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Alyeska Ski Resort - Five Star Executive Lodge

Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Lodge3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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 the downtown Anchorage metropolitan area.

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, juke box, stereo, and a carpeted TV room with a DVD/VCR surround sound system, cable TV 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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Audrey or Win Faulkner

Member Since 2002
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 09, 2018
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 rental properties in Girdwood and Anchorage.

Audrey or Win Faulkner purchased this Lodge in 1996

Why Audrey or Win Faulkner chose Girdwood

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. Summers are fabulous as well with great bike trails and hiking trails throughout the valley.

What makes this Lodge 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Master bath and 50' flat screen TV/cable
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, 2 bunk beds - for a total of 4 twin beds in this room
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double (full) Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Upstairs full bath serving bedrooms other than Master
      • Main floor bathroom
        toilet, jetted tub, 80 gal - 3 person Jacuzzi tub
      • 80 Gallon, 2 person jacuzzi bath in main floor bathroom.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          View of Mt. Alyeska from the floor to ceiling windows in the 25 foot high great room.
        • Resort
          Walk to Alyeska Ski Resort and lifts from this beautiful ski lodge in winter and resort lodge in summer.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Broadband Access
                      Wireless DSL broadband network provided for your wireless lap top.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Covered carport available for one car.
                    • Fireplace
                      Large circular fireplace is in the middle of the great room with seating around it. Firewood is free. 3 logs at a time pleas.e
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas renai heaters on the main floor.
                    • Internet
                      Internet is available, 1gb per day is free, with $10 for each gb after that. There is no unlimited internet option in Girdwood. We pass the exact additional cost charged us onto the user.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens are provided for the number of guests indicated on each reservation. Additional guests can be added up until check in.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Room for 3-4 cars.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Available by special request and depends on circumstances.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels provided for the number of guests indicated on each reservation. Additional guests can be added up until check in.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless DSL broadband network provided for your wireless lap top.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Kitchen
                          Open concept kitchen with everything to make gourmet meal to outdoor Weber grill for outdoor barbecues.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              We have two antique drop leaf tables that can be put in the area between the kitchen and great room. Extra chairs are kept in the laundry room.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                  Books for adults and children
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Pool Table
                                  Full size professional pool table with various cues to choose from.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  One large 60' flat screen in TV room and another 50' flat screen TV in Master - both with cable.
                                • Toys
                                  toy box full


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      White water rafting trips available through Class 5 Whitewater rafting.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Covered carport and outdoor fire pit area with summer flowers and free firewood to burn.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Walk to blocks to base of Mt. Alyeska and main chair lift.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Walk to the local tennis courts.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • jetted tub
                                          80 Gal 3-person tub in main-level bathroom.


                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: Flexible

                                                          Check-out: Flexible

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          9 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

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                                                          Michael J.Mableton, Georgia

                                                          Great location with local active owner. Very clean and nice to stay on your trip

                                                          Spacious, welcoming, quaint, wonderful

                                                          Cecilia T.

                                                          This review is actually for 2/28/15-3/8/15. I had a group of 15 adults all in our late-20s, professionals, adventurous suburban folks who love to go on snowboarding tours. Audrey and Win were wonderfully welcoming and accommodating. It was unprecedented for them to rent out their property to this many people, and we appreciated so much their flexibility and trust with this group! We hope they didn't feel too uneasy about it, but if they did, thank you for giving us a chance! We did our best to follow their instructions and keep things as orderly as possible before we left. Audrey welcomed us the first day with an appetizer! A LARGE, freshly caught and cut salmon with homemade dip! We also loved that the place was also walking distance to Girdwood Ski Resort. We were all exhausted, but our hearts were full by the end of the trip. We miss Alaska, and hope to come across other hosts just like Audrey and Win in future trips.

                                                          From Team Fireball

                                                          Alaska Vacation

                                                          PeteMadison, WI

                                                          As if visiting Alaska wasn't enough, staying in this house added to the experience. It was a great place to come home to, relax, and rest up for the next day. It's very easy to get to, convenient to Anchorage, Whittier and Seward. There is plenty of room for everyone. Just a short walk to a local grocery/provision store and restaurants. We'd definitely stay here again, when back in Alaska.

                                                          Great location and comfortable home


                                                          The comfortable Faulkner Girdwood lodge proved to be a perfect home in a perfect place for our family of twelve. The six adults and six grandchildren enjoyed every inch of the home. The game room and tv room were a real hit with the kids and the living room with a fire in the center fire place was enjoyed by the adults. The kitchen was well equipped, allowing us to eat most meals in. We even appreciated the large utility room. Girdwood is a charming place from which to enjoy the beauty of Alaska and the unlimited activities.

                                                          Warm, comfortable, and clean housing!

                                                          A from NJLivingston, NJ, USA

                                                          This home was a beautiful stay for us during our week in Alaska. Everything was in good condition, the kitchen was more than fully stocked, and the living room with fireplace was amazingly comfortable and relaxing! The beds and rooms were clean and warm, and the water was hot. Location was also very good, close to many sights such as Byron and Explorer Glaciers, Whittier, and of course Anchorage. Thank you for setting the foundation for an incredible trip!

                                                          Perfect location and stellar lodge!

                                                          Romaine M.Hialeah, FL

                                                          Thank you for opening this beautiful home for us to rent. The location was perfect for us, it had all the amenities plus all the fine touches anyone could ask for. Everything worked beautifully and Audrey was available when I had any questions. I recommend this for any age and for large families. We felt very welcome, Audrey met us at the house to show us around and had smoked salmon, crackers, and cream cheese with chives for us. A wonderful welcome. The beds were comfortable, lots of hot water. And plenty of space. It was immaculately clean and we would rent here again in a minute. Thank you for the sincere hospitality.


                                                          Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA

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