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Kennicott Glacier Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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#15 Kennicott Millsite, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Waldorf, Maryland
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our most favorite place to stay when we visited Alaska and hope to return one day. Kennicott Glacier lodge is sitting next to a very large glacier. There was once a very busy mining town here with a school, hospital and town hall. The cooper was mined and taken by railroad to the ports. The lodge is very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our stay at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge was the most favorite part of our trip to Alaska! The inexpensive way to get there is to drive the 60 mile McCarthy dirt road. This road is laden with pot-holes, forcing you to slow down and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Not all car rental agencies let you drive there. We saw some... More 

1 Thank Julie B
Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We loved our stay at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge and can't wait to return. The staff was very helpful. We unfortunately had a room on the back side of the lodge which had no view but trees. However we spent little time in our actual room and made the most of the beautiful surrounds by exploring the mine and surrounding... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I was weathered in McCarthy awaiting a opportunity to fly out to a glacier near Mt. Blackburn. I, a fellow climber and two guides from St. Elias Alpine Guides took advantage of a lunch special day and drove from McCarthy to Kennicott Glacier Lodge just for lunch. First, I had the French Onion Soup...it was super great. Second, what a... More 

1 Thank AtlantaMoose
South Carrollton, Ky
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253 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We stayed here 2 nights. Great setting in this former mining town overlooking the Kennicott Glacier. One could drive the old road, full of potholes, but many rental cars cannot be brought on it. I can see why. We chose to fly from Chitina on Wrangell Air Service--a great way to get there quickly while seeing the countryside. Our pilot,... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed in the South Lodge. The rooms are large, nicely appointed, and have private bathrooms (the main lodge has shared bathrooms). The shuttle driver took our luggage to our room. Check in was fast and easy. Both front desk women were very friendly and helpful (Lucy and Mary). The bed and pillows were comfortable. The view from our room... More 

1 Thank Isabella-McKania
Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. The lodge is very well cared for and the staff is FANTASTIC! My friend and I stayed in the main lodge where we had two beds in a shared room. We also shared a community bathroom and shower. Everything was super clean and comfortable. The hygiene facilities were cleaned hourly. We purchased the meal plan and... More 

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hollywood fla
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for three nights. There is nothing bad to say about this lodge but some things you have to know going in. It's pricey so expect to drop some money when booking. We got the end of summer special so it was a little less. As others have said its shared bathrooms/showers but it really wasn't bad. You can... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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132 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

In not having the "Lodge" experience before, it took some getting used to staying here. We stayed in a very nice room in the south wing with private bathroom. But no TV or phone and sketchy internet. Also, it was unusually warm so no air conditioning. But I adapted and am glad for it. This is a great location for... More 

Thank WacoKidNV
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Historic old lodge at the famous copper mines. May feel like you're back in college if you stay in the old lodge, since the bathrooms and showers are down the hall, but the rooms are fine. $50/day gets you three good meals, definitely worth doing. WiFi is sketchy, but that's not why you are here. Only national cell carrier that... More 

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