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“Great cabin in the woods...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cottonwood Lodge

Cottonwood Lodge
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Cottonwood Lodge
Missoula, Montana
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“Great cabin in the woods...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

literally. A perfect get-away-from-it-all place with limited phone reception and no internet. Small but complete with cooking facilities and accommodating owner who provides transport to/from ferry or airport and to Glacier Bay tours if you book through him. Bicycles are available for use. Good location approximately 1 mile from "center" of Gustavas. Brought our own provisions, bought some local fish and a bottle of wine and enjoyed our stay. Only one suggestion, please provide charcoal for the outdoor grill!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a cabin of Cottonwood Lodge and absolutely enjoyed our stay very much! The location is quite and lovely located within the wood. The cabins are comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed. Good beds and excellent shower. Frank has bikes you can lend and from the lodge you can go to the "center" of Gustavus. There is only a restaurant, a coffee shop and and deli/supermarket. The deli has by the way excellent soups and sandwiches! Gustavus doesn't have a big supermarket, so bring if possible from Juneau your groceries. If you book your excursions via Frank, he will transfer you to the pick up location. Very convenient, because the distances are big!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our experience at the Cottonwood Lodge and Cabins was wonderful. Frank picked us up at the ferry and our adventure began. Frank was very helpful and informative. He took us through the town of Gustavus and told us when the coffee shop, restaurants and the store was located. We booked kayaking and a Glacier Bay tour through Frank and he took us and picked us up from these adventures. He loaned us bicycles to get around and we rode them to the shore, to pick strawberries and to eat dinner. The cabins are spotless and well equipped. We cooked dinner and breakfast and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the setting was wonderful. There is a female moose and her calf that wander the area but we were never there to see them. We were very pleased with our stay and hated to leave this wonderful, welcoming town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Cloud Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Beautiful cabin in wooded area. He provided bikes and we rode to the little store, and saw 2 moose on the side of the road. There were delicious wild strawberries to pick in the fields. Frank provided transportation to and from the ferry, he also set up reservations for our wonderful boat tour to glacier bay and provided our transportation. The restaurant, store and grocery are within walking distance, but we rode the bikes. They showed us their beautiful garden and green house. They took time to make our visit special.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phillip Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Loved our stay at Cottonwood Lodge cabins,surrounded by nature.Spacious,spotlessly clean self catering cabin.Recommend you bring your own food supplies as local store caters to bulk supplies predominately.Your alternative is to eat at the local cafe or restaurants at nearby lodging.Frank will loan bikes to get around and offers shuttle from ferry if arranged.He is also happy to take guests to tour points if tours are booked through him.Thanks Frank for your great ,friendly hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed in a cabin here for three nights during our visit to Glacier Bay and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The cabins are clean and light, and well placed within the trees so you feel like you have your own little slice of the Alaskan forest! High ceilings, lots of windows -- my mother liked it so much that she's thinking about using the design for her own cabin one day. Frank was friendly, very helpful, and dropped us off and picked us up from the Lodge and kayaking (particularly helpful since it always seems to be raining in the Southeast). Highly recommend -- be sure to check out the beautfiul greenhouse tucked away in the back!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Dunedin, New Zealand.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We stayed in a cabin at "Cottonwood" for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Frank, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful and suggested walks that we really enjoyed.
The cabin was roomy, extremely clean and comfortable, and it was great having use of the very well equiped kitchen. The area is beautifully quiet, the only sounds you hear are the birds!!
We did the full day Glacier Bay cruise from Bartlett Cove which was excellent.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone who is looking for somewhere so natural and quiet.
We really enjoyed being able to experience non touristy Alaska.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cottonwood Lodge
Address: Gustavus, AK
Region: United States > Alaska > Gustavus
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Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Gustavus
Number of rooms: 11
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Cottonwood Lodge Gustavus, Alaska

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