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Alyeska Resort - Five Star Executive Lodge

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

This spacious, executive-style house is located two blocks from the base of Mount Alyeska Resort in the beautiful Girdwood Valley, a 35-minute drive along the ocean shores of Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage.

As one of the finest luxury rental homes in Girdwood, this all-redwood-sided house features a large, gourmet kitchen with Brazilian granite counters, a professional gas cook stove, an Indian slate floor, elegant stainless appliances, and a roomy kitchen island for seating and entertaining. Offering over 3,000 square feet of luxurious space, decorations include a variety of local art from Alaska's best known artists and multiple alaskan motif stain glass windows.

The main living area has hardwood floors, and features a large open circular fireplace with multiple couchs and chairs around it and a wall of windows with a gorgeous view of Mount Alyeska. There is also a game room area with a pool table, stereo, and a carpeted TV room with a large flat screen TV with cable, DVD/VCR surround sound system and several more comfy couches and chairs for relaxing at the end of a hard day. The main bathroom features a large, multi-person 80-gallon Jacuzzi tub set in travertine tile, perfect for melting your aches and pains away. Wireless internet is available for those travelers needing to stay in touch with the world.

There are four carpeted, roomy bedrooms upstairs and a bath to service three of the bedrooms in addition to the Master Bedroom bath (and a third full bathroom on the main level).

1. Master Suite: One king-sized bed, TV/DVD and a private bath with jetted jacuzzi tub.

2. Bedroom Two: Two queen beds and one twin bed, TV/VCR.

3. Bedroom Three: One queen bed, one twin bed and a full-sized baby crib.

4. Bedroom Four: Two double twin-sized bunk beds (total of four beds).

If you are looking for a comfortable house to base your South-central Alaska travels from in one of the finest communities in Alaska, Girdwood Valley is it. On the shores of Turnagain Arm, surrounding by seven glaciers, tall mountains, North America's northern most rain forest and located 35 minutes from Anchorage along one of America's most scenic coastal highways, Girdwood is to Alaska what Aspen is to Colorado.

Come relax in our little piece of heaven!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Audrey or Win Faulkner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Audrey or Win Faulkner

My wife and I were born in Anchorage and have lived and skied in the mountains around Girdwood and on Mt. Alyeska since our youth. After spending many years outside Alaska getting educated, we returned to our home state, fell in love and have been raising our family here ever since. I am a general aviation pilot and enjoy flying around Alaska and seeing the state. I run a real estate business and have rental properties in Girdwood and Anchorage.

Audrey or Win Faulkner purchased this house in 1996

Why Audrey or Win Faulkner chose Alaska

Mount Alyeska and the town of Girdwood is Anchorage's local ski resort, nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains just a short drive from Anchorage. Girdwood is a charming town that is filled with huge spruce trees, surrounded by mountains and glaciers and best of all, it snows a ton in the winter making the skiing some of the best around.

What makes this house unique

Our home is just a few hundred yards from the base of Mt. Alyeska. Located on a well kept bike path that leads to the mountain, walking or biking from our home and accessing the rest of the Girdwood Valley is easy. Our luxurious home is very open and spacious, has a wall of windows facing the mountain, and a large open circular fireplace that will make you feel like you are in your own ski lodge.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Alyeska Resort - Five Star Executive Lodge
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Del Mar CA

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful great room with central fireplace. Modern well appointed kitchen that was easy to maneuver in. Recreational opportunities at every turn and separate sleeping rooms and baths upstairs away from activity if desired. A must arrangement for families harmony. Would book again in heartbeat

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a six-night stay in Girdwood. Absolutely beautiful home - loved the living room area and the pool table! We spent nearly every night playing pool. The house was very clean and quiet and we were very, very sad to leave. The property is close to Chair 5, which is an excellent restaurant with more than ample servings. Audrey was a pleasure to deal with (very helpful) and left us some wonderful smoked salmon. If we ever return to Girdwood we would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girdwood getaways

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large family. Well-appointed.

I can see how this rental would be great for a winter ski getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Near Alyeska

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 snowboarders stayed here in early March on our trip to Alyeska. From the minute we pulled into the driveway we knew that we had chosen wisely. The property is very close to the resort, so close that you could gauge conditions by looking out the window. When I entered the home I was blown away at how nice it was. Everything was very clean and there was plenty of space for 7 men and snowboarding gear. While unpacking our supplies we found that the property owners had left us a sampling of smoked salmon that they had caught and smoked, along with some cream cheese spread and crackers. Needless to say we were in heaven from the get-go. It was such a nice personalized touch, and our entire group couldn't stop talking about it. All of the rooms were great, and the house had everything one would need for a weeks stay. The property is very close to the local mercantile, which carried a wide variety of groceries and adult beverages, but I do recommend purchasing your groceries in Anchorage prior to hitting the road. The only tricky business with this property is the trash situation. Make sure to do your research up front and figure out which drop-off locations are open when you plan on leaving, as it is your responsibility to dispose of the trash. All in all this place is killer. Great location, great price, and guaranteed great time. The property owners Winthrop and Audrey are absolute legends, and I will most certainly rent from them again if I find myself heading to Girdwood.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great For Small Groups - Not Large Parties

  • 3 of 5

Great house with lot's of space and beds. Very comfortable environment. Great access to hiking and to Whittier. But don't have anyone outside of your contracted number of people over at the house if you have friends or family in town. A phone call will go from an intrusive neighbor to the homeowner to you as the renter within fifteen minutes. You'll end up feeling like a high school student whose been caught having a party when their parents are out of town.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: True – we specify in our rules that only the people on the reservation may occupy the house – and that no parties with non-lodge guests are allowed. On a rare occasion guests disregard this rule, as in this case. Our neighbor called us when the church parking lot across the street had six cars in it, all of whose passengers were at our home visiting our lodge guests. This was in addition to the multiple cars in our large parking lot. We do monitor the lodge closely, do not allow parties with non-lodge guests, and have a contract that states this that guests sign before renting our lodge. We have fine furnishings aimed at the comfort of high-end lodge guests and not conducive to large gatherings of non-guest partiers (who don’t know lodge rules). I guess you can’t please everyone.
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Richmond, VA

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our large family found plenty of room to relax, play, and cook in this well-located home. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well-equipped (including a brand new refrigerator installed just before we arrived!), and Alaskan winter sports were close at hand! The owners were helpful and accessible when needed. A beautiful setting for our Alaskan family Christmas reunion.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Double Musky, Alyeska Resort, Chair 5,
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Anchorage O'Malley on the Green
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Turnagain Arm
Car: recommended

Just a 2 blocks from Alaska's premier Ski Resort Mountain, Alyeska Resort.


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
spring skiing
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off Season Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • 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 Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 80 Gallon jacuzzi tub in large bathroom main floor. Master also has jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double (full) size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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