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Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Second Level of the Carriage House Chalet, with great views of Mt. Alyeska

The "Hay" loft, is a second level, 600 square foot craftsman style loft apartment with great views of Mt Alyeska. One of 4 private cottages offered by Carriage House Accommodations, a small Boutique Property.

Quietly set in the forest on 2 acres along California Creek, on the edge of the Chugach State Park, yet conveniently located directly across the street from Alaska's famous Double Musky Restaurant, 1 mile from Alyeska Ski Resort, and just minutes to great hiking trails, shops, restaurants and so much more.

This craftsman style unit offers uncompromised comfort with deluxe linens on a pillow-top mattress and a full bath with all amenities This unit has a gorgeous, large kitchen with all appliances and utensils, granite counter tops and views of Mt. Alyeska. The dining table is just off the kitchen and the living room is furnished with a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa, a large flat screen smart cable TV, WiFi and a private entrance and deck.

The Chalet, an 1,860 square foot timber frame Barn, was originally built in 2005 to be used by owner Jake Thompsons as his wood shop, stalls for the two Percheron draft horses, Kobuk & Tecumseh “the boys” used in the Carriage business, and a hayloft above. In 2010 one of the boys was lost due to health issues and the other was retired. The years following the renovations began, sanding all the beautiful Douglas Fir timbers and enclosing the stall areas. The transformation was amazing and the new units are nicely appointed craftsman style luxury. The Carriage House Chalet Loft is often referred to as the hayloft, as it once was.

More Details

Rachel Hatcher
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Rachel Hatcher

Your hosts are Rachel Hatcher and Jake Thompson. Jake grew up in Balboa (The Canal Zone)Panama and spent summers in Sabula Iowa, then later lived in both North and South Florida before coming to Alaska. Jake has almost always been a carpenter, currently a certified General Contractor, specializing in building custom timber frame homes. Rachel grew up in Jupiter Florida, went to Florida Atlantic University, graduated with a bachelors of Finance, minor in accounting. worked in South Florida in public accounting for 5 years before coming to Alaska. We have lived in Alaska since 1994 and love the outdoors, together we have a vast knowledge of the area that we love to share.

Rachel Hatcher purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Rachel Hatcher chose Alaska

Carriage House Accommodations is located on 2 wooded acres along California Creek, on the edge of the Chugach Forest looking directly at Alyeska and Max's mountain.

Walking distance to hiking trails, many activities, shops and restaurants. This Craftsman style cottage will warm you with the beautiful wood beams and quality woodworking.

What makes this chalet unique

The Carriage House Chalet Hayloft is nested in the spruce and hemlock trees on 2 acres, along California Creek looking back on Alyeska and Max's mountain where Alyeska Resort is located. Located right on the edge of town within easy walking distance to many restaurants (directly across from the Double Musky Restaurant), shops, easy access to great hiking trails and 1 mile to Alyeska Ski Resort.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Girdwood

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Unreserved Guests
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • BATH - toilet , bath with shower , all amentities
  • amenities include: Towels, soaps, shampoo, rinse
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon , comfortable pullout couch
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Rachel was great, we stayed in a Chalet, which is big and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. It us surrounded by beautiful nature. Breakfast was very good.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

The Hay Loft was a great place to stay in Girdwood right across the street from the Double Musky and easy access to hiking (Winner Creek). The space was clean and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful one night stay at Girdwood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took his parents to Girdwood for the night. The chalet was very nice and clean and had all the essentials. The hot tub was a nice addition. The chalet is located right across from Double Muskey restaurant, unfortunately, it was closed on Monday and we did not get a chance to eat there. However, it is still a nice location. Rachel, the host, was very quick and detailed with her communication. Overall, our experience was very pleasant and I weiuld recommend this place to other people without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the hot tub and pets who visited! Easy to check in, easy to find, and owners were very easy to talk to. Beautiful rental, would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hayloft - Beautiful + Spacious

  • 5 of 5

My mother and bridal party rented the newer rooms at the property. The Hayloft is a large unit that covers the entire second floor and is very spacious and brand new! This unit is probably the most impressive in the entire property, it has a living area, bathroom, bedroom with a comfy bed, spacious kitchen with all the tools and glasses you'd need, and its own reserved parking space. Breakfast is made by the owners who were very friendly and made us feel at home. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I am in the area, it's also conveniently located just across the street from the Double Musky Inn which is Zagat rated and has great drinks and food. Bonus points for being the closest place to stay if you are getting married at the Crow Creek Mine! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with wonderful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The loft is very comfortable with great views. Rachel and Jake were so nice and helpful with suggestions on where to find moose, the best trails for people with not so young knees and anything else we asked them about. The location is perfect, in between Anchorage and Seward. There is a trail close by to a bridge that crosses the creek to go to Town Square.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Double Musky Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway - Whittier stop
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
O'Malley on the Green
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad - Girdwood whistle stop
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seward Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Double Musky Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Turnagain Arm Waterway
Car: recommended

The Carriage House Suite is centrally located on the edge of the Girdwood town square, directly across from Alaska's popular Double Musky Restaurant, 1 mile from Alyeska Ski Resort, near great hiking trails and conveniently located on the Girdwood Shuttle Route.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.53 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$252.22


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.