Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Girdwood

The mountains, wildlife and glaciers display a scene truly unique to Girdwood. Well known for its hiking, skiing and restaurants, this scenic city won't disappoint. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Girdwood

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Girdwood for its hiking and skiing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Girdwood a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Girdwood Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Girdwood

Girdwood is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, December or March, when snowfall averages 39.83 inches and temperatures average -12°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Girdwood

Travellers enjoy Girdwood for its wildlife and glaciers. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Girdwood. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Girdwood Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Willawaw Nature Trail (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Byron Glacier Trail (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Portage Glacier (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Girdwood

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 29 mi (46.6 km) from the city centre. 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.

Where to stay near Girdwood?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 166 holiday rentals near Girdwood. From 53 Houses to 17 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Girdwood for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Girdwood?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Girdwood. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Girdwood Center for Visual Arts: 172 holiday rentals
  • Alyeska Ski Resort: 172 holiday rentals
  • Girdwood Park: 172 holiday rentals
  • Crow Creek Mine: 171 holiday rentals
  • Girdwood Alaska Railroad Depot: 173 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Girdwood listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Girdwood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 53 Houses in Girdwood. Our other popular types of Girdwood holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 17 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 18 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 55 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Girdwood?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 127 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Girdwood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.