Discover a selection of 152 vacation rentals in Girdwood, AK 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $127 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Girdwood. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Have yourself a gird time in Girdwood

Surrounded by glaciers, Girdwood is known for its ski resorts, pristine natural beauty, and a wealth of year-round outdoor activities. Each winter, visitors from across the country converge in droves on Girdwood's ski slopes and mountain peaks. Activities like hiking, camping, and rafting are popular during the summer months, and an annual festival features live music, food, and local crafts. No matter what time of year you visit, a Girdwood vacation rental will ensure you have countless opportunities to explore the region's bounty of seasonal outdoor activities.

Things to do

Snow much to see in Girdwood

Set atop Mount Alyeska in the Chugach Mountains, the Alyeska Resort is more than your average ski hotel. It's home to a mountain bike course, a local history museum, and hiking trails, and river rafting and dog sledding excursions are also available. Plus, an aerial tram offers scenic views of the surrounding wilderness. You can get a glimpse of local fauna at the 200-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, or try your luck at the Crow Creek Mine _ the site's been operational since 1896, and visitors are still known to find gold here during regular summer tours.

Activities

Girdwood _ put your problems on ice

For outdoorsy types, there's never a dull moment in Girdwood. Winter activities are a big draw, and skiers and snowboarders will have plenty to do. During the summer, camping, hiking, and glacier tours are popular, and sea kayaking is a good way to get up close and personal with a number of the area's ice floes. In the Chugach National Forest, you'll find nearly 7 million acres of preserved woodland, lakes, and rivers, and you can spot animals like caribou, timberwolves, and the largest population of bald eagles in the United States.

Weather

Cool your heels in Girdwood

As far north as Scotland's Shetland Islands, Girdwood weather is cold-to-mild all year round. Summers are cool, and average highs peak in the mid-60s between June and August. Considering it's Alaska, the winters are fairly mild _ temperatures are mostly in the 20s and 30s between November and March, but the bulk of the town's 218 annual inches of snow typically fall during this period. Since winter sports make up such a big part of Girdwood's entertainment, you'll find Girdwood vacation rentals tend to be a little higher during the snowy months.

Natural features

Field and stream (and beyond) in Girdwood

Beside the Cook Inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, the town of Girdwood is surrounded by glaciers in the Chugach Mountains. The snow melt from the mountains feeds into a number of rivers and streams in the area, which are home to numerous species of fish and birds. In the nearby Chugach National Forest, you'll find lush woodland, alpine hiking, and snowy mountain peaks, as well as a wealth of wildlife. A Girdwood vacation rental will grant you access to some of the country's most remote, unspoiled natural areas.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Girdwood

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 29 mi (46.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 31.5 mi (50.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Girdwood Alaska Railroad Depot.

How many vacation rentals are available around Girdwood, AK?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 152 vacation rentals around Girdwood. From 15 cabin rentals to 45 house 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 Girdwood?

We all want a room with a view. But if you're craving scenery that'll leave you feeling on top of the world, you'll have to head for the hills. Vrbo has no less than 102 mountain vacation rentals available. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has heaps more options to check out, including:

  • 66 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 47 ski-in vacation rentals.
  • 43 resort vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Girdwood?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. Providing tons of space and privacy, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 51 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $96 per night. If that doesn't suit your squad's style, we have a range of other property types available, such as:

  • Condo: 41 vacation homes. Prices start from $98 per night.
  • Chalet: 18 vacation homes. Prices start from $175 per night.
  • Studio: 15 vacation homes. Prices start from $94 per night.

Can I stay in Girdwood in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and family can be so much fun, particularly when you're under the one roof in an awesome new place! If you're visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help. Condo vacation homes are the most popular choice for larger sized groups, with 15 available here. Properties in the area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 47 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $125.
  • Require a rental property for 7 guests? We have 14 that will serve you well. Prices begin at just $182 per night.
  • Seeking properties for rent suitable for 8 guests? You'll be pleased to know we have 12 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as $210 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your grandma and all your mates to Girdwood.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Girdwood?

Ditch those dull cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Delight in the flexibility of living like a local in a cost-effective rental instead. Get a load of the unique options available now on Vrbo. Bagging a rental in or around Eagle River is an easy way to avoid burning a hole in your wallet. Vrbo have 19 options and the average cost is $236 per night.