Aspen Meadows is highly recommended if you are planning a trip to McCarthy. We stayed two nights in the Large Cabin (http://www.wsen.net/AspenMeadows/page2.html) while visiting Kennicott. The cabin has everything you need--two comfortable double beds (with lots of pillows), a small propane refrigerator, a two-burner propane stove, plenty of cooking and serving utensils, and a small sink for washing dishes. There is a coffee maker and a variety of teas available. There is no running water in the cabin, but water for drinking and washing is available from a 5-gallon cooler. The bathhouse next door has hot showers and a flush toilet. Towels are provided in the cabin. The cabin has electric lights and four accessible outlets for recharging electronics. A free wireless is available works very well from everywhere on the grounds. (McCarthy is served by Verizon and has a free wi-fi hotspot in the town--if you have a Verizon phone.)
Breakfast is a variety of cereals (including oatmeal). Bonnie brings around fresh muffins and butter each morning, and milk and juice are provided as well.
Aspen Meadows is located about two miles off of the McCarthy Road on the opposite side of the Kennicott River from McCarthy. It's a bit off the beaten track but the solitude is worth the extra drive. The shower feels incredible after a long day of hiking around the town and glaciers.
Bonnie and Rick are gracious hosts and have done a fantastic job with the enterprise. Electricity is provided from a solar array, so there is no generator noise or odor. All you hear is the nearby Kennicott River.
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- Aspen Meadows Of McCarthy B&B Alaska