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MIle 56.7 McCarthy Rd, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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#1 of 9 Speciality lodging in McCarthy
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These deluxe private and roomy Alaskan log guest houses sleep 2-4 easily. These are the easiest, largest and most contemporary of the lodging options in the McCarthy area to get to. You can drive right to your guest house so there is no waiting for a shuttle to get to your lodging. We offer full kitchens, private bathrooms with showers and tub, decks with gas grills and large bedrooms with queen beds. There is easy drive-in access and free parking. We do offer free, high speed WIFI at our property for customer use.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Kids stay free
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
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Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Garfieldluvr wrote a review Sep 2020
Denver, Colorado560 contributions175 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting the national park. The cabin inside was very nice with a comfy bed, large bathroom, well stocked kitchen and nice views. Owners and their sons are very nice and helpful. Areas for improvement for us were that WiFi didn’t work in cabins (he mentioned that something had recently happened with the tower), we didn’t have an outdoor table to enjoy the views, but they brought us one when we requested it (they were in the process of painting them) , and the cabins were fairly close together you could easily hear your neighbors, which is always disappointing for me when visiting a place like this. Beautiful property and very close to the foot bridge. Would stay here again if we visited.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Andy Shidner, Owner at Currant Ridge
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. As you noted in your review the WiFi wasn't functioning because of 'upgrade' work being preformed the the telecom company and unfortunately, there was nothing we could do about the down time this created. I appreciate that you would come back out and enjoy our lodging again if you are in this area. Once again, thank you for your review.
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Gregory M wrote a review Jul 2020
15 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed two nights while visiting Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and really enjoyed our cabin. It’s got a great kitchen and a wonderful back deck overlooking the mountains for eating. Andy was a great host and very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Andy Shidner, Owner at Currant Ridge
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Gregory, thanks for making note of the 'great kitchen' that we provide in our guest houses. As you noted, all of the guest houses also have a large deck with great views to enjoy.
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KathleeenK wrote a review Jun 2020
Anchorage, Alaska43 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed there for three nights. The location is very convenient. The cabin is very nice and very comfortable. We chose to stay there because Andy and Cynthia allows dogs as well. Turned out it is a great place to stay all around. The hosts are happy to see new guests and are very hospitable. Don't even hesitate to stay at Currant Ridge.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Andy Shidner, Owner at Currant Ridge
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Kathleen, thank you so much for choosing us at Currant Ridge in 2020 for your lodging in McCarthy. We love to get Alaskans like you to come out and experience what we've lived for the last 35 years. Thanks again.
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Rich S wrote a review Jun 2020
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My wife and I brought our two adult sons to see the amazing Kennecott mine and were lucky enough to find this great spot in McCarthy. Andy and Cynthia are great people who made us feel at home for three wonderful nights. Next time we will stay longer. The one bedroom and full bath cabins were perfect. Lots of wildlife to see as well. We spent our evenings around the fire pit discussing our activity filled days at Kennecott and McCarthy. I would recommend Currant Ridge to everyone, it's a gem for sure. Thanks again to Andy and Cynthia!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Andy Shidner, Owner at Currant Ridge
Responded 8 Dec 2020
I'm so glad that you had an opportunity to sit around the fire with us and talk about your day and the adventures you had. We try to spend time with our guests as we can to talk about possibilities for fun to be had. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Currant Ridge.
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Bob Vlahovich wrote a review Sep 2019
Anchorage, Alaska5 contributions
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed the place. Our cabin was "The Chitina" and it was very clean and well equipped. Bathroom was large and also very clean with "unlimited hot water". Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Andy_Shidner, Owner at Currant Ridge
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review. I love coming home after a day out and getting into the hot shower and just letting it run without fearing that the 'tank' would run out. Super relaxing and I'm glad you got to enjoy it also. Andy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Currant Ridge
What are some of the property amenities at Currant Ridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Currant Ridge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Currant Ridge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Currant Ridge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Currant Ridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roadside Potatohead, McCarthy Lodge Bistro, and The Golden Saloon.