Gustavus is a tiny, not easily accessed town, so we were not looking for, nor expecting, luxury and innumerable amenities in our lodging experience. Wild Alaska Inn is just what you'd expect: a comfortable, friendly B & B in a remote, wilderness town. We were met at the ferry terminal by both Jan and Ella ( I'm not sure how to spell their names correctly...every reviewer has done it differently) and given the grand tour of Gustavus, which is really just a four-corner stop. These guys are very nice and, having lived here for quite a while, really know the area and the town "gig". Jan cooked us a delicious white king salmon dinner. Based on the cost of our dinner the next night at the Gustavus Inn (fresh Dungeness crab - yummy!), I thought his pricing was very reasonable ($35 apiece). The breakfast was delicious, too: good coffee, eggs, crepes, sausage, and toast with yummy jams. Jan was very helpful getting our next night's dinner reservations and confirming our kayak and Glacier Bay tours. We used their bikes (with helmets!) to bike into "town" and watch the centennial activities (log rolling and panning for gold, like you do). The rooms, at least upstairs, are very basic and small, and fairly noisy; you could hear the late nighters talking downstairs, and the breakfast preparations at 6 the next morning. The bathroom is shared between the 3 upstairs bedrooms, but it's very clean and spacious. The gathering area is small and squeezed in next to the dining table, but it is cozy, and the hosts are welcoming and have good stories to tell about Gustavus and their adventures and challenges of small town living. Wifi is slow, but it was everywhere there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wild Alaska Inn cedar house is located in lovely little town of Gustavus/Glacier Bay, Alaska -One of the most beautiful spots in the entire state, and a perfect gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.Enjoy Wild Alaska's free service that helps you arrange outdoor adventures of your choice: whale-watching, Glacier Bay Tour, sport fishing, hiking, bird watching, photography, and kayaking that are available nearby. This small family run business would like to provide you with the best, warm, friendly service at competitive prices.. Included in price is Airport/Ferry pick up and drop off.Hot breakfast is included at no extra charge for guests.Also free wireless, free parking and free use of bicycles.After busy day of adventures and activities you can warm up by the fire place, rest and enjoy home cooking during your stay at cozy Wild Alaska Inn.This charming wooden house in Gustavus, Alaska is 0.3 Miles to Wild Alaska Charters and also is the closest Inn to the Glacier Bay National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wild Alaska Inn At Glacier Bay Gustavus