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Girdwood Alpine Views Abound in This Spacious Alaska Escape

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,315 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Upstairs unit in House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Situated on a quiet street, conveniently located near the ski slopes and hiking trails, the Stowe Chalet can provide each visitor a place to wind down after a long Alaskan day of adventure and experience. The Stowe Chalet is a spacious, open environment with large windows facing the Alyeska Ski Resort and adjoining Max’s Mountain, and is nestled among the quieter neighborhoods within the small town of Girdwood. Its two floors provide ample space for spreading out and relaxing for the entire family, with plenty of privacy for the intimate travelers. When visiting Alaska, you needn’t leave the comforts of home behind, the Stowe embraces all the aspects that make a house into a home. Cleanliness, spaciousness and the plush softness of the beds will keep your inner fire burning while you explore and engage in the wilderness of Alaska.

*This is an upper unit in a duplex. There are stairs to access the front door and tenants living full-time in the downstairs unit. The third bedroom (with the bunk beds) is a sleeping area located on the first floor and does not have a door. It is tucked away in a private area adjacent the first floor bath.

Girdwood is located 36 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Within its glacially-carved walls you will find opportunities to view wildlife, hike alpine meadows, dine on local delights, ski deep powder, pan yourself a golden fortune and so much more. With the Kenai Peninsula and Turnagain Pass a short 20-mile drive along one of America’s Scenic Byways (Seward Highway), you will have the chance to view Bald Eagles, endangered Beluga Whales, random Harbor Seals, larger-than-expected Moose and the occasional Black and Brown Bear. Locally, there is access to Sockeye (Red), Coho (Silver), or Chinook (King) Salmon fisheries - and the world-famous Kenai River is a beautiful 1.5 hour drive from the doorstep. Guided fishing, hiking and all-around adventure tours can be placed with local Girdwood tour guides. In addition, the Crow Creek Mine area can provide hours of investigative gold panning options, all while learning about the history of Girdwood and how it came to exist. Take a hike on the subtemperate rainforest Iditarod National Historic Trail, or forage for blueberries, fungi or other wild edibles right out the front door. Girdwood places you in the middle of Alaska’s action, and the Stowe provides you the luxury of comfort in the heart of the wild.

The Stowe’s caretaker, son of the owner, has lived and played in Girdwood for the past 14 years. An avid outdoorsmen and full-time Chugach National Forest Service employee, he is happy to share his knowledge or point you in the right direction to make your Alaska vacation a true success.

Keywords: House, family, large, full-kitchen, mountain views, glacier views, wildlife, Girdwood, Alaska, Alyeska, Ski resort, tourist village, nightly rental, family house, multi-bedroom, two bathrooms, walking distance, quiet, DSL, internet, cable, TV,

More Details

Jackie Collins
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Jackie Collins

Donna Garland lives and plays in Sheridan, Wyoming, near her two grandchildren and daughter's family. When the need to fill the freezer with wild salmon or halibut comes along, she comes up north to visit her son, a resident of Girdwood for 14 years. Together, they have skied, hiked, fished and seen just about everything SouthCentral Alaska has to offer.

Jackie Collins purchased this house in 2002

Why Jackie Collins chose Girdwood

Ms. Garland bought the home as an investment opportunity and as her own personal space to escape to when Wyoming's summers got too blazing.

What makes this house unique

Ms Garland enjoys floating down the river with her friends, seeing the bright Alaskan summer sun and dining at Girdwood's many diverse restaurants while she is visiting.


Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1315 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
  • Both bathrooms include a shower stall, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Area is not closed off, but private. Includes a set of bunks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Relax in style in this comfortable 2 bed, 2 bath, with 2 additional sleeping areas. This home features a Gas Range top and electric oven for all your cooking needs. Corian countertops and a large area to work in the kitchen , which is stocked with all cooking utensils and serving dishes that you will need. There are stools at the bar for a quick snack or a cozy kitchen table to sit at and dine. The living room has a couch and a love seat with reclining foot rests on each seating area to relax and enjoy the magnificent view from this room. The bath on the main floor features a marble floor. The upper level has a couch and sitting area to relax and enjoy reading or just a quiet moment by yourself. The Master bedroom on the upper level has a large t.v. ,a recliner , King size bed and plenty of room to store your clothing. The additional bedroom on the upper level has a Queen size bed, a futon and a desk to sit at. Both beds and mattresses are new. There is a partially covered deck


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Girdwood Alpine Views Abound in This Spacious Alaska Escape
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
United States

Wonderful spot and space.

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a great location. Lots of space for the five of us. Big kitchen! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Large House in Central Location

  • 4 of 5

The house was ideal for our family of 7. The location was centrally located so that we could travel to many of the nearby cities and sights.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy & homey, great views

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home for a ski get away

  • 4 of 5

The upper part of this cabin is perfect for a family or two to stay and enjoy Girdwood. We found it to be clean and plenty of room to spread out. It was a pleasant experience to rent from this owner and we'd rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Girdwood!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! Plenty of space! Large kitchen, comfortable beds and couches! Great location for our home base whether hitting backcountry or Alyeska!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding stay

  • 5 of 5

I am finally getting around to post this review. My extended family and I stayed at this house in Girdwood for two nights in June 2012. We had an exceptional stay.

I traveled with my mother, my aunt, and my two young counsins (17 and 13). The house was absolutely perfect for us. So comfortable with spectacular views and plenty of space for all of us to spread out. We cooked fresh fish for dinner one night and breakfast both mornings and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The bedrooms were well furnished and we slept really well. The living room, where we spent most of our time was homey and really comfy...very condusive to conversation, games, and of course the young cousins appreciated the TV.

I am so glad that I decided to rent this place rather than checking into some hotel in Anchorage (which was my first thought). For the five of us, the hotel stay would have been so much more expensive AND not nearly as nice. Plus I'm not sure we would have made it south to Seward and would likely have missed the spectacular drive.

The owner Donna and her son, who lives locally in Girdwood and manages the property, were very responsive to our questions and called to make sure we were comfortable after we arrived.

Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ted Steven International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sitzmark Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway in Whittier
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
O'Malleys on the Green, Anchorage
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad, Girdwood Depot
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jack Sprat
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Car: recommended

Gold panning, jet boat tours, rail tours, aquarium, Within walking distance to the ski lift.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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