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    McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel

    101 Kennicott Avenue, P.O. Box MXY, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (125)
          Room & Suite (15)
          Dining (6)
          Overview
          • Excellent64%
          • Very good25%
          • Average6%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible2%
          11 Dec 2016
          “Historic”
          4 Dec 2016
          “A step into the past”
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Bar/Lounge
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Paid Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          2.5 Star Hotel
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          11 - 15 of 232 reviews

          Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

          Not many extras! Nice cozy traditional (old school) hotel. Small but comfortable! Will be staying again, I am sure! Beautiful hotel and wonderful atmosphere. I could easily imagine I was travelling at the turn of the century and staying at a nice, dry, luxurious hotel...More

          Thank jlkompkoff1988
          Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

          I had a really good time here. Firstly it should be remembered that these are old buildings. So the rooms are simple and small but that is part of the charm and what you sign up for e.g. Shared bathroom, no power sockets in room...or...More

          Thank DWatson79
          Reviewed 30 August 2016

          We stayed at Ma Johnsons. The room are very small. Just room for a bed and small night stand. Luggage is squeezed against the wall next to the bed. Internet is very slow. Shared showers and bathrooms. Across the street is a bar. Thursday night...More

          1  Thank Tim K
          Response from AK400400, Owner at McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel

          Hi Tim, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience in McCarthy. We are sorry to hear that you were kept awake at night by the noise from the saloon across the street. Please email or call so we can issue a 100% refund...More

          Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

          Ma Johnson's Hotel in McCarthy is a wonderful step back in time. It has preserved the historical slice of life when the town was hustling and bustling. The Hotel is well appointed with artifacts as well as very friendly and accommodating staff. Everyone should visit...More

          Thank Joe B
          Response from AK400400, Owner at McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel

          Joe B Thanks for taking the time to write your review of our little town and hotel! So glad you enjoyed your stay! -Neil

          Reviewed 17 August 2016

          If you want a unique experience in the wilds of Alaska...make reservations at the Ma Johnson and travel to McCarty and Kennecott Alaska. After driving down a 60 mile dirt road and crossing a footbridge...one is met by Kris, manager of the Ma Johnson Lodge....More

          Thank JanPC
          Response from AK400400, Owner at McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel

          JanPC: Thanks for taking the time to review our little hotel and your experience here. Our team of professionals led by our hotel manager, Kris Wiley, is why everything works so well in McCarthy. Thank you so much for recognizing our great team! We are...More

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          • Price range
          • US$110 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 18
          • Location
          • United States >
          • Alaska >
          • Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve >
          • McCarthy
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          Traveller (125)
          Room & Suite (15)
          Dining (6)
          Pool & Beach (2)
          Hotel & Grounds (120)
          Nearby
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          42.32 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips
          89 reviews
          5.82 km away
          St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures
          509 reviews
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          McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours
          98 reviews
          .03 km away
          Wild Alpine - Day Tours
          43 reviews
          1.50 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Greg M
          Can you visit in the winter?
          14 November 2016|
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          Response from mikegc | Reviewed this property |
          No, it's closed in Winter.
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          Karangel155
          What is the average temperature in July there?
          4 July 2016|
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          Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
          It seems to be in the 70's during the day for most of July. Averages are kind of difficult in our area because the mountain ranges (3 converge around the towns of McCarthy & Kennicott) - these mountains create micro... More
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          Karangel155
          Do you have snow mobile rentals?
          4 July 2016|
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          Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
          There is no formal snow machine rental in this area. That said, if you call some of the local businesses in the winter, prior to arrival, there may be a rental available.
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          Room Tips
          "1st floor is quieter"
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          "Not all rooms have a sink"
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          "Rooms with two beds may be larger"
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          "Make reservations before traveling as lodging is limited"
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