Glacier Bay Lodge

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Hotel at a Glance: Glacier Bay Lodge

Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park is stuck in the Ice Age. Or anyway, some of its glaciers are. The park's icy monoliths are remnants of the Little Ice Age which began more than 4,000 years ago. Today, visitors cruise through the park's narrow fjords and harbors to get a closer glimpse of glaciers, rugged mountains, and the wild coastline. Nearby, Glacier Bay Lodge is the only accommodation within the park. Thanks to its harbor-side location, the lodge is a popular jumping-off point for whale-watching, kayaking, and fishing excursions.

  • Catch the sunset: The outdoor deck is a prime spot for watching the sun dip below the Fairweather Range and Bartlett Cove.
  • Head to the dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; entrees include fresh-caught halibut, salmon, and Dungeness crab.
  • Take a hike: Several trails start at the lodge. The one-mile Forest Loop Trail winds through a hemlock forest and ends at the beach.
    • Local fauna: Keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, whales, bears, and birds.
  • Cozy up in front of the large stone fireplace in the lobby.
  • Exit through the gift shop: Visit the onsite store to pick up souvenirs, locally made crafts, artwork, rain gear, and snacks.

Gustavus, Alaska: Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park

Located about 60 miles west of Juneau, Gustavus lies along the jagged coastline of Alaska’s southeastern panhandle. To call Gustavus remote is an understatement—you can only reach it by plane or ferry. It’s quiet too, with a population of roughly 400 year-round residents. Gustavus is best known as the gateway into Glacier Bay National Park, a 3.3-million-acre swath of mountainous wilderness composed of sprawling glaciers and temperate rainforest. It’s also an important habitat for wildlife such as harbor seals, bears, moose, and wolves. Visitors to Glacier Bay often rent kayaks or hop aboard tour boats to navigate the park’s icy rivers and narrow fjords.

With an abundance of freshwater rivers and lakes—not to mention the nearby ocean—Gustavus is a popular fishing destination. Depending on the season, you can catch Pacific halibut, king salmon, and coastal cutthroat trout. Whale watching is another favorite local pastime. Humpback whales frequent the waters around Gustavus between June and September, although a few stick around for the relatively mild winters.

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What You Get

  • Stay for three adults, or two adults and one child, in a standard room
  • Dates into June

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 4% tax and 6.4% utility fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor deck
  • Gift shop
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 4% tax and 6.4% utility fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Room

  • One double bed and twin bed
  • Standard occupancy: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 3

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Gustavus Airport (GST; 10 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $5 from GST

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