In Alaska’s Denali National Park sits North America’s tallest mountain, Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). About three vertical miles below the summit, you’ll find the upper reaches of Ruth Glacier. A gorge in the middle of Ruth Glacier is called Don Sheldon Amphitheater. There is no theater, rather, the circle of mountains around the wide plane makes it a natural amphitheater. It was named for Donald Sheldon, a pioneering Alaska bush pilot who specialized in glacier landings. His descendants own a swath of the amphitheater, and in 2018, they built a hotel. Sheldon Chalet is considered the most remote hotel in the world, in the middle of glacier in Denali, and only accessible by helicopter.
Sheldon Chalet can accommodate up to ten guests at a time, offering luxurious accommodations and dining, plus skiing, hiking, rappeling, and fishing. At night, you may be lucky enough to see the Aurora borealis.
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A minimum three-night stay for two costs $35,000, which includes the round-trip helicopter ride. But honestly, imagine the cost of flying all the building materials into the amphitheater by helicopter to get the hotel built. Oh yeah, and flying up the staff and supplies, which we assume includes plenty of heating fuel. Read more about Sheldon Chalet at Oddity Central. -via Strange Company