Summer operations only: Plan for a lovely dinner with fine cuisine at some of the local Inns (Annie Mae Lodge or Beartrack Inn) by advance reservation. Or take a drive out to Bartlett Cove and enjoy the sunset over the Fairweather Mountains in the full service restaurant at the Glacier Bay Lodge. You can stop by the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop at the airport inside Alaska Seaplanes and grab a sandwich or donut. Glacier Bay Lodge is open for breakfast and lunch also. Please check open hours and days carefully and make advance plans. Websites offer more information, menus, hours of operation and days open.
Wild harvest on the beach and Nature Conservancy and State lands are for all to enjoy; pick wild strawberries, blueberries, and mushrooms, cast a line in the river by the small boat harbor, Salmon River Park or ocean and bring in a fish. Locals value this as a way of life and the abundance of Gustavus is part of the rich local heritage and homestead way. Gardening is popular in Gustavus.
Clove Hitch Cafe
Clove Hitch Cafe (907) 697-2800
1250 Gustavus Rd @ 4 corners
Delicious pizzas, hamburgers, clam chowders, salads, etc.
Location 1250 Gustavus Road, Gustavus, Alaska 99826
Food Styles: American (Traditional)
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good For Kids
Annie Mae Lodge
P.O. Box 55
#2 Grandpa's Farm Rd.
Gustavus, AK 99826
The Annie Mae Lodge offers an experience of a lifetime while carrying on the tradition of country hospitality in frontier Alaska. Let the Annie Mae Lodge help you enjoy your wilderness experience. We arrange all tours and airfare including tours in Glacier Bay National Park, whale watching, fishing, kayaking, and the outer banks. Wake up in the morning to the smell of a country breakfast and a view of the Good River and surrounding meadows and forest. After your breakfast we will pack you a hearty box lunch to take on your adventure during the day. On your return to the comfort of the Annie Mae enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring home baked breads, a choice of freshly prepared seafood or traditional fare, and specialty desserts. Later that evening, in the comfort of the living room, share your day of adventure and discovery with us and your fellow guests. Your true Alaskan experience is waiting for you here!
Bear Track Inn
P.O. Box 255
255 Rink Creek Road
Gustavus, AK 99826
Experience luxury in the wilderness. The Bear Track Inn is constructed with 275 huge logs on 97 acres at the end of the road. Surrounded on three sides by Glacier Bay National Park, it faces Icy Straits. Walk into the lobby and enjoy overstuffed suede couches in front of a roaring fire. Feast on caribou, musk ox, halibut, salmon or Dungeness crab, accompanied by homemade breads, freshly made dressings and dazzling desserts. Retire to your large guestroom with two queen beds that have down comforter and pillows. Awake to go kayaking with whales, salt or fresh water fishing, whale watching, kayaking, golfing, bear viewing, hiking, biking and more. Staying at the Bear Track Inn is all about choice, from arrival, length of stay, activities or menu options. You ask and we will make it happen. Visit our website or call 888.697.2284 or 907-697-3017 for a trip of a lifetime.
P.O. Box 234
#3 Wilson Road
Gustavus, AK 99826
Gustavus boasts an incredibly rich community of artists (Bruce Shingledecker, Loren Adkins, Carol Baker, Lou Cacioppo, Kate Boesser, John Shearns, Bill Locher), and the Fireweed Gallery's primary purpose is to represent those artists. From stained glass to watercolor, from stonework to woodblock prints, from high end masks and jewelry to the best coffee mug you'll ever find, our selection is extremely wide ranging. While we feature our many local Gustavus artists, we also have a great variety of artists from across Alaska. The Fireweed Gallery has Gustavus' largest selection of Art Cards and proudly carries many local and Alaskan authors, as well as a selection of Alaskan Children's Books. The Fireweed Gallery is also a Custom Frame Shop, and we are happy to frame anything you bring in!! Please come by to say hello, have a cup of organic coffee, use the internet, or wander through an elegant display of Alaskan's artistic reflections on Alaska. If you can't make it to Gustavus, please visit the Fireweed Gallery on Facebook! Much of the art in the Gallery is also online, and more is always being added! To go to Fireweed Gallery's Facebook page, click on the "website" link above. Thank You!