"Wow, what a place... Pure poetry." (Chris C., September 2005)
"Thank you... for providing such luxury in the wilderness."
Welcome to Currant Ridge. We opened in June 2005 and the ride has been a terrific success thanks to you, our customers. Since we opened we have become the #1 rated Specialty Lodging choice in McCarthy, Alaska according to www.Tripadvisor.com. Now, we're looking forward to 2014 and the excitement of our 10th year in business.
"Our two nights here were fantabulous! Your place is so beautiful and homey."
Our goal was to build warm and comfortable vacation lodging for you, the traveling public. What we ended up with, quite simply, are the nicest private accommodations in this part of the state. Comfortably furnished and spacious, our log guest houses will pamper you. Relax in a hot bath, nap on the queen bed in your private bedroom, play cards, stay up late, and make yourself at home while you plan your adventures in our amazing "back yard." We have provided all of the kitchen utensils, pots and pans you'll need to cook a gourmet meal and serve it indoors or outside on your private deck so bring your favorite foods. You'll find all the comforts of home here including 24/7 electricity, endless water and private bathrooms with fully stocked linens.
During the summer of 2010 we installed over 5kw of additional photovoltaic panels. We are the ONLY lodging business in McCarthy or Kennecott that gets nearly all of our power needs met by the sun. We have virtually eliminated the use of our diesel fueled generator. In fact, last year, we ran our generator for a total of only 72 hours during the season - over 4 months - instead of nearly 150 hours a month! That is something to be proud of - you'll likely never hear our generator run again! WOW!
Our guest houses are all non-smoking. If you are traveling with pets, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your animal companions.
"As I sit here looking out at this magnificent view, I realize that certainly we must make this a yearly event."
Look over our "green practices," family and map pages to learn more about us, what it takes to live out here and how to get here. Check out our page of activities to help you choose what to see and do while staying here with us. Call us with any questions about things to do or, if you just need help planning your activities, we'd be glad to offer suggestions. After you've looked around our website, call us at 1-907-554-4424 or email us at email@example.com to make your reservation.
Enjoy your travels and see you this summer!
The Shidners: Cynthia, Matthew, Andy and Robert
"The cabins are easily the best accommodations that I have experienced in all of Alaska. I've been in all corners of the state and have stayed in rustic places, high-dollar fancy places, and top-notch luxury lodges. Your cabins top them all. We felt right at home in them and had everything we needed to be as comfortable as we would in our own home. We will definitely be back in the future."