I have been on every road in Alaska even the ones rental cars are not allowed and been to most of the towns including Barrow, Nome, Sitka, Juneau, Cooper Landing, Seward, Homer, Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, Bethel, Chitina, etc and nothing comes close to the "Real Alaskan Experience" as does McCarthy specifically McCarthy Lodge and Ma Johnson's Hotel. I have been coming to this hotel since 2008 and the experience that Neal Darish provides is nothing less than exceptional! It takes you back to an exciting era but with all the modern amenities. Go ahead and spend your days in Kennecott but your mornings and evenings should be spent in McCarthy spending at least two nights at Ma Johnson's and enjoy the fine dining across the street or grab a pint or two in the pub with great pub food. It doesn't get any better than this. After dinner walk around town or down by the river. You will not find a better representation of the real Alaska than this. My brother and I enjoy it so much that we purchased ten acres of land this year and will build a house but spend our evenings in McCarthy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Scenery, Fine Cuisine, and True Alaskan History all rolled into one – Perfect for a weekend gateway!Our accommodations and restaurants are in the very center of the largest protected wilderness on earth. McCarthy is surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska! Experience the unexpected; unique tasting menus with casual style at McCarthy Lodge. The Golden Saloon offers a hearty menu of family favorites. Our greenhouses provide fresh produce for our restaurants, our Copper River Red Salmon is wild-caught by locals. Best of all, the fully restored Ma Johnson’s Hotel is the only authentic historic hotel in the park. Spend a few minutes in the Golden Saloon and make friends instantly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ma Johnson's Hotel McCarthy, Alaska