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Cozy Log Cabin In The Forest Near Alyeska

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Our cheerful and cozy 650 square foot log cabin is nestled amongst a hemlock forest on a corner lot. We are located in a neighborhood at the base of Max's Mountain, one mountain over from Alyeska. It is a short drive or a 20-30 minute walk through the neighborhood to the base of Alyeska or the town center. There are many trail hikes of varying levels in Girdwood. Virgin Creek Falls is a nearby hike from the cabin.

We offer a small bedroom (queen size bed) with shelving and closet space, bathroom (sink, tub, and shower), and sleeper sofa (full size mattress) downstairs and a smaller bedroom (full size bed) with shelving space upstairs as well. There is a Rinnai automatic gas heater in the living room.

Kitchen includes: stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, as well as dishes, utensils, glasses, pots and pans.

We provide towels and linens, as well as soaps, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee.

Please note that TV, internet, and laundry are not provided, however we can direct you to public internet access and laundry facilities in the nearby area.

More Details

Lara Applebaum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was perfect for our final days of our honeymoon. A perfect little piece of Alaska wilderness!
Jun 2016
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Girdwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - full size bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cozy Log Cabin In The Forest Near Alyeska
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

A wonderful little cabin!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I wish we would have been able to stay here more than one night - such a charming little cabin. We stayed here with my boyfriend's parents and there was plenty of room. Kitchen has all the tools you need and the bedrooms are small but comfortable. The flowers outside were very beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and comfy. Lara provided a lot of nice touches that made us feel welcome and at home. There are good restaurants, gas station and laundromat within a few miles. We stayed for 10 days and it was wonderful to come "home" and relax after our busy day. It is about 40 miles south of Anchorage but it was ideal for us. We were able to easily do day trips to Seward, Hope, Whittier, Homer, Anchorage and Wasilla. There are plenty of places to stop along any of these drives to do trail hiking, watching wildlife, visiting shops, etc. We would absolutely stay there again and highly recommend Lara's cozy cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to base a stay in the Girdwood area.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very nice and clean and stocked with the basics less a toaster. Comfortable for 4 people.

The neighbors left a little to be desired. We were chased into the cabin by an aggressive white sheep dog and it looks like a squatter set up across the road in a trailer and abandoned car. Would not recommend a walk around the neighborhood but the Girdwood area has many nice trails that make up for it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin is located in a forested residential neighborhood at the base of Max’s Mountain and close to local trails and attractions. It consists of several established bed and breakfast and vacation rental accommodations as well as primary and second homes. Girdwood is a friendly community, and we enjoy raising our family alongside the other families and their pets in our neighborhood. We, as well as the many guests to our area, often enjoy going for neighborhood walks. We wish we would have known about these guest concerns so that we could have addressed them at the time of their stay. Guests can reach us via text, cell, or email and we are happy to answer any questions they may have.
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Cozy cabin, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend away at the cabin. Felt very at home and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Very quiet and woodsy but close to the center of Girdwood.

Enjoyed the nearby one hour hike with a free ride down the Alyeska tram at the end. Ate at great restaurants in the area.

Lara was exceptionally responsive and helpful, even when I forgot details at the last minute.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little storybook cottage in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage in the woods for four days in mid July. It was a fantastic base camp for all points in Alaska. The cottage is quaint, cute and just perfect. It was remote enough but still has neighbors all around. The cabin is very convenient to town and in a beautiful wooded setting. We are so glad we chose this location over nearby hotels. The home is located about 40 minutes outside of Anchorage and also close to Seward, Whitter, Talkeetna, Palmer and Wasilla, which we had time to explore while on our trip.

I highly recommend this cabin to anyone visiting Alaska!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport (Anchorage)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Alyeska Mountain and Resort
Car: recommended

Girdwood is great base for day trips to Portage, Whittier (Prince Willam Sound), Hope, and Cooper Landing. Activites in these places include: sightseeing, animal viewing, hiking, biking, rafting/kayaking, fishing, museums/visitor centers, bars/restaurants, and some shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Signed rental agreement required before reservation is finalized.
Additional $25 nightly fee per guest for groups of 3 to 6.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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