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Currant Ridge Cabins

Our Guest Houses

Our spacious, smoke free guest houses offer the "creature comforts" that will help you relax after a great day of fun exploring in the Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Despite being well equipped in many regards we do NOT offer WIFI or televisions in our guest houses. There is a hot-spot in McCarthy and Kennecott provided by Copper Valley Telephone for your convenience. Also, we don't have irons, toasters or microwaves in the houses to help us conserve our electricity.

Check out our floor plan to see how the guest houses are laid out.

All six of our guest houses are Alaskan style log homes. They all have a full kitchen, private bath and a private bedroom with a luxurious queen bed and power 24/7. The guest houses are arranged along a ridge that offers great views to the east and south for morning sun, with a buffer zone of vegetation between each unit to ensure your privacy.

You can drive up to each guest house and park right in front for easy unloading and loading of your luggage and supplies. We also provide plenty of parking in a parking area just below the houses that is safe and secure.

If you travel with your pets, we ask that you keep them on a leash while visiting us. (Please contact us - currantridge@gmail.com - in advance to see if we can accommodate your specific animal companions.)

cabin with family on the front porch

fully appointed guest house kitchen

The kitchen comes complete with a standard stove, oven and refrigerator. In addition, you'll find all the necessary pots, pans, and utensils to whip up a gourmet meal. Complimentary coffee, regular and decaf, and teas are provided.

spectacular mountain view out living room window

Each guest house features contemporary furnishings, large windows, and easy access to a private deck with expansive mountain views.

handcrafted queen-size bed

The private bedroom has a queen-size bed. A queen sleeper sofa in the main room provides additional sleeping space.

full bathroom with bathrub, shower, toilet, and sink

The private bathroom has a full-sized bathtub, toilet, sink, and shower, with unlimited hot and cold running water.

Guest House Floor Plan

currant ridge cabin floor plan

Our "Green" Practices

Electricity

We live "off-the-grid" here in McCarthy. All of our electrical power is produced, stored, and used on site. We have installed a state-of-the-art electrical system to ensure an uninterrupted power supply for your convenience and comfort. We use a vast array of solar panels and a backup 8kw diesel generator to charge our Absolyte II battery bank so that we can provide electricity on a continuous basis. As a matter of fact, we are the only business in McCarthy and Kennecott to derive all of our electrical power via photovoltaic panels during the summer season. All of our guest houses are wired "to-code", so there is little difference between our accommodations and the conveniences of your own home.

The one difference between our guest houses and your home is that we don't have electric clocks, toasters, coffee makers, heaters, hair dryers or other heat producing electrical appliances in our units. Despite the fact that our system is robust and able to provide all the electricity you need, we do ask that you respect our need to conserve power by giving your hair dryers, irons or toasters a vacation as well.

Waste Disposal

We try to minimize our trash production by purchasing bulk items when possible and otherwise trying to consider packaging when making purchases. Our nearest landfill for solid waste disposal is 130 miles away in Glennallen. We prefer to sort out the garbage here and compost or burn as much trash as possible. We can reduce our use of the Glennallen landfill with your help.

We have provided separate containers in the cabins to help you sort your trash more conveniently. We will collect food waste from the provided container every day (if necessary) and feed it to our chickens or compost pile. Your organic wastes can provide us with eggs and fertilizer for our gardens. We ask that any burnable items - cardboard and paper - be separated into the burnable container. We also now have separate containers for clean glass (all colors) and aluminum cans in each guest house. Non-burnable items like tin cans, aluminum foil, plastic containers of all types, and Styrofoam should all be washed, crushed and put into the non-burnable container.