Gustavus Inn

Gustavus Inn

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska-USA

Hotel Hotel / Inn


Gustavus Inn is a historic homestead in the center of activities in Glacier Bay National Park. For three generations now, the Lesh family invites visitors to share their home, hearth and table for adventures in Glacier Bay and Icy StraitGustavus Inn rests in the grassy Salmon River meadow with an ocean view of Icy Strait. Our cozy hearth room, naturalist library and family style dining invite conversation and new friendships. We serve a variety of locally brewed beers and wine at our six-stool bar.

Gustavus Inn hearkens back to simpler times. We enjoy the role of innkeepers, allowing you to focus on our unique country and its adventures. We’ll help plan for your priorities, be it charter fishing, kayaking, whalewatching, viewing eagles, fishing in the river, or finding ripe wild strawberries and likely places for a particular bird, wildflower or mushroom.

Gustavus Inn will plan your group’s week-long adventures by boat. Fish all of Icy Strait and into Cross Sound seeking King and Silver Salmon , Halibut, ground fish, sharks, and rockfish. Visit Elfin Cove, Excursion Inlet, or Hoonah.

A common view from the Gustavus pier
The scenic open terrain, surrounded by water and

snowcapped mountains, encourages sunset strolls and easy bicycling, a hike through an emerald rainforest; or enjoy bonfires and pick wild strawberries on untamed ocean beaches. A favorite before dinner activity is stream fishing (with our rods) for Dolly Varden and pink salmon in the nearby Salmon River. Several art galleries and shops allow an afternoon wander to select local products.

Visit glacier-carved lakes and forests on the daily
naturalist-led nature walk in Glacier Bay National Park
A ride is provided every afternoon so our guests may take naturalist led walks in Glacier Bay National Park in Bartlett Cove and enjoy the visitors center.

Gustavus Inn


Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Non Smoking

Naturalist / Guide

Boat Trips
Fishing available
In National Park / Reserve
Near the Ocean


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining

Species List - English

  1. Grizzly Bear 2-10km
  2. Steller’s Sea Lion 11-50km
  3. Bald Eagle 2-10km
  4. Tufted Puffin 11-50km
  5. Humpback Whale 11-50km
  6. Killer Whale 11-50km
  7. Moose 11-50km
  8. Horned Puffin 11-50km
  9. Kittlitz’s Murrelet 11-50km
  10. Cassin’s Auklet 11-50km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Ursus arctos horribilis 2-10km
  2. Eumetopias jubatus 11-50km
  3. Haliaeetus leucocephalus 2-10km
  4. Fratercula cirrhata 11-50km
  5. Megaptera novaeangliae 11-50km
  6. Orcinus orca 11-50km
  7. Alces americanus 11-50km
  8. Fratercula corniculata 11-50km
  9. Brachyramphus brevirostris 11-50km
  10. Ptychoramphus aleuticus 11-50km

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Lodge: 907-209-5533