Have you ever been glamping in Alaska? No? Then you are missing out on a lot!
Whether you want to watch wildlife, experience the northern lights, take a glacier excursion, go for a mountain adventure, visit the national parks and national forests, or observe the Alaskan culture, Alaska is a perfect place for rejuvenation, offering something to everyone.
Now, what better way to experience Alaska at its best than glamping? Glamping allows you to connect with nature and immerse yourself in the wilderness while being in a luxurious setting. Glamping is for those adventure lovers who do not want to forgo the comforts of a home. If you are looking for an alternative to Alaska Airbnbs or where to stay after sorting your Anchorage accommodation, then this list is sure to help.
Alaska has no shortage of glamping destinations. From all-inclusive glamping to basic glamping, there are tons of options. But who wants to do the research, right? Therefore, we did the heavy lifting for you and shortlisted 12 of the best places for glamping in Alaska.
Quick Breakdown Of Alaska Glamping
But, in case you want a quick overview of some of the top glamping places in various categories, we have even that list ready for you! Enjoy!
Most Luxurious Glamping in Alaska – Luxurious Yurt with Stunning Views and Whirlpool
Overall Best Glamping Alaska Experience – Borealis Basecamp Glamping Domes
Most Romantic Glamping in Alaska – The Aurora Yurt
Best Cabin Glamping in Alaska – Orca Island Cabins
Most Unique Glamping in Alaska – Treehouse with Rope Bridge and Hot Tub
Most Memorable Yurt Glamping in Alaska – Nomad Yurt
Top 12 Places For Glamping In Alaska
Still want to check the complete list? We get you! You want to choose the perfect place for glamping in Alaska. This is exactly why we have curated this list. Happy Reading!
1) The Aurora Yurt
Where: Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Price: $190+ per night
In this beautiful deluxe yurt, situated in the hills above the Fairbanks, you can enjoy sunny south-facing views during the day and the Northern lights at night. Built in a chalet-style on a wooded hillside lot, this yurt cottage has knotty pine interiors, french doors, and a deck.
The yurt is fully furnished, with two bedrooms and a sleeping loft with a double futon. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a stovetop, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery. The bathroom has a shower + a bathtub. There is a shared outdoor hot tub with a limit of four people.
Mountain Moose, an alpine getaway, is only a short drive away. Great historic sites, dog mushing, gold panning, natural hot springs, river or ice fishing, arctic cultural events, and ice sculptures are nearby.
Please note – Four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is needed in the winter months.
2) Borealis Basecamp
Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
Price: $251+ per night
Tucked away in nature, far from the city lights, this transparent ceilinged dome is great for soaking in the northern lights from the comfort of the bed. Located on a north-facing ridge crest at an altitude of about 1,200 and featuring a sixteen-foot curved window placed directly overhead, this dome will give you east to north horizon sky visibility.
Each dome has a spacious interior, a full bath, and a kitchenette. With a European twist, local flavors can be enjoyed at the yurt located at the basecamp. If you want to experience the great Alaskan outdoors and Alaskan service, mushing, photography, and snow machines, this dome is your perfect choice for glamping in Alaska!
3) Nomad Yurt
Where: Talkeetna, Alaska
Price: $125+ per night
Decorated in a Bohemian style, this yurt features a smart TV, a microwave, a small refrigerator, and a water dispenser. A fold-out couch ensures extra guests have enough space to sleep. There is a private, wooded backyard with a picnic table, a fire pit, a grill, and a sauna.
The private bathroom is in the bathhouse attached to the main house, 40 feet away. Towels, linen, soap, and shampoo are provided. There is a toaster, a microwave, some pots, pans, and utensils in the kitchen. The kitchen gallery is shared.
4) Kilcher Homestead Awesome Glamping
Where: Homer, Alaska
Price: $48+ per night
Located on the 600 acres of Kilcher Family Homestead, this tent offers picturesque views of mountains, glaciers, and Kachemak Bay. Inside, there is a double twin mattress that the owners can convert to king-size on request. Outside, there is a hammock, a hot outdoor shower, an outhouse, lounge chairs, and a campfire. You can either order meals from the host or cook your own food in an outdoor covered kitchen that has everything one needs for cooking.
Private tours of the Kilcher Homestead are offered here. You can also explore the famous Homer Spit, hike across the Bay or simply walk on the beach. Homer downtown is nearby.
5) Luxurious Yurt with Stunning Views and Whirlpool
Where: Haines Borough, Alaska
Price: $200+ per night
Overlooking the Chilkat River and the Lynn Canal and offering breathtaking views, this yurt is located 2 miles outside Haines downtown. Sharing property with the family home, the luxurious yurt features three bedrooms (one queen bed & two twin beds), a full bathroom with a shower, and a loft space that can sleep two if needed. There is a fully-equipped kitchen in which you can cook your own meals. There is a washing machine and dryer, a heater, a TV, and wifi.
