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Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Chalet600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Second Level of the Carriage House Chalet, with great views of Mt. Alyeska

The "Hay" loft, is a second level, 600 square foot craftsman style loft apartment with great views of Mt Alyeska. One of 4 private cottages offered by Carriage House Accommodations, a small Boutique Property.

Quietly set in the forest on 2 acres along California Creek, on the edge of the Chugach State Park, yet conveniently located directly across the street from Alaska's famous Double Musky Restaurant, 1 mile from Alyeska Ski Resort, and just minutes to great hiking trails, shops, restaurants and so much more.

This craftsman style unit offers uncompromised comfort with deluxe linens on a pillow-top mattress and a full bath with all amenities This unit has a gorgeous, large kitchen with all appliances and utensils, granite counter tops and views of Mt. Alyeska. The dining table is just off the kitchen and the living room is furnished with a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa, a large flat screen smart cable TV, WiFi and a private deck. A gorgeous timberframe gazebo and shared hot tub will sooth your worries away, or enjoy a game of bocci, horseshoes or volleyball on the beautiful grounds.

The Chalet, an 1,860 square foot timber frame Barn, was originally built in 2005 to be used by owner Jake Thompson as his wood shop, stalls for the two Percheron draft horses, Kobuk & Tecumseh “the boys” used in the Carriage business, and a hayloft above. The boys were retired in 2010 and in the years following the renovations began, sanding all the beautiful Douglas Fir timbers and enclosing the stall areas. The transformation was amazing and the new cottages are nicely appointed craftsman style luxury. The Carriage House Chalet Loft is referred to as the "Hayloft", as it once was.


Rachel Hatcher

Member Since 2006
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Rachel Hatcher

Your hosts are Rachel Hatcher and Jake Thompson. Jake grew up in Balboa (The Canal Zone)Panama and spent summers in Sabula Iowa, then later lived in both North and South Florida before coming to Alaska. Jake has almost always been a carpenter, currently a certified General Contractor, specializing in building custom timber frame homes. Rachel grew up in Jupiter Florida, went to Florida Atlantic University, graduated with a bachelors of Finance, minor in accounting. worked in South Florida in public accounting for 5 years before coming to Alaska. We have lived in Alaska since 1994 and love the outdoors, together we have a vast knowledge of the area that we love to share.

Rachel Hatcher purchased this Chalet in 1999

Why Rachel Hatcher chose Girdwood

Carriage House Accommodations is located on 2 wooded acres along California Creek, on the edge of the Chugach Forest looking directly at Alyeska and Max's mountain. Walking distance to hiking trails, many activities, shops and restaurants. This Craftsman style cottage will warm you with the beautiful wood beams and quality woodworking.

What makes this Chalet unique

The Carriage House Chalet Hayloft is nested in the spruce and hemlock trees on 2 acres, along California Creek looking back on Alyeska and Max's mountain where Alyeska Resort is located. Located right on the edge of town within easy walking distance to many restaurants (directly across from the Double Musky Restaurant), shops, easy access to great hiking trails and 1 mile to Alyeska Ski Resort.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, comfortable pullout couch


        • 1 Bathroom
        • BATH
          toilet, combination tub/shower, all amentities
        • amenities include
          Towels, soaps, shampoo, rinse

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Just on the edge of the Girdwood town square
          • Mountain View
            Mt. Alyeska & Max's Mountian
          • Resort
            1 mile from Alyeska Ski Resort
          • Village
            located in the Village of Girdwood


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        RADIANT =)
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            full kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                seats 4 at the breakfast bar.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    take one leave one library
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    Cable TV in living room


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Access to grill located under carport in main lodge a short walk away.
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        1 mile away at Alyeska Ski Resort


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Beautiful Shared Gazebo with hot tub looking onto Mt. Alyeska. Open 12 -10p.m. Guest must follow all rules outlined in unit. Absolutely no unreserved guests

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge


                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • sledding
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • ski lift privileges
                                                                  • ski privileges optional
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • snowboarding
                                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    14 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    It was absolutley beautiful!

                                                                    Carrie J.

                                                                    Perfect location, wonderful hosts, truly a gem.

                                                                    Lovely accommodations in Girdwood

                                                                    Deborah M.

                                                                    We had an overnight stay at Carriage House in Girdwood. The House is nestled in the trees, conveniently located across the street from one of the best restaurants in Alaska, the Double Musky. We loved the apartment - clean, spacious, beautifully appointed. We appreciated the freshly ground coffee and half and half for our morning coffee. Jake showed us around and had suggestions for dinner and where to go for cross country skiing. A lovely stay, highly recommend.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you! Carriage House strives to offer clean, comfortable accommodations with the guests needs and wants in mind, and we enjoy sharing our knowledge of the are to help guests enjoy their stay!

                                                                    lovely all around

                                                                    Bobbi C.

                                                                    This was a great place to spend a girls night getaway. Rachel was johnny-on-the-spot with any requests we had and met us with typical warm Alaskan hospitality. Double Musky is literally right across the street so it was perfect for a leisurely dinner. Check-in and check-out were smooth and a slight delay getting out was met graciously. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

                                                                    Beautiful and cozy!

                                                                    Sheri M.

                                                                    We had such a peaceful and quiet time in this beautiful space. We will be looking forward to coming back and staying longer in the future. Thank you for making this such a lovely get-away for us!

                                                                    Very much enjoyed our stay

                                                                    Natalie R.

                                                                    I booked the chalet for my upcoming wedding. We reserved the room for the night before the wedding as well as the wedding night. My arrangements for getting ready for the wedding changed last minute and the owner was kind enough to let me and my bridesmaids use the chalet for hair and makeup the day of the wedding. I truly appreciated her flexibility and it ended up being a great spot for us! I only wished my husband and I could have stayed longer to enjoy the hot tub one more night. It was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again, the property was impeccable and so beautiful. Thanks!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you, it is our pleasure to accommodate our guests whenever possible.

                                                                    Wonderful stay

                                                                    Kuldeep S.

                                                                    Rachel was great, we stayed in a Chalet, which is big and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. It us surrounded by beautiful nature. Breakfast was very good.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you! This cottage is one of 3 cottages and a Lodge/B&B, a small Boutique property called Carriage House Accommodations. In the Summer breakfast is available to be added in the amazing great room of the main Lodge.


                                                                    Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA

                                                                    The Carriage House Suite is centrally located on the edge of the Girdwood town square, directly across from Alaska's popular Double Musky Restaurant, 1 mile from Alyeska Ski Resort, near great hiking trails and conveniently located on the Girdwood Shuttle Route.

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                                                                    14 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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