Luxury Lover

An Alaska adventure doesn’t have to be rough-and-tumble. Whether you stick to the city or venture into the backcountry, you’ll find high-end options ready to cater to your every need. Scroll down to explore luxury lodges, spas, shopping, fine dining and more, or use the options below to further narrow your selection.

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This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61° North Magazine. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a winter soiree among friends, a delicious meal in a beautiful atmosphere can warm up a cold, dark Alaska night. Hosting a meal complete with multiple courses and a beautiful centerpiece may sound daunting, […]

Nina Wladkowski | Alaska Dispatch News | March 27, 2017

This story originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of 61° North Magazine. Elissa Brown’s cookbook is a mess. Not because it’s blemished with ingredients, but because it’s really more a scientific logbook than step-by-step instructions. Her pages read more like mad scientist scribbles—many of the recipes have annotations, percentages for various trials, equations and notes […]

Bailey Berg | Alaska Dispatch News | August 28, 2016

To flip through a digital version of the 2016 Visitors’ Guide to Alaska, please click here. Alaska is a land of contradictions. In many places, it’s still original and untouched. In others, it’s dynamic and wild, adapting as outside elements force the landscape to change. It’s an appropriate metaphor for Alaska’s food scene, a mix […]

Suzanna Caldwell | May 4, 2016

To flip through a digital version of the 2016 Visitors’ Guide to Alaska, please click here. Glamping—or “glamourous camping”—marries wilderness escapism with the the luxury of modern toilets and sturdy walls. In Alaska that means your scenic vistas aren’t sullied by sad, deflating air mattresses, musty sleeping bags or tents that are harder to assemble […]

Bailey Berg | May 3, 2016

Alaska has a palette all its own: There’s the ethereal orange-pink of the alpenglow on the Chugach Mountains, the deep milky blue of glacier-fed lakes and rivers, the rich reds and browns of the tundra and the pale greens of the northern lights. From the long, tangled coastline to the sweeping boreal forest of the […]

Kirsten Swann | April 25, 2016

Many a cheese lover will argue that they need not set aside a particular day to celebrate their love of curded milk. “Bring on the creamy burrata, fry me some mozzarella, slap on a dollop of ricotta, cake on that camembert and gimme some of that nutty Gruyere. Not just today, but everyday!” they proclaim. […]

Bailey Berg | January 21, 2016

This story originally appeared in Alaska Dispatch News on January 13, 2015. On Jan. 2, I was hit with a clinical condition known as being sad the holidays are over, with a touch of light deprivation. Many Alaskans face this malady every year. Smart people adapt over time through the generations — or they buy […]

Alli Harvey | Alaska Dispatch News | December 22, 2015

On the week before Christmas, Anchorage malls buzz with last-minute shoppers and last-minute deals. Step away from the big box stores — Downtown Anchorage’s local retailers offer something for every taste and budget; handmade, home-grown, time-tested and Alaskan-approved. Kobuk Coffee Co. Located in a historic building next to Town Square Park, Kobuk Coffee Co. sells […]

Kirsten Swann | December 18, 2015

With just a few shopping days until Christmas, you might not want want to brave the long lines or aggressive parking lot ravens at a big box store for that last minute gift. Locals and visitors alike can find unique, hand-crafted, Alaska-made gifts in smaller downtown shops. Not every boutique or gift shop along Franklin, […]

Suzanne Ashe | December 16, 2015

Anchorage museum

This story originally appeared in Alaska Dispatch News on April 26, 2015. Alaska’s largest city turns 100 in 2015, and the onetime tent city on Ship Creek is today a busy, thriving population center with as much to do and see as any visitor could hope for. The real challenge in visiting Anchorage is narrowing […]

Maia Nolan-Partnow | Alaska Dispatch News | December 3, 2015

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