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Alyeska/Girdwood Beautiful 4300 Sq Ft Custom Log Home W/ Lodge Like Atmosphere

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

This is a Beautiful 4300+ Sq Ft Custom Log Home. Designed & Built by the owner. There is no other home that compares to this lodge-like atmosphere in Girdwood. Great Space for Entertaining. The Main Level is almost 2000 sq ft w/ Dramatic 25 ft Vaulted Ceilings throughout. The Kitchen is awesome for cooking in and enjoying your group while cooking. Perfect for Corporate Retreats or Small Corporate Parties, or Family Reunions. The ground entry level has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. The Master Suite is on the top 3rd level w/ a spacious 600+ sq ft. In the Ski Season, Mt Alyeska is a short walk. There is a Large Deck with a Covered 6 person Hot Tub and a small outside gas grill.

We welcome Families with children, please remember to let us know about their accompanying you prior to your arrival.

DETAILED RATES:

$500/Night 1-4 People. Each addit'l Person(incl kids 2 & older) is $50 per head. Christmas/New Years Rate is $600/Night 1-4 People. Each Addit'l Person(incl kids 2 & older) is $50 per head.

Facility Fee charged on top of Accommodation Rates for Authorized & Scheduled Parties or Events such as Birthday Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings... Rates Depend on Amount of People. We take into Consideration the people already paying to stay in the home.

*3 Night Min Req; *4 Night Min Req Christmas & New Year; 2 Night stays considered

if dates are available, not during summer, nor during holidays. Rates are at Premium during Holidays, email for Rates

12.00% Tax. Charged on top of Rates. Must be 30 years old to Rent

Keywords: Girdwood Home Rental, Alyeska Home Rental, Girdwood Vacation Rental, Alyeska Vacation Rental, Girdwood Nightly Rental, Alyeska Nightly Rental, Alyeska Ski Resort Rental, places to stay in Girdwood Alaska, places to stay at Alyeska Resort, Custom Log Home with Lodge-like Feel

More Details

Owner
Kimberly Duncan
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Kimberly Duncan

My husband designed and built this home. He is a jack of all trades. He is a builder, a Real Estate broker and also a Commercial Salmon Fisherman. I have an Alaskan Real Estate license as well. I have been a Property Manager for several nightly rental & Long-Term Condos for 7 years. Making the choice to open our home to share with other people goes right along with my current business. We have a son who is 9 years old. We both love Alaska and Girdwood. Girdwood is a great place for basing your stay. You can make day trips to Seward or Whittier as well as enjoy the great scenery and local activities. Having our home as a base, you might be so comfortable in the home that you forget to step outside. The logs have such a warm appeal to them, it is definitely like being in a home away from home.

Kimberly Duncan purchased this lodge in 1997

Why Kimberly Duncan chose Girdwood

We built the home intending to do bed & breakfast. We did operate a very successful B&B there for over 10 years.

What makes this lodge unique

The home is very Large and the main living area is all open. This is nice for larger groups going on a trip together; they will not feel like they are stepping on each others toes. Large enough to find their own little area for quiet time if they want.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our son and daughter-in-law rented the lodge for their wedding. It is in a lovely setting. It accommodated 30 wedding guests very nicely for a wedding on the deck. It has a huge kitchen capable of feeding the entire crowd. The party went from Wed evening until Mon with most meals eaten there. It was clean when we arrived and had a well supplied kitchen. Victor explained how everything worked when they arrived. The hot tub was enjoyed by several.
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Girdwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double Vanity for Master Bathroom
    Bathroom on Main Living Area - toilet
    Private Bathroom 2 on Entry Level - toilet , shower
    Private Bathroom 3 on Entry Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shared Bathrm 4 between Bedrooms 4 & 5 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is shared between the 2 adjng Rms bdrms 4 & 5
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom is on 3rd floor, nice area to get away.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The Room can have either 1 King or 2 Twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can have either 1 King or 2 twins.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can have either 1 King or 2 Twins
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Bdrm has either 1 King or 3 Twins/Adjoins w/Bdrm 4
  • Have added to Klick Klack Couch systems that fold out to make full Beds if needed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Alyeska/Girdwood Beautiful 4300 Sq Ft Custom Log Home W/ Lodge Like Atmosphere
average rating of 4.915493 based on 72 reviews
5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Kimberly was super accommodating and the house is amazing. Tons of space and Alaskan charm, great location in Girdwood and plenty of amenities. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, I am happy you enjoyed our home. We would gladly have you back again. Thank you!
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Ardmore PA
5

Impressive Girdwood Property

  • 5 of 5

Our week long stay in Girdwood Alaska proved to be one of the high points of our 3 week Alaska vacation and Winner Creek Lodge in Girdwood contributed mightily to this experience.

Girdwood finds itself situated near the “gateway” to the beautiful Kenai Peninsula so the positioning of this property was superb. Using it as a base of operations we were easily able to access all the activities and wonders the Kenai Peninsula had to offer. The town itself is somewhat rural-upscale, with “great” restaurants and gorgeous surrounding scenery.

