Discover a selection of 157 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 WiFi and fireplaces. Prices start at $69 per night, and houses and cabins 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

Explore the majestic setting in Girdwood

The mountains, wildlife and glaciers display a scene truly unique to Girdwood. This scenic city is known for its hiking, skiing and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

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 to and around Girdwood

The nearest airport is in Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. Airport (ANC), located 31.5 mi (50.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), which is 29 mi (46.6 km) away.

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Girdwood?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your love or someplace spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Girdwood. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "A Cozy Cottage In South Addition" is a hit with guests. Around 30 miles from Girdwood, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including nearby birdwatching activities and a nearby zoo.
  • Another great option is "Modern Luxury Mountainside Retreat", which is around 2 miles from Girdwood. With 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a stovetop, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Girdwood vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Girdwood?

You need only set foot into one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Girdwood to recognize that amazing things really do come in little packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every square inch of space, these fun-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Look forward to a simpler way of living at "Anchorage Tiny Home In Lightly Wooded Area". Amenities at this gem in Huffman - O' Malley include free WiFi, a smart TV and more.
  • "Delightfully Modern Studio/tiny House D Car Rental Avlble" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as a washing machine and a toaster. Located in Northeast Anchorage, you'll be able to live large in this small but cleverly designed property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Girdwood?

Yes, you sure can! From simple retreats to high-end escapes, Vrbo has a great range of log cabins to rent in or near Girdwood. If you're into adventure, here's where you can go:

  • "Perfect Location Cozy And Quiet Log Cabin": Enjoy a week or so relaxing and unwinding at this awesome vacation home nestled in nature. Once you're feeling revitalized, enjoy rafting or ice skating, which are among the fun activities in this region.
  • "Log Cabin Chalet/spectacular Mtn. Scenery 3bedroom": After a long day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as hiking and biking and cycling, wind down at this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Girdwood?

Nothing's better than a brief break to dust away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and get cozy in one of these sought-after weekend getaways in and around Girdwood:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Perfect Location Cozy And Quiet Log Cabin", which is around 2 miles to the northeast of Girdwood. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you on the go here. Do some mountain biking and rock climbing or just explore the sights of Kenai Visitor 's Center and Arctic Benson Park.
  • "Large Luxurious Girdwood Getaway With Game Room" is another dream escape to consider. Around 2 miles northeast of Girdwood, use it as a base to enjoy some sledding or mountain biking. Wells Fargo History Museum and Resurrection Pass should also be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Girdwood?

Generally small, easy on the hip pocket and well located, it's difficult not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and get acquainted with Girdwood up close:

  • Make "A Slope Side Apartment By Alyeska Resort. Private" your temporary home. This top vacation rental features amenities including a kitchen and a barbecue grill.
  • "Cozy Room, Quiet Getaway, Minutes From Alyeska Slopes" is another top choice. Stay here and enjoy the use of free WiFi, internet services and more.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see even more of Girdwood. Cultural attractions like Alaska Experience Theatre and Anchorage Museum will help you understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Girdwood?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Girdwood. Stay for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a resort-style apartment or a spacious home. Whatever type of vacation rental you'd like, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Top Rated Superhost - Weekly Rate" will be just the ticket. It's within reach of the center of Girdwood and a superb base to check out sights like Sullivan Arena and University of Alaska - Anchorage.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Immaculate Home Conveniently Located", another enticing option. Alaska Airlines Center and Dimond Center should be on your must-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Girdwood?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Girdwood that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "A Cozy Cottage In South Addition". Around 30 miles from Girdwood, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including outdoor furniture and a dining table.
  • "Modern Luxury Mountainside Retreat" is another top option that'll woo you. It's around 2 miles from Girdwood and has a fireplace and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Girdwood?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Girdwood and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have enough space to sprawl out at "Large Luxurious Girdwood Getaway With Game Room". Around 2 miles northeast of Girdwood, this welcoming property has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including an electric car charging station and a kitchen.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "New Construction - Less Then A Mile From Alyeska Day" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the northeast of Girdwood, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A garden and a fireplace are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Girdwood?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Girdwood and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Welcome to "Relaxing Lake Haven - Full House", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a microwave oven and a nearby laundromat help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • "The Crane House - Close To Airport" is the kind of place you go to leave it all behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A dining table and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Don't know what to pack for your Girdwood getaway? This leading destination has a subarctic climate. In summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 40 ºF to 55 ºF. Check out our selection of Girdwood vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Girdwood?

You'll always have more fun sharing the good times with the folks that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family break or taking time out with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Girdwood:

  • Located around 2 miles to the northeast of Girdwood, "Large Luxurious Girdwood Getaway With Game Room" has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including a toaster and a living room.
  • "New Rustic Comtemporary Custom Chalet 1" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This rental is around 2 miles to the northeast of central Girdwood and accommodates as many as 7 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A separate dining area and a TV will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your itinerary. Alaska Zoo, Point Woronzof Park and Putters Wild are good places to start.