My husband and I stayed at the Lodge for four nights starting on 29th July 2008. Barlett Cove is better than staying in Gustavus as you are right in the place to enjoy nature, you don't have to be driven to the park every morning as you are living in it, besides Gustavus is just a bunch of B&B and Inns. At the lodge we recommend the rooms with a view, a bit more expensive but far better than the regular ones. We loved our stay: solitude, nature, wildlife... The room was big enough for the two of us though we would have preferred a king size bed, there is only a small queen plus a single bed in each room so we couldn't share a bed. Food at the lodge was fine but we missed a bar or coffee shop open all day and fruit and vegetables in the menu. Nevertheless, the food was tasty and plentiful and not pricey considering it has to be shipped from Seattle. Even beer and wine were fine, a good selection of Californian reds and Alaskan beer. The shop at the lodge could have a wider choice of cookies as there were a couple of times that we couldn't have desert, they'd run out of chocolate cake at the restaurant, and we only found a bar of fudge. It is not a place to go with children unless they love nature and don't mind silence and discipline. It is the perfect place if you want to get the most of Alaska, the glaciers we saw in the cruises we went into were stunning, and in the Dinning with whales cruise, we had the most impressive experience of our life with whales. We even saw a young black bear in a walk just outside our room! We strongly recommend to stay and to follow the cruises that they offer you at the lodge. Bring some fruit and cookies with you though.
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- Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska