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Girdwood Travel Tips
Girdwood Vacation Rentals Are for More than Just Wintertime
Girdwood is a ski resort in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. It is situated in a valley of the Chugach Mountains, less than 40 miles southeast of the city of Anchorage with its international airport. It was originally a supply camp for local gold miners and named Glacier City, for the seven glaciers that surround it. While the area around Girdwood lodging is best known as a ski area, it is also a perfect summer vacation area for great outdoor activities.
Girdwood Cabins Allow for a Bird’s Eye View
There is so much to explore from Girdwood vacation rentals that visitors may wonder where to start. A great way to begin is to take a trip to the Seven Glaciers Restaurant. To get there, visitors should board the Alyska Tram. This aerial tramway includes a breathtaking ride up to the restaurant, and offers visitors the chance to take a bird’s eye view of the region in all its glory. Once visitors reach the top, they can explore the area by hiking on the glacier, picnicking or having lunch at the restaurant and then taking the tram back down. The ride itself takes just seven minutes and has been described as allowing for the best views of any U.S. ski resort. The more adventurous visitors may choose to paraglide back down!
Hike the Famous Crow Creek Trail from Girdwood Cabins
Girdwood cabins are perfect places to access the incredible outdoor activities that Alaska is famed for. Here, visitors will want to explore the famous Crow Creek Trail. This is part of the historic Iditarod Trail, taking you through some spectacular scenery. From here, visitors can try panning for gold at the Crow Creek Mine. The trail ends with four miles of open hillside along the Raven Glacier with its crystal clear lake. A less strenuous yet equally beautiful walk is Winter Creek Trail, which takes you through the incredible Alaskan rainforest. This trail welcomes walkers and bikers. Anglers will enjoy a trip to the Kenai River, which is just over an hour away by car. Visitors here will find great fishing or whitewater rafting on the river. Others may choose a scenic day of floating down the river. The whitewater rafting area is at Sixmile River, and there is another opportunity to float all day at Spencer Glacier. Those with a love of speed can jet boat down the remote area of Twenty Mile River. Take a cruise out on the Prince William Sound to view the marine life here. Visitors can enjoy many species of birds and mammals and may even be lucky enough to spot a whale or two.
Nature lovers will want to explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This wildlife refuge rescues orphaned or injured wildlife, and visitors can view the deer, moose, musk, bears and ox among the animals living here. It is a perfect place to take pictures of the wildlife since you are guaranteed to spot them.
Visitors may not expect the opportunity to indulge in some wonderful dining while in such a remote region but they will be delighted with the choice of restaurants here. There is everything from traditional American and wholly Alaskan cuisine to international cuisine such as the Japanese restaurant, Katsura Teppanyaki.
Girdwood Lodging Includes Stunning Properties in a Beautiful Remote Region
Whether you are seeking a great condo right next to the ski lifts or a large home for a group of friends or a family seeking space and lots of luxury, there is a perfect property in Girdwood lodging. Properties all include everything necessary to make a comfortable home, such as fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Each adds extra touches of luxury to make a unique environment for guests. Extras such as full entertainment systems, big screen TVs, wifi internet access and much more are included in many properties.