If you are planning on using the camper/kayak drop-off service, we recommend that you spend the evening prior to your early morning departure in Bartlett Cove, which is ten miles from Gustavus. This is because you will be spending between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm with the Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks staff, renting your kayak(s), checking out your equipment, paddling your kayak(s) to the dock, and going over maps, tide tables and routes. The cost of taxi vans back and forth between Bartlett Cove and the Gustavus inns and bed and breakfasts can be prohibitive, and dinner facilities in Gustavus tend to close early. The morning of your departure, you must be back at the Bartlett Cove dock at 6:30 am to load your kayaks and camping gear on board the boat.

In Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge at night

The Glacier Bay Lodge provides the only overnight lodging accommodations inside Glacier Bay National Park. Comfortable single/double and triple rooms are available. The lodge has a rustic and cozy main lounge, a gift shop, and full dining facilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also bar service and a snack menu is served on the deck, overlooking the shores of Bartlett Cove. Great sunset viewing. Advance room reservations are necessary. We can make these for you at the time we confirm your kayak trip reservation. Please see our Trip Reservation Form.



Lobby of Glacier Bay LodgePhotos by Chris Arends,
courtesy of Glacier Bay Lodge and Tours
May 26, 2017 (first night) through September 4, 2017 (last night)

 

Standard Room

Water View Room

Rates include Gustavus city 4% bed tax and 6.4% NPS Utility Fee.

Rates include transfer & portage services between Gustavus and the lodge.  Please include your arrival and departure information on the reservation form.

Single/Double

$241.78

$274.90

Triple

$269.38

$302.50

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 30 or more days in advance are subject to a 10% penalty. Rooms canceled less than 30 days in advance are subject to a 100% cancellation policy.

Glacier Bay National Park Campground

Day use shelter in NPS campgroundDay use shelter in Bartlett Cove
Campground. Photo by Hayden Kaden

The NPS campground in Bartlett Cove is sometimes referred to as the "Hilton of all campgrounds." Below the lush rainforest canopy the forest floor is covered in thick moss, ferns and berry bushes. There are both large group camping areas and individual tent sites. Firewood is provided for the wood stove in the "day use" shelter where campers gather to read, visit, and frequently dry out equipment. There are ample latrine facilities which are well maintained. Cooking sites are on the beach. Bear-proof caches are stationed for convenient storage of food. The campground is located a short walk from the NPS Visitor Information Station where wheelbarrows are available to facilitate moving camping equipment between the campground and the boat dock.

The campground is free and does not require advance reservations. Permits may be obtained upon arrival at the Visitor Information Station. Shower and laundry facilities are available at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Tokens may be purchased at the front desk. Campers often prefer to enjoy the food and beverage services of the Lodge as opposed to setting up their own cooking equipment.

 

Gustavus Inns and Beds and Breakfasts

Gustavus InnFor a perfect ending to your Glacier Bay kayak trip, why not relax in one of the inns or B & B's in Gustavus. Spend an extra day! The community of Gustavus offers a completely different experience to complement your camping trip in Glacier Bay. A small, rural Alaska town, Gustavus offers many activities such as bicycling, fishing, restaurants and a coffee shop, and boasts several art galleries specializing in Alaska art and local crafts. Don't forget to visit the library and local gas station/petroleum museum.

Pictured here is the Gustavus Inn, one of our favorites, which was the original homestead inn when the town was first established.

Accommodations in Gustavus range from full service inns with gourmet meal service to rustic cabins and bunk beds. For a complete listing of services, check out the Gustavus Visitors Association website at http://www.gustavusak.com

Juneau Accommodations & Activities

If you're planning to stay in Juneau before or after your Glacier Bay trip, check out the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) for a list of accommodations and activities.  

One of our favorite places to stay in downtown Juneau is The Nook on 6th-Downtown Studio, a cozy vacation rental with all the comforts of home.  It offers a perfect base for exploring downtown's museums and shops, along with easy access to the Mt. Roberts and Perseverance hiking trails. 3 night minimum stay. Book your stay at www.airbnb.com

The Nook on 6th - Downtown Studio in Juneau

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Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an authorized National Park Service Concession in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
 
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