Annie Mae Lodge
The Annie Mae Lodge is set in a field of wildflowers on the banks of the Good River and at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park. Guest have immediate access to experience the stunning beauty of southeastern Alaska. This Gustavus lodge features down-home comfort and hospitality, cozy country-style lodging and home-cooked meals in this small homesteading community.
For more than 25 years this family-run lodge has provided visitors with a comfortable and friendly base to experience the stunning wilderness that surrounds Gustavus. Abundant wildlife, world-class sport fishing, magnificent scenery and America’s most spectacular National Park make Glacier Bay a must visit for any Alaska vacation.
Dining at Annie Mae Lodge
Guests wake up to the smell of a country breakfast and the clean, fresh feel of an Alaskan morning. For lunch, a hearty box lunch is offered to take on a chosen adventure. In the evening guests dine on a delicious dinner of home-baked goods and a choice of traditional fare or local Alaskan seafood.
History at Annie Mae Lodge
In 1989 William Everett Carl assembled his three daughters—Lesli, Melanie and Linda—to embark on a family project that would create a tribute and lasting remembrance to his mother’s memory, Annie Mae Carl. Annie Mae and her husband James loved the independent, country lifestyle and learned to take what the land offered and passed on these values to their children. The family agreed that an inn celebrating the independent country lifestyle of Annie Mae and James that would be owned, operated and hosted by family members would constitute a lasting and wonderful tribute.
The Annie Mae Lodge opened its doors in July of 1990 in the small, isolated homesteading community of Gustavus, Alaska, the gateway community to Glacier Bay National Park. Family members contributed to the design and construction of the original 5-room Annie Mae Lodge and its expansion in the mid-1990’s to 11 rooms. Many family members continue to work and manage the Annie Mae.
Activities at Annie Mae Lodge
Charter fishing of Icy Strait and Cross Sound offer world-class sport fishing for halibut, salmon, ling cod, black cod and sea bass while fresh water fly-fishing with a local guide offer the opportunity to catch salmon, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and grayling. Bushplane tours offer the opportunity to see the expanse of the Brady ice field, plus glaciers, mountain goats and brown bears, or to visit a secluded lake or river. Hiking the Gustavus and Bartlett Cove area cater to a variety of activity levels and great mountain biking opportunities using the lodge’s bikes are offered right from the front steps.
Accommodations at Annie Mae Lodge
All rooms include a continental breakfast, ground transfers and usage of bicycles. Additional meals are at an added cost. Room options include one wheelchair-accessible room with a queen bed, a family room with a king bed and two twins, rooms with a shared bath and rooms with a private bath, with or without a deck.