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Eagles Rest Next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay

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Panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homer chateau / country house description

A beautiful, hand crafted log cabin, fully outfitted, next to an Alaskan historic site of rich significance & space. Can accomodate large groups (4 bedrooms and loft) or small. Each log in this cabin was carefully downed, limbed, crafted, notched, and fitted by a long time homesteader, Atz Kilcher with help from his brother Otto Kilcher. Sitting above stunning scenery, the cabin provides modern amenities in a rustic setting. A mix of antique furniture with modern and log style furniture in the kitchen, living room and downstairs bedrooms. Bamboo kitchen flooring is a treat and the cabin has been lovingly maintained (new downstairs shower, new laundry & high end machines, new tiling and carpeting throughout). We have provided a wood stove with a custom built rock hearth for ambience, but has upstairs and downstairs oil heat for convenience.
The large master bedroom overlooks a view you will never forget (think Kachemak Bay, glaciers, mountains, pink and purple sunsets and, admittedly more rarely, the aurora borealis), and there is a small bedroom right next door if you have a youngster you prefer to keep close, and two windo nooks that even adults sleep in. The older kids or adult guests will enjoy the two bedrooms on the lowest level. Sited on a 50 acre parcel next to a homestead where eight children of an early State Senator grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin.
Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres to hike in if you desire along with prized access to the beach via one of only two beach access sites outisde of Homer on the near side of McNeil Canyon. There is a pole barn and meadow/pasture above the house that is fun to explore. There are also meadows, and other interesting land features surrounding the cabin. It is not unususal to see moose, black bear (shy ones), porcupines, sandhill cranes, eagles, hawks, song birds, marmots, seals and other wild life on the Kilcher Homestead.
Keywords: Kilcher Family Homestead, Atz Kilcher, Log home, overlooking Kachemak Bay, next to historic Kilcher Homestead

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • Loft

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            on top level...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

            @ sets of beautiful log custom bunk beds -- 4 single beds...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Beautiful log bunk bed, double bed on bottom, single on top...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Also has access to loft and two wonderful window nooks...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Adjoins Master BR on top level...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            On main living level (mid)...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Large shower, on lower level...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The lower level also has a fully equipped kitchen and living area for members of your group to gather and cook....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 7
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Gas Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Lake View
              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Fitness Center
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Groceries
              • Mountain Biking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sight Seeing
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shelling
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Hunting
               

              Reviews

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              Book 6 days, get 7th day free! 3 night minimum
              $450 night for up to 8 adults,$25/person extra,children free depending on ages
              Off season (Sep 16 to May 14) $350/night
              Sleeps 11 with comfort in beds  
              $120 cleaning fee/week 
              Call for large group rates,military and local discount  
              One night deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fee.
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              Last updated: 08/30/2014
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              Location

              12 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Homer Airport
              12 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              beach
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              13 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              Owner is one of eight children raised in a log cabin on the Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the last frontier. Historic homestead is on adjacent property with Living Museum, ~600 acres to roam with access to beach. Located on historic Kilcher Family Homestead, 620 pristine acres preserved through a a conservation easement. You will be able to view historic videos of Pioneer Familya and the Rich and Simple Life about the Kilcher family homesteading the last frontier, as well as visit the Kilcher Homestead Living Museum - part of which is the original log cabing built by Ruth and Yule Kilcher and their children, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Otto Kilcher, Sunrise Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Fay Kilcher Smith, Wurtilla Hepp and Mairiis Kilcher.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: I and my husband are both recently retired from the USMC. We have moved home to Alaska, and are working in Anchorage. We are happy to share our beautiful log home next to the Kilcher Homestead. I was the youngest of eight children who grew up in a pioneer setting after our parents homesteaded in Alaska the 1930's and 1940's. I literally walked two miles to school, in the snow, uphill, both ways. You'll see -- but now the road is gravelled and driveable.

              Why the Owner Chose Homer:
              This log home was built by my brother Atz Kilcher next to our family Homestead. We purchased it from him and intend to live there when we retire. I lived a rustic life growing up. Decided I was done with that! This log home has all the luxuries I ever dreamed of.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
              This home has three full levels, with a view that is uncomparable. A special feature is a cabinet in the kitchen hand crafted from the recovered logs of the 100 square foot fox trappers cabin built in the 1800's that my parents lived in for three years when they first moved to Homer. The birth of the older children mandated my father build my mother the 400 square foot 'mansion' that we all grew up in. Watch the film (shown previously at the Smithsonian, and taken on tour in Europe), and then walk or drive the half mile to where history happened.


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              Speaks: english, german, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Panoramic  views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

                Panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

              • Front room

                Front room

              • Custom Kitcher Koa Wood Island and bar with fully furnished kitchen.

                Custom Kitcher Koa Wood Island and bar with fully furnished kitchen.

              • Upstairs guest bedroom with custom made queen size bed.

                Upstairs guest bedroom with custom made queen size bed.

              • Lower level bunk-bed room.

                Lower level bunk-bed room.

              • View of Kachemak Bay

                View of Kachemak Bay

              • Kachemak Bay

                Kachemak Bay

              • Horses grazing nearby

                Horses grazing nearby

              • The little feller in this picture just up and jumped over the fence you see!

                The little feller in this picture just up and jumped over the fence you see!

              • One of our sandhill crane family

                One of our sandhill crane family

              • View of head of Kachemak Bay in winter

                View of head of Kachemak Bay in winter

              • View from the meadow

                View from the meadow

              • Dining Room set for your dining pleasure!

                Dining Room set for your dining pleasure!

              • Roomy upstairs Master Bedroom with King Size Bed.

                Roomy upstairs Master Bedroom with King Size Bed.

              • Lower level lounge, dining area and fully furnished kitchen.

                Lower level lounge, dining area and fully furnished kitchen.

              • Midnight moonglow

                Midnight moonglow

              • Homer Eagles (Resting)

                Homer Eagles (Resting)

              • Short hike to the beach

                Short hike to the beach

              • Neighborhood Moose

                Neighborhood Moose

              • Horse riding up Kachemak Bay

                Horse riding up Kachemak Bay

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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

              View calendar: Updated 08/30/14
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              Speaks: english, german, spanish
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