The amenities are not much to speak of, but it has a million dollar view.
McCarthy has year-round residents, but its summer population swells by ten times or more. I suppose a ramshackle cabin like this might work as a summer residence (though it doesn't look like it would do much to keep the biting flies and mosquitos out) but certainly this place would not be much use in the -40 degree temps in the dead of winter.
You see shacks like this all around rural Alaska.
I was born and raised in Alaska. McCarthy is the best place in the state to visit. Pristine wilderness, wildlife, amazing bike trails, no cars......other then the stray Mccarthyite's subaru (long story), Kennicot Mine, and the largest standing bar mirror in the state.
Great 4th of July festival. Drive in, fly in, camp, hotel, no star through 4 star accomodations, bike rentals, a pizza shop, and in the 90's you could bungee jump off the McCarthy bridge.
Fondest memory: Took my wife there on our first "overnight" trip. She bungee jumped off the bridge, rode mountain bikes to Kennicot, and I think our daughter was conceaved there.