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USA Alaska Girdwood Alyeska Listing #45287

Hanging Glacier Chalet - Girdwood, AK

56 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
265 Hottentot Mine Road, Girdwood, AK 99587

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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
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Stunning retreat near the slopes w/ private sauna, gas grill, & spacious deck!

Perfect for a ski getaway with friends or a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of normal life, this beautiful lodge is ready for your next adventure! With vaulted ceilings that let in plenty of natural light, rustic decor, and an open layout, entertaining larger groups and spreading out will be a breeze. Head out to the front porch or back deck each morning to breathe in that crisp air with a fresh cup of coffee. Don't worry about cold floors in the morning - both bathrooms and the entryway are warmed by electrical floor heat. After a full day of shredding fresh powder up north or hiking nearby, there will be no better way to settle down and soothe tired muscles than a session in the classic cedar barrel sauna (powered by wood) right outside the front door! Plus, the chef of the group can easily whip up a tasty meal for the whole group on all of the appliances of home in the full kitchen. Come summer, the private gas grill will come in handy for family cookouts as the sun dips behind the trees. The baker of the group will enjoy the use of cookie sheets, mixing bowls, a hand mixer, and other bakeware.

What's nearby:
Sitting just two-and-a-half miles from Alyeska, the skiers of the group will have endless runs and fresh powder within a few minutes of the front door. Enjoy the use of the free town shuttle to get around! While in the area, be sure to take a break from the mountain and check out the charming shops, restaurants, and cafes that are scattered throughout the town. If you are wanting to take a day trip into downtown Anchorage, you are only 39 miles away making for an easy commute into the vibrant city. Beluga whales can be seen chasing the silver salmon in the glacial waters of Turnagin Arm. This home is located also on the only road that heads south out of Anchorage, so guests will be easily connected to other towns in the region.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Private gas grill
Private sauna
Large capacity washer/dryer
4WD/traction may be required in winter
Guests may provide their own wood for the sauna or purchase it nearby.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Space heater

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Sauna : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

