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Alaska

Discover Alaska by Rail: A Traveling Adventure

Program No. 1014RJ
Learn about the Alaska Railroad while journeying its entire length. Explore a cross-section of Alaska life (and wildlife) in Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage and Seward.
Length
11 days
Rating (4.94)
Activity Level
Starts at
6,349

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DATES & starting prices
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Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2023
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6,349
Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2023
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6,349
Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2023
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6,349
Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2023
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6,349
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2023
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6,349
Jul 17 - Jul 27, 2023
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6,349
Aug 4 - Aug 14, 2023
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6,349
Aug 7 - Aug 17, 2023
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6,349
Aug 25 - Sep 4, 2023
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6,349
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2023
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6,349
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Jul 17 - Jul 27, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Aug 4 - Aug 14, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Aug 7 - Aug 17, 2023
Starting at
7,689
Aug 25 - Sep 4, 2023
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7,689
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2023
Starting at
7,689

At a Glance

All Aboard! Journey the entire 470-mile length of the historic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Seward. Along the way you'll learn about life in the North and its people, culture and wildlife. Ride to Denali National Park- home of North America’s tallest mountain, 20,310-foot Denali where you'll explore its trails with one of Denali Education Center's educators. Then you'll head to Anchorage and experience the cultures of Alaska’s Native groups before heading to the harbor town of Seward to take in the grandeur of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and standing. Optional walks of up to three miles. Elevations on your bus trip up to 3,900 feet.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • View stunning scenery and wildlife on a journey into Denali National Park.
  • Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Alaska's diverse array of cultures and traditions.
  • Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by boat to spot glaciers, marine mammals, birds and the rugged coast.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Denali's Howl
by Andy Hall
In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-a-lifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy Hall, a journalist and son of the park superintendent at the time, was living in the park when the tragedy occurred and spent years tracking down rescuers, survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of the expedition in a powerful retelling that will mesmerize the climbing community as well as anyone interested in mega-storms and man’s sometimes deadly drive to challenge the forces of nature.
Alaska Native Cultures and Issues
by Edited by Libby Roderick
Making up more than ten percent of Alaska's population, Native Alaskans are the state's largest minority group. Yet most non-Native Alaskans know surprisingly little about the histories and cultures of their indigenous neighbors, or about the important issues they face. This concise book compiles frequently asked questions and provides informative and accessible responses that shed light on some common misconceptions. With responses composed by scholars within the represented communities and reviewed by a panel of experts, this easy-to-read compendium aims to facilitate a deeper exploration and richer discussion of the complex and compelling issues that are part of Alaska Native life today.
Coming Into the Country
by John McPhee
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
Rhythm of the Wild
by Kim Heacox
Rhythm of the Heart is a memoir about Kim Heacox’s 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, Denali National Park. Woven throughout the personal narrative are stories on the human and natural histories of the Park, garnished with a conservation polemic. Heacox shows how a place like Denali can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what’s authentic, priceless and true.
The Wilderness of Denali
by Charles Sheldon
Originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1930, The Wilderness of Denali is a memoir of three years of hunting the area of Alaska surrounding Mt. McKinley. It is a classic of American adventure—a book written by a man who was willing to risk his life in pursuit of grizzly bears and the elusive mountain sheep. The account was written each night by campfire as Sheldon discovered what is still regarded as the most scenic wilderness in America.
Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
by Velma Wallis
Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Snapshots from the Past: A Roadside History of Denali National Park
by Jane Bryant
Visitors come to Denali National Park and Preserve for many reasons - spectacular scenery, wildlife, the continent's highest peak, and the cultural experiences. This amazing book does a wonderful job of presenting snapshots of Denali's past and telling many of the stories that have shaped its history. This book included user-friendly maps of the Park's road and innumerable historic photos to highlight its content. It is arranged to follow the park road from east to west, from the park entrance to Kantishna, and is a must-read for anyone interested in delving into the Park's rich history.
Shopping for Porcupine A Life in Arctic Alaska
by Seth Kantner
Seth Kantner returns to the setting of his debut novel , Ordinary Wolves, with an autobiographical account of his own life growing up in Northern Alaska. Beginning with his parents’ migration to the Alaskan wilderness in the 1950s and extending to his own attempts to balance hunting with writing, Kantner recalls cold nights wrapped in caribou hides, fur-clad visitors arriving on dog sleds, swimming amidst ice floes for wounded waterfowl, and his longstanding respect for the old Iñupiaq ways. Captured in words and images, these details combine to reveal a singular landscape at a pivotal moment in its history. Both an elegy and a romp, the book illuminates a world few will see as Kantner has.
Two in the Far North
by Margaret Murie
This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. In this moving testimonial to the preservation of the Arctic wilderness, Mardy Murie writes from her heart about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and marrying noted biologist Olaus J. Murie. So begins her lifelong journey in Alaska and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where along with her husband and others, they founded The Wilderness Society. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Last New Land
by Wayne Mergler
