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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

Panoramic  views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains View from the meadow Front room Dining Room set for your dining pleasure! Custom Kitcher Koa Wood Island and bar with fully furnished kitchen. Roomy upstairs Master Bedroom with King Size Bed. Upstairs guest bedroom with custom made queen size bed. Lower level lounge, dining area and fully furnished kitchen. Lower level bunk-bed room. View of Kachemak Bay Midnight moonglow Kachemak Bay Homer Eagles (Resting) Horses grazing nearby Short hike to the beach Neighborhood moose Neighborhood Moose One of our sandhill crane family Horse riding up Kachemak Bay View of head of Kachemak Bay in winter

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Last updated: 04/01/2014
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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

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          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

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

          Amenities

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

          Other Amenities

              • Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

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

              Theme

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

              Location & View

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

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

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

                  Other Activities

                      • 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....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • At Home in Homer

                        At Home in Homer

                        • Guest Trese (Olathe, KS)
                        • Date of stay 09/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                        This is a great place to stay! I took a bunch of family members with me and they all commented on what a great find it was. Aside from the fact that the house was amazing and welcoming we saw three moose run through the yard on the first night. Also, the owner personally guided us to the site which is private and remote.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Phenominal vacation/educational stay

                        Phenominal vacation/educational stay

                        • Guest Jamie (Highlands Ranch, CO)
                        • Date of stay 08/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                        My friends and family (12 of us total) could not have asked for a better rental! The cabin is beautiful, the view is beyond belief, and we got a bonus historical tour by the owner! This is such an interesting and beautiful place to stay. Every single one of us, from age 13 to 75, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eagles Rest. The view will take your breath away!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Great Place!

                        Great Place!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                        My wife and I stayed at both the Eagles Rest and Glacier View cabins. Catkin is a great hostess and runs a professional operation. Supplies were stocked which we did not expect and included spices, some condiments, coffee, etc. Not sure that's a guarantee but we really appreciated it. The views from both are wonderful. The glacier view deck is a bit more airy and has a fantastic wrap around deck. The eagles rest is a larger home with more family room furniture and a smaller deck. Both have their advantages. Both places are very clean and pretty new. Hope handles the cleaning and prep and does a super job. Both Catkin and Hope are very friendly and made us very comfortable. We saw a moose cow and two calves on the glacier view site along with porkies at the eagles rest. The small grocery and restaurant nearby are super with a nice selection of baked goods, liquor and meals. You do not need a 4 wheel drive, but the access roads are rustic and dusty if it doesn't rain. If it rained hard, you might find the steeper hills tricky but we had no problems in the rented ford focus. Catkin has some wonderful dvd's on the homestead and her family history. They are worth watching and are very interesting. You must go for a short tour of the sod roof cabin where the family grew up to really appreciate what it was like for the many (8?) that lived in the small cabin. It's not hard to understand how Catkin and her family hold such high values given such an environment. The walk down the hill to the beach is about 1/2 to 3/4 mile and isn't bad, but you will break a sweat on the way back up. I'd take some mosquito spray and water on the walk. Bugs are not an issue at the cabin sites. We saw eagles and whales down at the beach. Before the road was built, Catkin's family had to drive a wagon along the beach at low tide to make their way to Homer for supplies and such. You really need to walk down to the beach to get the sense of that experience. We plan to return next year and will book these cabins again if available. We grocery shopped in Anchorage before we arrived as there is no sales tax there, but in Homer it's about 7-8%. There is a Safeway at the Hoffman exit on the way out of Anchorage with really good grocery variety. We bought a couple of styrofoam coolers as the ride to Homer is about 5 hours. You won't go wrong here and look up Patty if you stay (resident in small rustic cabin whose husband is a demo expert for Hollywood). Enjoy!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Can I please stay longer?

                        Can I please stay longer?

                        • Guest Georgia C. (Austin, TX)
                        • Date of stay 06/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                        It was hard to leave this place! The warmth of the beautiful log home with its craftsmanship was compelling. My family of 4 adults stayed here for a week this summer, and have absolutely no complaints. The kitchen is remarkably well-equiped and stocked with all manner of utensils and cookware. The beds are wonderfully comfy, and there's lots of lounging space for 4 readers, but by far the best thing about this house is what's outside the windows. The views of Kachemak Bay were mesmerizing - it was tough to go to bed in the long summer twilight because you had to leave staring out the windows (or off the deck) at the incredible views. Catkin was so helpful, as was her local agent, Hope. The hike down to the beach is a little tough coming back up, but it's a great trip. The local history and homesteading lore is really interesting, and the restaurants in Homer are surprisingly good. I got so many compliments from my family for finding this perfect vacation home for us. It was simply one of the best places I've ever stayed.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Excellent Choice!

