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Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

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Panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

Other Amenities

  • Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 16 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$465
$2,790
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 16 - May 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • $25/person over 8 adult $0
  • Cleaning fee $120
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Military discounts available. Children are welcome and free. Book 7 days, 7th day is free (reducing effective daily rate to $398). I will be updating maps, property instructions, wifi etc shortly to accommodate new VRBO format. Also, rate is for up to * adults. There is a $25/day per adult charge for groups larger than 8


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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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Location

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

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.


Contact us

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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  • Sleeps
    11
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2015
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