Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge
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Address
179 Bartlett Cove Road
Gustavus, Alaska 99826
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Reviewed by David L. Scott & Kay W. Scott

Glacier Bay Lodge is one of the most remote of America's national park lodging facilities. The reason, of course, is the remoteness of this 3.3-million-acre park. Located in the Alaska panhandle northwest of Juneau, the park is accessible only via boat or plane. The lodge sits in a Sitka spruce rainforest on scenic Bartlett Cove, approximately ten miles on a

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Price Points
$151-250
Room Types
Lodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Biking,Fly Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Hiking,Kayaking,Photography,Saltwater Fishing,Sightseeing,Wildlife/Nature Programs
Eco-cred
Not Available
Gateway Town
Closest Airport
Gustavus Airport (1.4 miles)
THE MAIN LOBBY IS SPACIOUS AND INVITING WITH GIANT WOOD BEAMS AND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS. RELAX IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE IN THE VIEW LOUNGE AREA OR VISIT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE S EXCELLENT INTERPRETIVE DISPLAYS UPSTAIRS ON THE MEZZANINE.

Expert Review of Glacier Bay Lodge

Parks and Outdoors Review of Glacier Bay Lodge

By Away Travel Expert : Jeremy Pataky
Parks Expert Favorite
Parks Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Sustainable Travel,Whale Watching
Parks and Outdoors Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The free park service campground is a quarter mile from the lodge's dock. It includes a warming hut and bear-resistant food storage containers. Campers can shower at the lodge.
  • Visit the lodge's tour desk to arrange spectacular sea-kayaking or whale-watching trips into the park.
Glacier Bay Lodge is the only overnight lodging within the boundaries of Glacier Bay National Park. Located ten miles from the Gustavus airport and perched on the shores of Bartlett Cove, the lodge is surrounded by the Sitka Spruce trees of the Tongass Rainforest. The wooden beams and massive stone fireplace in the lobby help create a wonderful setting in which to enjoy the stunning views of the water and the Fairweather Range. Interpretive displays in the mezzanine teach visitors about the

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