by Phil Corless
This small lodge has some big rooms that are ideal for a family. Located along the winding highway to Exit Glacier, the recently remodeled Exit Glacier Lodge offers a spacious suite with king and queen beds, plus room for a rollaway, or you can stay in The Loft, a separate cabin a few steps away from the lodge. The Loft features a queen bed and three extra-long twin beds in an upstairs room. Other amenities include a refrigerator, coffeemaker, DVD player and free Wi-Fi. Right next door to the lodge is the popular Salmon Bake Restaurant and Pub, well-known for its local seafood dishes.
The Lodge is in an isolated area, surrounded by majestic mountains and tall trees. There is only one other restaurant in the area, the Resurrection Roadhouse. If you continue down the highway for another 15 minutes, you’ll arrive at the Exit Glacier Nature Center, which has several trails leading to the stunning glacier. For an afternoon of shopping and sampling the local restaurants, head back to downtown Seward, where you can also visit the Alaska Sealife Center, the state’s biggest aquarium and home to a variety of marine life. Seward is also the perfect place to plan a day trip into Kenai Fjords National Park. Ask at the lodge for recommendations of guided tour outfits. For its rugged beauty and family-friendly suites, the Exit Glacier Lodge is an awesome choice for your family vacation to Seward.
Our Editor Loves
- Large loft room
- Onsite restaurant
- Beautiful mountain scenery
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We had a room for 2 people in the main lodge. It is located just 2 blocks from the highway that runs from Anchorage to Seward. We stayed there a few days after labor day and it was very quiet sleeping there.
There is a restaurant nextdoor which serves excellant food and drink. There is a crepe restaurant about a block away for breakfast food.
In the lobby area there is self-serve free coffee and tea area. Some cold drinks can also be purchased from the refrigerator.
The rooms are unusual with the bathroom sink being in the living area of the room instead of being in the washroom with the shower. This was fine with us but other guests might not like this feature.
The people who work there are very friendly and a good source of information for what to do in the area.
We reserved our room with a credit card but we didn't pay in advance. At the lodge they offered us a discount if we paid with cash which we did. This was a pleasant surprise for us.
Overall we recommend this lodge and will stay there in the future should we return to Alaska.
by Sergio P
The Lodge is very close to town, on a nice old and well preserved house, the room was large, confortable, clean, and silent. The personnel was very friendly, specially the manager Deb, which helped us a lot with nice tips and to solve a problem we faced that had nothing to do with the Lodge.