We flew into Kennicott from Chitina on our 25th wedding anniversary, what a wonderful experience! We were met by a van which transported us to Kennicott Glacier Lodge, and then went to our room. What a fabulous view, and an all around wonderful experience! My husband had arranged to have Joanne place a poster size picture of our wedding photo on the wall to surprise me on our anniversary. I was very touched by his planning, and Joanne, who went above and beyond for us. Dinner was to be served at 7 PM, we walked around the grounds to familiarize ourselves with this great place, and registered for a glacier hike in the morning with the Kennicott Wilderness Guides. Dinner was superb-grilled NY strip steak, baked potatoes, salad, fresh baked bread and vegetables. Another surprise-a special cake for our table which read "Happy 25th Anniversary." Chocolate layer cake was also served as dessert to everyone. There is so much history to view and learn about in this area-it was really great. Breakfast was buffet style, and very good. Meal plans are available and were a great deal-we took a sack lunch with us on our glacier walk. Everyone on staff there went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and special. We stayed 2 nights, I would have liked to stay at least 1 or 2 more nights, just to experience everything else that was available. We took a history hike with Terry, who is also a professor in Montana. He was a wealth of knowledge about Kennicott and McCarthy, and an all around nice guy also. I highly recommned this place and everything it has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kennicott Glacier Lodge is a family owned lodge located in America's largest National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias. Try glacier hiking or ice climbing on the Root Glacier, one of the few easily accessible glaciers in North America. Get a breath taking view of the park on a flightseeing tour, or spend time alpine hiking, river rafting, and exploring the National Historic Landmark of the Kennicott Copper Mine. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kennicott Glacier Hotel Kennicott