The lodge spares a lot of attention to evoking Kennicott’s historical mining past, while offering you a clean, comfortable stay. The main lodge has 25 guest rooms with either two queen or double beds and mountain views, which share a selection of bathrooms and shower rooms (each room does have a washbasin with cold water). Next to the main lodge, the newer south wing’s rooms have private bathrooms with glacier views.
Based in a National Historic Landmark within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangell-St Elias National Park, the lodge’s setting is both historic and scenic. You reach Kennicott via a 30-minute scenic bush plane ride from Chitina, flying over mountain ranges.
Food and drink
The lodge runs the only restaurant in Kennicott, offering a dinner menu of home-cooked food where diners sit around communal tables to share the three courses. The restaurant also serves a buffet breakfast and lunch.
Facilities and activities
As a basecamp for exploring Wrangell-St Elias National Park, the lodge puts you within easy reach of numerous outdoor pursuits. Root Glacier is a 2.5 km (1.5 mile) hike away, and guided glacier hikes are also available. Aside from hiking in the park, you can also opt to go mountain biking or river rafting.