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WINTERLAKE LODGE UNITED STATES

What began as an Alaskan hunting lodge now serves as a conservation gateway to a remote wilderness, under the guidance of the Dixon family. In the winter, Winterlake is a main supporter of Alaska’s iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The lodge, which sits along Mile 198 of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, houses and trains its own team of dogs and serves as the Finger Lake checkpoint for the race, offering a welcome stop to weary mushers.

TUTKA BAY LODGE

TIERRA ATACAMA HOTEL & SPA

UNITED STATES

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Preserving local culinary traditions and espousing sustainable food production is fundamental at Tutka Bay Lodge perched on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The lodge’s renowned chef, who operates her own on-site cooking school, is passionate about sourcing local ingredients; promoting Alaskan heritage cuisine; and partnering with local artisanal farmers, foragers, and fishermen to support and promote a community-based food economy.

For centuries, the desert village of San Pedro de Atacama was a waystation for cattle drivers en route from Argentina to the coast, and Tierra Atacama rests inside the original adobe clay walls of a cattle corral. Minimizing disturbance to the land out of respect for the indigenous people who predate the town, Tierra Atacama has carefully restored its traditional gardens, including native algarrobo and chañar trees, and revitalized centuries-old irrigation canals.

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