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Big group 10+ guests or privacy for 2 families travel together

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedding area (including Loft), 3000SQF with Hot tub and Sauna

This property is very unique among other Alyeska and Girdwood Alaska accommodations, it has 2 units seperated by breeze ways and hot tub area.

Your private rental Glacier Creek Lodge accommodates comfortably sleeps 6+ guests each unit, total 6 bedding area, (including 2 lofts), 2 living rooms, 2 full kitchens, 2 full bathrooms & 1/2 bathroom. Great setting for WEDDING, BIG FAMILY vacation or TWO FAMILY gathering with privacy.

Unit A has 2 bedrooms and loft with one and half bathrooms / Unit B has 2 bedrooms and loft with one bathroom.

With a natural creek running beneath the lodge, you won't find this kind of affordable warmth and luxury anywhere else near Alyeska or in Girdwood Alaska.

Keywords:Wedding, Reunion, Reteart

More Details

Makiko Boyd
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Makiko Boyd

I grew up in Niigata, Japan. That is the first place in Japan where skiing began in 1911. My father was the ski instructor, I started ski when I was 3 years old. The Hotel Alyeska was builded and operated by Japanese company, I knew the name of "ALYESKA" but never thought about I will have the property until I met my husband. He grew up in Dublin, Ireland, he has never skied before, but he had eyes to look into the investment. Two of our minds and hard work together kept this house going 20 years, and we are happy to share this property for many guests to make a memorable time.

Makiko Boyd purchased this house in 1997

Why Makiko Boyd chose Alaska

We saw the open house sign drove toward to the Hotel 20 years ago, this property had something special atmosphere. The creek sound makes mind calm and relax, duplex connecting pass through the Hot tub and Breeze ways keeps privacy yet adjoining both units, we thought this is the perfect for our vacation home and maybe running the B&B one day when we have more time.

Also Girdwood is the only resort for world class skiing in Alaska.

What makes this house unique

Lovely sound of creek calm you down, so relax and peaceful place for your getaway. Walking distance to the Ski slope, restaurants and Hotel.

Soccer Field is across the street, that will be the cross-country trail in the winter time. Great location!!


Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Unit A : In Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Unit A : Double head shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Unit B
  • Total 2 full bathrooms and 1/2 bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Unit A ; With Half bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Unit A
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Unit B.....Pumpkin Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , Unit B....Green Room
    Bedroom 3 (Loft with Partition) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Unit A... Loft with partition
    Bedroom 6 (Loft B with Partition) - 1 queen , Unit B.... Loft with partition
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Owner was great. Really happy

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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A warm, cozy place, close to Alyeska.

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered in Girdwood to attend the wedding of our nephew/cousin. All of our children and their families wanted to come and we stayed a week so that we could enjoy time together. My parents stayed with us for a couple of days as well. The location of the place was ideal. We went on lots of walks, bike rides and runs, enjoying the trails through Moose Meadow which were accessible right across the road from the house. The house is within walking distance of Alyeska Resort and the ski slopes were close by as well. We rented both units and it was so nice to have one side for the early birds to hang out in while the others slept in. We frequently went back and forth between units and I was glad it wasn't any colder outdoors because there are open porches to traverse between the units! This rental had hand soap, bath soap, dish washer detergent, laundry supplies, tissue, paper towels, etc. already stocked! I've always had to supply my own supplies at every other vrbo rental I've used. We made our own meals rather than eating out and the kitchens were very well stocked with utensils, pots & pans, and baking dishes. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of blankets. We were there the week before Christmas and Makiko had a Christmas tree, lights and other seasonal decorations up which was great! We enjoyed using the fireplace several evenings. We had a wonderful time with family and will fondly remember our Winter Alaskan Adventure.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property in Girdwood was just great. The place was clean, and the design was unique, offering two connected, but separate living spaces. We had plenty of room for everyone, and even in the winter the creek beneath the house "bridge" was flowing and a cool feature. Girdwood is a neat ski town, and with the Alyeska slopes lit up in the evening the whole valley takes on a unique aura!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Host Great Holiday Let in Girdwood AK

  • 5 of 5

I had to return to this property as it was so enjoyable approx 5 years ago. The unit is spacious, clean and the surrounding area breathtaking. Makiko is so helpful and would if the unit/s are free you can book extra days should you wish to stay. Facilities include washing machine, dryer, stove if you wish to cook yourself. TV (but you would be more interested in exploring the great outdoors, Portage Glacier, Conservation Centre, Seward for fishing and within walking distance to the Hotel Alyeska. Church nearby and down the road a Bake Shop and Jack Sprat for dinner if you wish all within walking distance. Enjoy, I certainly did!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host and house

  • 5 of 5

Makiko was definitely a great host and made my group feel at home. The house was roomy and there was a ton of space. Recommend this house to anyone visiting Alaska

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girdwood Stay for Large Family Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is beautiful. There are two units connected by a breeze-way that spans a babbling creek. The hot tub, sauna and washer/dryer are located in the breeze-way. We had seven adults in our party. The units were large enough that no-one felt crowded. The front unit has 1.5 baths and the rear unit has 1 bath. It would have been nice to have on more full bath for the after fishing showers. This is an excellent location if taking a fishing charter out of Whittier.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Anchorage Ted Steven international
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Water View: We are on the water! Only one property like this in the Girdwood area.

Other Activities: Kayaking,Boating,Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding,Snowmobiling,Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Alyeska Oktoberfest
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy : until 60days prior to arrival $100.00 fee
59 days - 30 days prior to arrival $500 fee
29 days - 15 days prior to arrival First night
after that Full charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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