56 reviews

Mei Hui . Oct 2020
My family had an enjoyable trip to Girdwood. The sauana was so relaxing and everything was clean. The kitchen was amazing and had everything we needed for the 2 nights we were there. Checking in was a breeze and the instructions were very helpful.
Nora . Sep 2020
10/10 would totally recommend!
Laura . Sep 2020
Great location and quite neighborhood
Noemi . Sep 2020
Great space, very clean, nice touches and responsive host.
Luke . Sep 2020
Very clean and comfortable chalet in Girdwood. There are close neighbors, but Girdwood is a very small town and this is to be expected. Very modern house with all the amenities you'd need and the town grocery store is less than 10 minutes drive. We really enjoyed the outdoor sauna during our stay.
Deborah . Sep 2020
We enjoyed staying at the Hanging Glacier. It made a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area. Our family of two couples and one single adult worked perfectly here with everyone having plenty of room. We enjoyed making our own meals here with most everything available. The table made a great game table too.
Sara . Aug 2020
Beautiful home! Nice location- tucked in the woods of Girdwood, just a short drive from Anchorage. Comfy beds, fast internet (was a must as we started virtual school for our kiddos the 2nd day we were there), all the kitchen essentials to cook big meals, and a nice wood fired sauna. We will definitely be back!
Christopher . Aug 2020
Beautiful space, we had an absolutely wonderful time. Location is good and looking up through those tall windows allows for great glimpses of the clouds and mountains. We hope to be back soon!
Timothy . Aug 2020
We greatly enjoyed our time there and the Alaskan feel that came with it. The kids were over the moon. Owners were very kind and readily available. Highly recommend!
Alan . Jul 2020
Beautiful quiet setting in the Girdwood area. Love the town and friendly people
Carolina . Jul 2020
Great place!! it is spacious, fully equipped, clean, and we overall had a wonderful time at the Hanging Glacier Chalet!
Eli . Jul 2020
Hanging Glacier is a great place for anyone looking to stay in the Girdwood area. The house was easy to find, and big enough for 2 couples to have enough space and privacy. Everything in the listing is as described; the beds are comfy, the heated floors are lovely, the sauna was great, and there was enough in the kitchen to be able to cook with ease. The only thing that I would offer for other guests is that if you are looking for a place with a lot of private outdoor space, this house has 5 other houses very next door in all directions so there is not really any outdoor private space, which was not clear in the pictures. Otherwise great!
Bennie . Jul 2020
Incredibly nice home! Sparkling clean, nice amenities, beautifully equipped and supplied kitchen. We didn't to enjoy the sauna, but it looked like fun.
Shelly . Jul 2020
This is a wonderful AirBnB. Very roomy with wonderful amenities & very clean. The sauna was awesome. I would recommend this home to any family wanting comforts from home along with a little privacy.
Paul . Jun 2020
Outstanding location and amenities.
Latileta . Jun 2020
We had an amazing stay at Hanging Glacier Chalet and the kids could not get enough of the the vaulted ceiling and mountain view. The rooms were very comfy with the open concept living room and kitchen tieing everything together quite nicely. It brought an atmosphere that my little family just absolutely enjoyed. We highly recommend and look forward to booking the Hanging Glacier Chalet to those who want a quiet and scenic getaway.
Sophie . Mar 2020
Hanging Glacier Chalet was perfect for our group! The host responded to our questions quickly and was very flexible. We loved the sauna and convenient location.
John . Feb 2020
Amazing!! Don't hesitate,just book it it's worth it I promise. Especially with kids
Craig . Jan 2020
Great stay. Definitely would recommend.
Michael . Jan 2020
Overall, the home is clean and modern with nice furniture. The king sized beds, warm bedding, and big dining table were highlights for us. I was thankful to see the plow truck arrive before 9am after receiving 16 inches of snow overnight (I was convinced we would miss the ski lifts on a powder day...thankfully not!). We usually MUST have a hot tub when staying in Girdwood, but the sauna was a great fallback. This is the furthest we have been from the day lodge (as advertised by the owner), which was a small bummer. We also were serenaded by the (very close) neighbor's reggae music, played through PA speakers until 11pm. I suppose that's usually part of the Girdwood charm, but we had grandparents and great grandma along with us who need their beauty sleep. Lastly, compared to other rentals we have enjoyed in Girdwood, I felt like the nightly rate was high for the market and amenities on site. Everything was as advertised, but we have stayed closer to the mountain for less. Good owner, clean place, newish furniture, but not the best fit for our ski trip preferences .
Daniel . Jan 2020
The HGC has the essence of a cabin in the woods, but includes hot showers. The perfect getaway.
Ronette . Dec 2019
Great place to stay, highly recommend!
Carly . Dec 2019
