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Blackburn Cabins: Dora Keen Cabin

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
Stay with us at Blackburn Cabins and explore historic Kennicott and McCarthy, and the natural wilds of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We are conveniently located on the wagon road between McCarthy and Kennicott, Alaska. Just a mile from the footbridge or McCarthy! Nestled in the forest near the toe of the Kennicott Glacier, our 5 eco-friendly, private log cabins offer a comfortable place to rest after a day of exploring the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The cabins, completed in 2015, were modeled after nearby original trapper cabins. Each cabin has two full size beds, a small kitchen set up with running water, and a drinking water filtration system. The cabins share a shower house with hot water (also considered a luxury in this neck of the woods!), along with an outhouse. Lin...Stay with us at Blackburn Cabins and explore historic Kennicott and McCarthy, and the natural wilds of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We are conveniently located on the wagon road between McCarthy and Kennicott, Alaska. Just a mile from the footbridge or McCarthy! Nestled in the forest near the toe of the Kennicott Glacier, our 5 eco-friendly, private log cabins offer a comfortable place to rest after a day of exploring the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The cabins, completed in 2015, were modeled after nearby original trapper cabins. Each cabin has two full size beds, a small kitchen set up with running water, and a drinking water filtration system. The cabins share a shower house with hot water (also considered a luxury in this neck of the woods!), along with an outhouse. Linens, dishware, and towels are all provided. Two bicycles per cabin are available for our guests.More
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About the Owner
Mark and Olivia W
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2015
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Mark and Livvi are just a phone call or text away!
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Stayed here for two nights in July. A wonderful cabin with everything you need. Nothing like having a shower after hiking all day and exploring the area. It is an easy walk into town (McCarthy) for supper, a cold beer etc. Plus we had access...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank truckbuilder
Reviewed 26 June 2018

If you ever decide to visit the McCarthy/Kennicott area , by all means try to stay at Blackburn Cabins. If you are use to camping or off grid living, you should have no problem. The cabins are charming and clean. The hot showers are wonderful!...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank brokeagain2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A wonderful little haven at the end of the road. Mark and Livvie are wonderful hosts and have done a great job with Blackburn Cabins. I loved the outdoor shower, with the blue skies above. The cabins provide the basics with a touch of rustic...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 308karag
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My friend and I stayed here as part of a tour, and we fell in love with the cabins! They were so thoughtfully organized, quiet, rustic yet comfortable - and the BEDS were SOOO amazingly comfortable. It was nice to stay in the woods, yet...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Bigskies5
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Four of us (two of us in our 70's) arrived on January 27th (McCarthy Rd from Chitna was great in and out) and picked up two snow machines. Mark came over and led us across the Kennicott River to his cabins near McCarthy. Cabins were...More

Date of stay: January 2017
3  Thank Gerard H
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Hiking Trips
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Central Heating
Kettle
Towels Provided
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
McCarthy, Alaska was not the first town established to support the mining town of Kennicott. The town of Blackburn was first established in the early 1900’s as a settlement of hopeful workers and businessmen. In 1911, the Blackburn Roadhouse was built. It was a two-story structure built with logs and milled wood, and at the time it was considered the “biggest log structure in the district.” After a two year boom, Blackburn faced a sudden economic downturn caused by the Shushanna gold rush. Because its location was not on the direct route of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, Blackburn did not endure. The Blackburn schoolhouse was hauled to Kennicott and the remaining buildings fell into disrepair.
Getting around
We provide transportation to and from the footbridge upon arrival and departure. Bicycles are provided to each cabin for the duration of your stay. You may also take the Wrangell Mountain Shuttle between McCarthy and Kennicott for $5 per person each way.
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