"Home to Alyeska - Alaska's Premier Skiing Resort" Top 5 Page for this destination Girdwood by RickinDutch

Girdwood Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 162 photos

One hour south of Anchorage

What a difference an hour's drive can make! Located along stunning Turnagain Arm, Girdwood is a charming little community in the shadow of Alyeska Ski Resort and so very different from Anchorage. Alaska has a few ski areas, but Alyeska is the big resort. A world class mountain, the town is packed during the winter with skiiers and snowboarders, and the perfect rustic hideaway in the summer. I say packed in the Alaskan way - you may have to stop at the stop sign to let another car go by. Winter or summer, it is one of my favorite places to go to unwind and kick back.

The Alyeska Hotel is a four star luxurious hotel with well appointed rooms, several restaurants, and a nice little bar. And what food critics say is the best steak in the U.S. can be found at the Double Musky Inn. The heavily wooded valley has many chalets for rent and then there are plenty of B&Bs if you like company.

  • Last visit to Girdwood: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 7, 2006
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    We missed Double Musky while in Girdwood...there are so many good restaurants in Alaska! Truly a wonderful place...

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 3:13 AM

    That bear rug on the cabin's wall is huge!!!!! ;-)

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2006 at 7:27 AM

    Very nice place and a lot of interesting pictures and information.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2006 at 10:50 AM

    I can't believe the B&B owners just left the house to you - wouldn't happen in NY, for sure. There are lovely fotos, ditto Gaines.

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2006 at 8:54 PM

    interesting page,thanx for sharing.

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 3:23 AM

    Hi Rich thanks for dropping by, guess its starting to get cold up your way? and girdwood is coming to life?

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