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Family Ski Condo Close to Base of Mt. Alyeska

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Ski-in Ski-out close to the base of Mt. Alyeska. This location cannot be beat with a view of the mountains from every window. Recently renovated with new paint, carpet and furniture, this two floor spacious condo will accommodate 6 very comfortably! A King size bed in the Master bedroom, a bunk bed with two double beds and a pull out trundle bed along with a single bed in the second bedroom. This condo is bright with modern comfortable furnishings, a wood burning rock fireplace, a complete kitchen with counter seating and dining table, along with cable TV/DVD/Wireless Internet.

Sauna and coin-op washer and dryer are located in the building common areas. Easy walking distance to base of chairlifts, X-country & Hiking Trails, Day lodge, Sitzmark, Jack Sprats and Alyeska Hotel. Building is very family friendly! Condo has a private deck looking right at the face of the mountain. You can ski to the front door in the winter just below chair 3. A gushing creek borders the property...

Girdwood History:

Originally called “Glacier City” for the icy behemoths that rim the surrounding mountains, Girdwood began as a gold-mining town in 1900 when James Girdwood hit pay dirt in Crow Creek. The ‘64 Quake sunk the town into Turnagain Arm, and it was moved two miles further inland where it’s nestled today in an idyllic valley next to Alaska’s premier ski area, Mt. Alyeska.

Girdwood was incorporated as a city in 1970 and became part of the Municipality of Anchorage when the Greater Anchorage Area Borough unified with the city of Anchorage in 1975. The town has served as a backdrop for at least two films: The Chechahcos, a 1924 silent film about the Klondike Gold Rush, and Warren Miller's 1997 Snowriders II. Olympic gold and silver medal-winning skier Tommy Moe also hails from Girdwood. Girdwood was shown on CBS on January 20, 2008, as the Finish Line for The Amazing Race 12

Girdwood Skiing:

Mt. Alyeska is part of the Chugach mountain range and has six (6) chair lifts, one (1) high-speed tram, and two Magic Carpets. Chair 6 is a high-speed detachable quad, while Chairs 4, 7 and 3 are normal quads. Chair 1 is the oldest chair lift on the mountain with a 'midpoint' off ramp and leads up to Upper Tram Terminal. Chair 4 ends halfway up the mountain. Chair 1 and the tram end three-quarters of the way up the mountain. Chair 6 goes to the highest lift served point on the mountain at 2800 feet. The interconnected buildings contain the patrol quarters and a new facility housing the upper tram terminal, a quick-service cafeteria, and the Seven Glaciers 4-star restaurant and bar. Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. Offering 1,400 skiable acres, 73 named trails and over 650' of snow annually November - May.

Girdwood Hiking:

Want to feel Alaska's rugged beauty in your legs? Hike the legendary Crow Creek Trail, part of the historic Iditarod Trail, and take in great valley views. If you're feeling lucky, take a detour on the way to the trail head and try your hand at gold panning at the historic Crow Creek Mine. Once back on the trail, the four-mile ascent up open hillside to Raven Glacier and shimmering mountain lakes takes 4-7 hours round trip.

For a walk in the woods, try Winner Creek Trail, which winds through Alaska’s northernmost rain forest. In late summer, blueberries abound on this and the Glacier View Trail. Call the ranger station for information. For a leisurely stroll, walk the bike path that connects most of town or rent a bike in Girdwood or at the Resort to pedal six miles out to Bird Point on the newly paved path with sweeping inlet views. After a day outdoors, poke around the town’s eclectic gift shops or try one of the renowned local restaurants.

Girdwood Summer:

Just over an hour’s drive away lies the Kenai River. It’s Alaska’s most famous fishing locale and a turquoise-blue rafting river. Tours can take you on a 2-hour scenic float or a 7-hr Kenai Canyon float. Other operators take you down the challenging whitewater Sixmile River near Hope, a scenic float by Spencer Glacier or through Portage Valley, or jet boat the remote Twenty Mile River.

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More Details

Owner
Margit Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks: french, hungarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

What makes this condo unique

Get up close and personal with Alaska’s most magnificent animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a wildlife refuge for injured or orphaned creatures, located 10 miles south of Girdwood. With bears, musk ox, deer, and moose among its residents, you’re sure to get a clear photo of these otherwise elusive Alaskans.

