The Sheldon Chalet sits on a private 4.9 acre rock and ice covered outcrop called a nunatak that is owned by the Sheldon family. It is located at 5,800 feet elevation in the middle of the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali’s mighty Ruth Glacier. Don claimed this spectacular piece of property in the 1950s while mapping the Alaska Range with Bradford Washburn, before this area was included in Denali National Park. In 1966 Don tied lumber to the wing struts of his Cessna 180 and Super Cub, making numerous flights into the Gorge before he had enough materials for two Talkeetna locals to build the Mountain House. Since then the independent adventure seekers from around the world have fallen in love with the Mountain House and it’s unique spot in the world. 50 years later the family is continuing the long planned vision for another spectacular structure. The new Sheldon Chalet was built to host luxury adventure seekers and offers an unparalleled experience on Denali with private chefs, guides, gear and concierge. It was designed with meticulous detail to showcase the stunning views and appointed to compliment the extraordinary surroundings. Your Sheldon Chalet experience may be customized to offer the perfect mix of luxury and adventure. Marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and fine wines. Experience the aurora borealis. Relax in the sauna perched above the glacier. Learn about local and natural history. Trek across the Ruth Glacier. Ski or sled in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Depart from Talkeetna, Alaska and enjoy a flightsee of Alaska’s stunning landscape and the dramatic relief of the Alaska Range before landing at the Chalet. Transportation provided by K2 Aviation. Experience Grand at the Sheldon Chalet! For more information and rates click the link to our website.