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.

You can rent the entire cottage for exclusive use, or you can rent bedroom(s) only. All guests have access to the living room, kitchen, sunporch, bathhouse and (of course!) the privy.

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.