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This Stunning Lodge in Alaska Is One of the Best Places to See the Northern Lights

This Stunning Lodge in Alaska Is One of the Best Places to See the Northern Lights In Alaska, the coldest months offer the best chance to spot the aurora borealis. You'll need to fly into snow-blanketed Anchorage and ride the Alaska Railroad's Aurora Winter Train to Fairbanks. The destination is the gobsmacking awesomeness of the Sheldon Chalet, a lodge that sits right on Denali's shoulder. It's less than ten miles from the summit and is accessible only by helicopter, but the vertigo-inducing, magical scenery is like no other. There's a warm stove, snuggly blankets, preposterously delicious meals, slippers in your size, even artful little pillow chocolates. But step outside and there is stone, snow, and silence, and on a dark night, there may be no better place to see the aurora. The Sheldon Chalet starts at $2,300 per person per night, but it's an experience like no other.

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