Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Kennicott Copper Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful home in the heart of Kennicott, near mill, glacier trails, mine trails, wild life. 2 bedrooms, propane stove, refrigerator, hot water, heat, flush toilet. Solar power to charge cell phones, personal computer. Queen and full size beds, 3 cots available. Many of the original fixtures and furnishings in this 100 year old home. Sit in the screened front porch and listen to the glacier calve.

Drive thru Chitina onto 60 miles gravel road, park at pedestrian bridge at end of road. Walk across bridge, a white van with the sign "Kennicott Copper Cottage" will meet you. YOU MUST CALL HANNAH (phone number will be given when reservation is made) when you reach Glennallen and Chitina. Verizon and Copper Valley work well in Kennecott- therefore you MUST CALL HANNAH in Glennallen and Chitina. Phone number will be given when reservations are made

We will anticipate your arrival at the footbridge 4 hrs after your call from Glennallen and 2 hr after your call from Chitina.


More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Kathy

I live and work full time in Anchorage, AK, moving here in 1998. My first trip to Kennecott was in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the astounding beauty. It just captures you; amazes you. After realizing I was going there several times every summer, I decided to become a part of the community. When I am there, I can be recognized by the greyhounds that are always at my side!

Kathy purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kathy chose Kennicott

This property on Silk Stocking Row is the "Rodeo Drive" of Kennecott. The best place to be, the ONLY place to be. Near all the hiking trails to the mill, mines and glaciers. Historic town, and yet quiet on the road.

What makes this cottage unique

Screened in front porch is a huge plus! You can sit on the porch in the warm sun, watch the birds and listen to the glacier creaking and calving. The historic home has ALL the amenities including a FLUSH TOILET! Now that is a treat!


Kennicott Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Original sink and faucet, 6 foot claw foot bathtub. Flush toilet, Hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , glacier view
  • Front bedroom queen size bed, view of glacier, lots of sunlight 3 cots also available Couch on main floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Historic richest producing copper mining town among picturesque glaciers and incredible hiking trails leading to old mines, historic roads, glacier walking/climbing. Bring crampons or rent in town. Activities also include rafting and glacier moraine hiking. Wildlife viewing--moose, bear, porcupine. Amazing views.


5/5 -
(1 traveler review)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Kennicott Copper Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Sweet cottage in a sweet location

  • 5 of 5

What a special place! Everything was perfect, from the booking with Kathleen, to coordinate shuttle rides with Diane and Hannah, to the cabin, to the location and views. The cottage was clean, comfortable, cozy and well stocked. We loved the screened in front porch and having the extra outhouse made it more comfortable for the four of us. We can not wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Anchorage to McCarthy 314 mi 7.5+ hr

Fairbanks to McCarthy 374 mi 9.5hr

Valdez to McCarthy 178 mi 5.5 hr

Glennallen to McCarthy 125 mi 4 hr

Chitina to McCarthy 60 mi 2.5 hr

Denali National Park to McCarthy 395 mi 11+ hr

From Anchorage, visitors drive east on the Glenn Hwy (HWY 1), then south on the RIchardson HWY (HWY 4) , then east on the Edgerton HWY (HWY 10), then continue east on the McCarthy Rd.


plan to arrive at the end of the road an hour ahead of the day's last shuttle!

The shuttle ride between the Footbridge and the Main Street Kennecott takes approximately 1/2 hr

1. Arrange to park car

2. Haul luggage across the Kennciott River Footbridge

3. Catch the Wrangell Mountain Air (WMA) McCarthy Kennicott Shuttle Van

4. Walk 0.6 miles from main street Kennicott to the sixth historic cottage (#12) on Silk Stocking Row--has a screened in front porch

After arriving at the est end of the McCarthy Road, guess will need 45 minutes to park and pay, drop off and haul luggage/coolers across the Kennicott River Footbridge, and load into a Wrangell Mountain AIr McCarthy Kennicott Shuttle van (at the east side of the Footbridge) PLEASE allow at least 15 min to arrange parking at the east end of the McCarthy Road near the Kennicott rive and 30 min. to drop off/carry luggage. For heavy loads, a wheeled hand cart can be found at the west or east side of the Footbridge. NOTE: the shuttle service only allows what you can fit on your lap to transport. There is no extra room for luggage.

Be sure to contact Wrangell Mountain Air directly to obtain the current shuttle pick up schedule and rates, which adjust throughout the season to accommodate peak visitor periods: 907-554-4411

It usually costs $5 per person each way on the shuttle

There are 3 privately owned parking lots within the final mile of the McCarthy Rd. They vary in price depending on proximity to the Footbridge. Please determine a preferred parking option ahead to stream-line your arrival:

1. THe Glacier View Campground is 1 mile from the Footbridge: www.glacierviewcampground. com 907-441-5737

2. 1/2 mile from the Footbridge isthe parking lot marked by a "Visitor Information" sign which is attended from 10am to 7pm 907-554-4453

3. The Base Camp Root Glacier offer convenient parking adjacent the Kennicott River Footbridge 907-590-2854


one way fare on the shuttle per person with luggage or cooler on a patron's lap is $5. Shuttles are very full so they cannot accommodate more luggage. For large groups with more luggage, contact shuttle ahead of schedule to possibly arrange an entire van for $60 one way. 907-554-4411

Once you have arrived in Kennecott, the Kennicott Copper Cottage is just over 1/2 mile from where the shuttles stop. Walk north on main street past the Kennicott Glacier Lodge, then head sharp right up the hill on the first road past KGL. Once you walk up the hill then Silk Stocking levels out. You will see a group of 3 historic houses on the right; continue past those 3 to the goup of 4 historic cottages. Kennicott Copper Cottage is #12, the 3rd house in this group of four cottages.

Dining options in Kennecott:

1. Lunch and dinner at The MEatza Wagon, 907-707-9287

2. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge (dinner by reservation only) 907-258-2350

3. non perishables in the cottage are for your use.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties