The best places to spend Valentine’s Day in Alaska depends on if you want to experience adventure, enjoy a few days of luxury, or a little bit of both. Here are a few ideas on where to go for a romantic getaway in Alaska.
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Romantic Getaways in Alaska
Whether it is for Valentine’s Day or a romantic getaway, Alaska delivers in the perfect place for a little romance. Choose luxury, adventure, or somewhere in between to spend quality time with your plus one. Have you stayed at any of these places? Let us know in the comments.
Sheldon Chalet, Denali National Park
In the heart of Denali National Park on five private acres sits the most unique experience you can have in Alaska – staying at Sheldon Chalet. It’s only accessible via their private helicopter. Chef David Thorne has appetizers and champagne ready for your arrival and creates delicious Alaskan faire throughout your stay. Take private guided tours into the remote areas of the park by day, then enjoy watching the Northern Lights dance for you at night. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is at the top of most people’s Bucket List.
Hatcher Pass Lodge, Hatcher Pass
Hatcher Pass is in historic gold country and is the perfect romantic getaway that is only an hour drive outside of Anchorage. Hatcher Pass Lodge sits at 3,000 feet, which is above the treeline, in the Talkeetna Mountains. Enjoy a private cabin in the middle of a winter wonderland. Hike or ski up the tundra and be mesmerized by the frozen alpine lakes. Hatcher Pass receives seven months of snow and the ski trails are groomed and accessible by all skill levels. After a full day of adventuring with your love, enjoy the steaming sauna situated over the creak, just down the path from the main lodge. The cabins are cozy and rustic, perfect for the couple that wants to spend the day playing on the mountain then relaxing together watching the auroras light up the night sky.
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Alyeska Resort, Girdwood
When you want to be pampered and to have a romantic getaway in luxury, head to The Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. They have many different winter packages from Stay and Ski for Free to the Veuve Clicquot Romance Package. This Romance Package includes a one-night stay, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose champagne (so good!), tram tickets, plus room service breakfast and a late checkout. Don’t forget about their full service spa and the saltwater pool. Make your Valentine’s Day reservation for Seven Glaciers Restaurant with Chef Aaron Apling-Gilman and enjoy a romantic mountaintop dinner for two.
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Sheep Mountain Lodge, Sutton
During the winter months, Sheep Mountain Lodge on the Glenn Highway is the perfect place to get away from it all. Just minutes from Matanuska Glacier, this is a great lodge to visit when you want seclusion and some alone time. Their restaurant doesn’t operate during the winter, so make sure to plan on bringing your own food. The views of the Northern Lights from the lodge are absolutely breathtaking. This would be the perfect romantic getaway for the aurora chaser or photography enthusiast.
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Homer Inn and Spa, Homer
Head to Homer for Valentine’s Day and stay at the Homer Inn and Spa, which is located on a bluff above gorgeous Kachemak Bay. This cozy inn is in the middle of Homer’s artsy district and the famous Homer Spit. Spend time in the day spa and get pampered and then enjoy a bottle of wine while taking in the sunset over the bay. This romantic getaway is perfect for the art lover or when you want to stay close to civilization and enjoy more of this quirky town.
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Rates: $149-$199 or on Expedia for the lowest rate.
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