This was perfect for our party of six (four adults, two kids)! Cozy, comfortable, well-appointed space. When we arrived it was dark, and we did have a bit of difficulty finding the actual chalet. The views also left a bit to be desired, as you're surrounded by neighbors. But the space is IMMACULATE while maintaining a kick-your-feet-up vibe. The two kids especially loved it. Will definitely stay here again!
Tara . Dec 2019
Warm, spotless and cozy place with super amenities in a quiet part of Girdwood. Heavenley chalet nestled in the trees away from the bustle. Super responsive hosts.
Judy . Dec 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful quiet Christmas at Hanging Glacier Chalet. Everything was just as promised.
Jacquline . Nov 2019
The Hanging Glacier Chalet was a beautiful place to stay! It was clean and it's the cutest house! You can't go wrong staying here
Kyle . Oct 2019
Awesome space
Carolina . Oct 2019
My friends and I had an excellent time. House is spotless, easy to access, and in a great location. Would absolutely stay there again!
Weston . Oct 2019
The place was very clean and well kept. We used the king bed upstairs and it was very comfortable and smelled like fresh sheets. The whole home was very cozy and inviting, honestly the only complaint we had is that the pictures didn't show that there are neighbors everywhere leaving you little to no privacy. Other than that we would have given it 5 stars hands down.
Cyrena . Sep 2019
If there was an option to give more than five stars.. I would use it. To start.. girdwood is such a cute little town in Alaska that is home to Alyeska ski resort, some of my favorite restaurants, and easy access to great hiking trails. If you're visiting Alaska from out of state, you should check this place out. The Hanging Glacier Chalet is absolutely beautiful; a perfect “home away from home.' It easily and comfortably accommodated our large group, it was very clean, beautifully decorated, and it had everything you could possibly need for a few day stay —or more! Everything in the house was easy to find with labels everywhere and instructions for anything you would need to know how to use. All of the kids in our group said they wanted to buy the house and live there! Ha! To top it off, ten stars for fabulous customer service. I accidentally left my retainers in one of the bathrooms, and after reaching out via Airbnb message, Cliff took time out of his day to meet up with me and return them. This was a perfect Airbnb experience and we will definitely stay here again. Thanks Hyatt family!
Brighton Vino . Sep 2019
One of our best Airbnb experiences we've stayed in. Pleasure to have been here. Amazing Chalet with beautiful interiors and bright indoor spaces. The space of sparkling clean, efficiently organized. We were a little sad that we didn't spend enough time at the space to do justice to it. We left wishing that we had stayed here longer. Beautiful and Pristine !
Nancy . Sep 2019
Sparkling clean, very tastefully decorated! Very close to many great outdoor adventures?
Dorothea . Sep 2019
The chalet is commodious for two couples, comfortable and thoughtfully organized, with nice welcoming touches. There is plenty to do and see in the area. We had a wonderful stay.
Jessica . Sep 2019
Wonderful home with great location! Lots of great amenities! Cozy beds and lots of heaters! Very clean! One of my favorite air bnbs I've stayed at!!
Dan . Aug 2019
Great stay! We really enjoyed the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and lunch at the top of the gondola ride. Our hosts restaurant tips were fantastic too!
Pavel . Aug 2019
I stayed in this place with my friends for 3 nights and everything was just perfect, the rooms were clean, working sauna, and a very good location Highly recommend ✌️
Camille . Aug 2019
If this place is available, just go ahead and book it!! It's a beautiful cabin, with lots of space, comfy beds, big windows, thoughtful touches, in a great neighborhood. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Alaska.
Greg & Ann . Aug 2019
The Hanging Glacier Chalet is an amazing, welcoming home nestled in the valley of southwestern Chugach mountains. We enjoyed the added amenities and every one of our family said their bed was extremely comfortable! So important after a full day of activities. It's a great location to get to so many fun activities! Mountain biking and tram ride at Aleska resort, easy drive to Whittier for a Glacial tour cruise, and near the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on the Seward Hwy.
Jennie . Aug 2019
Wonderful, beautiful chalet with very comfortable accommodations! Very pleased, as was our whole group!
Lara . Jul 2019
Hanging Glacier was a great location for us as we were using it as a base to visit Seward after being up at Denali before we flew home. Very quick access to get to the main road and also a short drive into the main part of town. The house is in a small, wooded neighborhood and the driveway is marked with the Hanging Glacier sign on a tree. We weren't actually at the house much so didn't get a chance to use the sauna or kitchen but the beds were great and we had everything we needed. We took a drive up to the Hotel Alyeska and road the tram to the top. Spectacular views, we didn't do any real hiking but it looked like there were several (steep) trails. We also saw several people hike to the top while we were there. You get a free ride down if you make it. We also got some great banana bread at The Bake Shop.
