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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our group of eleven Anchorage hikers found Brad's cabins and shared kitchen Perfect! the views from the cabins and grounds are incredible - Stairway Icefall, Kennecott mill buildings across the Glacier, mountains, and wildflowers. The facility has 3 hot showers, 2 toilets with running water, and 2 outhouses. Owner Brad and staff Jamie run a clean facility and are gracious... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed in the loft room for one night and the cabin for the other night since loft room was booked for the other night we were in McCarthy. the lodge is fairly close to the town(less than 30min walk) and on your way you will pass a stream which we were told has the best water in the area.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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71 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Kennicott River Lodge McCarthy, Alaska

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