The cottage has three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, small sunporch, bathhouse, and outdoor privy. In this off-the-grid home, heat is provided by outside-venting propane heaters while propane lights illuminate the house (though in the long summer days in Alaska, lights are rarely needed!). Water is from a gravity-fed system. Because of our remote location, connectivity can be limited. Power is from a small solar electric system that supplies limited AC power for recharging devices.
Living Room: The living room, available to all guests, has a table, armchair, and couch that opens into a double bed for additional guests for those who have exclusive use of the entire cottage. It has propane lights and an outside-vented propane heater.
Kitchen: The kitchen, available to all guests, has hot and cold running water, a propane refrigerator, propane stove and oven, and propane lights. All kitchenware (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.) are provided. There is a grocery in McCarthy, 5 miles from Kennicott. To make logistics simpler, however, we strongly suggest that you purchase all groceries prior to driving to Kennicott.
Bathhouse: All guests have access to the bathhouse, which is a few steps behind the cottage. There is hot and cold water for the shower and sink.
Sunporch: The front entry of the house is a small sunporch.
Privy: 17 Silk Stocking Row is very much off the grid. There is no flush toilet; there is a very nice, environmentally-friendly privy in the side yard of the cottage.
Downstairs Bedroom: The downstairs bedroom, with a queen bed, is off both the kitchen and living room, with two doors and a closet. It has an outside-vented propane heater. All sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.
Upstairs Front Bedroom: The upstairs is essentially one room with a wall and door in the middle, and is reached via steep stairs. The front upstairs bedroom, with two twin beds, is open to the stairs. It has a small desk and chair, and a large closet. All sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.
Upstairs Back Bedroom: The upstairs, reached via steep stairs, is essentially one room with a wall and door in the middle, giving privacy to the back bedroom, which has two twin beds and a small closet. All sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.