6) Beachfront Treehouse Glamping
Where: Seldovia, Alaska
Price: $499+ per night
Claimed to be Alaska’s only oceanfront treehouse glamping, this treehouse was designed and built by the owner – Captain Scott, and his first mate. Nestled between two ancient Sitka Spruce trees and overlooking the ocean, this treehouse is truly magical for glamping in Alaska! There is a mountain stream flowing nearby, the sound of which is soothing and calming!
There is an outdoor kitchen, with the sink being indoor. Utensils, a stove, cooking pots, oil, and spices are provided. There is an outdoor shower on the lower deck and a privy compost toilet on the deck. A propane marine heater will keep you warm. Propane is provided for the shower, heater, and cooking. There is also a fire feature on the deck.
Transportation from Homer and Seldovia Harbor is included in the price.
7) Nauti Otter Inn and Yurt Village
Where: Seward, Alaska
Price: $160+ per night
Featuring a queen bed, a fan, a heater, free wifi, and an included continental breakfast, this yurt is located at a perfect spot for you to enjoy activities in and around Seward or go hiking or cycling. And in the evening, after having an exciting day, you can light up the fire pit and feel your tiredness melting away.
The bathroom, kitchen (with a microwave and fridge), and lounge are shared. The property has barbecue facilities, a concierge service, and a tour desk for guests.
Moose Pass is 35.4 km, and Cooper Landing is 41.8 km from the property.
8) Treehouse with Rope Bridge and Hot Tub
Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
Price: $279+ per night
Hidden away in the heart of Fairbanks, this lake-side treehouse is a historic Alaskan lodge and has micro-resort amenities. The treehouse features a living area, a kitchenette, and a loft with a queen bed. There is no running water inside the treehouse, so it has a dry flush toilet, a water jug, and a sink for washing and drinking water. A shared luxury bathhouse with a shower, a hot tub, and laundry is a short walk away.
What is unique about this treehouse is that you have to cross a rope bridge to get to your front door and private deck. You will have a private code to check into your treehouse.
9) Incredible Yurt Accommodation with Spectacular Views of the Wilderness
Where: Seward, Alaska
Price: $873+ per night
For those seeking a glamping experience packed with adventure and great outdoors, this yurt accommodation is the perfect option for you. Located on a cove and accessed only by a boat, this place brings you to the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, close to nature and beauty.
The yurt has a queen-size bed, a full-size sofa bed, a kitchen area with a two-burner propane range, a sink with hot and cold water, drinking water, and a dining table with seating for four. On the deck are a private bathroom and a composting toilet.
There are games, books, and magazines for your indoor entertainment. And, for you to have an authentic outdoor experience, the use of sea kayaks and a boat ride to and from the cove are included in the price.
10) Peaceful Denali Accommodation for Yurt Glamping
Where: Cantwell, Alaska
Price: $176+ per night
Offering a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, this yurt is located near the town of Cantwell, just 30 miles from the entrance of Denali National Park. You can see Denali from this property on a clear day if you are lucky enough.
Featuring a twin-over-double bunk bed, as well as an extra twin foam pad, this yurt has all amenities to make your stay a comfortable one. Amenities include a stove heater, a mini-fridge, a Keurig coffee maker, and an oven, along with pans, pots, and utensils for you to prepare meals. There is a shared outhouse, a fire pit, and a wooden deck.
11) Alpenglow Luxury Camping
Where: Glacier View, Alaska
Price: $169+ per night
Enjoy serene views of the Matanuska glacier and mountains from your own private deck! Nestled in the forest, on a small hill, these mountain tents offer you a truly Alaskan experience for glamping in Alaska. The canvas tents are on a permanent cedar floor and have a covered porch. There is a queen bed and a twin bed inside. Soft linens, pillows, and plenty of blankets will keep you cozy at night. The 2 Adirondack chairs kept on the private deck are perfect for enjoying the views with a hot coffee in hand.
There is a common hot tub for which sign-in on a sheet is required. Showers are located next to the hot tub. Bathing essentials are provided. Flushing toilets are a short walk away.
12) Orca Island Cabins
Where: Seward, Alaska
Price: $850+ per night
If you have always wanted to stay on an island, look no further than Orca Island Cabins. These yurts are located on a private island in Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay. Moreover, the yurts here are eco-friendly along with being stylish! This property is a perfect blend of nature, beauty, adventure, and comfort.
Featuring a queen bed and a futon with complete linens, these eco-friendly yurts have solar power for electricity and propane for heaters and kitchen ranges. There is a kitchen with basic cookware and a complete set of dishes, a living and dining area, a fireplace, and a private bathroom with a shower and composting toilet. Outside, there is a large private deck with a barbecue grill.
You can go fishing, kayaking, tide pooling, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and beachcombing, or simply relax and unwind.
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This list is curated with love and passion for the outdoors and camping out in Alaska! You can thank us later. For now, we want you to be up and ready, planning for your unforgettable, truly Alaskan glamping experience. Have a safe one!
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