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It's hard to see all there is to do in just one trip

There are endless possibilities in and around Girdwood, Alaska. Just decide how laid back or active you want to be. You can relax on a glacier and wildlife cruise on Prince William Sound, try whitewater rafting on the Six Mile River or hike on the Winner Creek Trail – it is all just minutes away from the B&B. We are happy to help you plan your Alaskan adventures. The links provided below are a sampling of what the area has to offer. For further suggestions or sample itineraries, just send us an email at michelletenny@gmail.com.

Alaska Sea Kayakers - Prince William Sound

Alaskan owned and operated, we promote environmental awareness through our sea kayaking operations. We are equipped and staffed to offer the safest and most enjoyable kayaking experience on the Sound. Sea kayaking is a fun and relatively easy sport that will open new adventures for you worldwide.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care.

Alpine Air Glacier Dog Sledding Tours

This Alaskan adventure is hard to top. Enjoy a spectacular helicopter ride into the majestic Chugach Mountains and onto Punch Bowl Glacier, 3200 feet above sea level. Punch Bowl is a giant snowfield on top of hundreds of feet of ice. Learn how the dogs are bred, see how they are trained to pull the sled, and learn how they have everlasting endurance. Relax and enjoy the view as you ride on the sled around the glacier enjoying the scenic peaks and valleys surrounding you.

Chugach Adventures Iceberg and River Float

Get up close to picturesque icebergs at Spencer Glacier lake after your scenic train ride on the AK Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train. View panoramic mountain & glacial landscapes on a 7 mile river float down the pristine Placer River. Kayaking and heli-hikng trips are also available with Chugach Adventures.

Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise

Discover glaciers and wildlife in the pristine passageways and fjords found in Prince William Sound. Enjoy narration by Chugach Forest Service Rangers and a complimentary, hot meal, all with Phillips' "No Seasickness" guarantee. View the majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the M/V Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska.
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The Finest Hiking in the Chugach National Forest

Our B&B is located next to the Chugach National Forest and we would like to share our passion for hiking the great trails around the Girdwood area with you. Girdwood is located in the northernmost temperate rainforest and you can hike beneath the dense spruce and hemlock canopy or work your way up above tree line to the alpine meadows and the many wildflowers and views of the Mountains. This is Chugach National Forest hiking at its best.

Hiking is a great way to experience and see Alaska. We find most of our guests don't hike because of a lack of experience hiking in a wilderness environment and fear of the wildlife such as bears and moose that populate our area. Michelle and Ron are experienced hikers in the region and can help suggest hikes to your ability, relatively flat hikes which let you feel part of the rain forest or very strenuous hikes that get you up to a Pass with beautiful alpine meadows and great views of the surrounding mountains.

If you are interested in learning more about hikes while staying in Girdwood, please make an inquiry by email to michelletenny@gmail.com

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Summer Activities

In Girdwood it is easy to get in touch with nature

Take a bike ride on the scenic paved Bird to Gird Trail, or choose from one of many spectacular hiking trails. Try your hand at gold panning or ride the tram up Mt. Alyeska for a panoramic view of the mountains and glaciers.

From Whittier, you can sample the beauty of Alaska on a 26 Glacier Cruise or plan your own custom cruise on Prince William Sound. Or try sea kayaking for a close-up look at the Sound. On the way to Whittier, stop off at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; you are sure to get a good picture of a bear and moose there. 

For the fisherman there are many options. Choose from a day of guided salmon or trout fishing on the Kenai River. Fishing on the ocean can be quite an adventure, where success is measured in terms of hundreds of pounds of fish. Or just head out with a pole and try your luck "combat fishing" for salmon on the Russian River.

Seward, located 90 miles south of Girdwood, offers spectacular wildlife & glacier cruises from Resurrection Bay. The saltwater fishing is pure excitement. Stop at Exit Glacier or take a summer sled dog ride and tour an Iditarod racing kennel.

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Winter Activities

In Girdwood it is easy to get in touch with nature

The Alyeska Ski Resort is just down the road, offering ski and snowboarding terrain for all ages and skill levels. Or head off with a pair of cross country skis and sample the trails in our pristine meadows. Stop by Powderhound for all your rental needs. Crank up the excitement with a day of snowcat or helicopter skiing guided by Chugach Power Guides.
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