Glacier Bay Lodge

199 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, Alaska, 99826, United States | 3 star hotel
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Whales to left, whales to the right, here I am

A travel blog entry by kramertown

Around 8am we cruised past the mouth of Glacier Bay and with everyone awake, Tom decided now would be a good time to take the zoom lens and go whale hunting. He was rewarded with a cluster of whales in the distance although all he could see was spouts. Shortly after that a pod of Dall porpoises zoomed by,which look like mini orcas. If you take …

A Walk in the Woods

A travel blog entry by cphenly


Easy day today, after early start yesterday. We slept in to 6:30 (no alarm wake up time at Henlys house) and ate a leisurely breakfast. Tim then went off on what turned out to be an extremely muddy hike (ranger explained that there has been almost no rain this summer, so yesterday's deluge is just sitting on the top of the soil, basically), while I …

...and got here safe and sound!

A travel blog entry by cphenly


...and were met at the shed which passes for the Gustavus (pronounced Goo-stave-is) airport by a college student from Indiana (doing degrees in sociology and religious studies) in a Glacier Bay Lodge bus he calls the Green Dragon.

Arrival a the lodge is easy; they are all ready to check everyone in, and they take dinner reservations and …

Shipwrecked in Glacier Bay

A travel blog entry by loviesquared


Our day in Glacier Bay started early with a buffet breakfast in the lodge at 6 AM followed by a short walk down to the dock on Bartlett Cove were we boarded the Baranof Wind with 79 others for a day of sightseeing of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Ranger Emma Johnson, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ranger, welcomed us on board, provided …

Now we know why people love Alaska!

A travel blog entry by debdana


Today we took the Glacier Bay Lodge boat tour. Cloudy skies, but no rain. Our boat held about 50 people, two levels. We were welcomed aboard with coffee, hot chocolate, muffins and pastries and each person was given their own set of binoculars.

We left Bartlett Cove and made a right turn into the Sitakaday Narrows, the lower portion of …

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This 3 star hotel, located on 199 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, is near Spirit of Adventure, Bartlett Cove, and Sebree Island.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGlacier Bay Lodge Gustavus

    Reviewed by cphenly

    It's all there is!

    Reviewed Aug 7, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This is the only accommodation inside the national park, though I believe that there is another hotel and at least one B&B in Gustavus (a town of two roads). This lodge was built in the 1960s, and the furnishings have not been updated since, it would seem. The rooms are all twin beds (at least, ours is, and when I called and asked for another, I was told that is all there is.) No one warns you about this in advance. We would have stayed here anyway, probably, but the advance info is not very complete. The lodge dining room has a fairly limited menu, but the food is quite good. The service is very slow. There is a buffet breakfast available every day, so if you're going on the boat trip (HIGHLY recommended!), you don't have to worry about missing the launch due to slow service in the restaurant. Lots of programs.

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    Reviewed by loviesquared

    Nice setting

    Reviewed Aug 19, 2012
    by (10 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

    The lodge is nothing fancy but in a great location. We enjoyed the dinner on the outer deck and the sunset was beautiful. The staff are kind. in the The room were simple. The lodge had wireless but did not work. We also included a boat tour on the trip and that was awesome, even though we ran aground. Loves the park staff. Big shout out to Ranger Emma Johnson. Thanks for taking care of us!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus

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    The Lodge
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    Map of today's tour by Ranger Brad
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