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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.


$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

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More Details

Kimberly Duncan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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 Alaska

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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Girdwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Alyeska/Girdwood Beautiful 4300 Sq Ft Custom Log Home W/ Lodge Like Atmosphere
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 68 reviews

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: Mar 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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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: Feb 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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Very comfortable, cozy, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful ski weekend for our entire family.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, we are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay and the weekend. We hope to have you back again. Thank you very much for your business.
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Better Than Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, abundantly appointed with all expected amenities and more. Well organized and incredibly clean. Convenient location to access all the sights and things to do in this area. Great communication during the entire process down to the smallest of details. All this at the price of a couple of hotel rooms. Could not recommend this property any more highly. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the Awesome Review, we do appreciate this. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our home and in Girdwood. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent time here on our recent trip to Alaska with our adult children. What a house!! the common living area was fantastic with much space, good views, great kitchen and a hot tub! Kimberly was a most gracious host that took care of all of our needs with incredible service! I would highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love the Review, thank you so much. I do appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. Thank you for staying with us! :)
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Undesirable Owner... Awesome House

  • 2 of 5

Now for the real review! The house is amazing, the owner however is not. My family and I stayed there for 6 days, and we were constantly harassed/checked up on by the owner. She showed up at the house unexpectedly 3 times throughout our stay. She said she needed to come by and "water her outdoor plants" (even though it was going to rain the next day) and shortly after she left we received an email stating everything we were doing "wrong." She told us not to turn on specific lights in the kitchen because "the bulbs are difficult to change." There is a jacuzzi there, but the owner clearly states that you MUST shower before entering the spa, AND after.. don't forget to adjust the chlorine levels as well! No shoes in the house! Make sure you put your children's diapers in a plastic bag and then into the trash can! For someone who receives a large amount of money per night for her home, she was awfully frugal, strict, and unpleasant. Overall, the attitude of the owner tainted the beauty, comfort, and enjoyment of the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you feel this way. I did go to the house a couple of times because there was a plumbing issue of which I did inform the guest that I would be coming by and they were patient with me regarding the plumbing issue. I did go & water my plants as they were needed and swept the back deck as it was needed from the tree needles & wanted the deck to be nice for the guest. I also went to grab their garbage of which there was a lot, so it necessitated my needing to grab it more often than normal. When watering my plants I did find these guest had left all of the lights on in the kitchen & main floor, it was daylight, & yes, I do find it wasteful to burn electricity when lights are not needed & no one was home all day. They had also left a wooded chair out on the deck that is not a deck chair, so I asked them to not put the wooded chairs on the deck as it was supposed to rain later in the day or the next day. I found these particular guest were not respectful in the way they treated my home of which I work very hard to keep nice & clean for everyone to enjoy. There were cheerios & food all over the house as well as many things collected from underneath the beds. A number of stains were found on carpet. Kitchen floors, it took my cleaning person several times of cleaning to get clean. They were throwing loose dirty diapers into a 45 gallon garbage can which meant I had to stick my head down into to grab them out of the can instead of putting them into smaller bags & throwing them into the can. The hot tub does use chlorine, so yes showers are necessary before & after to remove the chemicals from the hair & body, this is a normal hygiene requirement. It is unfortunate that these guests felt the need to write such a bad review; if anyone is taking the time to read my response you will see from all of the other reviews that are great, that you will choose to see that the overall experience with my other guests have been very good and take this one bad review in stride. It is very hard as an owner who puts in a lot of time & care into their property to see it not being treated with respect. I do realize you are paying good money to stay, this is why I go the extra mile to make sure my home is in the very best shape for all of my guests. I not only manage my own personal home, but several other properties of which you can find that all of the guests reviews & overall experience with me has been very good.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Girdwood Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Early May
Apr 18 2017 - May 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
4 Person Rental
May 11 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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