Alaska Botanical Garden

The Alaska Botanical Garden is an independent nonprofit living museum. Its mission is to showcase the beauty and value of Alaska’s gardens and natural areas through science, education, and recreation using organic and sustainable practices.

Alaska Nature Guides

Join a great naturalist guide for a hike or custom day trip in the spectacular South Denali area. They’ll pick you up in Talkeetna for a 3-mile Talkeetna Lakes Hike or heli-hike, or meet them an hour north in Denali State Park for an easy Byers Lake Nature Walk or exhilarating Denali Wilderness Hike. Join a scheduled trip, or they can customize a private trip to fit your schedule, activity level, interests, and group. They specialize in custom trips for families, groups, photographers, and birders. Their trips feature the area’s most experienced guides, stunning views of Denali, and great wildlife. They’ll take you to pristine natural areas where their guests make a close connection to Alaska’s natural landscape while moving under their own power and using all five senses. They give back, supporting local community and conservation groups by donating time, money and materials to projects such as the building of a community playground, sponsoring the Youth Conservation Corps, and volunteer trail days. They teach Leave No Trace to youth groups and to their guests, and keep the areas they visit free of invasive plants and litter.

Alaska Outdoors

Alaska Outdoors is a small, owner operated business since 2001 committed to the long-term health of our planet. We emphasize sustainable practices in all aspects of our operation. Our guided small group tours travel to Alaska’s National Parks and protected areas and feature the perfect blend of camping at established campgrounds, mixed with indoor accommodations. Each trip includes world class outdoor activities and opportunities for customization of your trip experience. Explore Alaska with like-minded people who enjoy the benefits of traveling with a small group and knowledgeable guide while actively experiencing Alaska.

Arctic Dog Adventure Co.

At Arctic Dog Adventure Co., we have a genuine interest in taking care of our clients, our community, and the distinctive landscapes of Northern Alaska. Our speciality is long distance travel by dog sled, providing low-impact access to pristine wilderness areas. We offer dog sled tours rooted in principles of sustainability, authenticity and “rustic luxury” — warm, comfortable accommodations in the most remote and wild places, and an emphasis on utilizing locally sourced ingredients and products. To us, ecotourism is about offering our clients a responsible, authentic Alaskan experience. Travel by dog team is an ideal way to realize this. Sled dogs have been part of the Northern landscape for millennia. Their thick fur, tough pads and indomitable desire to pull make them perfect companions in Northern travel and exploration.   Our dogs are the heart and soul of our operation. We pride ourselves on offering our huskies the highest standard of dog care possible. Guests who visit us will meet dogs that are happy and content. It brings us great joy to share our love and respect for our dogs, and the landscapes of Interior Alaska, with others.

Bear Paw Adventure

Bear Paw Adventure’s four uniquely Alaska log vacation homes are situated on an original Alaska homestead site on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula near historic Anchor Point. The property has been kept as natural as possible providing habitat for wildlife such as moose and eagles that will be seen among the spruce, alders, willows and wildflowers. The buildings have been constructed primarily using simple hand tools from beetle-killed spruce taken off the property or nearby forests. Guests will enjoy the craftsmanship used in joining the logs and the unique log stairways, handrails and hand carvings. Be prepared to enjoy a sample of real Alaska with the comfort of warm and cozy energy-efficient heating, modern appliances, leather furniture and generous supplies. Located away from the busy commercial tourism centers, this is the place to get close to nature and enjoy real Alaska. Restaurants, shops, tour agencies and activities are just minutes away. Free on-site activities include wildlife viewing, horseshoes, beach volley ball, badminton, lawn croquet, miniature disc golf and picnicking. Bear Paw also provides free adventure planning and booking assistance for lodging guests and offers a variety of packages that can be customized to your interests.

Boreal Journeys

Our passion is making our guests feel comfortable and connected in the northern Alaskan forest that we call home. We are a small-scale, family-run business focused on providing authentic experiences for our guests. We offer single or multi-day adventures dog sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing. We take only private groups of 1-4 people and customize the experience to each group’s desires to create unforgettable adventures.

We strive to live as close as we can to the place we’re in. We hunt, fish and grow much of our food for us and our dog family. We feed our guests healthy, homemade and local food. We do our best to use technology that doesn’t insulate us from a direct experience with our environment. On a trip with us, you will travel on trails we have cut, stay in tents we have sewn or cabins we have built and use gear that is made from and indigenous to the area we’re traveling in. We live in the place we guide, and we want to make sure that it is still just as beautiful and bountiful when we’re in the ground and future generations are tromping around.

Burro Creek Lodge

Exclusive Burro Creek Lodge getaway allows smaller groups to enjoy an elegant, off-grid wilderness lodge experience. Featuring stunning waterfalls, a delicious Dungeness crab & shrimp feast, Alaskan tranquility and a top notch experience. Wild Alaska at its best! BURRO CREEK WATERFALL LODGE FEATURES: *Scenic, private boat ride across Lynn Canal to the exclusive & magical Burro Creek Lodge. *Delicious homestyle Dungeness crab & shrimp feast with Andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn on the cob & wood fired bread. * Decadent double chocolate mason jar brownies with assorted fixings & marshmallows toasted over the campfire. (S’mores too!) *Mimosas, Alaskan & domestic beers, champagne, wine, locally roasted coffee & other beverages. * Charming and local on site musician, chef & naturalist * Off-grid hydro power demonstration * World class waterfalls, endless photo opportunities & optional hiking trails.

 

Camp Denali & North Face Lodge

Camp Denali & North Face Lodge’s longstanding family ownership is committed to preserving and refining the fundamental elements of our mission: excellence, community, and place. Your Camp Denali or North Face Lodge experience is personal. It is a unique blend of camaraderie among fellow adventurers and staff in a wilderness environment without parallel. At the core of our guest experience is a chance to live close to the land and, in exploring Denali’s wilderness, to learn about its ecology and history. More than facts and figures about Denali, we hope our guests return home with new ways of seeing, understanding, and taking care of the natural world in their own backyards. In addition, we hope that our continual improvements to the environmental sustainability of our operation will provide an opportunity for our guests, staff, and other small business owners in Alaska to learn about viable alternatives to the status quo. For us, providing excellent hospitality is not about attending to every luxury or amenity; instead we strive to ensure our guests’ comfort, meet their needs, and surpass their expectations. At Camp Denali and North Face Lodge you are welcomed as personal houseguests into our community of 50 staff. Our summertime staff live, work, and play together. Maintaining a healthy, supportive community is a major part of our daily work.

Denali Education Center

Denali Education Center connects people to Denali through fun, informative, and inspiring programs that build lifelong friendships, lasting memories, and a connection to nature. A for-purpose educational partner of Denali National Park since 1989, we serve visitors and residents with multi-day programs on our 10-acre campus, day programs, field trips, and special events. Through our hands-on explorations in Denali, participants develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world by discovering and investigating one of the world’s most pristine wilderness classrooms. We also offer a variety of fun, educational programs for Alaska youth. Programs range from day camps to multi-day trips and are offered to youth of all ages and abilities, providing opportunities for young people to explore the outdoors along with their peers, teach and practice the principles of Leave No Trace, and incorporate techniques that accommodate different learning styles. When you visit the Denali Education Center, you support our local efforts to provide these summer camps for youth as well as lectures, concerts, and workshops for the local community. Our programs are designed and led by people with a passion for, and an intimate understanding of, Denali. We live here and we love it. Let us show you why.