Luxurious Comfort, Privacy, Hot Tub and Sauna!

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Hemlock Grove Skier's Retreat alias Glacier Garden


Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This new and very modern house is set in a grove of large hemlock trees in the quiet Virgin Creek neighborhood of Girdwood. The property includes an exterior wood fired sauna and hot tub set under the lush hemlock canopy. Large ceiling to floor windows open the house interior to the surrounding forest (squirrel ballet at unscheduled times).

The second floor balcony makes for a pleasant perch to observe the landscape or wildlife including the occasional bear. The polished concrete radiant-heat floor and gas fireplace ensure warm days and cozy nights.

Three bedrooms, a pullout bed, a small loft and plenty of couches provide comfortable sleeping for 8 to 10. or friends and endless floor space and couches for your entourage or security detail. The “kids” bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. A large gas range and espresso machine anchor the fully equipped modern kitchen. A granite breakfast bar and large dining table adjoin the living room.

Furniture includes multiple leather sofas and chaise lounges set next to the huge fully opening windows. Perfect for the serious reader. A central stereo system accesses your personal music via the wireless Ipod docker or taps into the quirky funk of the reformed local pirate radio station.

Sound flows through the house and even feeds the exterior sauna! You have not lived until you've danced in the steamy fog of the sauna entry. A heated jacuzzi is in the third floor bath. The house first floor includes a major gear and equipment room and a European-style drying closet that takes care of any equipment drying needs. The recreation room/garage includes a Foosball table and a ski waxing bench.

Two large screen cable TVs and high speed internet. A fax and printer are also available. Wireless internet is also provided for your personal laptop. Cellular phone service for most carriers can be received at the house.

An endless selection of adventure and sporting activities are located in or near Girdwood including: fishing, rafting, hiking, climbing, skiing, gold panning, berry picking, snow machining, heli-skiing, parasailing, and more! Located near the trailhead to Virgin Falls or the Wagon Wheel Trail to Glacier Creek.

This is among the newest and most comfortable rental houses in Girdwood. Perfect for families, small skiing groups, film crews, business executives, or folk musicians. Talk to us for the BETA on the local inside track. Price: (see details), 3 night minimum. For special arrangements contact us directly!

Keywords: Modern House: Virtually New!

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Owner discretion...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    Music Serveer with Music Library and Ipod docking station....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage:

    Garage may only be used for Automotive or Equipment Storage by Special Arrangement...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Concrete radiant floor heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Excellent ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Stove:

    In sauna and hot tub...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Jura Automated espresso machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Second floor Morning Sun Coffee sipping deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Wood fired lovely outdoor hot tub...moreless



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Base Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Fees and Taxes:

A 12% bed tax applies to the rental stay. We charge a minimum $325/night based on a party of two with a $35/night added charge for every additional guest over two.


Base rate is $325/night for two and $35/night for each person over two. No pets.

Full payment is due upon reservation

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sitzmark Bar
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whittier Seward
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Girdwood and Portage
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Seward Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Double Musky, Jack Sprat, Sakura, Chair 5, Bake Sh
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alyeska Resort

Car: Recommended

Gold Panning, Berry Picking, Snagging, Squirreling, Ice Climbing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are local Alaskans and most of us learned to ski at Alyeska.

Why the Owner Chose Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA:
A beautiful forested setting with Virgin Creek whispering in the background. Nature speaks to the guests as Hemlock boughs gently filter the winter light.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Quiet sun, acoustic ambiance, forest fragrance,simple living

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Hemlock Grove Skier's Retreat alias Glacier Garden

    Hemlock Grove Skier's Retreat alias Glacier Garden

  • Cozy Bedroom With Overhead Music and Forest Vista

    Cozy Bedroom With Overhead Music and Forest Vista

  • Dining Table, Breakfast Bar and Kitchen

    Dining Table, Breakfast Bar and Kitchen

  • Third floor Hot Jacuzzi with Walk in Shower

    Third floor Hot Jacuzzi with Walk in Shower

  • Hot Tub and Sauna in Winter

    Hot Tub and Sauna in Winter

  • Recreation with Foosball

    Recreation with Foosball

  • Eagle Peak

    Eagle Peak

  • Girdwood Peaks

    Girdwood Peaks

  • Sauna and Hot Tub in the Woods

    Sauna and Hot Tub in the Woods

  • Living Room and Forest

    Living Room and Forest

  • Third Floor Family room and Fold Out Couch

    Third Floor Family room and Fold Out Couch

  • Alyeska Coming into Girdwood

    Alyeska Coming into Girdwood

  • Alyeska in February

    Alyeska in February

  • Living Rpom in Evening

    Living Rpom in Evening

  • Portage Lake Near Girdwood

    Portage Lake Near Girdwood

  • V Creek Falls in Rainforest 10 minute walk from Hemlock Grove

    V Creek Falls in Rainforest 10 minute walk from Hemlock Grove

VRBO #212748

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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