My Mom has stayed here before and told me I have to see this place. Okay, so you have to drive 33 miles off the hwy to Chitina, then a pothole/single lane bridges road (60 miles) to McCarthy, then walk a footbridge and then get the lodge shuttle but it's somehow worth it. Nice place. Room was huge and nicely furnished. The young girl driving the shuttle was really nice and seemed like a sweet person, especially to my Mom. She pointed out a lynx on our drive and we had never seen one in the wild before so we got some photos. Dinner was good, but I'm not a fan of dining with others and chatting and passing around the dishes (not that I'm mean I just want to eat). We had prime rib. Dessert was nice. We walked around the mine area-which is pretty cool. What was odd was after dinner they give you what looks like a bill (but mine was prepaid) where they put the amounts on it. I couldn't figure out if it was for a tip or not, then I read that you should tip after your stay. That was confusing. I did tip like I normally do. You do have to get the blowdryer from the lobby but that's okay. No tv, no phone but that's not what this place is about. Oh, we stayed in the lodge part with the private baths. Some rooms have shared baths, we opted for privacy.
- Also Known As:
- Kennicott Glacier Hotel Kennicott