About the property
- Chateau / Country House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Log Home by Kilcher Family Homestead, hand crafted by Atz Kilcher
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 window 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 and writer 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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- English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2003
Why Owner chose Fritz Creek
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.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
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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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Eagles Rest was beautiful and very comfortable for our family of 8. The views were awesome and we had so much fun exploring the area!
Breathtaking view from handcrafted log home ...
We had such a great time at Catkin's house. So unique and a million dollar view of the bay. We really loved staying on the Kilcher homestead that we have enjoyed watching on Alaska The Last Frontier. Missed seeing my secret crush (Otto 😉) Maybe next time!
Views are amazing. Very private and not far from town. Cabin is beautiful and decorated very nicely. Plenty of space for our group of 7. Beds and linens all very comfy too. The host Catkin came and greeted us and gave us a little info on the property and home. Will definitely stay again! We also got married on the lawn and the scenery was breathtaking as a backdrop.
Absolutely loved our stay on the Kilcher property. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed hiking the beautiful lush property, and fishing from the beach in the high tide. The house has plenty of room for guests to spread out if needed, very clean and rustically decorated. I really enjoyed the family sharing their history with us(video history in the house), also the house is filled with family momentos and pictures of the Kilcher's early homesteading. The views from this house are just amazing. The upstairs master is huge with big open windows that look out over the hillside and bay. We didn't want to leave :-(
Love this place. There was plenty of room for my party of 7. Two were under six. Lots of grass to play on outside. A view of glaciers across the bay was fantastic ! Clean lots of extras. Catkin was a great host.
Beautiful cabin, perfect for groups
I stayed at Homer in July 2017 with a group of 7 friends and Eagles Rest was a perfect place to start our visit to Alaska. The house is beautiful and has plenty of space and beds for large group. I was traveling with a group of 7, but the house could have easily accommodated 4 or 5 more people. Catkin was a super friendly hostess, offering us tours of the property and a late check-out, which was much appreciated. The highlights of the house were definitely the grill on the porch, looking out over the bay and mountains and the quick hike down to the private Kilcher black sand beach, which would be a great spot to have a picnic. I can't reccomend staying in Eagles Rest (or any of Catkin's other properties) enough.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Military discounts available. Children are welcome and free (13 and under). I will be updating maps, property instructions, wifi etc shortly to accommodate new VRBO format. Also, rate is for up to 8 adults. There is a $25/day per person charge for groups larger than 8. Non refundable. If there is an exigent circumstance and you do not have cancellation insurance and I can rebook for the period I will refund the amount paid minus the 3% VRBO processing fee.