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James Riley
James Riley
J. Riley Realty LLC

Historic Gustavus Inn - Glacier Bay National Park In Gustavus, Alaska

1270 Gustavus Road, Gustavus, Alaska 99826 - Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Borough
$1,700,000 5.37 Acres
Property ID 2428051


Gustavus Inn is a historic homestead in the center of activities in Glacier Bay National Park. For three generations now, the Lesh family invites visitors to share their home, hearth and table for adventures in Glacier Bay and Icy Strait. The sellers maintain a full garden for their clients table, providing the freshest lettuce in Alaska, rain-kissed raspberries, and baby carrots from glacial soils on this property.

This business has high ratings on trip advisor and national awards of Fodors Choice awards as well as named James Beard Americas Classic 2010

Gustavus, Icy Strait, and Glacier Bay offer:

Glacier Bay National Park day cruise and naturalist-led tours to see glaciers, wildlife, and experience Glacier Bay

World-class ocean fishing in Icy Strait (King and Silver Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish)

Whale-whatching (Humpback, Orca, Minke Whales)

Kayaking rentals, guided day and multiday

Flight tours of Glacier Bay

Wildlife viewing in the scenic context of Gustavus rivers, beaches, ponds, and trails Alaska Coastal Wildlife Viewing trail, Nature Conservancy, and State Crane Reserve

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Parcel Size

5.37 Acres or 234,750 square feet. Subdivided into three parcels

Lot A has 4.23 acres or 184,250 square feet

Lot B has .92 acres or 40,000 square feet

Lot C has .24 acres or 10,500 square feet



7,200 sq.ft. Inn has 13 guest rooms, 11 with private baths. In addition to the guest bathrooms there are 3 other public baths.

Inn was started as a homestead home in 1925. It has been extensively remodeled and added to since then. Most of the major work has been done by the seller in stages since 1987. Last job in 2012 was a complete remodel of the kitchen area. All up to code and fire Marshall approved.

The old work on the Inn is concrete and treated pilings with treated perimeter walls added later. New foundation work is treated perimeter stub walls on concrete footings. The Inn has 1,000 square feet of covered decks.


3 floors with attached heated garage. Total square footage without garage is 2697, with garage 3075.

1st floor is 852 square feet. Includes mud room, 2 bed rooms and full bath, covered front and back porches. This is the 2 room suite rented as a guest room.

2nd floor is 1120 square feet. Includes kitchen, dining, living rooms, 2 bed rooms and full bath.

3rd floor is 720 square feet and includes 3 bed rooms and half bath.

Garage is 378 square feet.

Built by Dave Lesh in 1985. 2 x 6 construction with perimeter concrete and treated wood foundation. Composite shingle roof, hydronic oil fired boiler heat and hot water, propane stove and dryer.

Several other out buildings

Greenhouse: 28 X 16 with attached 28 X 12 shop. Wired and plumbed with cold water wood frame with lexan and metal roofing 784 square feet

Generator/storage building: 24 X 16 wood framed with composition roof wired no plumbing 384 square feet

Freezer and grain storage building: 26 X 8 with 5 X 6 addition. wood frame with composition roof wired no plumbing 238 square feet

Pump house: 10 X 11 with water softener, mineral filter and expansion tank. wood frame, concrete slab, super insulated, heated, wired and plumbed 110 square feet

Large covered area: 50 X 14 fire wood, winter car port and dry storage. 4 x 6 treated posts with composition roof

Large covered area: 33 X 20 for winter car port and dry storage 4 x 6 treated posts with composition roof

Bike shed: 44 X 8 open building for storing bikes during summer and cars over the winter. yellow cedar posts with metal roof no power or plumbing

Root cellar: 16 X 15 earth covered building, steel and concrete. Winter freeze proof storage, wired no plumbing 240 square feet

Compost: 8 X 12 compost building

Burn building: rough 10 X 8 wood frame with metal roof for storing trash

Gardens: 2 well established organic gardens #1-50 X 150, #2-25 X 75


No Real Estate Taxes or Zoning


City electric , private well is 35 feet deep producing approx. 20 gals/min, public water system #AK 2130237. Last sanitary survey was done in 2012. All systems are inspected. Private septic system, Satellite TV, Internet Access


1270 Gustavus Road, Gustavus, Alaska 99826. Located one mile from airport and dock on main road, 20 min by air charter or jet from Juneau. 55 mile west from Juneau, Alaska

Gustavus Airport is the 2nd longest runway in Southeast Alaska. Alaska Airlines provides summer jet service from Seattle daily. New state dock provides State Ferry Service to Gustavus and saltwater boat access in Icy Strait.

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