Serving as the political and economic heart of Alaska, the city of Anchorage was born in 1914 for the main purpose of being a work camp for the Alaska railroad. Offering its people the comforts of any large city in the Continental US, this relatively foundling city is only 30 minutes away from the astounding Alaskan wilderness.
There are only two national forests in Alaska – the Tongass Forest and the Chugach Forest. Yet they hold the prestige of being the largest in the nation. The forest closest to Anchorage is the Chugach – a stunning landscape that surrounds the snowy peaks of Prince William Sound. Its reach stretches across from south central Alaska to the famous salmon and trout streams of the Kenai Peninsula. One of the few places where glaciers still grind valleys into the hard rock, this breathtaking piece of earth hosts a myriad of ecological marvels. The three landscapes of the Prince William Sound, Copper River Delta and the Easter Kenai Peninsula are dream destinations for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
A million visitors each year leave their footprints on this wondrous creation of Mother Nature. This once in a lifetime destination will hold a special place in the hearts of everyone young and old, whether they come here to camp with the family or watch the thousands of shorebirds that have made this forest their home. The natives of Alaska can also be seen working in the forest, following a way of life that has been handed to them from generation to generation.
Placed right on the shores of Lake Spenard, Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage is the ideal starting point to explore the many wonders this city of snow has to offer. Known as one of the Anchorage airport hotels, it is situated only one mile from Anchorage International Airport. Decorated to cater to the traveler’s comfort and needs, this spacious and luxurious Anchorage hotel boasts of elegant guest rooms and an array of dinning and entertainment options, a perfect place to sojourn after a day of sightseeing and enjoyment.