The hidden gems of the Alaska State Park system are it's public use cabins. These small cabins are scattered around the state and are pretty affordable for a stay. You can see more here...
At sunset the mountains and ice were all lit up with brilliant pinks and oranges. I got up during the night and the full moon was sitting right over the glacier. With a good camera and tripod you could get some amazing pictures. And I bet the fall colors would be breath taking.
The windows were great for the views, but in the land of the midnight sun it makes it hard to sleep. Luckily I had some tarps in my truck that we rigged up as curtains.
Long Rifle Lodge is just a mile up the road. If you are looking for a thrill, Glacier View Adventures offers a zipline or jet boat rides. MICA Guides offers glacier hikes if you want to get up close and personal with some blue ice. Just the drive up to the area is stunning. The Glenn Highway has been designated a National Scenic Byway.