Andrea . Jul 2019
My husband and I and our two adult children spent three nights at the Hanging Glacier Chalet. It was probably our favorite accommodations during our two week trip of the Kenai Peninsula and Denali. It's spacious yet cozy and in a great location. I loved that it had a generous area to remove boots and jackets, the kitchen was well stocked with gleaming utensils and dishes, and the beds are so comfortable. The owners are very responsive and helped me retrieve a hiking pole I left behind. Definitely a wonderful stay.
Melissa . Jul 2019
The house was great I would absolutely stay there again.
Gwen . Jul 2019
This was a beautiful house in a gorgeous setting. Our kids left some beloved items behind and the hosts were so gracious to let us know and are shipping them to us. Loved everything about this place!
Zobia . Jul 2019
We had a fabulous time celebrating forest fair weekend at this home! It was nice and cool through the heat wave. We also appreciated the kitchen and bottle of wine. Very nice touch! Highly suggest staying here and enjoying the area.
Christina . Jul 2019
We had a great stay at this house. The house is very beautiful, well kept and clean. They were very flexible and let us check in early. The sauna added a special touch. It was perfect after long hikes.
Danielle . Jul 2019
Wonderful stay in great location. Central to many excursions. Girdwood is amazing and beautiful. The chalet is wonderful, as described, possibly better!
Andrea . Jun 2019
Amazing stay. Beautiful home. Comfortable and clean. Owners are very responsive and super helpful. Highly recommend!!!!
Nancy . Jun 2019
Great location! Great views and quiet street, close to all our outdoor adventures, great beds! I would rebook for sure!
Avery . Jun 2019
Hanging Glacier Chalet was well beyond our expectations. It is obvious that the owners care. I had multiple questions pre-arrival which were all answered promptly. The driveway leading to the house is Alaska dirt road bumpy normal, shared by four residences. Hanging Glacier is by far the nicest in this driveway and this area. It's a beautiful home. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a supply of coffee in the freezer. The very high picture windows in the living area with mountain and tree views are mesmerizing. The kitchen is in top notch shape, and the pots/pans/cutlery were all well above rental quality. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we did not turn on the TV (it appears to be in great shape). The WiFi instructions were very clear, and the speed was sufficient for normal tablet/phone work. I did not test streaming, but my guess is that would have been just fine. There is a not too long notebook with local suggestions. We went on one of their suggested hikes (Winner Creek ), and it was excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable, and black out blinds are provided since it does not get dark this time of the year. This is already a too long review, but we were very impressed.
Wes . Jun 2019
Highly recommended.
Patti And Alan . Jun 2019
Our first time using AirBnB and we couldn't be more thrilled over our choice to stay at Hanging Glacier! A short 40-45 min from JBER and the airport, this chalet gave us a home away from home that no hotel could. Warm ambience and decor, responsive hosts, touches such as a wine to welcome us, well appointed kitchenware, glasses etc. that made all the difference. We loved how everything was labeled and so organized! Beds were super comfortable, especially after long days of adventure. Location was convenient as we spent time in Seward and Anchorage. Great local bakery, Subway and gas on the way in, plus a 4 min drive to the market and restaurants. I have already recommended this place to another military mom and highly recommend the Hyatt family's Hanging Glacier Chalet if you're visiting Anchorage and surrounding area.
Kyle . Jun 2019
This house is phenomenal and we couldn't have been happier. Location is perfect and we hope to be back again in the future!
Beth . Jun 2019
This is a great house to stay at! We had a party of 8 that stayed 2 nights in June for a wedding. The beds were comfy, and they had plenty of towels, pillows, and blankets. The house was fully stocked, complete with newer dishes, glasses, and cookware. The house was very clean! They have taken great care to ensure a wonderful stay at their chalet. We enjoyed the sauna too! Thank you for your hospitality and the lovely amenities! We would definitely stay again!
Shane . Apr 2019
Great space off away from the hustle of the town but close to the shuttle stop for ease of travel. Spacious open design with plenty of room for everyone. Very comfortable beds. Super thoughtful touches that made us all feel welcomed. Would definitely stay again.
Samantha . Mar 2019
Beautiful home, a few minutes drive from the mountian, with an amazing sauna! The hosts were super gracious and added a lot of sweet touches. We had such a great time!
Kenneth . Mar 2019
Great house! Recommend!