Spruce Tip Lodge
Travel Blogs from Gustavus
... benefit of all. The place ...
... in the freezing ocean water. This summer has been too hot for the locals and they can't wait for winter so they can get back to more sensible temperatures of -40. Freaks!
Had a quick gawk through the shops while Jeff got his free wifi fix at the cafe. Not too keen on bringing home a wolfs head or carved whale bone souvenir (yuk) so back to the delightful boat.
Jeff zonked out after dinner while Julia ...
... The Lodge was built in 1967. Our room was adequate, clean and fairly comfortable. The biggest complaint was that our beds squeaked and there was not enough seating for 3 people (there was only a chair and a desk chair).
When we checked in, we made our dinner reservation; but when we actually showed up on time for our reservation, we had to wait as the family of 20 took up most of the dining area, which was small. Dinner was very filling - (Evan had ...
Lunch was served including smoked salmon chowder which was
quite yummy. (Denny had two servings!)
The beautiful sunny sky reflecting off of the water made the
voyage through the bay quite memorable.
A Dungeness Crab dinner back at the lodge finished off a great day.
... do a tour of Gustavus in Blue. Gustavus is a small community, nine miles from the Park Lodge/Visitor Center/dock. There are a few small retail establishments, several b&bs, retaurants and one liquor store. We pick up some salmon spread, goat cheese, crackers and a bottle of wine to use as dinner later, “buy local”.
Gustavus is the location of the Great Alaskan Husky Ranch, where Barb went dog “wagoning” (the dogs pull a wagon around a ...