Alaska staycation

7 Mind-Blowing Airbnbs For The Ultimate Alaska Staycation

With many people looking for vacation spots closer to home these days, we wanted to share some incredible Alaska staycation spots. There are so many truly sensational spots to visit here that you will have endless adventures.

These locations are all high-end Airbnbs which are ideal for large groups. It could be the extended family, a big gang of friends or even a corporate getaway. The best part is that once you divide the cost of the house between the group, it works out as a super affordable alternative to hotels and resorts.

Time to grab some people and indulge in a once in a lifetime Alaska staycation. You won’t regret it…

The Best Alaska Staycation Spots

1. Twin Islands Retreat – Sitka

The perfect private event spot on your very own private Island. The retreat is for up to 10 people or 12 with the optional owner’s suite, in close proximity to downtown Sitka, and easily accessible by boat. Transportation out to the island is free for guests.

The island features a fitness room, a golf driving range, theatre room, fire pit, Sauna, and a huge hot tub with stunning views.

This really is the perfect spot for a family break, corporate or group retreats. The entire island will cost you about $1,800 per night, but it sleeps 10 guests.

2. Aurora Pioneer Manor – Fairbanks

Aurora Pioneer Manor is a premiere Alaskan bed and breakfast. The Manor is set on 15 secluded acres. The grand staircase, vaulted ceilings, two sitting rooms, and chandeliers will wow you. They have a weight room with a sauna and even a hot tub for sitting while waiting for the aurora to show up,

The house even features a putting green outside in between their fountains, as well as lots of other entertainment options.

The house sleeps 16 people comfortably and will set you back $2,000 per night.

3. Legends Kenai River Lodge – Soldotna

On the shores of the Kenai River, Alaska Legends Kenai River Lodge is a the perfect event venue destination. The lodge is equipped with 12 rooms, 11 of which are private suites with their own bathroom, and can fit up to 50+ comfortably when renting out the entire place for an event.

They have a pool table, outdoor fireplaces as well as a full “pub” style bar as separate room with foosball table. This is an ideal venue for a wedding or a large corporate retreat.

The venue does cost around $3,000 per night but sleeps 16 and can be used in a number of ways for 40-60 people for events.

4. Dogsledding Wilderness Adventure – Fairbanks

This is an all-inclusive guided vacation including dogsledding, northern lights viewing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more. Based at a small homestead on the Tanana River, 1 hour from Fairbanks.

The hosts will mush you into an off-the-road location in a dogsled. Accommodations is a cozy, handmade cabin with warm clothes and homemade meals included.

The cabin was built by hand using local logs and a sod roof. The owners milled boards for the floor and built all of the furniture. Almost everything in the cabin is handmade including the bowls, cups and decorations.

It will cost you just shy of $1,000 a night for 2 guests, but this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

5. Chelatna Lake Lodge – Anchorage

Chelatna Lake Lodge is located at the southern border of Denali National Park. The lodge is only accessible by aircraft and is about an hour from the Lakehood Seaplane Base in Anchorage. Guests will book their air taxi flight from Lake Hood to Chelatna.

The deluxe accommodation in cedar chalet overlooks the lake and the Alaska Range.

Daily activities include fly-fishing, hiking, paddle-boarding, berry picking and more!

The rate is all inclusive with accommodation, three meals per day, wine and beer with dinner, full day guided activities, outfitting and use of the hot tub and sauna.

The house sleeps 8 guests and will set you back about $800 a night, depending on the time of year.

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6. Flat Fish Lodge – Homer

Nestled just outside of Homer, Flat Fish B&B overlooks stunning Kachemak Bay. A vast panorama of glaciers, mountains and ocean await you.

With plenty of private rooms, a large kitchen and dining area coupled with a beautiful lawn this makes this the perfect place to have your wedding, host a reunion or company event.

The lodge provides that Alaskan lodge feel with log home design, animal mounts on the walls in the main lodge and rustic decor. With several rooms with private exterior access and large shared kitchen, dining and lounge areas, this unique space can provide so much!

The house will set you back $1,500 a night, but the good news is you can sleep up to 16-20 people here.

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7. Boat Cruise, Dinner, and Kayak Adventure – Seward

You will be leaving dry land for this all-in-one custom adventure! It includes kayak excursions, a comfortable bed to sleep in, and a delicious dinner and breakfast.

M/V Gambler, the vessel, sleeps 4 and is a cozy house-boat built for comfort and safety. They will take you to Thumb Cove, a beautiful and protected cove within Resurrection Bay to enjoy true peace and quiet. This is an incredible adventure that you will remember forever. The ultimate Alaska staycation.

The boat holds up to 4 guests for $1,000 a night.

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Spending time in Alaska? You’ll want to check out extensive lists of guides and tips for the state. 


Big 7 Travel Team