USA North America Alaska Girdwood Listing #16157

Iris Pond - Girdwood, AK

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48 reviews
Max. occupancy: 7 3 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Cabin w/ private hot tub, gourmet kitchen, handcrafted wood details, near skiing

Leave all your worries behind with a getaway to this rustic mountain home. Surrounded by a tranquil pond and towering spruce, you'll be far from your worries but still enjoy nearby shopping, dining, skiing, and a private hot tub.

Nestled at Iris Pond, this house is far from noisy crowds but only a quick drive to Alyeska and all the shopping and dining of the village. It is also near exhilarating ski slopes, hiking at Chugach National Forest and State Park, and once-in-a-lifetime glacier-viewing opportunities.

Back at home, soak your stress away in the private hot tub or warm up inside and admire the natural views and immaculate wood-carved details. The flatscreen cable TV and DVDs provide plenty of entertainment and the fully-equipped kitchen lets you cook all your favorite meals.

Between the gorgeous surroundings and plentiful modern perks, this is perfect for your next getaway - save your dates today!

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining









DVD player


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

48 reviews

Brian K. Aug 2022
Perfect location and has everything you need! Big house with a jacuzzi and view that can’t be beat
Zoriana P. May 2022
Clean spacious with great views. The kitchen was stocked with everything u could think of. Grill and hot tub were great. The house was amazing. Would love to live there !!
Jason K. May 2022
The location of this rental is great. Close enough to Anchorage, Whittier, Seward and Hope to make easy day trips. We were there in mid-May, so great views of snowy mountains abound!
Only recommendations were a couple easy fixes
1) some light bulbs out that would have been nice to replace
2) one of the windows upstairs needs a new screen to keep the bugs out
3) upstairs tub drains very slow
minor things...
Manager response:
Hi, Jason! The property manager will replace any burnt out bulbs and clear out the bathroom drain. Due to the screenless window being a specialty size, the homeowners will not be adding a screen at this time. There are fans provided in the closets to help with airflow. Thank you!
Edward H. Apr 2022
This large home was perfect for our stay in Girdwood. Beautifully finished and furnished home. We all enjoyed the hot tub.
Caitlin R. Feb 2022
My group and I had a blast staying here for our weekend getaway! The house was clean, had everything we needed, and was close enough to the slopes!
Kathryn F. Jan 2022
I have rented this house twice (2009 and 2021) and had a wonderful stay both times. It's perfect for a larger group with a huge kitchen, plenty of seating and rustic timberframe interior that is perfect for Girdwood. Kitchen is appointed well, but could use more kitchen towels (only 2). The hot tub was great, but could use a deck to make it easier to get around outside. The master tub is lovely! I will stay here again...
Nick S. Oct 2021
My family of 6 really enjoyed our stay at Iris Pond for fall break. Location was perfect, just a 1/2 mile walk into town for supplies. House was clean and had great views of the mountain. Cabinets were well stocked with pots/pans for cooking meals. Post/beam construction of the home was also beautiful. The home was comfortable and made a great home base for exploring southern Alaska for a week.
AshlieRene G. Aug 2021
This cozy lodge is one of our favorite places we've stayed! Warm, comfy beds, large gathering space, open kitchen and perfect wilderness views from the hot tub. One of the best spots in Girdwood.
Ellen (Christie) L. Mar 2021
the view and hot tub plus all the quaint wee sitting places
Courtney B. Mar 2021
House was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Great location for skiing, seeing the northern lights and wildlife that passed by! Fireplace was a great touch with chilly mornings.
Michael D. Jan 2021
Everything about this place was perfect. The location, the way the house was built. It was all amazing. The only thing I was disappointed in was the hot tub was trash. This horrendous smell was coming from it. Dirty/hasn’t been cleaned in awhile. I booked this place because the hot tub so that was a bummer. Everything was so amazing. Thank you!
Manager response:
We appreciate your review, Michael! The hot tub filters have been been cleaned, and the whole tub has been drained and thoroughly cleaned. Thank you!
Marie R. Jan 2021
Beyond the gorgeous wood work throughout, this home is well kept, clean, well stocked, great location, quiet neighborhood, and beautiful mountain views. It was absolutely perfect for our party of 4 adults and 2 comfortable we hated to leave! The only downside was getting spoiled with the in-floor heating then coming home to having to wear slippers again!
Kris K. Jan 2021
The interior of this home is like a fine piece of furniture with all of its custom detailing. The view from the great room through the woods and up the Alyeska ski slopes is spectacular. The layout was perfect for me, my daughter and my grandchildren. We especially enjoyed the hot tub just outside of the great room. The big basket of "beach" towels was a nice touch when we came in from the freezing outdoor temperatures. The kitchen was well laid out but short on a few things for serious cooking: quality knives, frying pans, food storage containers and dish washing tools like dish cloths, dish towels and a scouring pad. These were minor inconveniences and would not keep me from renting this house again in the future.
Tiffany M. Dec 2020
My husband and I spent the weekend here, and let me tell you it was the most relaxing, fun and comfortable cabin we have rented. Heated floors, hot tub, huge kitchen, the bathtub in the master suite is wonderful. Book now you will not be disappointed.
JAMES S. Sep 2020
This is one of the best places that we have ever stayed. we travel a lot around the country and state and have many experiences with wonderful locations and this is one of the best we have seen in recent years. The house itself is a work of art, I enjoyed walking around looking at the construction, the pegged joints and aesthetic! but better yet, the view is amazing and the complete privacy coupled with the view from the hot tub is over the top.... we had cozy fires in the wood stove at night and tons of relaxing in the hot tub. great family stay, the kids loved it...
Frank B. Aug 2020
Just great property with stunning back of the home view. Inside home is always great and even with a fridge setback, the property manager did his best to get the temporary fridge by early evening
ROBERTA P. Jul 2020
Beautiful setting, outrageous inside?
Audette F. Jul 2020
We really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. The setting is peaceful. You can walk into town- Our kids brought their skateboards and loved the walking/bike paths. The kitchen worked well for us. We cooked breakfast daily and just a few dinners.
Tips: Get your groceries in Anchorage prior to arriving. Girdwood has a nice little store but it doesn’t have everything.

