Fodor's Expert Review Kennicott Glacier Lodge

15 Kennicott Millsite, Kennicott, Alaska, USA

At the top of the 10-mile gravel road from McCarthy is an astounding site: a red-and-white lodge with manicured lawns set amid the aged and worn Kennecott Mine and a receding glacier—all with a backdrop of snow-crested peaks. Shuttle service to and from McCarthy and three daily meals are included in the rates at this modern timber lodge, whose small rooms are adorned with artifacts and photos from the mining era. Fresh-baked goods are favorites at the buffet breakfast. You can request a snack lunch to take with you or opt for a sit-down meal, best enjoyed out on the deck overlooking the glacial moraine. Dinner is a "wilderness gourmet" spread served family-style. The front desk can arrange glacier trekking, flightseeing, rafting, and alpine hiking for additional fees.

PROS

  • lots of character and delicious food
  • shuttle service to/from McCarthy
  • outdoor activities can be arranged for a fee

CONS

  • some rooms have shared bath
  • no air-conditioning
  • family-style dinner not for everyone

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-582–5128

HOTEL DETAILS

35 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Sept.–mid-May, All-Inclusive

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