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Girdwood Alpine Views Abound in This Spacious Alaska Escape

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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,


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1315 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome! The 3rd brdm has bunk beds...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • 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...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for two vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked kitchen: pots & pans, dishes, utensils, coffee maker. Stainless appliances including a dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, coffee & coffee filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front deck on second floor with views of Max's Mountain & Mt. Alyeska....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 8, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ted Steven International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sitzmark Bar & Grill
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Marine Highway in Whittier
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
O'Malleys on the Green, Anchorage
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad, Girdwood Depot
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jack Sprat
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alyeska Resort

Car: Recommended

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • Entryway to the cozy living room

    Entryway to the cozy living room

  • Bedroom 2 with queen bed & futon

    Bedroom 2 with queen bed & futon

  • Third bedroom features twin bunks. No door on room.

    Third bedroom features twin bunks. No door on room.

  • Upper unit entrance is covered

    Upper unit entrance is covered

  • Master bedroom with plush king bed

    Master bedroom with plush king bed

  • The Stowe Chalet

    The Stowe Chalet

VRBO #334656

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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