Top Reasons to Stay at The Hotel Alyeska
- The hotel’s Aurora Bar & Grill serves up fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, and pizza in cozy, family-friendly setting. Guests can also visit the Pond Steakhouse for thick cuts of steak. Pond Steakhouse is open Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning October 17.
- Lemongrass-bamboo scrubs, seaweed body wraps, and arctic mud facials are just a few of the indulgent treatments available at The Spa at Alyeska.
- Take a dip in the heated indoor saltwater pool, which is surrounded by large windows looking out onto the north face of Mount Alyeska.
- Deluxe rooms on floors 4–7 feature Serta pillow-top mattresses, artwork from a turn-of-the-century Alaska photographer, and partial mountain views.
- For hikers, bikers, and runners, the low-difficulty Winner Creek Trail starts a short distance from Alyeska Aerial Tram
- The hotel is just an hour away from Anchorage, so it’s easy to make a day trip into the city.
Girdwood, Alaska: Year-Round Alpine Activities One Hour from Anchorage
The prospect of gold brought the first people to Girdwood, a small town about an hour outside of Anchorage in southern Alaska. Originally named Glacier City, it was a mining boomtown for more than 30 years. Today, however, Girdwood is best known for outdoor adventure—you can find year-round activities in Chugach State Park, a sprawling expanse of mountainous terrain that completely surrounds the town.