Girdwood is the perfect launch point for nearby Prince William Sound, the best place in the world to see calving glaciers. You’ll also see marine birds, mammals, and often whales. For an epic Alaskan glacier cruise, go with one of several cruise operators.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to stay outside of Anchorage in a less urban environment and this condo in Girdwood was perfect for our needs. It was our launching point to a variety of activities in both directions - salmon fishing, whitewater rafting, glacier hiking/ice climbing, shopping. Girdwood is a small town, but they have a small convenience/grocery store, several restaurants to choose from and Alyeska Hotel's concierge as a very good resource. The condo was very comfortable and clean, more than enough space
Aug 2011
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Map

Frisbie Golf Course

Amenities

Girdwood Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , bunk beds are a double, not a twin
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) in the large second bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) This new bunk bed has two double size bunks (top & bottom) and a single pull out trundle bed in the large second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Family Ski Condo Close to Base of Mt. Alyeska
average rating of 4.428571 based on 30 reviews
Central California, USA
5

Comfy & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The condo has been recently updated (except windows which are scheduled to be done). Its been painted and has cute woodland and ski resort decor. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. My only recommendation would be heavy drapes or blackout curtains for the constant sunlight, the current blinds didn't work very well. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was a laundry located in the common hallway. There is a small balcony (I wish it had been bigger) but the views were amazing and listening to the rushing water of the creek was wonderful. I'd suggest some folding camp chairs for the balcony as there is only one chair. The sauna on the second floor doesn't work and it looks like it hasn't for a while, we checked the one on the first floor, it looked like it worked but it wasn't clean. We chose not to use it. Overall this is a great location, we went to the Alyeska Resort one day and we went on various hiking trails nearby. It's absolutely beautiful. The Owners were helpful and we messaged a few times over our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super comfy right near everything!

  • 5 of 5

Even though the condo is a little older, it was very comfortable, clean, and spacious. It is walking distance to the ski slopes and the view is amazing. We enjoyed biking trails and hiking crow pass. We were also treated by a black bear walking through the parking lot on our last morning. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great stay overall

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very close to the ski slopes, easy to find, and had most everything we needed. It was larger than we anticipated, so that was nice. The condo was nearly out of toilet paper, which was disappointing during the night. The coffee pot also didn't work. Besides that, the stay was excellent. The master bed was very comfortable and the second room had many sleeping options. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage
5

Very Nice Condo

  • 5 of 5

This is either my third or fourth stay in this condo. I keep coming back to it. The location is perfect for skiing and close to the Sitzmark. Very clean. I will definitely be back next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

not nicely maintained(:

  • 2 of 5

This condo had better days: all doors were squeaky, which we had to fix, the door locks on the toilet were not working and we had an awkward situation because of it. The sauna which is advertised as being there was not in working condition for at least a year(: The internet wasn't working for half of our stay and it took us forever to contact property manager to have it fixed. And at the end the toilet got backed up(:

I only could say positive on the kitchen as it was homy.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vladimir, Thank you for your suggestions regarding our condo. The owners have taken note of them and have made repairs as needed. It was unfortunate that the internet was down during part of your stay; however I would note that I was in touch with you almost immediately to try and resolve the situation. Thank you again for your thoughts – we strive to make our condo an enjoyable place. Sincerely, Margit Williams
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San Antonio Texas
3

Good mountainside home base for exploring breathtaking Alyeska and the surrounding area.

  • 3 of 5

This is a relatively roomy lodge located on the edge of Alyeska Mountain in Girdwood. Well equipped and stocked kitchen as well as thoughtful supplies like shampoo, conditioner, etc. in the bathroom. Some in my party had difficulty finding this and other condos but my GPS took me right to it. The only problem we had was the lack of air conditioning. There are fans in the bedroom but no air conditioning in the condo and the windows don't open, so as we prepare for bed on this, the last night of our stay, the temperature upstairs in the bedrooms is 80 degrees and there is nothing we can do about it except turn on the fans to blow warm air around. I've not gotten more than 3-4 hours of sleep each night of our stay due to the heat and three hour time difference. I would give this place 4-5 stars for convenience and affordability, if only the darn windows would open. The area is beautiful, I highly recommend taking the tram from the Alyeska Resort/Lodge to higher points on the mountain.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation policy is 100% beyond a month; 50% refund between a month and two weeks less service charges we accrue, unless condo is rebooked and then full refund less service fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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