Our Cabins & the Area

cabin2Blackburn Cabins is quietly nestled in the forest near the toe of the Kennicott Glacier. Our eight eco-friendly, private log cabins offer a comfortable place to rest after a day of exploring the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The Cabins, completed in 2016 and 2019, were modeled after nearby original trapper cabins and named to honor local old time McCarthy-ites.

Spend the night away from the hustle and bustle of downtown McCarthy, but close enough to walk or bike to downtown McCarthy to have a nice meal, get a beer, take part in Thursday night open mic or Friday night softball game, visit the museum, catch some live music, or take the shuttle up the Kennicott. We are perfect for the many families and tour groups that come through the area. Families will have the privacy they want and groups will be able to spread out a little. Blackburn Cabins is close enough to take part in the fun that is McCarthy but far enough away to enjoy the quiet of the Wrangell Mountains!


cabin1Each Cabin is equipped with:

  • super comfy beds (either 2 full size or 1 queen size)
  • a kitchenette with a single burner cooktop, dishware, and running water
  • a shared gas grill with plenty of pots and pans
  • a drinking water filtration system
  • refreshing outdoor showerhouses with unlimited hot water (also considered a luxury in this neck of the woods!)
  • real Alaskan outhouses
  • 100% cotton or bamboo linens and towels
  • a propane heater in each cabin (allowing for year round reservations!)
  • free bicycles
  • multiple fire rings for campfires

There is wonderful hiking right from your front door. We’re just a quick walk from the “Toe of the Glacier”, with it’s million dollar views of The Stairway Icefall, Bonanza Ridge, and the 16,390 ft. Mount Blackburn. Keep your eyes open. Bears, wolves, foxes, and moose are commonly spotted here on the dryas flats, accompanied by the sounds of the glacier.

We want you to have the best experience here possible! We offer guided Glacier Hikes on the Root Glacier! We live here and enjoy the opportunity to get out and see the land that we love, or we can save you the hassle of deciphering which guide company is best and point you in the direction of the adventure that’s right for you. Whether it be boating, ice climbing, or flying over the endless mountains, we can help arrange your Alaskan trip of a lifetime! Give us a call!

We welcome guests year-round! Each cabin is equipped with a propane heater to keep you warm on cold winter nights. You can snowmachine right to the front door of your cabin when there’s snow on the ground! Ask us about the availability of snowmachine rental! And don’t be shy about calling and asking about road and weather conditions, and what’s happening now that you just can’t miss out on… There’s always some adventure waiting here in the Wrangells!

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