Through time, tales both oral and written have immortalized America's last wilderness. Editor Wayne Mergler scoured Alaska's literary tradition for the best writing the state has to offer and did not come up empty-handed. From the Native legends of the Creation to Jack London's stirring stories of frontier survival, to John Haines's more contemporary reflections on homesteading. The Last New Land gathers a rich and comprehensive sampling of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about the Northland.
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.
The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley
by Tom Walker
The Seventymile Kid tells the remarkable account of Harry Karstens, who was the actual—if unheralded—leader of the Hudson Stuck Expedition that was the first to summit Mount McKinley in Alaska. All but forgotten by history, a young Karstens arrived in the Yukon during the 1897 Gold Rush, gained fame as a dog musher hauling U.S. Mail in Alaska, and eventually became the first superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park (now known as Denali National Park and Preserve). Aided by Karstens's own journals, longtime Denali writer and photographer Tom Walker uncovered archival information about the Stuck climb, and reveals that the Stuck "triumph" was an expedition marred by significant conflict. Without Karstens's wilderness skills and Alaska-honed tenacity, it is quite possible Hudson Stuck would never have climbed anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Yet the two men had a falling out shortly after the climb and never spoke again. In this book, Walker attempts to set the record straight about the historic first ascent itself, as well as other pioneer attempts by Frederick Cook and Judge Wickersham.
Meals
25 Meals
10 Breakfasts
7 Lunches
8 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 07, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jun 02, 2023 - Jun 12, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jun 05, 2023 - Jun 15, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jun 23, 2023 - Jul 03, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jun 26, 2023 - Jul 06, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jul 14, 2023 - Jul 24, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Jul 17, 2023 - Jul 27, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Aug 04, 2023 - Aug 14, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Aug 07, 2023 - Aug 17, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Aug 25, 2023 - Sep 04, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
  • Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 07, 2023 (Fairbanks to Anchorage)
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Opening its doors in the spring of 2021, the Gateway Hotel is a brand new addition to the scenic harbor town of Seward. The Gateway offers guests panoramic mountain views and (at certain times of the year) salmon viewing from an elevated platform over a nearby stream.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
The Harbor 360 Hotel is located directly on Seward's Small Boat Harbor. You'll be treated to stunning views of the gorgeous waters of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai mountains. The hotel is within close walking distance to many restaurants and shops and boasts the only hotel pool in Seward!
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
The Harbor 360 Hotel is located directly on Seward's Small Boat Harbor. You'll be treated to stunning views of the gorgeous waters of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai mountains. The hotel is within close walking distance to many restaurants and shops and boasts the only hotel pool in Seward!
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Located in the heart of Seward, the hotel is a short walk from the Alaska SeaLife Center, with plenty of shops, restaurants and sightseeing nearby. Rooms boast views of Resurrection Bay and Mount Marathon.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Opening its doors in the spring of 2021, the Gateway Hotel is a brand new addition to the scenic harbor town of Seward. The Gateway offers guests panoramic mountain views and (at certain times of the year) salmon viewing from an elevated platform over a nearby stream.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
The Hilton Anchorage is located in the heart of Anchorage's vibrant downtown area and is minutes from a restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and the Alaska Railroad Anchorage Depot. The lobby boasts an extensive collection of Alaskan art.
2 nights
Seward
Opening its doors in the spring of 2021, the Gateway Hotel is a brand new addition to the scenic harbor town of Seward. The Gateway offers guests panoramic mountain views and (at certain times of the year) salmon viewing from an elevated platform over a nearby stream.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
The Hilton Anchorage is located in the heart of Anchorage's vibrant downtown area and is minutes from a restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and the Alaska Railroad Anchorage Depot. The lobby boasts an extensive collection of Alaskan art.
2 nights
Seward
The Harbor 360 Hotel is located directly on Seward's Small Boat Harbor. You'll be treated to stunning views of the gorgeous waters of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai mountains. The hotel is within close walking distance to many restaurants and shops and boasts the only hotel pool in Seward!
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Located in the heart of Seward, the hotel is a short walk from the Alaska SeaLife Center, with plenty of shops, restaurants and sightseeing nearby. Rooms boast views of Resurrection Bay and Mount Marathon.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Opening its doors in the spring of 2021, the Gateway Hotel is a brand new addition to the scenic harbor town of Seward. The Gateway offers guests panoramic mountain views and (at certain times of the year) salmon viewing from an elevated platform over a nearby stream.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.
2 nights
Fairbanks
The River's Edge Resort is located in the heart of Fairbanks along the Chena River, and boasts 14-acres of landscaped riverfront property, featuring 86 cottages with private courtyards for enjoying the midnight sun. Fine dining is available onsite at Chena's Alaskan Grill, which offers regional cuisine with a beautiful river view.
3 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
2 nights
Anchorage
Established in 1916, this historic hotel originally served as Alaska’s central meeting space, though it now stands as a classic example of Anchorage’s rich heritage and commitment to preservation. The hotel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the center of Anchorage’s walkable downtown area, minutes away from great shopping, dining, and cultural destinations. The lobby and halls of the hotel feature historical photographs of the building and of downtown Anchorage's colorful past.
2 nights
Seward
Opening its doors in the spring of 2021, the Gateway Hotel is a brand new addition to the scenic harbor town of Seward. The Gateway offers guests panoramic mountain views and (at certain times of the year) salmon viewing from an elevated platform over a nearby stream.
1 night
Anchorage
The closest hotel to Ted Stevens International Airport, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport offers guests a blend of comfort and convenience.





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