on September 18, 2003
The Whalesong Lodge is located in Gustavus about a 3 minute drive from the airport. We paid about $100 / night, much lower than what we would have paid at the Glacier Bay Lodge or the Gustavus Inn.
The nightly rate includes transfers to and from the airport but does not include any meals. And to get food, we had to either bike 5 minutes to other lodges in town or drive to the lodge at Barlett Cove.
People must be very trusting. The front door of the lodge is left unlocked. There were no locks on any of the 4 guest rooms. It felt like a bed and breakfast -- coffee and tea were available and the living room was stocked with books, games, jig-saw puzzles and a scrapbook with photographs. And you got to interact with the other guests. But no breakfast. And no cooking facilities. Beds were very comfortable. Hot water was plenty in the shower. Furnishings OK. Phone in the living room but no TVs. No front desk -- but they could be reached by phone to book tours and answer questions.
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