- Just about all of Alaska, south of the Denali Highway, is incredibly scenic.
- The most common first-time visitor mistake: Breaking up the long drives between actual destinations.
- Alaska is larger than Texas & California combined, but only has the population of El Paso, TX. A halfway dot on the Alaska map is often just a gas station.
- Start a day's drive in the early morning, this greatly increases chances of seeing wildlife.
- It will be light out the whole time you are visiting in the summer. You'll sleep less, play more, and drive a lot.
Pick destinations worthy of 2 or 3 nights and do the long drives all at once. Avoid the temptation of breaking up the drive with halfway dots-on-the-map as destinations. You don't want to end up at 3 in the afternoon at a place not at all worthy of your valuable vacation time! It's light out the whole time; you will want to spend your time at the coolest places (your a researcher or you never would have found us! Be careful with halfway dots as substitutes for research.
Because we are such a small hotel with a limited season, and no "walk-in" traffic, we don't want you to book your hotel room unless you are sure you are coming to McCarthy. When we confirm your reservation we will run the charge for the full amount and send you a confirmation email with a confirmation number. If you cancel between the time of booking and 45 days prior to arrival there is a $25 per room-night cancellation fee. If you cancel with less than 45 days notice, we cannot give a refund. However, we can issue a full credit towards a future stay if you call us to cancel by 6pm on the day of arrival. This credit would be good for 2 years and is non-transferable. We recommend travel insurance readily available on the internet, through your travel agent, or your insurance agent.
LATE CHECKOUT OR ARRIVAL:
Checkout time is 11 am. A late check out fee of $50.00 per room for check outs between 11 am and 1 pm, and 100% room charge after 1 pm, will be assessed. Check in time is 3 pm. Guests arriving after 10 pm will need to arrange a late night shuttle to the hotel. There is a $20 per person late-arrival fee to cover the cost of keeping a driver on-call for a late arrival.
This policy covers how we treat your personal information - that which is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we don't own or control but provide your information to upon your request.
These companies include but are not limited to local flightseeing firms, guide companies, etc.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
McCarthy Lodge only collects personal information from you when you fill out one of our forms to contact us or to book a room at one of our hotels. We only use this information for the purpose it was intended. We ask those who contact us through our web site to provide us with their e-mail address only so we can respond to their inquiries. We never sell, rent, or lend e-mail addresses of users to anyone.
COLLECTION OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
We do not store credit card information online or for future charges. We are PCI DSS compliant in all credit card transactions.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
McCarthy Lodge never shares any of your personal information with other companies unless you have expressly asked us to for instance when you request that we make a reservation with one of the other vendors here in McCarthy and Kennicott on your behalf. Once that information is in their possession, though, we cannot control how it will be used.
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