Kilcher Frontier Homestead Historic Log Cabin Accommodations
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Homer cabin description
Fantastic, scenic 620 acre property. You will be amazed at the views of rolling meadows and the Bay surrounded by endless mountains. Stay in the original homestead cabin built in 1944 by Swiss immigrants. Settle back into a more rustic and simpler way of life. Visit the Museum and learn of the history. You can participate in on-site workshops: harvesting wild edible food, learning about the local birds, making jam, weaving a basket, canning and smoking fish, etc.
Since this is also a working farm, you may participate in gathering chicken eggs or milking a cow or helping in the garden. We offer an educational experience on a working farm.
Keywords: Kilcher pioneer family as seen on TV, historic Alaskan log cabin. Spectacular views, beach access, peaceful farm setting surrounded by 600 acre wilderness. Close to town of Homer and famous Homer Spit offering theatre, arts, shopping, fishing, fine dining and more!
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Because this is a historic log home it does not have an indoor bathroom. There is a bathroom available for use at the Museum accommodations next door. We also provide a cute state of the art 'privvy' that takes you back in time! You can wash up at the kitchen sink where there is hot and cold running water available. The historic sauna is also available upon request....moreless
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
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- Wood Stove:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Roller Blading
- Ice Skating
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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Hospitality and Experience
Hospitality and Experience
Very beautiful and secluded. The host family is engaging and friendly. The cabin is much bigger than it looks from the pics and all the farm activities continue all around you. You'll want to bring a little extra money to buy the rooster that crows at 4:00 in the morning, and have him for dinner the next day.
- Guest Will E. (Claremore, Okla)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
To be frank, I was a bit apprehensive when I first arrived at this place. It takes a while to get to the cabin from Homer. Its very old and rustic. I probably didn't read the description before booking but I found out there were no showers and the restroom was a outhouse. But the location is beautiful set in a huge meadow, overlooking the Kachemak Bay and glaciers across. The inside is simple and basic, but cozy and comfortable. I probably spelt the best in my two weeks in AK. The place forces you to redefine what we city dwellers call comfort. You may not find the external comforts, but you will soon find a internal comfort. It made me realize, I don't need modern amenities to be comfortable. There is this certain warmth and welcoming feeling to this place. We arrive feeling tentative, but left happy. Thank you for keeping this place the way it is (which probably is the way our parents and grandparents lived). We had a teenager in our party and to our surprise, he loved the stay here.
- Guest GlobalTravellers (Thousand Oaks, CA, USA)
- Date of stay 06/28/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Best part of my Alaskan holiday
Best part of my Alaskan holiday
There are many reasons why I would 100% recommend that you make the Barn part of your Alaskan adventure. Firstly location, the view is to die for, it is off the beaten track but not too far, there is access to miles of beach via a lovely walk down the edge of a canyon. Then there is the history of the site being a pioneer homestead with the original homestead cabin (living museum) nearby to visit and marvel at how the Kilcher family lived. The barn itself has everything you need, and a real 'little house on the prairie' vibe, even a piano! Then of course there is Fay ( of the original Kilcher family), lovely Fay who will make you feel soooo welcome, I spent 7 weeks touring alaska and without doubt this was the best part of my holiday
- Guest Trees (UK)
- Date of stay 04/11/12
- Review Submitted 05/03/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
All year $150/night dbl. 2 night minimum stay, $900. week (1 free nite) special monthly rate is one free week or 2,700. Ask about group rates for events. 'Location fee' for weddings is $1,000. plus extra for buildings Bunk rooms are $75.- per person and include one homestead breakfast cooked on original wood cookstove. One evening meal with one week stay. Additional fees for educational workshops available throughout the year. Rates do not include 3% sales tax one half deposit on booking, balance on check-in. 1 mo. notice for refunds.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1944
About: Hi! My name is Fay. I am one of the original 8 kids raised here right on this very homestead. I still live here and enjoy doing a lot of the same things I did growing up. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of simple and sustainable living with my guests.
My gather left this property to us in a Trust so that it would never become developed or exploited and could remain in its natural setting for many generations to come. We still have a working farm on the property and are in the process of developing a folk school.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A folk school will teach many sustainable skills through a format of workshops. Guests can sign up for any number of these workshops. Gardening; harvesting wild foods; canning, pickling, smoking, preserving foods; cooking and baking; basket making; song writing & poetry; log cabin, timber frame & furniture building; sewing, knitting, felting, weaving; health care,massage, nutrition; and many more topics. If you have a special interest, just let us know.
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visit the Museum cabin and stay the night!
comfy living room with piano
mini bunk room
your hostess preparing wild foods with a guest
July hay rides
enjoy the spectacular views
try the mile long sledding & skiing run!
Kilcher pioneer homestead house
rustic kitchen with modern appliances
learning to use the Museum cookstove
scenic hike to the beach
and spectacular winter sunsets
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