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10 Amazing Glamping Spots in Alaska

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Go glamping in Alaska and you can explore the exciting natural attractions of the Last Frontier, but still come back to a heated space and cozy sheets.

Alaska is an incredible destination and home to a diverse terrain of rainforests, glaciers, mountain peaks, and more. And thankfully, there’s no shortage of equally exciting places to glamp in Alaska that get you up close and personal with some of America’s most epic landscapes.

Whether you’re planning a trip to Denali National Park, the fjords of Seward, or even the convenient hiking trails outside of Anchorage, one of these incredible Alaska glampsites is sure to be a comfy home base for your Alaskan adventure.

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1. Borealis Basecamp

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Why you should stay: A clear-roofed dome tent with prime northern lights viewing opps.

  • Nearest town: Fairbanks
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $389/night

The Borealis Basecamp is a unique glamping experience about 25 miles from Fairbanks in one of the best places to see the northern lights. The tent’s secluded, northern locale is also out of reach of pesky light pollution, ensuring epic stargazing even outside of the aurora borealis viewing season.

This dome comes equipped with a king bed, full bathroom, and a breakfast bar stocked with hot cocoa. With your booking, you can participate in other activities like dog sledding, fat biking, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided so you can focus on looking for dancing colors in the night sky.

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2. Indiana Jones Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A private treehouse in a social hostel.

  • Nearest town: Fairbanks
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $80/night

The Indiana Jones Treehouse is a single-room place to glamp in Alaska that’s part of Sven’s Basecamp Hostel. It’s only a few miles from the Fairbanks International Airport and the Fairbanks Train Station, but it sits in the middle of the woods for a totally natural experience. In this treehouse built with natural materials, you’ll sleep perched among the treetops. There’s even a living tree growing through the common area.

This treehouse also features a swinging bridge, a balcony with seating that looks out onto the forest, and quaint furnishings that include a king-sized bed and a coffee maker. The hostel welcomes well-behaved dogs and has a community kitchen and bathhouse for guests to connect with fellow nature enthusiasts. It’s also one of the most affordable places to glamp in Alaska in a treehouse if you come midweek.

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3. Eagle & Condor Cabin

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Why you should stay: Panoramic views over the mountains from your cozy log cabin.

  • Nearest town: Homer
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $60/night

The Eagle & Condor Cabin is a cozy log home in a private flowering meadow surrounded by trees and mountains. This eco-friendly cabin doesn’t have running water, but it is totally solar-powered. Inside, log walls and wooden surfaces provide a warm and inviting shelter immersed in nature. It’s an affordable and romantic spot for a duo to glamp in Alaska.

The cabin is furnished with a twin trundle bed that transform into a king. There’s also a kitchenette with basic appliances, an indoor porta-potty, and an outhouse. During your stay, take a stroll on the expansive property where wild blueberries grow and honey bees produce Fireweed honey.

Downtown Homer is just 15 minutes away, and since this cabin sits at an elevation of 1,575 feet, you get some pretty sweet views, too. Keep in mind this is a drug- and alcohol-free rental, so it may not be the best spot if you’re used to an evening cocktail on vacation.

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4. Riverfront Yurt

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Why you should stay: Prime wildlife watching from your yurt on 26 acres.

  • Location: Palmer
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $62/night

This riverfront yurt is a simple place to glamp in Alaska just 45 minutes from downtown Anchorage. It feel remote as can be, with fabulous views of Lazy Mountain and Pioneer Peak. The yurt has a spacious, circular layout with a domed skylight, allowing natural sunlight to stream in (and for you to stargaze out!)

This 12-foot-wide yurt is furnished with a queen bed, safe drinking water, a two-burner stove, and even Wi-Fi from the hosts’ main residence. The property also boasts a fire pit, outhouse, wooden deck, and a bench.

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5. Denali Cloudberry Cabin

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Why you should stay: A rustic tiny house just 10 minutes from Denali National Park.

