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Family Ski Condo Close to Base of Mt. Alyeska

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Wood burning fireplace with a lodge feel makes for a cozy living room

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-9 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Girdwood condo description

Ski-in Ski-out close to the base of Mt. Alyeska this location cannot be beat with a view of the mountain from every window. Recently renovated with new paint, carpet and furniture, this two floor spacious condo will accommodate 6 very comfortably! A King size bed in the Master bedroom, a bunk bed with two double beds and a pull out trundle bed along with a single bed in the second bedroom. This condo is bright with modern comfortable furnishings, a wood burning rock fireplace, a complete kitchen with counter seating and dining table, along with cable TV/DVD/Wireless Internet.

Sauna and coin-op washer and dryer are located in the building common areas. Easy walking distance to base of Chairlifts, X-country & Hiking Trails, Day lodge, Sitzmark, Jack Sprats and Alyeska Hotel. Building is very family friendly! Condo has a private deck looking right at the face of the mountain. You can ski to the front door in the winter just below chair 3. A gushing creek borders the property...

Girdwood History:
Originally called “Glacier City” for the icy behemoths that rim the surrounding mountains, Girdwood began as a gold-mining town in 1900 when James Girdwood hit pay dirt in Crow Creek. The ‘64 Quake sunk the town into Turnagain Arm, and it was moved two miles further inland where it’s nestled today in an idyllic valley next to Alaska’s premier ski area, Mt. Alyeska.

Girdwood was incorporated as a city in 1970 and became part of the Municipality of Anchorage when the Greater Anchorage Area Borough unified with the city of Anchorage in 1975. The town has served as a backdrop for at least two films: The Chechahcos, a 1924 silent film about the Klondike Gold Rush, and Warren Miller's 1997 Snowriders II. Olympic gold and silver medal-winning skier Tommy Moe also hails from Girdwood. Girdwood was shown on CBS on January 20, 2008, as the Finish Line for The Amazing Race 12

Girdwood Skiing:
Mt. Alyeska is part of the Chugach mountain range and has six (6) chair lifts, one (1) high-speed tram, and two Magic Carpets. Chair 6 is a high-speed detachable quad, while Chairs 4, 7 and 3 are normal quads. Chair 1 is the oldest chair lift on the mountain with a 'midpoint' off ramp and leads up to Upper Tram Terminal. Chair 4 ends halfway up the mountain. Chair 1 and the tram end three-quarters of the way up the mountain. Chair 6 goes to the highest lift served point on the mountain at 2800 feet. The interconnected buildings contain the patrol quarters and a new facility housing the upper tram terminal, a quick-service cafeteria, and the Seven Glaciers 4-star restaurant and bar. Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. Offering 1,400 skiable acres, 73 named trails and over 650' of snow annually November - May.

Girdwood Hiking:
Want to feel Alaska's rugged beauty in your legs? Hike the legendary Crow Creek Trail, part of the historic Iditarod Trail, and take in great valley views. If you're feeling lucky, take a detour on the way to the trail head and try your hand at gold panning at the historic Crow Creek Mine. Once back on the trail, the four-mile ascent up open hillside to Raven Glacier and shimmering mountain lakes takes 4-7 hours round trip.

For a walk in the woods, try Winner Creek Trail, which winds through Alaska’s northernmost rain forest. In late summer, blueberries abound on this and the Glacier View Trail. Call the ranger station for information. For a leisurely stroll, walk the bike path that connects most of town or rent a bike in Girdwood or at the Resort to pedal six miles out to Bird Point on the newly paved path with sweeping inlet views. After a day outdoors, poke around the town’s eclectic gift shops or try one of the renowned local restaurants.

Girdwood Summer:
Just over an hour’s drive away lies the Kenai River. It’s Alaska’s most famous fishing locale and a turquoise-blue rafting river. Tours can take you on a 2-hour scenic float or a 7-hr Kenai Canyon float. Other operators take you down the challenging whitewater Sixmile River near Hope, a scenic float by Spencer Glacier or through Portage Valley, or jet boat the remote Twenty Mile River.


Keywords: condo

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) in the large second bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) This new bunk bed has two double size bunks (top & bottom) and a single pull out trundle bed in the large second bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic pantry items are supplied: salt/pepper and spices, coffee and filters, napkins, paper towels, sponges, soap, dishwashing liquid....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Kitchen is well supplied with dishes and utensils, cookware, pots and pans and bakeware....moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining table sits four and breakfast counter has room for two or three more....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            and coffee grinder...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            May park camper/RV in summer months for up to 2 weeks...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Rock fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available on site...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available on site...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            Scrabble, Apples to Apples, deck of cards, Monopoly...moreless

          • Video Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Books

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            Cell phone service available...moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Can hear the sounds of the bubbling creek on the perimeter of property...moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    Within a block to the base of Mt. Alyeska (Chair 3)...moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Within a block to the base of Mt. Alyeska (Chair 3)...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountain view from every window in every room...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Zoo
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 16 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Labor Day
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $600
                  flat fee
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $900
                  flat fee
                  Christmas
                  Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,700
                  flat fee
                  New Years
                  Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
                  8 night min stay

                  $2,100
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $155 $170
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,015

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $85
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Get up close and personal with Alaska’s most magnificent animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a wildlife refuge for injured or orphaned creatures, located 10 miles south of Girdwood. With bears, musk ox, deer, and moose among its residents, you’re sure to get a clear photo of these otherwise elusive Alaskans. Girdwood is the perfect launch point for nearby Prince William Sound, the best place in the world to see calving glaciers. You’ll also see marine birds, mammals, and often whales. For an epic Alaskan glacier cruise, go with one of several cruise operators.


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                  Photos

                  • Wood burning fireplace with a lodge feel makes for a cozy living room

                    Wood burning fireplace with a lodge feel makes for a cozy living room

                  • Two double bunks with a pull-out trundle bed in large 2nd bedroom

                    Two double bunks with a pull-out trundle bed in large 2nd bedroom

                  • Winner Creek trailhead just 1 block from the condo

                    Winner Creek trailhead just 1 block from the condo

                  • A Moose in Moose Meadow just a few blocks away from the condo

                    A Moose in Moose Meadow just a few blocks away from the condo

                  • Eat in Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room table

                    Eat in Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room table

                  • King size master suite with view of the mountain

                    King size master suite with view of the mountain

                  • Single bed in large second bedroom as well

                    Single bed in large second bedroom as well

                  • Brown bear and cubs in Moose Meadow just 2 blocks from the condo

                    Brown bear and cubs in Moose Meadow just 2 blocks from the condo

                  • Black bear off the Winner Creek trail with trailhead just a block from condo

                    Black bear off the Winner Creek trail with trailhead just a block from condo

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                  Date last modified - Monday, December 02, 2013

                  $155 - $170 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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