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Cozy and Peaceful Chalet for Your Mountain Adventure with Fire Pit and Gas BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

In this peaceful neighborhood, you will find the perfect base camp for your Alaskan adventure. The Hinterland Chalet is designed to provide you with a cozy stay in Girdwood with full kitchen and sleeping amenities. This timber frame chalet boasts beautiful redwood siding. Built by climbers in 1983, the recycled redwood came from Anchorage's original REI store.

On the main floor, the kitchen and living area are surrounded by windows. The kitchen and bath have just been remodeled with new floors and counter tops. The floors are radiant heated for toasty toes no matter what the temperature outside. The bedroom on the main floor has a full sized bed and closet. The futon in the living room also folds out to a full sized bed. The main loft hosts a queen sized log frame bed where the moon shines bright on clear nights. This is the master bedroom of the house with a full closet. Up the ladder you can escape to the tree room for reading, relaxing, or gazing out through the forest. Complimentary coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and spiced cider are provided for your enjoyment.

The large deck with seating in front is perfect for relaxing after a hike, or, if you love a bonfire, warm up by the fire bowl. This 1,000 square foot chalet is well suited for families and friends in groups up to six people.

Keywords: Cozy Chalet

More Details

Kathy Fish
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Kathy Fish

We have lived in Alaska for 30 years and love this beautiful state. We feel fortunate to be raising our family here and look forward to the time we get to spend in Girdwood skiing, snowboarding, hiking and just enjoying the laid back, friendly atmosphere.

Kathy Fish purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Kathy Fish chose Alaska

We chose this particular property due to its location. Located on a third of an acre on a quiet, dead end road, it is very peaceful. The cabin is surrounded by hemlocks and in the summer the hummingbirds and blueberries are plentiful. It is centrally located with several restaurants and the local grocery within walking distance. Whittier, Seward and Hope are easy day trips by car should guests want to explore places other than Girdwood.

What makes this chalet unique

St. Moritz sits at the base of Max's Mountain and ends shortly after our chalet. The neighbors are genuine and the blueberries sweet. When the sun shines, it warms the gravel roads and brings everyone out to visit and share stories. For the adventurous spirit, the back door leads to excellent powder skiing in winter and quiet hikes with bears, forest flowers and birds in summer. This is a quiet, serene place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cabin! It was so peaceful and relaxing, we couldn't be happier with our decision to stay here! We would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Girdwood. Thanks again!
Jun 2015
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Girdwood Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Remodeled in June 2013
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Third Floor Loft Features a 'Tree Room', Surrounded by Windows, Perfect for Reading or Relaxing in the Moonlight on a Starry Night.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cozy and Peaceful Chalet for Your Mountain Adventure with Fire Pit and Gas BBQ
average rating of 4.962963 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the chalet......wonderful accommodations and great, quirky town. Location is super...very convenient to Whittier for fishing and many trails for hiking.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, HI

Perfect little cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin in the woods. Our family found it well stocked and just what we needed for our first visit to Alaska. Girdwood is a great central location for day trips to Seward, Whittier, and Anchorage. There were plenty of trails nearby and quality restaurants! We loved our quiet down time hanging around the cabin. The owners have thought of every little thing you could need. Thank you Fish Family! We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this perfect chalet or a family vacation to celebrate my grandfather's 88th birthday and our 8th wedding anniversary. The chalet and setting was lovely and exceeded our expectations! But what makes this place truly lovely is Kathy as she was helpful, responsive, and a joy to work with especially when my family came down with the flu.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michelle! I'm very happy your visit to Alaska went so well (except for the last few days, what a bummer to get sick on vacation). You and your family lucked into some wonderful weather, what a fabulous summer we had this year. Thank you again for your kind comments, I sincerely appreciate them. Kathy
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Great for Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and we are so happy we did! The house was perfect and had everything we needed! There was even a black bear that came and visited us outside the first night, very cool! Kathy was very helpful and attentive though the process and helpful with things to do in the area! Very happy with this cabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Katie! Very happy to hear all went well and you had a great time. We have had several visits from black bears this summer and it is always a treat for us and our guests!
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Glen Campbell

Peaceful and beautiful chalet

  • 5 of 5

My Husband, myself and our 3 kids (10, 6, 18 months) stayed for 2 weeks. The chalet is very well stocked, has a great view, loved the washer n dryer, tons of DVD's, loved the peace n quiet!!!! Make sure you go through Denali National Park, we saw 7 grizzly n moose. Would positively go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Campbell

Kevin n Laura n 3 kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 9/3/15-9/13/15 with our 3 kids. The cabin really is a home away from home! We had a great time!!!! Loved the fact we had washer n dryer to use, the kitchen had all we needed, the beds was so comfy, beautiful view n quiet, internet, DVD's to relax in the evenings, if one is able to walk a few miles then yes you could do without a car,n very nice folks to rent off of, even though we didn't get to meet in person because of so many things to see n do. My in-laws are wanting to go stay there for next summer. Would definitely stay there again. We loved the bus trip in Denali National State Park...GREAT meal, got to see wildlife, n the view was awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura! Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time at the cabin. I, too, wish we would have had time to come down and meet you and your family, maybe next summer! It sounds as if you spent your time in Alaska well, visiting as many sights as possible. I hope your husband was able to catch some fish!! Best regards, Kathy, Alan and Alex
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Backcountry Skiing in Turnagain Pass, Long Distance Ski Touring


Rates & Availability

Girdwood Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Year Round
Oct 20 2016 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR BOOKING. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE. The "instant quote" feature is misleading. The nightly rate for 2 guests is $175.00 per night. $25 for each additional guest up to six guests total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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