About the property
- House1315 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Upstairs unit in House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Situated on a quiet street, conveniently located near the ski slopes and hiking trails, the Stowe Chalet can provide each visitor a place to wind down after a long Alaskan day of adventure and experience. The Stowe Chalet is a spacious, open environment with large windows facing the Alyeska Ski Resort and adjoining Max’s Mountain, and is nestled among the quieter neighborhoods within the small town of Girdwood. Its two floors provide ample space for spreading out and relaxing for the entire family, with plenty of privacy for the intimate travelers. When visiting Alaska, you needn’t leave the comforts of home behind, the Stowe embraces all the aspects that make a house into a home. Cleanliness, spaciousness and the plush softness of the beds will keep your inner fire burning while you explore and engage in the wilderness of Alaska.
*This is an upper unit in a duplex. There are stairs to access the front door and tenants living full-time in the downstairs unit. The third bedroom (with the bunk beds) is a sleeping area located on the first floor and does not have a door. It is tucked away in a private area adjacent the first floor bath.
Girdwood is located 36 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Within its glacially-carved walls you will find opportunities to view wildlife, hike alpine meadows, dine on local delights, ski deep powder, pan yourself a golden fortune and so much more. With the Kenai Peninsula and Turnagain Pass a short 20-mile drive along one of America’s Scenic Byways (Seward Highway), you will have the chance to view Bald Eagles, endangered Beluga Whales, random Harbor Seals, larger-than-expected Moose and the occasional Black and Brown Bear. Locally, there is access to Sockeye (Red), Coho (Silver), or Chinook (King) Salmon fisheries - and the world-famous Kenai River is a beautiful 1.5 hour drive from the doorstep. Guided fishing, hiking and all-around adventure tours can be placed with local Girdwood tour guides. In addition, the Crow Creek Mine area can provide hours of investigative gold panning options, all while learning about the history of Girdwood and how it came to exist. Take a hike on the subtemperate rainforest Iditarod National Historic Trail, or forage for blueberries, fungi or other wild edibles right out the front door. Girdwood places you in the middle of Alaska’s action, and the Stowe provides you the luxury of comfort in the heart of the wild.
The Stowe’s caretaker, son of the owner, has lived and played in Girdwood for the past 14 years. An avid outdoorsmen and full-time Chugach National Forest Service employee, he is happy to share his knowledge or point you in the right direction to make your Alaska vacation a true success.
Keywords: House, family, large, full-kitchen, mountain views, glacier views, wildlife, Girdwood, Alaska, Alyeska, Ski resort, tourist village, nightly rental, family house, multi-bedroom, two bathrooms, walking distance, quiet, DSL, internet, cable, TV,
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Jackie Collins
Donna Garland lives and plays in Sheridan, Wyoming, near her two grandchildren and daughter's family. When the need to fill the freezer with wild salmon or halibut comes along, she comes up north to visit her son, a resident of Girdwood for 14 years. Together, they have skied, hiked, fished and seen just about everything SouthCentral Alaska has to offer.
Jackie Collins purchased this House in 2002
Why Jackie Collins chose Girdwood
Ms. Garland bought the home as an investment opportunity and as her own personal space to escape to when Wyoming's summers got too blazing.
What makes this House unique
Ms Garland enjoys floating down the river with her friends, seeing the bright Alaskan summer sun and dining at Girdwood's many diverse restaurants while she is visiting.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful spot and space.
Great place in a great location. Lots of space for the five of us. Big kitchen! Thank you.
Nice Large House in Central Location
The house was ideal for our family of 7. The location was centrally located so that we could travel to many of the nearby cities and sights.
Very cozy & homey, great views
Really enjoyed our stay!
great home for a ski get away
The upper part of this cabin is perfect for a family or two to stay and enjoy Girdwood. We found it to be clean and plenty of room to spread out. It was a pleasant experience to rent from this owner and we'd rent this house again.
Great Place in Girdwood!
We had a blast! Plenty of space! Large kitchen, comfortable beds and couches! Great location for our home base whether hitting backcountry or Alyeska!
I am finally getting around to post this review. My extended family and I stayed at this house in Girdwood for two nights in June 2012. We had an exceptional stay.
I traveled with my mother, my aunt, and my two young counsins (17 and 13). The house was absolutely perfect for us. So comfortable with spectacular views and plenty of space for all of us to spread out. We cooked fresh fish for dinner one night and breakfast both mornings and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The bedrooms were well furnished and we slept really well. The living room, where we spent most of our time was homey and really comfy...very condusive to conversation, games, and of course the young cousins appreciated the TV.
I am so glad that I decided to rent this place rather than checking into some hotel in Anchorage (which was my first thought). For the five of us, the hotel stay would have been so much more expensive AND not nearly as nice. Plus I'm not sure we would have made it south to Seward and would likely have missed the spectacular drive.
The owner Donna and her son, who lives locally in Girdwood and manages the property, were very responsive to our questions and called to make sure we were comfortable after we arrived.
Very highly recommended.
Gold panning, jet boat tours, rail tours, aquarium, Within walking distance to the ski lift.