Fantastic place to stay!!
A few of my friends planned a last minute trip to Alaska to see a friend who lives up there. This was our first time to Alaska and were unfamiliar with the area. I feel like we got really lucky with this condo and staying in Girdwood.
First, working with the owner was super easy. He answered all our questions quickly and there were no problems making the reservation. The condo itself is spacious, comfortable and has just about everything you need for your stay. The kitchen is stocked, there were plenty of towels/blankets, and the place itself is pretty spacious. The wifi was handy to check directions or places to go. We even found a barely used game of Risk in the closet which we played at night. I was also able to hook my laptop up to the large TV via HDMI to watch few episodes of Game of Thrones and check out the pictures from the trip.
Girdwood is a good base camp to the Kenai Peninsula and there is plenty of stuff to do nearby. Anchorage is really only 45 min to an hour away and it only took us about 2 hours to Seward. The drive out there was amazing as well. Bird Creek and Portage is close for fishing and there are some fun hiking trails right out your door.
Some notes: There is only one market nearby (a pseudo-Safeway) and you pay for convenience so I recommend do as much shopping in Anchorage. Also, there are no fly/tackle shops nearby so if you're fishing stock up before you head south. There were several tackle stores on the way to Seward though. There are few places to eat nearby, but we only tried the Bake Shop, which was awesome. Jack Sprat is basically next door and i'm really sad we didn't get to try it. I've heard amazing things. But, I'll be back for sure and when I do I'll definitely stay in Girdwood and hopefully this condo.
Thanks so much!!
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