Currant Ridge Cabins
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCurrant Ridge Cabins McCarthy
This accommodation just before McCarthy is first rate, they have a private double bedroom, bathroom, comfortable lounge, fully stocked kitchen with so many pots, pans & dishes (but no microwave thank goodness, it's real cooking here!) & in addition to the usual tea, milk etc there is decaf coffee beans as well as regular. Each cabin has 24/7 electricity & a deck with a gas bbq. Additionally the cabins are not situated right next to each other so you don't have to forgo your privacy. The owners are lovely people, full of local information & very helpful.
If you ever go to the McCarthy area in the summer don't miss the opportunity to stay at Currant Ridge Cabins- they seriously are fabulous but make sure you book early as they are very popular.
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Travel Blogs from McCarthy
... truly are the car of Alaska. We decided to indulge in breakfast at the historic Kennecott Glacier Lodge which was a buffet which in in Kramer-speak means gorge yourself and stuff a bunch of leftovers into plastic bags. The lodge itself was full of old advertisements and letters mostly from the 1930s. Many were hilarious and some were unsettling like the ad for Lysol, suggesting that men should advise women to use Lysol to clean their "sensitive areas." WTF?!
... 5 flutes and a pair of cymbals) and a dozen floats made by local businesses - a car converted to look like a plane, mountain climbers roped together, fire engines spraying the crowd down with water, a cluster of "salmon" swimming against the parade (upstream) holding punny signs like "don't be shelffish" and "frankly scallop, I don't give a clam" before the spawned on the street and died. Oh, and to our kids delight most ...
... of our journey takes us 60 miles to the small town of McCarthy along a gravel road that is ominously "not suitable for large RVs." In fact, taking a rental RV is off paved roads violates the terms of the contract. Hmmmm. Nonetheless, after filling up our gas tank at the only gas station for 90 miles we set off.
The road was indeed rough, but not worse that the roads we traversed in the outback of Australia 12 years ago. The road follows an old train route ...
... night to prepare for 6 nights camping. In the morning we meet everyone in the lobby. There was 6 of us and Charlie our guide. We do the paper work and awkward silences and get on the road to McCarthy. We stop at Walmart on the way for camp supplies. Our first experience of Walmart. Murray got some super cool cargo pants and little bits, like bug spray. Probably best thing I have ever bought. We also eventually had enough food for the week other than a couple of ...
... 5 200 km2); the magnificent Malaspina Icefield is the world’s largest piedmont glacier at 1500 sq miles (3 900 km2); the Nabesna Glacier stretching some 53 miles (85 km) is the world’s longest valley glacier; and the Hubbard glacier spanning some 76 miles (122km) is the world’s longest tidewater glacier. Ice takes 400 years to move the length of the Hubbard glacier before calving off in chunks the size of ten ...