If you stay here you're going to wake up, walk out the door, and be staring at a glacier (covered in moraine - but still). The location is beautiful and I felt the rates were reasonable. I stayed in the dormitory/hostel and found the mattresses to be comfortable. You can easily walk to town (15 minutes) or take the shuttle.
A few things to note/expect
- You bring your own sleeping bag/pillow
- There is no electricity in the cabins
- You will need to be comfortable using a pit toilet during the overnight hours 10p-7a
- The kitchen is stocked with all of the cookware/plates you'd need to prepare a meal so bring stuff to cook
- The gas heat in the cabins is delightful - especially given how cold and raw McCarthy is - even in August.
- Brad is such a nice guy as is Jamie. They go out of their way to help you. I got a flat tire while on the property and Jamie personally called over to a guy in town (a town of 35 people) who patch flats and got the guy to work on my tire at 8pm so that I could leave early the next morning.
- There is no wifi on site but if you walk across the bridge into "downtown" McCarthy, you can buy some (satellite?) wifi.
- Also Known As:
- Kennicott River Lodge McCarthy, Alaska