17 Silk Stocking Row is located in the town of Kennicott in the middle of the spectacularly beautiful but very remote Wrangell-St. Elias National
Park & Preserve, a gem amongst Alaska's premier scenic regions. The cottage, renovated in 1996, was originally home to the Kennicott Copper Company's lead carpenter and his family until 1938 when the mines closed and employees departed.
With 17 Silk Stocking Row as your base, explore the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, hike old wagon trails along the Root Glacier or to the town of McCarthy 5 miles away, take a guided hike onto the Root Glacier, and see 16,390 foot Mt. Blackburn and the Stairway Icefall, a 7,000 foot vertical wall of ice.
You can also enjoy making meals in the cottage kitchen, playing games around the table in the living room, relaxing in the yard, and watching the world go by from the screened porch.
The cozy cottage consists of a living room, kitchen, and three guest rooms, as well as a shower and sink in an outbuilding. There is an outdoor privy and no flush toilet. Though the cottage was originally provided with power from the Kennicott Copper Company generator, there is no longer electricity (though we can help you recharge your mobile phone). Heat is provided by outside venting propane heaters while propane lights illuminate the house. The kitchen has running hot and cold water, a propane stove, propane lights, and propane refrigerator.