Authentic flight safari with Alaska’s Ultima Thule Lodge
This unique and private lodge is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Alaska but it’s also tucked inside the vast wilds of the largest protected land mass on earth. Second generation hosts, Paul and Donna Claus – he an internationally celebrated bush pilot, she a retired ski racer and first-class chef – along with third-generation family members, offer a personalised, bush-flight safari experience that is equal parts plush splendour and authentic adventure.
When staying at Ultima Thule, days are personalised based on guests’ own interests and tailored just for them. With Claus’ vast knowledge of the area there is something to be said for letting your pilot chart the course.
There is no “roughing it” at Ultima Thule. Every detail is well thought out, from handcrafted furniture, sheepskin rugs, and the extensive collection of Alaskan art and artefacts. Each of the private cabins boasts an en-suite bath, as well as comforts such as feather-top mattresses, antique cast-iron stoves, eco-sensitive amenities, and unobstructed views of the snow-covered peaks. The attention to detail and unique wilderness charm of each cabin instantly make you feel at ease and at home.