Eleven, one of the most well oiled and exclusive collections of global adventure lodges, announces their newest offerings for the 2023 summer season. Eleven, formerly Eleven Experiences, customizes guided adventures at their global collection of remote lodges, delivering experiences as remarkable as the landscapes that frame them. Whether heli-skiing the untouched peaks of Patagonia or discovering a new sense of connection under Iceland’s Northern Lights, guests can expect local guides, bespoke accommodations, and chef-prepared cuisine to define their Eleven experience.
Known for curating and guiding hyper-customizable adventure itineraries, Eleven is expanding their experiential portfolio to include a new heli-adventure lodge in Alaska, a hiking experience from Aspen to their flagship property in Crested Butte, CO, a first summer season at Eleven Revelstoke Lodge, B.C., an overnight experience at their French chalets’ mountain outpost, and heli adventures from their hideout in Iceland’s far north.
ALASKA RANGE, ALASKA
Trek the Trimble and Hayes Glacier at Eleven’s New Winterlake Lodge
With one million acres of heli-accessible wilderness and rustic backcountry lodging reachable only by float plane, Eleven’s newest property, Winterlake Lodge offers guests extensive mountain adventure opportunities. From here, guests can choose to explore ice channels and moulins on an unforgettable trip to the nearby Trimble and Hayes Glacier. Guided by expert guides and propelled by an onsite helicopter operation, daily adventures are personalized to guest preferences and can also include heli-hiking, fly fishing, dog sledding, rafting, and more.
Summer rates start at $8,400 per person for a 3-night stay. Open from June 1 to September 30, 2023. Soon Eleven Winterlake Lodge’s heli-ski season will deliver a backcountry skiing experience defined by expansive helicopter access, seasoned guides, and the colossal mountain ranges for which Alaska is so well known.
CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO
Hike the iconic West Maroon trail from Aspen to Crested Butte
Eleven is offering the opportunity to hike an iconic trail linking two quintessential Colorado mountain towns. Beginning in Crested Butte over to Aspen, the challenging 10.3-mile West Maroon Pass trail reveals wildflowers, sweeping views, and an unforgettable full-day mountain adventure. Guests can launch and return from the hike at Scarp Ridge Lodge, Eleven’s flagship property in Crested Butte, where more must-do activities include mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding. Guests can further add to the experience with a stay at remote Taylor River Lodge, set in a stunning canyon and an ideal setting for fly fishing and rock climbing.
Summer rates start at $1,080 per night based on double occupancy at Scarp Ridge Lodge and $2,380 per night at Taylor River Lodge. There is an additional cost associated with services such as shuttles, guide services, wellness treatments and in-house meals. In most cases, Eleven’s Experience Team will take care of coordinating these details.
REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Mountain Bike Revelstoke Mountain Resort with Eleven Revelstoke Lodge as your home base
Eleven Revelstoke Lodge is opening for its first summer season this May. Located in downtown Revelstoke, the lodge is within proximity to the world-class Revelstoke Mountain Resort which provides thrilling lift-served mountain biking. In addition to bucket-list mountain biking, the lodge also offers prime access to the trails, rivers, lakes, and mountain scenery that have made BC so renowned. Eleven Revelstoke Lodge is now a year-round base for adventurers of all kinds, welcoming guests home after a day in the backcountry with a historic ambiance, cozy lodging, and fine dining at Eleven’s adjacent restaurant, the Quartermaster Eatery. Summer rates start at $300 per room per night based on double occupancy. Guided adventures are priced separately.
LE MIROIR, FRANCE
Experience an evening at the Ruitor Alpage, a historic sheep herder’s cabin on the French Italian border
Guests of Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin can now explore beyond the chalets for an overnight experience at the historic Ruitor Alpage, an intimate mountain outpost accessed only by foot or bike. Set high up in a remote region of the Alps, the Ruitor Alpage is an experience that acts both as a midday lunch spot and an overnight lodging hideout. Surrounded by the area’s most imposing peaks, this picturesque stone hut invites guests to indulge in a chef-prepared, candlelit dinner amidst the warmth of a roaring fire in an authentic French ambiance. Apart from the Ruitor Alpage overnight experience, guests of Eleven’s French chalets can take part in a variety of summer mountain adventures including cycling, whitewater rafting, glacier trekking, and fly fishing.
Summer rates at Eleven Chalet Pelerin start at $7500 per night for a full property buyout based on 10 guests. Summer rates at Eleven® Chalet Hibou start at $10,660 per night for a full property buyout based on 14 guests. Overnights at the Ruitor Alpage start at $1,000 per night mid-stay, 8 guest max.
TROLL PENINSULA, ICELAND
Heli-hike Lambahnjukur Mountain in the Land of the Midnight Sun
Deplar Farm’s backyard is the mystical Fljot Valley of Iceland’s mountainous far north. With Eleven’s private, onsite helicopter, guests of Deplar Farm can access the most remote corners of this otherworldly region. After being picked up from the lodge’s front door in a state-of-the-art helicopter, Eleven’s guests are transported above the clouds to the nearby peaks including Lambahnjukur Mountain (Lamb Mountain) and the Tungudalur Valley to hike, SUP, and explore. The best way to cap off a day of heli mountain adventures is with a picnic in the high peaks as the sun falls closer to the horizon. Other activities available at Deplar Farm include whale watching, horseback riding, sea kayaking, and mountain biking.
Summer rates at Eleven Deplar Farm start at $3600 per night based on double occupancy. Helicopter tours priced separately.
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