USA North America Alaska Girdwood Listing #16167

Vail Chalet - Girdwood, AK

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33 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 3 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Comfy chalet with private hot tub, 2 fireplaces - near trails & slopes, dogs OK

Come to Girdwood to unplug and relax at this comfortable, dog-friendly chalet featuring a private hot tub, two fireplaces, and easy access to trails and slopes. As of September 2021, this charming chalet has been recently updated, including a brand new LG refrigerator, a brand new gas fireplace in the living room, a new hot tub cover, curtains in all bedrooms, an updated gas fireplace in the primary bedroom, and an updated propane grill.

Surrounded by tall spruce trees, this rental offers a view of mountain lights in the winter. In the summer, it's a short walk to nearby trailheads and wild berry picking. Girdwood proper is two miles away, where you'll find dining and nightlife, and Alyeska Resort is less than two miles away, featuring excellent skiing and snowboarding.

This property has a lodge feel with its high vaulted ceiling and big-beam construction. Amenities include cable TV with DVD/VCR players, a portable CD player, and a washer/dryer.

Make your reservation today and come unwind in Alaska!

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view





Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games



33 reviews

Jamie K. Nov 2022
The Vail Chalet perfectly accommodated all seven of us for our girls weekend. The hot tub was hot and clean, and lots of towels. Comfy and cozy with the fireplace. There were some lightning and electrical problems but Vacasa employees responded promptly when I contacted them. Definitely hoping to make it an annual event.
Christine D. Jul 2022
Loved the Alaskan decor, chalet
Mariann T. Jul 2022
We rented 3 homes in Girdwood for a large family gathering & this was perfect for my sister, nephew, son & his wife. They loved the hot tub. Blueberry bushes were laden with berries during ur early July stay (I should have made a pie ;-) So cute and cabin like, which fits in perfectly with the area where the most gorgeous views are right outside the door. Walking distance to Girdwood with it's cute shops and our fav coffee shop, The Grind, which we stopped at frequently. Crow Creek Mercantile is close if you need anything. They have a larger selection that one would imagine. Good value for the money.
Lynn W. Apr 2022
Location, space & hot tub.
Amaris R. Apr 2022
We loved the rustic feel of this home. Beds were comfortable and the location was phenomenal. The decor was fun and woodsy! Kitchen could be a bit better stocked (pans etc) but overall a lovely stay!
Vicky P. Mar 2022
This was a great place for our family to base out of for all the winter activities Girdwood offers. There is even a great little sledding hill for the young ones!
Kayla C. Dec 2021
We spent 4 nights here to go snowboarding leading up to Cmas. Things we loved, the hot tub, the location, the coffee they left for us, plenty of clean towels and the washer and dryer. It was also nice having a kitchen to prepare food in. The stove was difficult to read as the settings were worn off, but we managed. Overall it’s a great little place, it could definitely use some updating but it didn’t ruin our trip by any means.
Erika M. Jul 2021
Girdwood is great, and this house is beautiful with a lovely location next to a brewery and with lots of outdoors Alaska to offer!

For the price, would have expected nicer amenities. We use VRBO a great deal, and understand there are owner-related quirks, but we had reached out to ensure the fridge was fixed, and arrived to find it non-functional. Also had a toilet upstairs that did not work, and a questionable plunger, which made 6 people in one home a challenge.

