A Slope Side Apartment is an economical alternative to Hotels, condos and B&B's. This private apartment has all the comforts and amenities to make yourself at home in an Alaskan mountain setting. With a separate entrance on the first floor, this unit has one bedroom with a queen and single bed and the couch/futon pulls out to another double bed in the living room. There is a washer and dryer in the unit and soap is provided. It is in a perfect location to walk to the restaurants and shops nearby, yet the street is very quiet and away from any traffic. A biking/walking trail is located two minutes from your door.
A Slope Side Apartment is located in Girdwood, just 35 miles south of Anchorage (50 mins. from Anchorage International Airport). Travelling down on the very scenic Seward Highway, you will enjoy specatular scenery and arrive to the friendly feeling of this small town in the forest. This area is considered the northern most expanse of the Pacific temperate rain forest. The lush mountains in the summer receive more than 600 inches of snow in the winter. Hanging glaciers surround the valley, connecting to the massive ice feilds of Prince William Sound. Bears, moose, dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles and other wildife is often seen in the area and right in town. Girdwood's small community is 'Alaska' and well worth the drive out of Anchorage.
Keywords: Apartment, self contained, vacation rental, Girdwood, 1 bedroom, house
Ken & Thalia moved to Alaska in 1989 from the New England area. Ken has been running an eco-adventure guiding service called Wilkinson Expeditions. He's a trained photographer and naturalist and has guided private groups in Alaska and other locations since 1995.Thalia is an elementary school art teacher and runs a summer art camp for kids in Girdwood We both like gardening, there is a green house on location and together we built the wood fired sauna in the back yard.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000
We fell in love with Alaska. We bought the house in Girdwood because of the outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities nearby. It is not far from Anchorage and the drive is one of the most scenic drives in the country. We see alot of wildlife in the area and back yard and the photo opportunities are endless. Girdwood is a small town surrounded by hundreds of square miles of National and State Forest. With less than 1500 people when we moved here, now approximately 2200, it is very friendly with a strong community spirit. We both like winter and skiing and this small town offers the Alyeska Ski Resort, many cross country trails and lots of snow.
I've stayed here a handful of times now and it's a great place to stay! Close to the mountain, comfortable beds, simple kitchen with everything one would need, and my dog is able to join me for an extra fee.
Apartment was perfect for our group of 3-4 adults. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook meals and we had plenty of space. Quick walk to the lifts (uphill...beware) and food/entertainment at the Sitzmark & Bake Shop. Ken was extremely welcoming and communicated directions, etc. very clearly. We look forward to returning!
Always favorite place to stay in Girdwood
Close to ski school,trails, and Forest Fair
Park and walk
I was very surprised at how this rental was, it is just like home. Hey have everything from the coffee in the morning to the warm tea or coco at night. I will definitely rent again from the owners. Very nice, helpful, and Alaskan. We didn't have any issues so I didn't have to call them for anything during our stay, but I think they would have jumped if we did.
If your looking for a ski in ski out rental, this would work, my husband skied home every night we were here. I love that it's in the heart of Alyeska, walk to shops, dinner, and slopes. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the rental. You have a good kitchen/living room area, a full size washer and dryer, bedroom has a queen and a single bed, living room has a futon bed. You can easily sleep 6 people, and not be stepping over each other. Only downside is that there was no hair dryer, no biggy, if that was my only worry, life is good!😀
I will definitely recommend them to our friends and family, and we will absolutely be back to stay. For the location, space, and price it's well worth a trip to Alyeska!
We enjoyed staying here and will be booking here again anytime we make the trip down! Thank you!
The Wilkinson's were lovely hosts with a great affordable VRBO. The bed was clean and comfy. And so was the apartment. We loved the big windows to sit and watch the snow fly.
gold panning, outdoor photography, flightseeing, close to hiking/cross country skiing trails,
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1 night minimum stay
Base rate.... $135/night for stays of two or more nights.....$150 for single night stays
50% Deposit by check or money order. Cash or check upon arrival. No Credit cards accepted