  • Nearest town: Denali National Park
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $68/night

Possibly the best place to glamp in Alaska if you want to explore Denali, the Denali Cloudberry Cabin is a unique little airbnb with a beautiful wooden facade and a welcoming, bright blue door. Although you won’t find running water inside, it has electricity and heat for a comfortable glamping experience, though you may be so tired from hiking that you could fall asleep anywhere.

The interior is also decked out with stylish decor, a separate kitchen nook, a lofted sleeping space, and a seating area. Your stay comes with five gallons of drinking water and furry friends are welcome for $20 a night.

“If you want to be close to Denali and have an amazing place to unwind at the end of a long day of exploring and adventure, look no further! The Cloudberry Cabin is the coziest little place.”

Emily, Providence, RI
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6. Shearwater Cove

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Why you should stay: A yurt at a private outdoorsy resort overlooking breathtaking Resurrection Bay.

  • Nearest town: Seward
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $550/night

Shearwater Cove is an off-the-grid place to glamp in Alaska tucked away in a beautiful ocean cove. Your stay comes with round-trip transportation from Seward Harbor (which is like an hour-long wildlife watching tour!) plus access to kayaks and hiking trails during your stay.

The yurt has a queen bed and pull-out sofa sleeper, but no electricity, so be sure to pack a headlamp. The yurt decks have hot showers and composting toilets, but you will need to bring your own food and drinks.

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7. The Farm Yurt

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Why you should stay: A walk-up, off-the-grid yurt on a private Alaskan farm.

  • Nearest town: Homer
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $68/night

Find peace and quiet on The Farm Yurt, a modest getaway on Twitter Creek Gardens just 20 minutes from Homer. This airbnb offers a more traditional camping experience, so you won’t find Wi-Fi, running water, or electricity here – it’s all about disconnecting from everyday life (and watching for wildlife, of course.)

When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed with fresh-pressed linens, complimentary coffee essentials, and locally grown produce. To reach the yurt, you’ll drive along the scenic Ohlson Mountain Road before walking along a forest path from the designated parking lot.

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8. Alpenglow Luxury Campsite

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Why you should stay: A plush safari tent with a cedar hot tub overlooking the Matanuska Glacier.

  • Nearest town: Glacier View
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $149/night

Take in the striking glacial landscape at the Alpenglow Luxury Campsite, a deluxe tent glampsite where no amenity is spared. Each 12-foot-by-14-foot canvas tent has a queen and twin bed, screened-in windows, and a private covered deck with mountain views. The permanent shower house has transparent ceilings and is stocked with biodegradable soap and clean towels.

There’s even a relaxing cedar hot tub for campsite guests, a community space complete with a fire pit, yard games, and a dining area. With your booking, you’ll enjoy fresh Alaskan coffee and a light breakfast on an off-the-grid, sustainable, and solar-powered homestead.

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9. The Aurora Yurt

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Why you should stay: A spacious yurt with three bedrooms and a full bathroom 20 minutes from the city.

  • Nearest town: Fairbanks
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

The Aurora Yurt is a four-season place to glamp just north of Fairbanks. Nature enthusiasts can ski Moose Mountain in the winter and explore nearby hiking trails in the summer. This yurt’s impressive interior features attractive knotty pine surfaces, on-site laundry machines, a lofted sleeping space, and a full kitchen and bathroom. It’s also an extremely large space, with two bedrooms plus an extra sleeping loft.

From the french doors, head into the fresh air on the elevated deck with ample seating and a grill. The Aurora Yurt is one of two yurt rentals on the property and has a shared hot tub available for guests.

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10. Anchorage Yurt

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Why you should stay: A 24-foot, well-appointed yurt for the perfect weekend getaway from Anchorage.

  • Nearest town: Anchorage
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $200/night

This Anchorage yurt is an excellent staycation airbnb on a three-acre wooded property for those seeking an easy escape from the city. Its prime location means that grocery stores and restaurants are a short drive away, as are popular Anchorage attractions like Beluga Point and the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. The yurt has a lofted queen bed, a sofa bed, and a full bathroom with a shower.

“We loved the location- not more than 3 minutes from the main highway but felt like we were totally immersed in nature. The proximity to the highway made it easy to drive downtown or out to hiking spots.”

Melissa, Chicago, IL
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