2021 Rates 
May 1st through Sept. 30th


In an effort to ensure that our small team of family and crew members are able to provide absolutely unique and genuine experiences for each guest from the first of the season to the last, we offer limited availability, focusing on quality over quantity. Our priority is making sure each guest receives above and beyond service, quality, and experience.

We offer two packages to suit you

The Classic Package


The Classic Package is based on double occupancy reservations. 
Up to 12 guests within individual groups can be accommodated from Sunday to Thursday weekly.


May 1st - June 12th $8,550 per person

June 13th - September 30th: $9,400 per person


SUNDAY at 4:00 pm: You will be met by our airplanes at the McCarthy airstrip and flown to Ultima Thule Lodge.

*Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are full adventure days from the lodge.
During your stay, all dining and daily fly-out experiences are included.
At the lodge, enjoy the wood-fired hot tub and sauna, opt for custom wellness enhancements and settle into the cozy library and game room during downtime.

THURSDAY, you will depart the lodge at 10:00 am for a final adventure en route to McCarthy.
Your experience concludes at the McCarthy airstrip by 3:30 pm.
Shared charter flights are available between Anchorage and McCarthy at corresponding times to the package.

Package enhancements, such as wellness itineraries, massage, and private dining are available. 

Not included, Personal expenses and purchases, gratuities (usually 8 -10%), charter flights, fishing licenses (available at the lodge), hard alcohol and spirits (not available at the lodge), guaranteed private excursions, enhancements/add-ons, and transfers from any location outside of McCarthy, Alaska.

*NOTE: All activities are weather and fitness dependent. No adventures are guaranteed and experiences may not be able to be recreated. While we endeavor to customize the excursions for each group, there is no guarantee of exclusive outings. For guests requiring private daily experiences, we recommend The Whole Package option.


The Whole Package


3 and 4 night packages available
Starting at $25,000 nightly


The Whole Package is designed to offer the ultimate flexibility and freedom during your visit to Ultima Thule. Enjoy traveling with just your small group of family or companions with guaranteed private experiences and totally tailored daily outings. Our crew of 20+ is on hand to ensure each day is unique to you. 


Ultima Thule Lodge is an intimate setting for the biggest adventures. Originating as the Claus family's private home and retreat, when you book the Whole Package we are able to focus our attention solely on your experience. You can partake on daily fly-out excursions for the whole group or individuals can break off with their own guides. However you choose to spend your days, we invite you to make yourself truly at home in the middle of nowhere.

Transfer from McCarthy Airstrip to the lodge is available from 4 pm on arrival day.  
The Whole Package concludes at 10:30 am back at the McCarthy Airstrip on the day of departure.

Add a private experience day in McCarthy on departure day.

Package enhancements, such as wellness itineraries, massage, and private dining are available. 

Not included: Personal expenses and purchases, gratuities (usually 8-15%), charter flights, fishing licenses (available at the lodge), hard alcohol and spirits (not available at the lodge), enhancements/add-ons, and transfers from any location outside of McCarthy, Alaska.



Rates Include:

  • Daily guided adventures
  • Private cabin for each group
  • Bush plane flights associated with daily adventures
  • Alaskan cuisine hand-crafted by our Chef and served family style in the group dining room. Emphasis on fresh, wild and locally harvested. *For special dietary requests, see below
  • Selection of house wines and local Alaskan craft beers 
  • Craftsman Cabin(s) depending on group size. Each with 24-hour electricity, en-suite bathroom with hot running water
  •  Alaskan cedar sauna, wood-fired hot tub, and self-spa
  • Specialty gear/equipment needed for the offered adventure activities
  • Air transfer to/from the lodge and McCarthy, Alaska (Set transfer times apply)


Available on-site for an additional charge:

  •  Laundry Service
  • Satellite Internet/Wifi




Take your stay to the next level

Tell us what you want and we would love to make it happen.

Maybe a deep tissue massage after a long day’s hike or an R&R day to nurture the body and soul is just what you need.

Are you celebrating? How about a special bottle of bubbly waiting for your arrival, a personal adventure photographer to capture your memories or an intimate Chef’s Table private dining experience. 

We take our adventures and rejuvenation seriously and are happy to tailor your experience to your wildest desires. Additional costs apply. Take a look at our Elevate page and then, contact us to personalize your stay.

Ultima Thule Lodge offers an intimate and personalized setting for retreats, gatherings, reunions, intimate weddings and elopements, honeymoons, anniversaries and other special events. We can customize every detail to suit your needs and our facilities can accommodate media presentations, private meetings, and social gatherings.  See more details on our Events and Occasions page.

Special Dietary Requests


Our inclusive menu is pre-set utilizing seasonal and local ingredients and will accommodate vegetarian options. Due to the structure of our stock on hand and meal execution we are able to provide further meal customization requests at a package rate of $400-$850 (depending on the type of request),  per person for the duration of the visit. Advise at the time of booking if you have requests for Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-Dairy, Special Diets or any type of custom meal package.  Advance notice is required.



Children aged 6 years and older are welcome to accompany their families; however, we are not able to offer discounted rates because each passenger will require their own seat in the aircraft. Parents are responsible for their children and must ensure they follow guide or lodge personnel instructions at all times. Childcare is not available at the lodge or during guided activities.

Booking Terms and Policies:

  • 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm the reservation. The balance is due 120 days in advance of arrival. Availability is not guaranteed until deposit is received.

  • Payments must be received within 10 days of invoice issued. Reservations and payments may be forfeit if not received on time.

  • All payments are strictly non-refundable. Due to our short season of operation and the advance overhead costs of remote operations we have a clear NO REFUND POLICY on deposits or full payment for any reason. For COVID-related cancellations, the no-refund cancellation policy remains. However, if government-mandated travel restrictions make it impossible for a guest to travel to Ultima Thule, then a guest can transfer their reservation to the 2022 or 2023 season. This will only be determined by the lodge 30 days prior to the expected arrival date.

  • Dates can be changed during the same operational year without penalty, based on our availability. Bookings may not be rolled over to the following year.

  • We are not responsible for any delays or cancellations due to weather, circumstances beyond our control or any unforeseen changes or alterations to a reservation. We strongly recommend trip insurance. Please protect your investment and shop around for the policy that best suits your needs.

  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Credit card transactions may be subject to 3.75% service charge.

  • Suggested gratuities may be included in the final bill at the lodge or may be pre-paid upon request.

  • Clients are required to inform us of any health problems, allergies and physical limitations ahead of time due to our extremely remote location.

  • Clients understand that flights require riding ‘two-up’ in the small bush planes.

  • Clients understand that daily adventures may involve terrain that is rocky, sandy, soft, uneven,

    brushy, challenging, and there will be no trails.

  • Ultima Thule, Inc. is required to follow Federal Aviation Administration restrictions on weight for each aircraft. For this reason, we require accurate weights from each client at the time of booking and prior to arrival. Should the maximum capacity be exceeded, we will have to assign another aircraft which will be billed additionally.

  • All clients and travel agents/coordinators must submit requested forms and information in advance of arrival.

  • Special dietary requests and needs may require an additional meal package purchase and must be notified in writing in advance of arrival.

  • All clients must sign a liability release waiver upon arrival at the lodge, a copy of which will be provided ahead of time for review.

  • By requesting a reservation, you state that you understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth by Ultima Thule, Inc.