Winner Creek Lodge itself only added to the experience of the six people making up our travel group. This log home was very impressive, especially the open and spacious great room with a central stone fireplace, and beautiful large hewn logs making up the walls and high ceilings. Consistent with the overall motif of the house was an open kitchen with modern appliances. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also spacious, well equipped, and near immaculate in their presentation. Despite its overall charm this house was also very functional. The one word that especially comes to mind when we think about Winner Creek Lodge is character and personality --- consistent with the beautiful surrounding environment in which it is located.

In traveling, we’ve been to many properties over the years but I believe this property is somewhat special, and for this reason we feel comfortable in giving this property a most enthusiastic endorsement.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, this is a Wonderful Review. We so appreciate your taking the time to write such thoughtful and lovely comments. I am so happy to hear the our Home was such a great experience for you & your family as well as Girdwood. Thank you for choosing to stay we us, we appreciate your business.
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Lino Lakes, MN
5

Highly recommended lovely, spacious lodge! Perfect for family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

The large kitchen and dining area worked well for our extended family. We were consulted ahead of time regarding sleeping arrangements, so each room was set up and ready for us when we arrived! The lodge is large, yet cozy. Very clean. Comfortable beds. Kitchen well stocked with pots, pans, implements and table settings. Gorgeous deck with flowers and grill. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We really appreciate it. You guys were great guest and we would welcome you back anytime. Thank you!
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ANCHORAGE, AK
5

Wonderful and relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is absolutely wonderful! Sometimes I hesitate to share how much we loved a rental because we want to keep it a secret :) this is one of those rentals! The owners were great to work with, easy to contact and quick to respond. The house is well kept, very clean, well appointed and just all around wonderful. The open floor plan makes this rental perfect for a larger group. Ample seating in the kitchen, living room and formal dining table. The kitchen has everything you would ever need! More than previous rentals we have stayed at. The large back deck is lovely and gets wonderful sun (this says a lot in Girdwood!). The bedrooms were clean, tidy and very comfortable. We loved the owners provided both firm and soft pillows on the beds. There are several bathrooms in the house making it easy for a larger group. They bathrooms were very clean and nicely updated. This rental was all around perfect for our group and plan to rent again next year!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. We will definitely look forward to having you come back to stay. Thank you!
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5

A Grand Place to Stay in Girdwood

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house at the last minute for a late-season ski excursion to Girdwood/Alyeska. It was our group's first visit to the area, so we were pleased to find the lifts just a short walk away. We were even more impressed by the grand common areas and the excellent finishes in this home. For the value we got, it was very reasonably priced for four people, and could easily accommodate quite a few more. The owners were helpful and responsive to questions. I would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting Girdwood and looking to stay in a home rather than the resort.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful Review. I am very happy you all enjoyed your stay at our home. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we hope you will come back again.
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5

The Perfect Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay if you are going to be in Girdwood. The owners are extremely nice and personally welcome you into their home. The location is unbeatable, with the ski lifts less than 2 blocks from the front door. But more impressive is the house itself. Perfect layout with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on the main entry level, all with very comfortable beds. The second floor is HUGE, wide open and full of windows, perfect for friends and family to hang out with each other. A hot tub and large deck on the second level provide the ideal relaxation area. Large eat-in kitchen with an abundance of cooking supplies, a 2 way gas fire place and in-wall wired stereo system are all on the second floor as well. Finally, the master suite on the 3rd level is a nice little retreat. Large walk through closet, claw-foot tub, dual vanity, plus a very comfortable bed. All-in-all, I would not want to stay anywhere else if I come back to Girdwood, regardless of the season. Book this place if it is available. Completely worth it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, What a wonderful review. We do appreciate your time in writing this review. We also appreciate You & Your Friends taking great care of our home. Should your travels bring you back to Girdwood, we definitely would welcome you and your friends back to stay in our home. Thank you for choosing to stay with us!
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Anchorage
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Girdwood
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Anchorage
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Girdwood
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Girdwood
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Girdwood
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Girdwood
Car: recommended

Located in the beautiful valley of Girdwood. Home to Mt. Alyeska and the Alyeska Ski Resort. Fantastic Scenery, Glaciers, Wildlife. Great Skiing. The Drive from Anchorage to Girdwood is approximately 40 minutes, and is one of the most Scenic Drives in All of Alaska. Whittier is 30 minutes and Seward is approximately an hour and a half from Girdwood, making this location the perfect place to base out of.

Other Activities: Snow Machining

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

**Base Rate is $500 for 1-4 Persons, plus $50 per addit'l persons. 12% bed tax on top of the rates. Email for Quote. Christmas/New Years is $600 for 1-4 Persons, + $50 per addit'l persons plus bed tax. Planned Party Events such as Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, etc... charged a Facility Fee on top of rates to stay at the Lodge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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