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Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Make yourself at home in our beautiful log home located in a quiet and convenient neighborhood in gorgeous Girdwood, Alaska! Girdwood is an active community located about 40 minutes south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway, and is a great location from which to base your exploration of Southcentral Alaska. Our home is nestled in a forested but easily accessible neighborhood less than 3/4 of a mile from Alyeska Resort. Set out on nearby biking or walking trails and explore what Girdwood has to offer: world class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and epic hiking and biking in the summer! Some of the best-loved restaurants in the Anchorage area are found in Girdwood. Hiking trails abound and come in a wide variety from easy to difficult, forested to above tree line, with opportunities to view waterfalls and wildlife to your heart's content. If you are visiting in the summer, you might like to consider tandem paragliding at nearby Alyeska Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore the Kenai Peninsula with its vast array of hiking, fishing, rafting, and wildlife viewing activities, take a train ride to Seward, or travel the road system to Whittier, Seward, Homer or points along the way. Book a sport fishing trip or sea-kayaking adventure from nearby Whittier. The opportunities to get out and enjoy what Alaska has to offer are too numerous to mention. Our home is well-designed for your comfort with two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, on the main floor along with the open kitchen, dining and living space and one full bathroom. The wood stove in the living space adds to the ambiance and comfort of our home, and we keep one of the two utility sheds on the property stocked with split wood for the stove. The master suite includes a large bedroom with a california king log bed and a private full bathroom. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that can be used to accommodate two additional guests. In the fall of 2012, we added a deck on the back side of the house and a hot tub! You will find the kitchen stocked with a selection of breakfast items, coffee and tea for your convenience. The house has a cable TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and is WIFI enabled.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Scott and Barbara
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Scott and Barbara

We are a family of four residing in South Anchorage, about 40 minutes away from Girdwood. We moved to Alaska about 10 years ago and take every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Alaska. We spend much of our leisure time in Girdwood and the surrounding area, and found the perfect second home for our family only recently. We look forward to sharing it with you and are nearby to help with any of your questions about where to go and what to see while visiting Alaska! We have had the benefit of entertaining many out of state friends and family and can draw on our personal experiences as well as those of our local friends should you need some travel advice. Scott is a commercial pilot and Barbara works for the Alaska Railroad. We have two sons Skyler (7) and Dylan (5) and a great Alaskan dog named Kenai.

Scott and Barbara purchased this house in 2011

Why Scott and Barbara chose Alaska

We love Girdwood and have wanted to own a home in this community for years! Scott enjoys paragliding at Alyeska Resort, and the whole family likes to hike, bike and ski in the area. We find that when friends and family come to visit, Girdwood is a better base for their travels than is Anchorage or Eagle River as much of our favorite things to see and do involve traveling the Seward Highway to Girdwood and points south. We like the variety of amenities in the Girdwood community with its abundance of outdoor activities in addition to the upscale amenities of the resort and the great collection of local restaurants. Our kids love the wonderful Girdwood playground and skateboard park and biking along the paved biking trail as well as taking the tram ride up the mountain and paragliding with their Dad from the top of Alyeska. Our kids take ski lessons at the resort where they can start on a gentle slope with a magic carpet and graduate through Alyeska's ski school to the more challenging terrain that the resort has to offer.

What makes this house unique

What more can we say? We feel just about anyone will feel right at home in our place and should have just about everything you will want in a rental. New in 2012 is our back deck and hot tub!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all went down and skied on Christmas Day after having Christmas morning back at home 1.5 hrs away. It was so nice not to have to drive back. Skied over to the resort in 15min and back in about 20. I was tired. It was so nice just to relax and have a great meal. Then after the kids were put to bed we snuggled up for a nice movie by the glowing wood stove. It has been a long time since I stayed at a resort after skiing and now I know what I have been missing.
Dec 2011
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Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family, as a home base for our daughter's wedding in Girdwood! Beautiful and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Girdwood for a wedding and wanted a beautiful, spacious log cabin to stay in. Scott and Barbara's house fit the bill perfectly. It's so well equipped and comfortable. An array of condiments were already there and they left breakfast items on the counter to get us started. We loved all of the books and games that were provided as well. If we ever return to the area we will definitely try to stay here.Catching the tram to the top of the mountain at Alyeska was a bonus highlight as well. This area and house does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location, nice quiet area, easy access to everything. We were so thrilled with everything about this house from the breakfast items that were awaiting our arrival to the hot tub. We didn't get a chance to enjoy all the amenities fully as we were so busy with sight seeing around the area. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a wonderful time at this home. It has everything you need, including the convenient location to our Girdwood activities. We enjoyed the breakfast items Scott and Barbara had waiting! We used them for our daughter's 25th birthday breakfast! We would recommend this beautiful vacation home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful time in this quiet neighborhood. Lots of extras we appreciated. Breakfast fixings, seasonings, oil, condiments,DVDs,books...The hot tub was nice & hot. Every night we had a little fire in their fire pit on the deck. Plenty of wood stacked. Close to biking on the trail, hiking,great restaurants such as Jack Sprat (lots of vegan/vegetarian choices), 7 Glaciers, The Bake Shop (all you can eat soup) (although we cooked in every night) The owners were very accommodating. Wished we stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had such a pleasant stay. The place is well maintained and beautiful, and has everything we needed. They left some breakfast food for us and it was very well thought out and high quality. We could see they genuinely care about their guests as well as the environment. Thanks, Barbara and Scott. It was the best vacation condo we could ask for!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Day Lodge at ski resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Alyeska
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

(Winter Oct. 1st- May 15th) Snow Kiting,, Heli-skiing, (Summer May 15th- Oct. 1st) Tandem Paragliding Lessons, Jet Boat Tours, Kite Boarding Lessons, Paddle Boarding Lessons, Helicopter tours, Dog Sledding, Camping, Scenic train trips, sport fishing, wildlife and nature oriented day boat tours, glacier hikes and glacier viewing


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pets are not allowed unless approved in advance. Cleaning after check-out is included in rates.

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Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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