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Destination Spotlight: Alaska The Last Frontier

Alaska is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Aptly referred to as America’s Last Frontier, Alaska has such a wide variety of activities to offer that highlight the natural beauty of the state. Alaska is a destination where the true luxury lies within the experiences and we are here to help you get the most out of this incredible piece of the world.

There are several ways you can approach a trip to Alaska, the most popular of which has become an Alaskan cruise. Many cruises are operated during the season, ranging from late April to mid-September, with varying levels of luxury and adventure. When considering an Alaskan cruise, it is important to take into account the types of experience you want. Some are happy to enjoy the sweeping views from their private terrace while others want to focus on exciting and unique shore excursions. No matter what your driving force may be, we always advise our clients to invest in higher category cabins and include a few shore excursions when they book an Alaskan cruise. Being able to appreciate the views and enjoy privacy is well worth the investment and everyone should get a little out of their comfort zone in Alaska!

For those who want to really hone in on the great outdoors of the Alaskan wilderness, approaching the destination by air is the way to go. The top lodges are located very far apart to preserve the natural beauty of the state and driving between them can often take up the better part of a day. We have found that arranging a helicopter or seaplane transfer is not only a great timesaver for our clients who are eager to soak up as much adventure as possible but also a really incredible experience overall. Taking in the Alaskan landscape from an eagle’s eye view in a helicopter or a seaplane is breathtaking in more ways than one; perfect for adrenaline junkies and efficient travelers alike!

Whether you choose to tackle Alaska by land, by sea, or a blend of both, Ourisman Travel has the best resources to make sure you and your itinerary are properly outfitted for your adventures. Alaska is an ideal destination for our Tailored Luxury service, which will ensure you have experiences curated for you with attention to detail and incredible care.

Alaska is the ideal destination for family trips, especially for families with teens or adult children who are looking for a chance to disconnect from the real world & reconnect as a family. Alaska is the perfect place to bring a group and ensure that everyone is experiencing something new and special. The options are endless in Alaska when it comes to outdoor activities. Ranging from glacier trekking, salmon fishing in the rivers, halibut fishing on the open ocean, whale watching, bear safaris and so much more, there is something for everyone here.

Of course, we have a couple of favorite properties in Alaska that we can’t help but highlight. These are some of the best of the best in Alaska and we love working with these incredible properties to make sure our clients have a luxurious place to rest their heads after days of exploration.

Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the entrance to a splendidly rugged seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay, near Homer, Alaska. Get the mix of seaside tranquility and high energy adventures at Tutka! Sign up for lodge-based activities like daily 50-minute cooking classes with one of the lodge chefs (often with freshly caught fish from the bay), complimentary massage, and yoga classes on the deck. The Lodge also offers daily wine and beer tastings featuring Alaskan micro-brewed beers and wines from the U.S. and beyond! As a Virtuoso property and partner of Ourisman Travel, we are happy to extend the following Virtuoso amenities for your stay at Tutka Bay Lodge:

  • Complimentary Breakfast daily (included in rate)
  • $100 gift card towards gift shop merchandise

Winterlake Lodge is a sister property to Tutka Bay Lodge. Here you are settled into wild and rugged mountains, glaciers, and the historic Iditarod trail. The property offers five individual guest cabins, a central main lodge, gardens, sled dog lot, and a sauna house. You will have access points to Mt. Denali and other various hiking trails. As a Virtuoso property and partner of Ourisman Travel, we are happy to extend the following Virtuoso amenities for your stay at Winterlake Lodge:

  • Complimentary Breakfast daily (included in rate)
  • $100 gift card towards gift shop merchandise

Stillpoint Lodge resides in the fairytale-like village of Halibut Cove. This secluded luxury Alaskan resort encourages guests to become one with nature and enjoy one of the cozy cabins or luxury suites on property. As a Virtuoso property and partner of Ourisman Travel, we are happy to extend the following Virtuoso amenities for your stay at Stillpoint Lodge:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Breakfast daily (already included in rates)
  • One complimentary massage per booking, per stay (guests also receive one massage per person, per stay inclusive in rates)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

In Alaska there is no shortage of wild mountain landscapes, beautiful glaciers, and abundant wildlife. Here, the experiences truly are luxury and of course, we are here to provide a meaningful Alaskan adventure. To find out more about how Ourisman Travel can help you plan a trip to Alaska, email us at [email protected] or submit a Travel Request Form!

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