However, it is a great and beautiful location, and Vacasa (the management), was super responsive. They brought us an ice-chest filled with ice when fridge not working and a better plunger. We were also told the fridge would just be replaced. So, if you are looking to book and fridge is now new and upstairs bathroom sorted, this is a WONDERFUL location! Just be sure they include the WiFi (or price reduce if not), because there is a tower there. :o)
Manager response:
Hello Erika, we apologize for the issues you expereinced during your stay. We are pleased to see our local staff was quick to respond and assist you during your stay. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again soon.
Ron K. Jul 2021
This property has the potential to really be a gem. The location is ideal. However, there needs to be attention given to the amenities. There was no instructions or password left for the Wi-Fi. Bedrooms need to be updated, specifically the mattresses. For Alaskan summers with extended daylight, only one of the bedrooms had curtains, and they weren't room darkening. Sleep was difficult. The refrigerator was barely working keeping food cool. I tried to contact the local office but was unable to speak with anyone, being referred to a corporate number for issues. We really enjoyed our stay in Girdwood, despite the issues with the property.
Manager response:
We are so glad you chose to stay with us, Ron, and appreciate your review. The refrigerator is getting addressed, and we will suggest curtains to the homeowner. Thanks!
Erin C. Jul 2021
This cabin is embedded in the woods and even though there are neighboring houses all around it felt very private. It certainly felt like a cozy family cabin. It does have older appliances, baseboard heaters, no WiFi and older furniture. However, we really enjoyed the cozy feel of this house. The cell signal is good so our hotspots allowed adults to do some work and kids to play on their devices. The futon sleeps 2 but it is located in an entrance/living room space that really doesn’t allow for privacy so it was difficult for us to have those people sleep early and some of hang out late into the night. Despite this, it was a comfortable stay and would book again for a family get-away.
Cassie E. Jun 2021
Was a nicely sized place located close to the mountain. Could use a little TLC to get it into shape, but it served it's purpose for our vacation.
Manager response:
Hi, Cassie! Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time! We take guest feedback seriously, and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Charisma R. May 2021
The cottage itself is nice, Bedrooms and both bathrooms were clean and huge, The hot tub was great .The washer and drier was a big help , we were able to wash and dry clothes before we checked out. However the fridge is NOT properly working. We threw away ice cream and other food that should stay frozen. I am still waiting for my refund that I was promised for the wasted food .The microwave needed a long time time for reheating . The oven was dirty, The grill was nasty dirty, it was very offending . The grill needed to go to the dump. It was full of rust and there was NO GAS propane. For the amount of money we paid, I expect a more updated kitchen appliances.
Manager response:
Hi, Charisma! We are sorry to read you had some inconveniences on your vacation. The freezer is now working well, a new charcoal grill has replaced the gas grill, and the oven cleaning has been addressed with housekeeping. Thank you!
Joanna G. May 2021
The house is in an awesome location. There is an easy hike to a waterfall that the kids loved and the Brewery is right down the street, which the adults loved. The jacuzzi was a fun bonus. The only things we had issues with were the refrigerator not keeping things cold and the lack of wi-fi.
Manager response:
Hi, Joanna, thank you for your visit. We appreciate your feedback about the home. This home isn't listed as having wifi. We will ensure that the local staff is aware that the fridge is not cooling. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. We would love to host you again soon.
Jennifer W. Apr 2021
Great location, but the house needs some TLC. Layout is great but one of the upstairs bedrooms is more of a loft since the walls don’t go all the way up to the ceiling. Anyone in that bedroom can hear everything going on downstairs. The kitchen is in dire need of updating, especially the appliances. Also could use some more silverware. The bathrooms could also use some updating. We enjoyed the hot tub very much.
Manager response:
We are glad you stayed with us, Jennifer, and apologize some things were disappointing. The silverware has been replaced. The owner prefers vintage appliances that work well, and we have verified they are all in good working order. The listing of the home has been updated to reflect it is a loft rather than a bedroom. Thank you!
Amy H. Mar 2021
The home is in a great location and beautiful scenery and view. Hot tub was a nice amenity. The home though needs some TLC as several important and necessary things didn’t work.
Manager response:
Hi, Amy! Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to learn you enjoyed the breathtaking views from the home. We regret to hear that some of the amenities were not working, and we appreciate you providing us with the opportunity to address the issue promptly to improve your comfort. We hope to host you again soon!
Drew W. Jan 2021
Super cozy and warm place within walking distance of Alyeska. The rooms were great and the main area is big enough for everyone to visit. If the kitchen appliances were updated this placewould be a 5 star from me.
Cory S. Nov 2020
The house was in a great location just off of timberline. We were able to walk to Girdwood Brewing (amazing beer!) and other downtown locations (Chair 5, etc). The back porch with the hot tub faced the woods and had tall trees above.
Tayleah C. Oct 2020
Beautiful home. Views are fantastic and so private. Cute little walk down to a small creek.
Janeth R. Jun 2020
The hot tub facing the forest was just what I needed. It's an older chalet, but it was comfortable and very clean. The outside looked like it could belong in a magazine
Gabriela S A I. May 2020
The house is nicely constructed, has a great view to the woods and the jacuzzi works good.
But for the price I really expected more. If it’s spring or summer time, you barely sleep once they don’t have curtains and it’s all open with glass windows.
The kitchen has many problems: None of the power plugs worked. We couldn’t use the coffee machine, toaster or anything else in there.
Oven is rusty and super old and the fan makes cooking an annoying and loud experience.
There are other minor issues with the showers, but we used the other bathroom.
They didn’t provide dish washer, nor laundry detergent.
Barbecue grill was nasty.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Gabriela! We are glad you enjoyed the home and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will work with our team to identify areas for improvement. We look forward to hosting you again!
Dustin M. Sep 2019
It was a great house with an open air design that made it relaxing to live in. They did a good job of stocking the place with basic cooking supplies.
Troy B. Aug 2019
I am very glad we chose to stay in Girdwood and not Anchorage because it put us an hour closer to all the things we ended up doing. We drove to Seward, did the boat ride to the glacier in Portage and saw Whittier and then did a float on the Kenai River. All excellent adventures and all much easier to access from Girdwood. You can spend a couple of days just in Girdwood as well, plenty to keep you busy. We didn't spend much time at the Chalet, but it served it's purpose well. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and cookware. It was quiet. Hot tub was a nice plus.
Raquel W. Sep 2018
We love the place eventhough we run into some the jetted tub dont run as we would like to sure need some update but we still manage to make things work and the staff surely friendly....its what we needed peace and it...thanks again for sharing your home with us.
Bobby H. Sep 2018
Absolutely peaceful and the place was awesome! I WILL be back..
Madeline K. Aug 2018
This cabin was the perfect getaway. Tucked away from the main road but still with neighbors close and restaurants within walking distance, this cabin blew us away. Tons of sleeping space and fun little spots throughout the house. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
Emily C. Jul 2018
Great location, very clean, worked great for small group of young professionals attending a conference in town. Thanks!
Donna W. Jul 2018
The house was perfect for all five of us to sleep comfortably. We really enjoyed our stay .