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    Ma Johnson's Hotel

    101 Kennicott Avenue, P.O. Box MXY, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
    (907) 554-4402
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    • Excellent67%
    • Very good24%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
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    “mccarthy lodge” (30 reviews)
    “golden saloon” (29 reviews)
    Public Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 5 July 2014

    I would say that McCarthy is as remote as you can be in Wrangell St Elias without camping in a tent. It is not easy or inexpensive to get there but well worth the overnight visit. Two reasons to be there--to see the old Kennicott...More

    1  Thank Maddy f
    Reviewed 2 July 2014

    If you like an adventure, this is the place to go. McCarthy is the old historic "wild child" town to the hardworking life in Kennicott but feels like a step back in time. The old windy dirt roads and occasional store make this a huge...More

    Thank Anouskam
    Reviewed 1 July 2014

    Do not miss this great place to sleep if you are in McCarthy. Rooms 1 and 2 look out on the street--so it is always entertaining to watch the happenings at the saloon that is just across the street. Staying here is like living in...More

    1  Thank breslers33
    Reviewed 27 June 2014

    The backcountry setting may not be for everyone--a couple of stores and dirt roads-- but the hotel is great. All the comforts of home, with a feeling of stepping back in time. The rooms are small, but they really are fine. A sink in the...More

    Thank xnewyauka
    Reviewed 23 June 2014

    What a wonderful place!! The people are friendly and very diverse. Ma Johnson's was great, comfortable, clean rooms, no problem with sharing the bath with other guests. Very relaxing, enjoyed the beautiful flowers. Nice visit to Kennicott Mill, wonderful raft/fly trip. Loved The Golden Saloon....More

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    • US$110 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 20
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    Questions & Answers
    11 June 2017|
    Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
    Please contact the hotel reception for Dog friendly room availability. Thee is a 20 Lb weight limit.
    Greg M
    14 November 2016|
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    Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
    No. The hotel is only open seasonally. Check their website for dates.
    5 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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    "I was lucky with pricing cos I was so early in the season; the location of the hotel made everything so easy"
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    "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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