Discover a selection of 131 vacation rentals in Girdwood 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 $166 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?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 131 vacation rentals around Girdwood. From 30 cabin rentals to 70 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.