A one-of-a-kind mountain lodge will open to guests sometime in February.

The Sheldon Chalet sits atop the spine of a mountain – 6,000 feet in the air, about ten miles from the summit of Denali, nestled in a national park. The only way to get there is to take an airplane, then transfer to a helicopter.  Oh, and one more thing: it costs $2,300 a night to stay there.

It’s been a work in progress for nearly 50 years, but KTVA’s Lauren Maxwell and photojournalist John Thain were among the first to see the final product.

Here’s Part 1 of this week’s Frontiers program, “Sheldon Chalet: One Family’s Denali Dream.”