House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Scott and Barbara
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 16 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. We look forward to sharing it with you and are nearby to help. 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 owns and operates www.SkyDanceAviation.com and www.SkyDanceParagliding.com. Barbara works for the Alaska Railroad. We have two sons Skyler (11) and Dylan (9) and two great Alaskan dogs named Kenai and Reidell.
Scott and Barbara purchased this House in 2011
Why Scott and Barbara chose Girdwood
We love Girdwood and have wanted to own a home in this community for years! Scott flies into the air strip which is a short walk away and takes people on flightsee tours and adventures year round. Scott also teaches Paragliding and takes people on tandem paragliding lessons around Anchorage. Look up www.skydanceparagliding.com. 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 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 to the top of Alyeska. Our kids took ski lessons at the resort starting on a gentle slope with a magic carpet and graduated 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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in a beautiful home! Homeowners were awesome and it was nice to have breakfast supplies already in the kitchen and fridge for us on arrival. Great location for us. The house is not on a busy road and the loop is very quiet. Will definitely book again!!
great house, responsive hosts, great location. we had an awesome time staying here. everything was super easy. Really nice kitchen for cooking. Lots of towels for the showers and hot tub etc. Fast wifi
Wonderful location and cabin. One of the best we’ve stayed at!
Great place! Super cozy living room, well stocked kitchen and lots of sleeping space. We had a blast and hope to return. The hot tub and wood stove were really nice to have too.
Great home to stay with friends or family. Very close to ski slope.
Clean, has all the amenities needed, and great for several people to share.
A Perfect, Cozy Holiday
Scott and Barbara provided a perfect space for a family holiday reunion. We greatly enjoyed the ambiance of the wood stove in the large open common area while we baked cookies, played board games, constructed gingerbread houses, opened stockings and gifts, and giggled at holiday movies. And the gift of th coffee beans, waffle mix, and pure maple syrup greeting us upon entry was a lovely touch. The kids spent countless hours building a sledding slope, a snow woman (affectionately named Sophia), having snowball fights, and relaxing in the hot tub after all the snow play. This home is warm, cozy, and comfortable and was the perfect space for our family reunion of eight. Our stay was simply perfect.
Such great memories were made.
Working with Barbara and Scott was so easy. We wanted to spend a Christmas in Alyeska with our kids and grand kids. We wanted snow which we got to the tune of 12” the first night there. We all got to sled on the road next to the house, warmed up in the hot tub, and made Christmas dinner in a fabulously stocked kitchen. Would highly recommend this place for all your memory making moments.
(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