By Hayley Pugh
If you’re in need of some ice-olation, this luxury hotel which is set to open in the middle of an Alaskan glacier could be just the answer.
The Sheldon Chalet is a deluxe resort built on a nunatak – an exposed peak surrounded by a glacier – ten miles from the summit of Denali National Park in Alaska.
The opulent five-bedroom chalet, perched on a 6000 feet high elevation, is only accessible by air and perhaps unsurprisingly there is no phone coverage or internet access.
The hotel’s first ever intrepid guests are set to arrive in February with the grand opening following in September.
Nestled on five acres of private land the dream lodge also features an observation deck and huge panoramic windows meaning visitors can enjoy the spectacular northern lights without even venturing outside.
The hotel sleeps up to 10 guests and each double room, which starts at a whopping £1,600 per person per night, includes its own shower and breathtaking views of the Alaskan wilderness.
Meals are prepared on-site by a personal chef who will make dishes such as Alaska King Crab and Copper River Salmon.
Other activities available will include heli-picnics, guided glacier trekking and heli-skiing.
The construction of the Sheldon Chalet, which is anchored in granite, iron and titanium is a 50-year-old vision.
Following the death of their mother in 2014, siblings Robert and Kate Sheldon decided to fulfil their parents’ dream of opening an adventure property in Denali National Park.