About the Lodge
Built in 1987, the Kennicott Glacier Lodge is a replica of one of the historic mining buildings from the copper mining boom town days. We are located near the center of the 40 remaining structures in the ghost town of Kennicott, a company town built circa 1910.
The Main Lodge has 23 comfortable Guest rooms, a dining room, 2 living rooms with books and games, and a 190 foot long front porch with a panoramic view of the Chugach and Wrangell Mountains.
The rooms in the Main Lodge are decorated with old mining artifacts and photos and make a great home base for exploring the area. Each bedroom has a cold water sink, one or two beds, a nightstand and chair. Some of the rooms face the glacier, and some rooms face the forest behind the lodge. There are plenty of spotlessly clean bathrooms and shower rooms located throughout the lodge for your use. Baths are “individual use” but are shared with other Guests.
The South Wing building is located about 70 yards south of the Main Lodge. In the South Wing there are 20 Guest rooms, each with a private bathroom. These rooms have 2 queen sized beds, a dresser, a nightstand, a table, and chairs. All South Wing rooms face the glacier, and the first floor rooms have access out onto the front porch. Meals are taken at the Main Lodge.
You’ll enjoy the casual atmosphere and congenial staff when you dine in our centrally located dining room in the Main Lodge. Breakfast is a buffet, either continental or full breakfast, served from 7 to 10 am. Lunch is served from noon to 3, and features soups and sandwiches. Dinner is served family style at a single seating at 7 pm. The fare has been called “wilderness gourmet” and features homemade soups, pastries, breads and luscious desserts.
You can share your day’s discoveries with our other guests or plan tomorrow’s adventure while enjoying our family style dinner.
Every night after dinner, the National Park Service or one of the local guiding companies gives a slide show in the upstairs living room. They will show photos and tell you about the area of Kennicott. Or you can just relax and enjoy the evening sunshine from the front porch and listen to the glacier creak, pop, and groan. It’s that close.
You’ll almost forget that you are in the wilderness while staying at our Alaska lodge!