Luxury Lodges in Alaska

The time has come, finally to plan your next vacation. How wonderful! Now for the big question: Where do you go when you want to get away from it all?

The choices seem to be endless, but there is one option rapidly gaining in popularity among vacation-goers around the world. What is this fantastic destination? Nature vacations staying in luxury lodges in Alaska.

If you’re surprised that a lodge vacation in Alaska is one of the most popular in the world, just consider this fact: between May and September of 2016, 1,857,500 visitors from out-of-state enjoyed a vacation in Alaska. And 20% of all the international visitors to Alaska that same summer stayed in lodges.

It’s true: of all the places to stay in Alaska, lodges are among the most popular. But why are lodges among the top places to stay in Alaska? What makes lodges so popular for vacations?

First of all, there’s an incredible variety of types of lodges to choose from. Your Alaska lodge vacation could be in a rental lodge with the basics to give you a real feel for the great outdoors. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, you could enjoy a lodge in one of Alaska’s all-inclusive resort vacation spots. Here, the amenities will match everything you could imagine!

Secondly, and so important, is the incredible beauty of Alaska. The size of Alaska is staggering, and the wilderness comprises 52% of the total acreage of the state. Are you looking for national forests
and state parks? Historical sites and monuments? Preserves and refuges? All that you could possible dream of can be found in Alaska’s parks–which number over 75 in total.

The land and water acreage in the Alaska State Park System totals over 3.2 million acres, making it—you guessed correctly!—the largest in the entire U.S. With all this water, fishing is a hugely popular sport in Alaska, with 11% of all visitors coming to Alaska to fish in 2016. And most of these guests in 2016 stayed in a lodge: 49% stayed in a fishing lodge on their nature vacations.

So when you are thinking about your next vacation, be sure to consider an Alaska lodge. Fancy or rustic, you will find that you’re not getting away-from-it-all on your Alaska lodge vacation…but instead you’re actually getting into the very best that nature has to offer!

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