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    Just came back from a stay at this resort…. If anyone is going to Girdwood.. you MUST stay here. The resort is beautiful and the staff is wonderful… The surroundings are breath-taking and there is lots to do. Although it wasn’t quite ski season yet, we could see where this would be the ideal place to go with all its amenities and well-thought out design. The rooms are luxurious and very well-appointed. Can’t wait until I go back again!Thank you all at the Alyeska Resort for making this such a great trip for us!

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    We chose to use the Alyeska Resort to accommodate our guests during our wedding weekend and are very thrilled with our experience there. Our room block was for 20 rooms Saturday and Sunday nights (so 40 room/nights total). They upgraded the bride and groom to the bridal suite on the 8th floor, which was gorgeous and appreciated by both of us. I was pleasantly surprised how great the experience was considering that the Alyeska Resort is kind of the only show in town for accommodating a group like ours. The staff was very friendly and we all enjoyed the gym, pool, and sauna. They also were great about passing out our welcome bags that we prepared for our guests. My only constructive comment is that it was a little difficult to get the final count on how many of our room/nights were accounted for at any given time. This was important information for us since we would have been responsible for covering rooms that were not filled up to 90% of our original block (e.g. we had to fill 36 out of 40, so if we only had 34 room/nights filled we would have had to pay for 2). All of the group and wedding coordinators were really great to work with and they made us feel very special as the bride and groom to be. Thanks everyone!

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    We stayed at the luxurious Alyeska recently and had a really memorable experience. Though we flew into Anchorage, Alyeska had really great reviews online so we decided to make the trip to Girdwood. We definitely made the right decision – we found amazing restaurants in Girdwood and a great helicopter company as well. Because we stayed a bit out of the regular season we were given the opportunity to stay in one of the junior suites. Though the bathroom was a bit dated, everything else about the room was great! The Giant picture window in the room gave us a great view of the mountain and the rest of the property. We were very lucky to be able to enjoy the view from our room. The hotel also has a great pool and hot tub facility. Another great view is from the hot tub looking out into the greenery. Finally, the most memorable part of the hotel is the access to the Alyeska Aerial Tram. The tram takes you up the majestic mountains and really shows you a pure view of Alaska. This was one of my best experiences on the entire trip, definitely a hotel worth staying at. I hear that the skiing here is also very memorable.

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    Very nice resort. Comfortable rooms, cafe with a good buffet, pool & hot tub, and a aerial tram to go up the mountain.

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    Normally I really like the hotel but we had a terrible time the last time we stayed there. For one thing when we checked out they charged me for my bill on my debit card. When I get back home I see the charge twice. I called and they said they issue a hold on the account before they officially charge your card. I asked why it was still not in my checking account after three days, in that case they said it would take up to week for my bank to process it and there was nothing they could do. I then called my bank because I am a college student and can’t be without hundreds of dollars for a week. They said that Alyeska could fax them a letter to have it removed (something the Alyeska employee failed to mention or offer). I then called Alyeska again and got someone helpful who helped me resolve my issue. Additionally the staff at the Pond Cafe was very rude in telling us we were too late to have breakfast. We were really looking forward to breakfast and we arrived fifteen minutes before they were supposed to close but they directed us to another restaurant in the building that took forever. Great hotel room, awesome food, and great views but it wasn’t really worth much with the amount of stress.

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    Last summer our family went out on Lake Messalonskee with the captain of Snow Pond Cruises and had a great time! Two of our granddaughters were thrilled to be able to pilot the beautiful boat and received their awards as amateur captains.

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    In July of 2014 we were able to take advantage of the Captain”JAC” program at Snow Pond Cruises. My kids had a blast. Captain Gary and first mate Brenda gave my kids a great and memorable experience. Thank you Snow Pond Cruises.
    Chris Manchester CT

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    My family had such a wonderful time on our Snow Pond Cruise! We will definitely be cruising with Captain Gary this summer as well! The kids loved driving the boat and were talking about it long after our Maine vacation was over. The boat felt very safe, and the ride was smooth and comfortable.
    During our cruise, our young daughter had tossed her glasses overboard and they went right to the bottom! After we docked, Captain Gary went out with goggles and fins and found them for us!! Highly recommend Snow Pond Cruises!!

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    Today our family had the pleasure of spending time with Captain Gary Bennett on his Snow Pond cruise. Three of our grandchildren were awarded the junior captain award, complete with music, applause, and certificates. Everyone clapped and cheered. The kids loved it!! Plus which Capn Gary told us so many stories of the lake that interested us all! This is a special experience for all ages—