskan wilderness experience and is the longtime dream of Don and Roberta Sheldon, homesteaders who claimed the land in the mid-50s, this five bedroom property is nestled on five private acres within Denali National Park. Perfect for, heli-skiing, snowshoeing and hosting feasts of the finest Alaskan seafood, this property is designed for ultimate seclusion.

When you want to treat yourself and the family, or a few very close friends to an unparalleled getaway, this is a great place to do just that. Memories made here will not be able to be made or replicated anywhere else, because just like the uniqueness of the Aurora’s incredible light show, caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with such gases as oxygen and nitrogen, connecting here seems just as magical. What a rush!



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