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Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn

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#2 of 4 hotels in Gustavus
Certificate of Excellence
The Bear Track Inn is a beautifully handcrafted log lodge situated on 97 acres in Gustavus, Alaska. Walk into a lobby with 30’ windows, suede couches and a huge fireplace. Dine on caribou, buffalo, crab, salmon, halibut and more. All breads, dressing and scrumptious desserts are made from scratch. Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable with down comforters and pillows, and private baths. We are known for our hospitality, and for making your dreams a reality.
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My husband, daughter, her boyfriend and I just came home from 1 four night stay. What an experience! We felt like we were in a friend's home, and treated like we were so special~ Janie, the owner, had already set up excursions for us and all the delicious meals were provided so there was nothing to do but enjoy! Mary in the office area was always available to help with any questions, Chef Mike was like having a personal chef and an amazing one! Robert and Brian answered all of our questions as well, and if I've left anyone out, I'm sorry! We took the Inn's dog, Bandit, on our hike up to the falls and he kept us safe from wildlife! We had set up a kayak day trip which was incredible, and a glacier boat tour, again, incredible! We had some down time and played games in the main room by the huge roaring fireplace.There's a fun room with TV, DVD's, ping pong, etc. and tons of board games and kids toys. They have boots and rain gear if needed. They've thought of everything!!! I can't think of anything else that would have made our stay any better! Thank you Janie and staff!
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Response from JanieSheahan, Owner at Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was delightful having you and your family and we are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for for your wonderful review. We hope you you will return someday.
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Glacier Bay Lodge is a well run, first class lodge experience in remote Gustavus, AK. Our group of 11 were impressed with Janie, Mary and whole bear track team who customized our 2 night stay to include a guided walk through Nagoon Berry Trail and an amazing talk and presentation with Alaska local Larry about living of the land. Members of the group luved the Glacier Bay excursion and whale watching half day trip. Great kitchen, friendly dining staff, locally sourced pancake ingredients for breakfast and generous perfectly cooked steak for dinner. Our group of active older adults give a big thumbs up!
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Response from beartrac, Owner at Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed having your group. Remember though we are the Bear Track Inn not Glacier bay Lodge. We look forward to having your groups again in the future.
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Great place to stay! The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, and it was very peaceful and relaxing. The food was amazing, some of the best I have ever eaten. I will definitely return and encourage you to go too!!
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Response from JanieSheahan, Owner at Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Thank you for the great review. We are delighted you were so happy with your stay and we will look forward to seeing you again.
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The Bear Track Inn is clean and comfortable with very helpful staff. Food was excellent and memorable. There is a nice trail to the water's edge taking the hiker through a range of local flora to the tidal area where one my see elk or certainly their hoof prints as well as those of bears. I highly recommend this Inn. The experience could hardly be improved upon. Be aware that the Inn expects but does not require, tipping at checkout for the service staff, and also that during our visit, August 2018, we saw evidence online that the property may have been listed for sale. (As others note, the WiFi is spotty, and my one other observation is that the Inn is still using glaring incandescent chandelier base light bulbs in many of its fixtures. The Inn could be a little greener and easier on visitors' eyes if it replaced these with filament LEDs. Filament LEDs with chandelier base have been on the US market for nearly two years and use about 1/9th the electricity required by comparable incandescent bulbs.)
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Response from JanieSheahan, Owner at Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
Responded Sep 8, 2018
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you had great experience. It is our goal that all of our guests have a trip to remember and want to return. The lodge has been for sale for several years, however, I will make sure anyone booking with us will receive the same hospitality that we have been known for. WiFi is spotty, we are in the bush. You are absolutely correct about being green. We are replacing all our bulbs with LEDs when they need replacing, but due to the number of chandeliers, this is a work in progress. They are, however, on dimmers. Thank you for your concern.
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We could not have had a better time on our first visit to Alaska. Janie helped with all our excursions, often finding rates below advertised. The lodge is very comfortable and has plenty to keep all ages and activity levels happy. Rooms are spacious and quiet. The scenery is beautiful and varies from seaside to scenic mountain vistas. Many thanks to the friendly staff - special hug for Bandit!
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Response from JanieSheahan, Owner at Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
Responded Sep 6, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you and your husband. Bandit loved you too for the great hike you took him on. We hope we will see you again soon.
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