Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Wrangell - St. Elias National Park + Preserve

Wrangell - St. Elias, Alaska

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Kennicott Glacier Lodge

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  • Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Kennicott Glacier Lodge with Bonanza Ridge in the background.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View of Kennicott Glacier and Mount Blackburn from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge porch.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Relaxing at Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Old sign for the Kennicott-McCarthy Wilderness Guides.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View north to Mount Blackburn (16,391 ft) and the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View southwest over the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View southwest over the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View west to Fireweed Mountain (6,660 ft) from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • View south over Kennicott Glacier toward the distant Chugach Mountains from Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Early morning view of Mount Blackburn (16,391 ft) and the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Early morning view of Mount Blackburn (16,391 ft) and the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Early morning view of Fireweed Mountain (6,660 ft) from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Early morning view of Fireweed Mountain (6,660 ft) from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
  • Daytime view of Mount Blackburn (16,391 ft) and the Kennicott Glacier.- Kennicott Glacier Lodge
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Pros: 
Only lodge in Kennicott. Historic charm. Spectacular views. Restaurant. Adjacent activities.
Cons: 
Pets/dogs prohibited. No TV, phones or Wi-Fi.
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Region:
Wrangell - St. Elias, AK
Pets allowed: 
No
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 27 to September 10
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Price per night: 
$161+/night
Current Local Weather:

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Linens provided: 
Yes

Reservation Information

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Kennicott Glacier Lodge
Reservation phone number: 
800-582-5128
Reservation email: 
Address: 
#15 Kennicott Millsite
Kennicott, AK 99588
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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Situated within America’s largest national park and privy to sweeping mountainous views and meticulously carved glacial valleys, the Kennicott Glacier Lodge is the only lodge located in historic Kennecott, Alaska. If you’re searching for room service, television, Wi-Fi, and a good cell connection, keep looking. But if you’re in for a real getaway within close proximity of historic mines, glacial hiking, berry picking, and more, consider booking a room at the lodge.

Built in 1986, this family-owned lodge is still run by those who originally purchased the land and constructed the first building on the premises: Rich and Jody Kirkwood. Be sure to plan your trip as early as possible—the lodge is only open seasonally between May and September, and rooms fill up quickly. 

Most visitors use the lodge as a base camp for two of the area’s most popular attractions: The Kennecott Copper Mines National Historic Landmark and the Root Glacier Trail. If you’re interested in learning more or getting an extreme perspective of the surrounding area, there are several tour guide and expedition services in town that are equipped to take visitors rafting, sightseeing, ice climbing, and more. 

The Wrangell Mountains, visible from almost all vantage points around the lodge, are almost exclusively of volcanic origin and sweep through Alaska’s eastern edge. This range boasts the second and third largest volcanoes in the United States, Mount Blackburn (16,390 feet) and Mount Sanford (16,237 feet), which are still active—the last reported eruption happened in 1900. The surrounding peaks and valleys offer an interesting insight into glacial activity and how climate change has asserted its power on delicate ecosystems. Keep an eye out for wildlife activity on the premises—the most recognizable include caribou, black and brown bear, lynx, fox, moose, dall sheep, and mountain goats

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