Our stay in Seward was at a hotel that is a registered historic landmark - The Van Gilder Hotel.  Originally built as an office building and converted to a hotel around the turn of the 20th century, it was a unique place (at least we had a private bathroom rather than the "bath down the hall" that some rooms still have).  Seward is a jumping off place for fishing charters and glacier cruises.  More about glacier cruises (we took one) can be found in the Kenai Fjords section.  Other attractions around Seward that we visited were the Alaska Sealife Center and another glacier - the Exit Glacier. 

You can link directly to other albums for this trip by using the navigation links for Anchorage Area, Kenai Fjords, and Homer on the left side of this page.


Van Gilder Hotel

One of the side benefits of staying in a historic building is watching the curtains move when the wind blows - even with the windows closed.





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