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Kennicott River Lodge

Mile 59, McCarthy Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
71 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The view is amazing....and the place was pretty clean. I think my mistake was staying in the lodge instead of a cabin. The walls are so thin that you're at the mercy of the others using the kitchen, the bathroom, and the other lodge room. One night was great, but the other night I heard everyone....loud people talking very late... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you stay here you're going to wake up, walk out the door, and be staring at a glacier (covered in moraine - but still). The location is beautiful and I felt the rates were reasonable. I stayed in the dormitory/hostel and found the mattresses to be comfortable. You can easily walk to town (15 minutes) or take the shuttle.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I hate to rave about this place because then next time I go back it will be crowded. Brad and Jamie were awesome help and the cabins all faced their million dollar view of the glacier. great place to hang your hat for the night. Cant wait to go back soon!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The cabins were what we needed. I didn't want to spend a fortune staying at Kennicott Glacier Lodge & wasn't ready to camp with 4 kids (ages 5-10) with my husband. This was a reasonable option. Luckily I had read enough to realize that I needed to bring food since you're far away from anything. We were able to grill... More

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in July 2013 and loved it. Brad and his employee, Jamie, were so welcoming and helpful and accomodating. Brad even suggested that we stay in a lodge room instead of the cabin we'd originally booked since there was a vacancy, and it would be more convenient to bathroom, kitchen, etc. A spectacular view of... More

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our family of 4 stayed at the Kennicott River Lodge and Hostel for 3 nights. We had a private cottage that could have slept up to 6 people. It is definitely rustic but the beds were comfortable, the views and attractions were unbeatable if you like the outdoors and being active, and the owner, Brad and his associate, Jamie were... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed here in 2012, while visiting McCarthy. It was a fabulous experience. The view is spectacular and I still see it when i close my eyes. I am a NYC lady and I loved being "just close enough" to nature with plumbing and the convenience of the kitchen.. Everything is spotlessly clean. Brad is a most gracious host.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The cabins here were the best I have ever stayed in. I stayed in Cabin 1. It was very well built, clean and comfortable. It was a short walk to the main building where there were shared kitchen facilities. There was a private guide with a large family that was always in there tying up the facility. In the same... More

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Portland, OR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Recently stayed here with our family of 5. We stayed in a cabin away from the main lodge and had a great experience. Rustic for sure, but that's what we were looking for. The lodge offers everything you would want despite making its own power, water, etc... The location and view can't be beat, and we loved it for that... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We were fortunate to stay here the two nights before our fly-in back country adventure and the night we came out. After looking at the other accommodation choices in and around McCarthy -- which, honestly, aren't bad -- we patted ourselves on the back for choosing Brad's place. The location -- with a stunning view of the glacier and the... More

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Kennicott River Lodge McCarthy, Alaska
Address: Mile 59, McCarthy Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States > Alaska > Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve > McCarthy
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in McCarthy

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