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Recent Alaska reviews

  • Wonderful Stay

    "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."
    Guest: Susan M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • No need to shop around - would easily go back again

    "My wife and I visited Girdwood with my parents and had a fantastic stay here. The host was extremely accommodating to our late night arrival, and helped answer questions we had about Alaska before we arrived, and even further on our trip. They were a great resource, and it felt so good to be traveling a long ways, but have someone on the other end helping answer last minute questions and curiosities. They also made fantastic recommendations on great places to eat, shop, hike, etc. Inside we found probably the cleanest, most organized rental I've ever stayed in. The place was so quaint, with beautiful woodwork, books, games, DVDs, a compete kitchen, coffees and muffins for breakfast, and a gorgeous walk-out patio within an earshot of a small creek that runs only about 10 yards away. I could have sat there for days. My folks took the bedroom that was very spacious with two closets, and my wife and I took the pull-out sofa which worked just fine and was even already made up for our late night arrival (thank you again). We had plenty of room for bags and gear. There’s even a small coat-rack/shoe/boot area outside the apartment door in a foyer area to put clothes after a wet day of hiking. The property itself is on a small street, so there was very little traffic, very little noise, just pure quiet. The location is also walkable to a few restaurants and stores for food/drinks (about a half mile) and some great hiking trails with trailheads near the resort only being a little over a mile away. Easily walkable. It was a great way to start our trip, and we all agreed that we could have easily stayed longer to just sit and enjoy the apartment as much as we enjoyed hiking and touring throughout Girdwood and the surrounding area. We would gladly go back the next time we come to town."
    Guest: Joe & Colleen Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Very convenient and friendly.

    "We had a great stay at A Slope Side Apartment. Very convenient for Spring Skiing at Alyeska. Snug for a family of four, but totally fine, with everything we needed. Close enough to let teens go ski independently. Thanks Ken and Thalia!"
    Guest: Alaskafam Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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  • Wonderful Escape to the Kenai Peninsula

    "My wife and I spent four days on the ground floor of this beautiful house in August of 2014. It was a B & B arrangement as the owner, David, was living upstairs on the third floor. Plenty of comfort and privacy. Great to have David on site as he was helpful with advice about exploring the area and fishing. The large fishing platform below the house was fantastic. Make sure to bring a few days worth of groceries and other items unless you want to drive the 17 to 20 miles into Soldotna each day- although there is a small (limited) general store, just four miles down the road. Relax on the deck, catch the afternoon sun, and grill the catch of the day. Then sit around the fire pit at night and watch the stars while listening to the river roll on by. Paradise in Alaska!"
    Guest: Don D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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Alaska Travel Tips

Getting to Alaska Vacation Rentals

Most people will fly to Alaska; the primary airport hub is in Anchorage. During the summer months, there are direct daily flights between Anchorage and other major United States cities such as Denver, Minneapolis St. Paul, Portland, Salt Lake City, Dallas Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Seattle and San Francisco. From Canada, there are frequent flights from Vancouver and Toronto. Alaska is popular vacation destination for travelers from Europe and the Far East. There are regular commercial flights from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and also Frankfurt in Germany. From Anchorage, you can get domestic flights to your destination.

Sometimes if the area you are visiting is more remote, you will need to travel by seaplane or ferry to get there. The road and rail network in Alaska is limited by the rugged glacial terrain but still provides good access to most major towns and tourist attractions. Alaska is a destination where it is helpful to have some time to spare. The landscapes are so beautiful that it is sometimes worth taking the time to enjoy rather than rushing from place to place.

Activities and Attractions at Alaska Cabins

Alaska is an adventure and outdoor haven which may be surprising to some, considering the cold climate the state experiences. In both summer and winter, there are a host of great activities that can keep you occupied on your travels. Wherever you go, you will want to take your camera with you to capture the action and great scenery. Some of the great winter attractions are the Northern Lights and the Aurora Borealis. This natural light phenomenon is amazing to see. Alaska has a number of top-quality ski resorts that offer downhill and cross country skiing. Many have snowboarding terrain parks and fun ski schools for kids. Snowmobiles are commonly used to get around in the winter months. It is a popular sport too.

The more traditional way to explore the countryside is by dog sledding. The dogs are superbly trained and exceptionally fast. This is an amazing experience. There are several places in Alaska where you can go whitewater rafting on grade IV and V rapids. Be prepared for the ride of your life on the churning white waters. For paddlers, there are many kayaking opportunities. You can also test your skills in the white waters or opt for something a little more leisurely up the fjords or along the coast. In season, you can experience amazing whale, dolphin and orca sightings and get up close to these magnificent creatures of the sea. There are endless hiking opportunities in Alaska. Serious mountaineers travel to Alaska each year to conquer Denali which is North America’s tallest peak. Alaska also has a rich gold mining history and many of the museums tell tales of the early gold pioneers.

Home Comforts at Alaska Lodging

When you visit a destination as beautiful as Alaska, you won’t be spending much time in your accommodation facilities. When you do return at the end of a day, it is nice to feel at home in your surroundings. Vacation homes offer the benefit of privacy and having your own lounge to relax in at the end of a busy day. Relax in front of a roaring fireplace with a guidebook and brochures to plan the next day’s activities.

Visitors to Alaska

Alaska attracts a wide range of visitors. Some come simply to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and wildlife viewing. Others come to participate in as many outdoor adventures as possible. Still others come to learn about the rich gold mining and pioneering history that Alaska has.

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