Spring Into Savings at Kennicott Glacier Lodge

A tour of Kennecott’s townsite is worth exploring while staying at Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

The Great Alaska Sportsman Show was last weekend, and my friends at Kennicott Glacier Lodge were there talking up some springtime surprises for those willing to take an early-season road trip to this incredible area of our state. 

Kennicott Glacier Lodge is located in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, a 13 million-acre park and the nation’s largest. Reachable either by small bush plane or a 2+ hour drive along the scenic, rugged McCarthy Road (ending at the footbridge that provides access to the tiny town of McCarthy), the lodge is part of a years-long effort to promote and preserve the historical aspects of this former copper ore mining town.

Kennicott Glacier Lodge with Mount Blackburn and Kennicott Glacier in the background. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

Luxurious without one ounce of pretentious – Kennicott Glacier Lodge is gorgeous from the inside out. Filled with relics of Kennecott Mine’s past (yep, you read that right; two different spellings, and there’s a story there) within full view of glacial moraine, towering mountains, and the beautiful buildings that made the area a favorite among locals and visitors alike. 

Understated luxury is evident in each Kennicott Glacier Lodge room. South Wing rooms have private baths. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

The special is thus: Big savings when you stay at Kennicott Glacier Lodge between May 26 and June 15. A Main Lodge room with a forest view is only $99/night. A Main Lodge room with a view of the Kennicott Glacier is only $169/night. 

Make reservations HERE, and use promo code Sportsman 18 

Not sure about driving the kids that far? We wrote about that after a trip last year. The short answer is “Yes, you should.” 

Curious about activities once you get there? We wrote about that, too

If your summer plans don’t include Kennicott, and Kennecott, you best hurry and make it so. This is Alaska people dream about, and you can make it a reality. 

McCarthy and Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark are just right. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

~EK 

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