When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.
The Roadhouse, in the heart of town, has rooms from $50 (and sourdough hotcakes at breakfast bigger than the plate they’re served on). Or for a supremely Alaska experience, ask for Trapper John’s Cabin, off by itself near the old village airport.
Foraker Dining Room
The Foraker Dining Room in Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge serves Alaska fish and game, and you can’t beat the view of McKinley and the Alaska Range.
Alaska Bush Floatplane Service
A flightseeing gander at Mount McKinley ($210) is mind-blowing, but so is a drop-off trip into the backcountry for hiking or fishing.
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