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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
fall/winter/spring Oct 6 - May 15, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer May 16 - Sep 15, 2015 2 night min stay
Fall/Winter/Spring Sep 16 - May 15, 2016 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$25/person over 8 adult$0
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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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.
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.