Best Lodge in Alaska

Ultima Thule consistently wins top honors and recognition from travelers and publications across the globe. From our 5-star rating on Tripadvisor to our profiles in Outside Magazine, the Financial Times, National Geographic Traveler and Virgin Air, it's clear our guests are changed by the experience of Ultima Thule.

Read our reviews and see some of the awards we've been fortunate to receive over the past thirty years.

National Geographic Traveler

Best Places to visit


101 best hotels 2007

Outside Traveler Top 10 Hideaways

Best Place to Visit, 2004

Men's Journal

Best Wilderness Lodges.

Outside Traveller

Top 10 Hideaways

Summer 2004

Harper's Abroad

The 150 Best Places on Earth

Paul Claus: Best Adventure Guide

Harper's and Queen Travel Awards 2002

Discovery Channel’s “Alaska Experiment”

Paul Claus was the wilderness survival expert


5-Star Visitor Rating


Ultimate Unplugged Vacations, 2008

Outside Magazine

“King of the bush pilots”

August, 1998

"The Ultima Thule lodge has an almost mythical aura surrounding it. Lots of people know about it, or have heard amazing rumors of it, but not very many people have been there, especially for skiing."

-- Andrew McLean


“a world class lodge”

The Place where the Map Runs Out, 2007


Our Guests

Read messages from our guests here in our guestbook.


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