                        Excellent Choice!

                        • Guest Kathy
                        • Date of stay 05/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                        We spent two weeks in Alaska after my daughter's gradation in Anchorage. This home was by far one of the nicest places we stayed. The home was warm and inviting. Everything we needed was there. And Catkin, the owner, went above and beyond in making us welcome. And the views were beautiful! Loved the history of the homestead. Would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone that is visiting in Homer. Thanks Catkin for the wonderful time!

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                      • True Alaskan Experience

                        True Alaskan Experience

                        • Guest Linda (North Carolina)
                        • Date of stay 08/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                        Stunning Beauty. Staying on the Kilcher Homestead in the most amazing log cabin with unbelievable views was such an incredible vacation for our family. We were looking for a site for my son's wedding and we found it. The whole property was so beautiful. The log house was clean and the master bedroom views were to die for. The owners were so kind and helpful. The wedding turned out more wonderful than we all could have imagined. Remote area with lots of wildlife to see. We saw bears, moose, eagles.We have traveled all around the world and could not have found a more beautiful place to be. Highly recommend it.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • True Alaskan Experience

                        True Alaskan Experience

                        • Guest Linda (North Carolina)
                        • Date of stay 08/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                        Stunning Beauty. Staying on the Kilcher Homestead in the most amazing log cabin with unbelievable views was such an incredible vacation for our family. We were looking for a site for my son's wedding and we found it. The whole property was so beautiful. The log house was clean and the master bedroom views were to die for. The owners were so kind and helpful. The wedding turned out more wonderful than we all could have imagined. Remote area with lots of wildlife to see. We saw bears, moose, eagles.We have traveled all around the world and could not have found a more beautiful place to be. Highly recommend it.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                      • True Alaskan Experience

                        True Alaskan Experience

                        • Guest Linda (North Carolina)
                        • Date of stay 08/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                        Stunning Beauty. Staying on the Kilcher Homestead in the most amazing log cabin with unbelievable views was such an incredible vacation for our family. We were looking for a site for my son's wedding and we found it. The whole property was so beautiful. The log house was clean and the master bedroom views were to die for. The owners were so kind and helpful. The wedding turned out more wonderful than we all could have imagined. Remote area with lots of wildlife to see. We saw bears, moose, eagles.We have traveled all around the world and could not have found a more beautiful place to be. Highly recommend it.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Absolutely Wonderful

                        Absolutely Wonderful

                        • Guest Alaska Garden Girl (Anchorage)
                        • Date of stay 06/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/18/13
                        The house and setting are beautiful. If you're looking for somewhere to stay that feels like Alaska, this it it! We definitely would recommend this place.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Magical

                        Magical

                        • Guest Bethany (New Orleans, Louisiana)
                        • Date of stay 08/01/11
                        • Review Submitted 02/24/12
                        This was a purely magical experience. When we drove up our jaws dropped. The view is to die for. The only problem is pictures DO NOT do this place justice. The house is very inviting and comfortable. The view from the master bedroom makes you want to stay in bed all day just looking out the wall of windows. We've had several dinners here with friends and neighbors we've met over the last year and they all agree this is the best place to be. We spent a good bit of the summer here and have returned for the winter and it is truly a wonderful place. Not only is Eagles Rest amazing but Homer is amazing. the people here are truly some of the kindest people I've ever met and the town has so much to offer. Whether it's fishing, shopping, or dining this town offers the best of everything. I sent home 220 pounds of halibut over the summer and I've sled down 3500 feet of hills and valleys this winter. I've seen eagles every time I look out the window and I almost ran into a moose while sledding. In the summer the fireweed is so plentiful and this winter the snow was plentiful. I just can't say enough about this place. We have been coming to Homer on and off for the past three years and staying here was the best out of all the places we've stayed. We are currently looking for a home to buy here in Homer and our biggest fear is that we are now spoiled and no place will live up to Eagles Rest. Thank you so much for such a memorable experience for me and my family.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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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 
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                      One night deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fee.
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                      Last updated: 04/01/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Homer Airport at 12 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: beach at 1 Miles
                       

                      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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                      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

                      • Neighborhood moose

                        Neighborhood moose

                      • 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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