The Kennicott Glacier Lodge is a remote Alaskan destination accessible by air from Chitina, AK. We were there two nights and three days. The lodge has two wonderful buildings. We stayed in the South Lodge. All rooms here have private baths. The rooms are large and modern with excellent housekeeping. The buildings are mountain side with incredible views. The lodge has a dinning area the food is served family-style. Which allows you to sit with other travlers and hikers to share the days events. The food was excellent and they will pack you a lunch for your day hike. We had a package plan room, food and air arranged by the lodge. So I can't speak of meal prices.
The historic ghost town of Kennicott and the copper mines are frozen in time. Last operated in 1938. The state of Alaska is working on restoring the town/mine to its former glory. I recommend the town tour. It's amazing when you consider what went on here and how remote this location is. The highlight of the trip was the "Root Glaicer Hike". It starts with about a two mile hike. Out to a spot where the Glaicer is accessible. We took the all day private guided tour and had lunch on the Glaicer. It was the most incredible 8 hours of our 15 day vacation. Also near by only 5 miles is remote McCarthy,AK. There is a shuttle van that's 5$ one way. I did a separate review on this town.
The Kennecott/McCarthy area is a remote and stunning place to visit to say the least... incredible glaciers and mountain vistas, buildings frozen in time and some of the most friendliest people in the world.
- 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
- Kennicott Glacier Lodge Alaska