Hotel of the week
Denali National Park, Alaska
Denali’s first—and probably last—luxury hotel has been 50 years in the making, said Nikki Ekstein in Bloomberg.com. Built by the son of a pioneering Alaskan pilot, the 10-guest Sheldon Chalet sits atop an outcropping on the flank of North America’s tallest mountain. Guests arrive via helicopter, “a ride that takes them zooming through narrow slots in the surrounding canyons,” and they’re greeted with champagne and Alaskan crab. The building is plain yet elegant, with wraparound windows that “keep guests’ focus squarely on the beauty outdoors.”
sheldonchalet.com; all-inclusive rates from $2,300 per person per night
Last-minute travel deals
Indulge in India
Tour India with Steppes Travel and enjoy more than $1,300 off. The discount is valid on two tours with departures through April, including the 13-day Highlights of Kerala. To pay just $3,355 a person, mention The Week when booking. (855) 203-7885
Save $500 on an eight-day spring cruise from Dubrovnik to Split. The Central Holidays voyage, which departs April 28 and May 12, includes stops at trendy Hvar and Mljet National Park. Book by March 31 to pay as little as $998 per person.
Spring break skiing
Ski for five days at Quebec’s Mont Tremblant and save at least 25 percent on lift tickets. The pass is $269 for adults and starts at $135 for kids 6 and older. Tickets can be used through March 25 for any five days, consecutive or not.