Located within Glacier Bay National Park  is Glacier Bay Lodge (907/264-4600 or 888/229-8687, www.visitglacierbay.com , late May–mid-Sept., $171–196 d). The shore-side lodge is surrounded by tall trees at Bartlett Cove (park headquarters), and has a restaurant, informal deck dining, a pleasant bar, plus a big stone fireplace that makes a cozy place to sit on a rainy evening—even if you’re not a guest. Guests stay in plain-vanilla units with double or twin beds and private baths. Many guests opt for a package that includes a night’s lodging, an all-day tour of Glacier Bay, three meals, and transportation to and from Gustavus  for $422 per person. Laundry facilities, coin-operated showers, and gear storage are available for campers. The lodge rents a few mountain bikes and fishing poles.
Glacier Bay Lodge provides the only in-park accommodations, but far nicer options are available in nearby Gustavus. Most of these provide free transport to and from the Gustavus airport or boat dock, along with clunker bikes to ride on the roads. All of these will also set up tours, fishing, sea kayaking, and other activities.
Honeymooners or others looking to splurge will love a visit to Gustavus Inn (907/697-2254 or 800/649-5220, www.gustavusinn.com , mid-May–mid-Sept.), the most famous local lodging place. Built in 1928 as the centerpiece for a homestead, the farmhouse was transformed into Gustavus Inn in 1965. Owners David and Jo Ann Lesh have created a delightful country place with a picturesque garden that provides fresh vegetables all summer. Gourmet meals are served family style in the spacious garden-side dining room. Lodging and meals cost $840 d for one night or $1,250 d for two nights, with private baths and Wi-Fi (a rarity in Gustavus).
Modern Beartrack Inn (907/697-3017 or 888/697-2284, www.beartrackinn.com , mid-May–mid-Sept.) occupies a 57-acre spread six miles out a rough dirt road from Gustavus . This luxuriously furnished 15,000-square-foot log inn has a central lobby with a fireplace, large windows fronting on Icy Strait, a big deck and grassy front lawn, plus 14 spacious guest rooms. A number of packages are available for stays of one ($1,150 d) to seven ($5,120 d) nights, including transportation from Juneau , lodging, and sumptuous meals; activities are extra.
Glacier Bay Country Inn (907/697-2288 or 800/628-0912, www.glacierbayalaska.com , mid-May–mid-Sept.) combines a rambling log structure with modern amenities. Guests stay in five well-appointed cabins ($490 d) or the main lodge ($436 d) and are treated to three gourmet meals per day. A variety of package options are also offered.
Annie Mae Lodge (907/697-2346 or 800/478-2346, www.anniemae.com , mid-May to mid-Sept.) is a quiet two-story lodge in a meadow-and-forest setting along the Goode River. The 11 guest rooms cost $120 s or $170 d with a shared bath and $145–150 s or $185–200 d with a private bath, including three big meals and round-trip transportation from Juneau.
Good River Bed & Breakfast (907/697-2241, www.glacier-bay.us , June–late Aug., $130–140 d) has four guest rooms with shared baths in an attractive three-story log home, plus a private but rustic log cabin with an outhouse. A full breakfast and free bikes are included.
Cottonwood Lodge & Cabin Rental (907/697-2227, www.cottonwoodlodge.net , $125 d) has newly built cabins in a secluded setting. The cabins have two queen beds, covered decks, and full kitchens, making them perfect for families. There is a two-night minimum stay.
Another fine option for longer visits is Aimee’s Guest House (907/697-2330, www.glacierbayalaska.net , $100–150 d), with a meadow vista from the porch and two apartments, each with a full kitchen and other amenities. There’s a three-night minimum stay.
Close to the center of town, Blue Heron B&B (907/697-2337, www.blueheronbnb.net ) fronts on a flower-filled garden and meadow. Two private and comfortable cabins are $185 d, or stay in the main home for $110 s or $145 d. Breakfast is home-cooked and memorable.