Our History

Kennicott Glacier Lodge has been family owned and operated for 27 years. In 1986, Rich Kirkwood purchased the land where the lodge is located and began construction on the first 12 rooms of the Main Lodge. The lodge was completed and opened in the summer of 1987. The popularity of the lodge, and the Kennicott area, quickly grew and in 1993 another 10 rooms and a larger dining room and lobby were added on to complete the Main Lodge.

By 2000, it was time to expand the lodge again and work began on the South Wing. Completed in 2004, the South Wing is located 200 ft. South of the Main Lodge and features 10 spacious guest rooms with private restrooms.

The lodge is still owned and operated by Rich and Jody Kirkwood and their two daughters Christina and Katherine.

We hope that you will join us here in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park for a great Alaskan vacation.

~The Kirkwood Family