My wife and I stayed at the cottonwood lodge for 3 nights.
We chose this place as an alternative to the glacier bay lodge which most people stay at, as we were seeking a "getaway from the masses" type of vacation (this was just the impression I got from my short visit to the lodge and some reviews I read online. I'm not saying that the lodge is a bad place).
Frank, the owner, picked us up from the Gustavus airport, stopped at the grocery store on the way (for us to buy supplies) and then took us to our cabin.
The cabin was beautiful, clean and cozy. It included a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bed, a couch, a dining table and a specious shower room. Outside there is a small balcony with a grill for preparing the daily catch. There was also an excellent heating system in the cabin which kept us warm at night.
The cabins are located in a good distance from each other to maintain privacy and allow a quiet environment.
A little word about Gustavus: The town is very small, but is spread out on a relatively large area so most attractions are not in walking distance. There are no buses and the only public transportation available is the local taxi service which is not cheap.
Frank supplies bikes to his guests to reach some of the closer places and if you book attractions through him - he will also offer you a free ride to and from the attraction.
In general, Frank was very helpful and gave us good advice and recommendations for our time in Gustavus.
If you're seeking a quiet and relaxed time near Glacier Bay - this is definitely the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- Cottonwood Lodge Gustavus, Alaska