Aerial view of Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

McCarthy & Kennicott Lodging

Explore the Wrangell wilds from a comfortable base camp.

Explore Root Glacier by foot near the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

McCarthy & Kennicott Lodging

Explore the Wrangell wilds from a comfortable base camp.

Breakfast buffet at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

McCarthy & Kennicott Lodging

Explore the Wrangell wilds from a comfortable base camp.

Sometimes it's the most off-the-beaten-path locales that have the most charming lodging. That's the case with the McCarthy/Kennicott area, a tiny Alaskan community inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It is home to the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Here guests will find comfortable, simple accommodations in an uncommonly beautiful setting. Mountains rise steeply above the lodge, while the Kennicott Glacier splays out beneath it. The lodge neighbors the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark.

Travelers can access the area by small plane or car via the gravel McCarthy Road. Not all rental cars are permitted on the road, so visitors traveling in will need a special 4x4 rental from an Alaskan rental car company. Visit our McCarthy/Kennicott activities page to learn more about the many things to do while staying in the area.

To make the most of their time in the McCarthy/Kennicott area and to cut down on the amount of driving per day, many visitors stay for two nights at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge, then drive out and stay in Copper Center before continuing to Anchorage or Fairbanks. The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is just an hour away from Chitina, which marks the terminus of the McCarthy Road.

McCarthy & Kennicott Lodging