The gas grill cannot be used and should be taken off the list. There is a charcoal grill but to much work for us
The tv has sticky notes all over to explain how to use the remotes. Very confusing and needs to be typed out.
The stove gas line was turned off. We had to search around and figure it out. Would have been nice to have a booklet with information.

We stayed 6 night and ran out of toilet paper by day 3. (5 adults) they should provide larger rolls and extra toilet paper. They only provided 3 pods for laundry. I would have brought my own but the sight said it was provided. I had to clean towels 1/2 way through the week.

Just little issues that can easily be fixed.

Again we enjoyed this property and would stay again.
Vacasa should
Manager response:
Hi, Audette! The owner is providing a new grill, and the TV notes have been cleaned up. Please be advised we only provide information via the web now instead of books in the home, and we only provide a 'starter' pack of consumable supplies. Thank you!
Frank B. Jun 2020
Just a great property.
Randi B. May 2020
This home was perfect for my family with enough different sleep spaces and areas that everyone had their own space. The woodwork was gorgeous and the concrete floors were easy to clean up with three kids running in an out. The hot tub was a hit with the kids as was playing in the creek right on the property. WiFi and a blu ray player would have been the only things to push it over the top, but it was actually nice telling the kids “sorry, no WiFi!” A small fire pit to use in the gravel parking area would be nice for roasting marshmallows but we improvised with the charcoal grill. Overall, highly recommend. So many amenities and size for the price. Thank you for the great stay!
Shanalle C. Mar 2020
This home was very clean and cozy and I would definitely recommend to future renters. Our check in was for 4 pm, however, we were able to check in 1 hour earlier which was very nice! Also, I love the heated floors and the central vacuum! The one thing I wish the cabin had was WiFi. Overall, great stay!
Marina B. Mar 2020
Very comfortable home for a family get away.
mary p. Jan 2020
This is a great house. It’s very comfortable and had nice light. Excellent location for access to Alyeska Ski resort.
I did find the kitchen lacking significantly. It was described as a Gourmet kitchen, however the pans were terrible (Teflon pealing off the pans) and knives were completely dull.
Manager response:
We are happy that you enjoyed this lovely home. Thank you for mentioning the condition of the pans and knives. We informed the manager so he can replace them. We hope to see you again soon!
jeffrey r. Jan 2020
We rented "iris pond" over the New Years holiday. It was my family of four along with my brothers family of three. The home accommodated all of us very comfortable. There are plenty of bedrooms, beds and baths so that everyone was very well cared for during our stay. The home itself is a beautiful custom built home with in-floor heat which was an awesome luxury (especially with all that wet ski gear). The location is very quiet with a bubbling brook running past the hot-tub on the back deck. Takes only 5 minutes to drive to the ski slopes and less to the brewery!
Kevin M. Jan 2020
I booked this home and did not realize it had no WiFi! I wanted to get away with my family, enjoy the slopes, fine dining, relaxing in hot tub....watching TV/movies together but I also work from “home” and needed to spend a few hours a day working. Due to no WiFi, I had to go to the hotel, drag my mobile office with me, find outlets and work there. Very inconvenient. Took double the time to complete my work. Stressful and inconvenient. Even if I didn’t have to use WiFi to work, who this day and age doesn’t offer WiFi in the hospitality business. Would NOT book a stay at Iris Pond again unless WiFi and TV cable working.
Timofey B. Dec 2019
We love this place. All in perfect condition.
Tayleah C. Oct 2019
I have always loved this home. It nice a big for several families and the view is out of this world.
Evelyn O. Sep 2019
Iris Pond is not only beautiful, it’s well equipped with all your cooking needs. The house also has a beautiful view of Alyeska.
Alan T. Sep 2019
Our group of 3 stayed here for 5 days and were extremely pleased. Lot's of space, clean throughout and a great, well stocked kitchen. Easy drive to local restaurants and grocery store. Nice and friendly neighbors. We would definitely stay here again.
Mark K. Sep 2019
Beautiful home. Would stay here again if we are back In Alaska.
YUFAN C. Aug 2019
Todd G. May 2019
Great place for a large group, quiet and has all the amenities. Easy to get too. Will definitely be back.
Laura C. Apr 2019
This is the 3rd time a group of 5 of us have rented this home. Its nicely laid out, great quiet location. Will rent again.
Stephanie W. Feb 2019
This vacation home was perfect for 6 adults and provided a great setting for board games, conversation and cooking together. The hot tub was a bonus, too!

Rachel P. Jan 2019
This cabin was excellent for our family of four. Conveniently located to the slopes and plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable.
Richard A. Jan 2019
Amazing setting, very well thought out architecture. A great place for R&R.
Nicholas K. Dec 2018
This is our 4th time at Iris. Love it. Beautiful home. Beds are comfortable. Basic cable, nice hot tub, decent commons area for socializing, make sure your car is 4wd in the winter months.
Karen l. Dec 2018
This home is spacious and beautiful. It was well stocked with everything we needed. We will be renting this home again.