Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Anchorage, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $71 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Anchorage. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

An Alaskan adventure in Anchorage

As the largest city in Alaska, Anchorage wows travelers with thrilling adventures and gorgeous vistas in the vast frontier surrounding the city. Whether you come in winter to hit the ski slopes or in summer for kayaking and whale-watching excursions, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor activities for the whole family. And there’s an Anchorage vacation rental to suit your vacation vibe too, with options near wilderness areas with moose for neighbors, or downtown in walking distance to cultural attractions. After days spent outdoors working up an appetite, you’ll be delighted to try the fresh Alaskan king crab and wild salmon served at world-class seafood restaurants.

Things to do

Alaskan heritage in Anchorage

While you could easily spend your whole vacation enjoying the parks and waters surrounding Anchorage, the city is also a great place to learn more about the history of Last Frontier. Head to the Anchorage Museum to see indigenous Alaskan artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution collection, and hands-on science and art exhibits that will be a big hit with the kids. At the Alaska Native Heritage Center, interactive demonstrations bring centuries of history to life in dances, games, and songs. Outdoors, you can walk around a lake to 6 villages with life-size dwellings that demonstrate the different traditions of Native peoples.


Enjoying the gulf in Anchorage

Alaska is known as the Last Frontier, and the city of Anchorage is no exception, with endless recreational opportunities by land or sea. With a prime location on an inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, water activities are especially popular, including day cruises that take you to see ocean wildlife and glaciers. You might also spot whales from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, an 11-mile multi-use path that starts downtown and has views of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Choose a downtown Anchorage vacation rental for easy access to the trail, as well as international eateries, sidewalk food stands, coffee shops, and local breweries.   


Seasonal activities in Anchorage

Summer brings the mildest weather and longest days to this northern city, making it the ideal season to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and fishing. May through September also is the best time to go on a whale-watching excursion, as beluga, blue, gray, humpback, and orca varieties all migrate their way through nearby waters. The colder months bring their own brand of fun though, with many slopes opening by November for skiing and snowboarding. If you visit during this time, look for an Anchorage vacation rental with a fireplace. It’ll feel extra cozy after a long day on the snow.

Natural features

Exploring the parks around Anchorage

As the biggest city in Alaska, Anchorage is a gateway to many stunning national parks, preserves and forests nearby. Chugach State Park, just a few miles from downtown, feels light years away from the city, with nearly 300 miles of trails to be explored on foot, bike, or horseback. Easy paths the whole family can tackle lead to waterfalls, salmon streams, and spots for berry picking, while longer, challenging excursions provide more opportunities to spot the moose, beavers, and bears that roam the area. Beyond the state park, Chugach National Forest offers limitless adventures in a preserve the size of New Hampshire.

How to get there

How to get to and around Anchorage

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot.

How many vacation rentals are available around Anchorage, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 546 vacation rentals around Anchorage. From 225 house rentals to 149 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Anchorage?

Mysterious and unforgiving, mountains are some of the most breathtaking formations in the world. If you've ever yearned to try mountain living, you're in the right place. Vrbo has 207 alpine vacation rentals available. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has plenty more options, including:

  • 103 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 64 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 51 ski-in vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Anchorage?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 235 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $50 a night. If that doesn't suit your family's style, we have a range of other property types to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 74 vacation homes. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Condo: 69 vacation homes. Prices start from $54 per night.
  • Hotel: 39 vacation homes. Prices start from $33 per night.

Can I stay in Anchorage in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a getaway with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with all your old school friends, it's always stacks of fun staying under the one roof! The great news is that Vrbo has places that'll suit. 59 house vacation homes are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the top choice here for sizeable groups. Around the area, the rental options that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 229 vacation homes perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as $60.
  • Looking for a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 92 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $50 per night.
  • Seeking vacation rentals to suit 10 guests? You'll be pleased to learn we have 64 that'll be perfect. You can score one from just $150 a night.

You and all your besties will be well looked after when you book your Anchorage escape through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Anchorage?

Vrbo is here to help you enjoy quality time with your friends and family. Offering up a selection of budget-friendly rentals, it won't be difficult to find a cozy lodging that houses one and all. South Addition is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 80 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $157 a night, it isn't hard to see why. You'll find another 64 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Downtown. The average price in this area is $159 a night.

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