First, a preface. On a two week tour of Alaska, we stayed at 6 B+Bs, and 4 hotels. We need to be objective and rate each group on a different but similar scale. Excellence is a tough category, and hopefully we never will need to use the words terrible or poor.
Well, we had email correspondence with Bonnie for a few weeks. much of it about the driving conditions to MCarthy. Please note that TripAdvisor is using a PO Box, and actually, the B+B is in McCarthy, off about MM58, and about 1.8 miles up a dirt and rocky road. We made all of these safely in a Chevy Impala.
As you might see on their site, they have two cabins and Mom's trailer. We stayed one night in the trailer, because ensuite toilet was a necessity to dear wife.
We arrived in mid-evening, having fetched meals to go at the Chitina Hotel, and Bonnie greeeted us, and showed us to the Trailer, which was rather cozy, and we were able to light the stove and warm our food.
However, the fridge, being propane, was not cooled down, and both the butter that Bonnie had put in, and what we had brought along, would have spoiled. The hosts put all in their house.
The dinette seating is terribly worn, and one falls deep into the benches, making eating a bit of a chore.
We did sleep well, and the plumbing worked quite ok. There was a variety of cold cereals, and we warmed up Bonnie's muffins left the night before.
We paid the rate on the website.
So, how do we rate this one? I've marked down the cleanliness, as there was noticable wear, etc. We may have been the first users for the season. Location = off the track, but we ruled out the others for the isolation. Service = Bonnie worked at hit. Room: unique - we had stayed in a trailer park trailer once before. This one is beat up. Value: nothing is cheap here. This is a pretty good value.
I looked at the rooms at Ma Johnson's in McCarthy, and also at the Kennecott Inn in Kennecott as we did sightseeing. The WSEN, now changed to Aspen Meadows has a lot going for it in terms of privacy and quiet in a busy season. A replaced dinette would go a long way. It's all what you can have fun with.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.