Alaska's Ultima Thule Lodge Est. 1965

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States

This unique and timeless Lodge has adopted a style of “no roughing it” luxury that only enhances the already indescribable setting.
Ultima Thule represents the premier wilderness adventure destination while incorporating a level of luxury unparalleled in such remote corners of the earth. 
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Camping / Glamping
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Views
Courtyard
Creek
Forest
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Mountains
River
Skyline
Valley
Water Feature
Style
Contemporary
Garden Party
Romantic
Rustic
Scandinavian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

LOCATION: Wrangell St. Elias National Park Tucked inside the vast landscape of the biggest protected Wilderness area on earth, 100 miles beyond the road, in the heart of a UNSECO World Heritage Monument and the largest National Park in North America; Ultima Thule represents the premier wilderness adventure destination while incorporating a level of luxury unparalleled in such remote corners of the earth. 

ULTIMA THULE, defined as ‘the land remote beyond reckoning,’ was built from the realization that indulging creature comforts and overwhelming the senses are ideal ingredients for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This unique and timeless Lodge has adopted a style of “no roughing it” luxury that only enhances the already indescribable setting. Yet the lodge is simply the basecamp in a place where adventure is not dictated by itineraries.

Each day, the weather is considered and safari flight adventures begin. The light bush airplanes are specifically designed to access off the beaten path places while ensuring minimal impact to the natural world and a heightened level of personal experience. Guests find themselves in a world removed from civilization and the press of humanity while stopping for lunch in the middle of the largest (non-polar) glacier on earth; on top of a high alpine plateau to walk among arctic flowers and sample wild berries; next to a salmon stream fishing alongside grizzly bears, or soaring among 14 - 18,000 foot peaks along the way to the Pacific coastline to watch 1000 year old glacier ice crash into the surf. 

In the midst of all this grandeur, the thing that makes Ultima Thule truly special is the authenticity experienced on a human level. Here guests are welcomed into the daily lives of the Claus’s – A family living the dream of wilderness adventure and stewardship in a land that truly is beyond. 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $2,000 to $8,000

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
25
Buffet
N/A
Standing
25
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1965
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations

The lodge features 5 private, luxury guest cabins each with unobstructed mountain, river and valley views and private decks. Each cabin is styled uniquely with Alaskan art and handcrafted furnishings and provides 2 bedrooms, large sitting rooms and full bathrooms.

The main lodge sits at the top of the hill with sweeping views of the valley, river and mountains beyond and overlooking the 5 acre hillside of rolling gardens and privately spaced cabins.

Other amenities include a cedar wood fired hot tub and Finnish style sauna.

The private lodge airstrip spans the bottom of the property where guests can watch the aircraft land and take off.

The 100 acre property is completely surrounded by National Park. There are no roads, no neighbors in this self-sustained homestead.

Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

If you like wilderness and your want to create your dream wedding, party, retreat or event we are here to make that possible. We're a family opperation. We hold our family functions here. This is our home and we can't wait to share it with you and welcome your family or small group.

The wilderness awaits.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
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