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Alyeska Resort - Five Star Executive Lodge, Girdwood, AK

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

This spacious, executive-style house is located two blocks from the base of Mount Alyeska Resort in the beautiful Girdwood Valley, a 35-minute drive along the ocean shores of Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage.

As one of the finest luxury rental homes in Girdwood, this all-redwood-sided house features a large, gourmet kitchen with Brazilian granite counters, a professional gas cook stove, an Indian slate floor, elegant stainless appliances, and a roomy kitchen island for seating and entertaining. Offering over 3,000 square feet of luxurious space, decorations include a variety of local art from Alaska's best known artists and multiple alaskan motif stain glass windows.

The main living area has hardwood floors, and features a large open circular fireplace with multiple couchs and chairs around it and a wall of windows with a gorgeous view of Mount Alyeska. There is also a game room area with a pool table, stereo, and a carpeted TV room with a large flat screen TV with cable, DVD/VCR surround sound system and several more comfy couches and chairs for relaxing at the end of a hard day. The main bathroom features a large, multi-person 80-gallon Jacuzzi tub set in travertine tile, perfect for melting your aches and pains away. Wireless internet is available for those travelers needing to stay in touch with the world.

There are four carpeted, roomy bedrooms upstairs and a bath to service three of the bedrooms in addition to the Master Bedroom bath (and a third full bathroom on the main level).

1. Master Suite: One king-sized bed, TV/DVD and a private bath with jetted jacuzzi tub.

2. Bedroom Two: Two queen beds and one twin bed, TV/VCR.

3. Bedroom Three: One queen bed, one twin bed and a full-sized baby crib.

4. Bedroom Four: Two double twin-sized bunk beds (total of four beds).

If you are looking for a comfortable house to base your South-central Alaska travels from in one of the finest communities in Alaska, Girdwood Valley is it. On the shores of Turnagain Arm, surrounding by seven glaciers, tall mountains, North America's northern most rain forest and located 35 minutes from Anchorage along one of America's most scenic coastal highways, Girdwood is to Alaska what Aspen is to Colorado.

Come relax in our little piece of heaven!

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More Details

Audrey or Win Faulkner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Audrey or Win Faulkner

My wife and I were born in Anchorage and have lived and skied in the mountains around Girdwood and on Mt. Alyeska since our youth. After spending many years outside Alaska getting educated, we returned to our home state, fell in love and have been raising our family here ever since. I am a general aviation pilot and enjoy flying around Alaska and seeing the state. I run a real estate business and have rental properties in Girdwood and Anchorage.

Audrey or Win Faulkner purchased this house in 1996

Why Audrey or Win Faulkner chose Girdwood

Mount Alyeska and the town of Girdwood is Anchorage's local ski resort, nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains just a short drive from Anchorage. Girdwood is a charming town that is filled with huge spruce trees, surrounded by mountains and glaciers and best of all, it snows a ton in the winter making the skiing some of the best around.

What makes this house unique

Our home is just a few hundred yards from the base of Mt. Alyeska. Located on a well kept bike path that leads to the mountain, walking or biking from our home and accessing the rest of the Girdwood Valley is easy. Our luxurious home is very open and spacious, has a wall of windows facing the mountain, and a large open circular fireplace that will make you feel like you are in your own ski lodge.


Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 80 Gallon jacuzzi tub in large bathroom main floor. Master also has jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double (full) size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Alaska is a wonderful place to visit and soooo beautiful!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 19, 2003

Everything is BIG in Alaska - especially the mountains!!! How about the view of Mount Alyeska from inside this home? To the right is a picture of me sitting on the living room window sill. "Bearific" view I would say! Summertime is a great time to visit Alaska. It stays light until after midnight here, which gave me lots of time to explore, but sometimes I would just sit and watch the mountain from inside this vacation home... And every so often, some daredevils would parasail off the mountain above and I'd watch them as they gently drifted down to the valley floor... Way-cool! You can tell that the owners have spent a lot of time making the inside of this home a special haven. The kitchen was great with granite counter tops and all the conveniences of home, plus the huge jetted bath tub on the main floor was just the thing to sooth tired bear muscles. My new buddies, Mike and Don really liked relaxing with a game of pool after a full day of exploring... and their wives, Carolyn and Jan enjoyed reading in the comfy cozy couches and chairs around the fireplace and also in the TV room. I had some great naps here and even VRBO Webmasters Dave and Lynn found it hard to keep their eyes open in this great comfortable home... Beary-beary nice! Signed, VRBO Bear P.S. In case you didn't know, salmon is one of my favorite foods... and there's no better place to find fresh salmon then here in Alaska. But, if you're looking for a great change of pace, try the "Double Musky Inn" (about a mile from this home)... believe it or not, it has great Cajun food, and large portions... Check it out!

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Alyeska Resort - Five Star Executive Lodge, Girdwood, AK
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful Alaskan Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect home for our family to celebrate Christmas .. we had everything we could possibly need to share wonderful memories! Thank you Win and Audrey for sharing your special home with us. We enjoyed every moment!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to share. We have so many good memories of Girdwood Christmases. Its so beautiful there. Audrey
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Beautiful Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

The great room concept with the fireplace was what we first fell in love with. So much room to move around and feel like we all had our own space. It was nice at the end of a long day to kick back on the recliner couches. Owners were very responsive while we were there (we didn't need much, but a couple of texts to help us navigate!). Everything was very clean as well. We would recommend it to anyone and definitely stay again if given the chance. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Come again sometime. We love happy guests.
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Del Mar CA

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful great room with central fireplace. Modern well appointed kitchen that was easy to maneuver in. Recreational opportunities at every turn and separate sleeping rooms and baths upstairs away from activity if desired. A must arrangement for families harmony. Would book again in heartbeat

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lihue, Hawaii


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a six-night stay in Girdwood. Absolutely beautiful home - loved the living room area and the pool table! We spent nearly every night playing pool. The house was very clean and quiet and we were very, very sad to leave. The property is close to Chair 5, which is an excellent restaurant with more than ample servings. Audrey was a pleasure to deal with (very helpful) and left us some wonderful smoked salmon. If we ever return to Girdwood we would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girdwood getaways

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large family. Well-appointed.

I can see how this rental would be great for a winter ski getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Near Alyeska

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 snowboarders stayed here in early March on our trip to Alyeska. From the minute we pulled into the driveway we knew that we had chosen wisely. The property is very close to the resort, so close that you could gauge conditions by looking out the window. When I entered the home I was blown away at how nice it was. Everything was very clean and there was plenty of space for 7 men and snowboarding gear. While unpacking our supplies we found that the property owners had left us a sampling of smoked salmon that they had caught and smoked, along with some cream cheese spread and crackers. Needless to say we were in heaven from the get-go. It was such a nice personalized touch, and our entire group couldn't stop talking about it. All of the rooms were great, and the house had everything one would need for a weeks stay. The property is very close to the local mercantile, which carried a wide variety of groceries and adult beverages, but I do recommend purchasing your groceries in Anchorage prior to hitting the road. The only tricky business with this property is the trash situation. Make sure to do your research up front and figure out which drop-off locations are open when you plan on leaving, as it is your responsibility to dispose of the trash. All in all this place is killer. Great location, great price, and guaranteed great time. The property owners Winthrop and Audrey are absolute legends, and I will most certainly rent from them again if I find myself heading to Girdwood.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Double Musky, Alyeska Resort, Chair 5,
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Anchorage O'Malley on the Green
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Turnagain Arm
Car: recommended

Just a 2 blocks from Alaska's premier Ski Resort Mountain, Alyeska Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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