Gustavus Vacations

Unless you own your own seaworthy boat or airplane and are a skilled navigator, you must begin your experience of Glacier Bay in the same way 99% of all other people do: You must first arrive to the lovely little community of Gustavus in Southeast Alaska. This charming little town has less than 500 year round residents, but sees an influx of many ... Read more
thousands more over the summer months. The reason for this is because Gustavus has become the internationally recognized "Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park".
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This community of about 346 people feels a bit like Mayberry (if you ever watched the old Andy Griffith show). Neighbors know each other and innkeepers help each other out. If Janie of the Bear Track Inn hears from a traveler that her rates may not fit a person's budget, she'll recommend B&B's such as the one where I stayed, The Blue Heron (see separate review). At Four Corners where the gas station and Fireweed Gallery (and coffee shop are located), people occasional spot a moose or a bear traveling down the road. I didn't manage to spot any moose or bears there during my June 2011 visit, but I enjoyed several cups of coffee at the Fireweed Gallery.

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