About the property
- Bed And Breakfast3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Bed and Breakfast 4 Rooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 10),
Enjoy a relaxing stay in Kasilof. This bed and breakfast offers a pet friendly environment. After a long day of activities, you can enjoy a relaxing evening by the fire place indoors surrounded by warm wood ceilings log accents, and artistic environment to keep you warm for winter vacation. You can lean back to enjoy a cool summer breeze on the beautifully made custom log furniture on the upper deck in the evening while enjoying a beautiful sunset behind the world famous volcanic Mount Redoubt as you savor the tempting scent of your freshly caught salmon as it sizzles on our barbeque or campfire area.
The rooms have full size bed and a day bed with antique furniture, including closet space and bureau for your convenience. A bathroom is available with a shower/tub. The owner is on-site and offers breakfast. The bed and breakfast is on 17 acres of woods and lawn. Apple trees line the driveway. As you explore this scenic hilltop get-away, enjoy the vegetable and flower gardens, the greenhouse, the hammock, buoy swing, and lover’s swinging bench.
Nearby aquatic recreational activities include swimming for the kids at Centennial and Johnson Lakes (5 min), boating, swimming, and fishing at Johnson Lake (5 min). Boating and fishing in the slack waters of Tustumena Lake (5 min). Fishing at Crooked Creek (5 min), Kasilof River (5 min), and beach combing, fishing, and boating at Kasilof beach (15 min).
Caribou Hills Trail system Trail Head (5 min) offers snow machine in winter and ATV in the summer.
Kasilof air strip- leave to go on guided bear viewing trips or guided hunting trips 5 min away
Dining, airport, museum, art galleries, and clamming can be found in nearby Kenai (35 mi), Soldotna (25 min), Clam Gulch (15 min) and Homer (1 hr).
DIRECTIONS: Turn left off the Sterling highway opposite the fire station onto Johnson Lake Rd. Go 1/3 mile and turn left onto Tustumena Lake rd. Go 1.5 miles and after the slightly up hill s curve, on the left, you will see a large log ranch gate, which is the driveway. Follow the narrow, winding driveway to the top of the hill.
Keywords: Room, Pet friendly, Wi-Fi, Salmon Fishing Beach Access, Rustic Cabin Feel, Fire Place, Mountain View, Breakfast included, Log Accents, Wood Ceilings, Artist Retreat, Garden
Rebecca Hinsberger, owner and hostess
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 30, 2018
About Rebecca Hinsberger, owner and hostess
Came to the Kenai Peninsula in 1975, at 21 years old as a single adventurous artist. She built a log cabin single handedly (referred in Kasilof as 'the girl who built her own log cabin'). Traveled around bush Alaska working for the department of Fish & Game, while logging flight hours on a Cessna 150. She married in 1978. He was an Iditarod dog musher (during winter) and Bristol Bay fisherman (during the summer). Together they mushed, fished, and raised 5 children. Rebecca has a BFA in Fine Arts and a minor degree in Environmental Science. She has an interesting history as an artist which includes having studied art for a year in Paris at the age of 16. She has won numerous awards, including a medal of honor in an annual National Audubon Art Show. She would love to take you to unique Alaskan places to paint 'plein air' if you like to paint or sketch (materials provided). Besides painting, Rebecca loves to dedicate her time to gardening, landscaping, and high tunnel agriculture experiments on the property. Other interests include hiking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, building things, being an active member of her community, staying involved with her church, and visiting with people to share her great Alaskan experiences!
Rebecca Hinsberger, owner and hostess purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 1986
Why Rebecca Hinsberger, owner and hostess chose Cohoe
Although the property was bought in 1986, the construction of the house we have today as the Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast was started in 1994. This unique piece of land offers privacy, space view of 17 ½ hilly acres with lawns, gardens, and a pond. It has character, fresh garden produce and a view of the Kenai Mountains. There are lots of trees on the property. There is a barbecue, tables and chairs to cook a day's catch. There is a fish cleaning area. And to be completed by mid summer- a log gazebo with a large outdoor deck with inset campfire pit and grill- built to accommodate outdoor gatherings such as weddings, family reunions, performances... or just for you and your group to enjoy an outdoor afternoon or evening around the fire while taking in the sinking sun over the Cook Inlet and the Chigmit Mountain range. DIRECTIONS: Turn left off the Sterling highway opposite the fire station onto Johnson Lake Rd. Go 1/3 mile and turn left onto Tustumena Lake rd. Go 1.5 miles and after the slightly up hill s curve, on the left, you will see a large log ranch gate, which is the driveway. Follow the narrow, winding driveway to the top of the hill.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Freedom to roam & explore the property. For direct fishing accessibility, we are in process of making a private trail to the Kasilof River. There is an outdoor deck for guests to use. Has an old time Alaska character. You feel as if you are out in the wilderness in an outdoor setting. Facebook like us! Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast, Kasilof, AK.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Authenic Alaskan experience
Very enjoyable stay! Becky is a terrific hostess, very helpful and easy to get along with. The home has a beautiful great room with a good kitchen and a comfortable outdoor area to sit or barbeque when the sun is out. She made us feel like one of the family.
Secluded Alaskan Cabin
This was a perfect getaway for fishing a few days on the Kenai peninsula. It is calm and secluded, yet central enough to fish a variety of great salmon waters. Our host was very friendly and knowledgeable as to the geography.
had a great time at the Hungry Moose!! Becky was greats and when the weather kept us from going fishing she helped us find other great things to do!!
A real Alaskan taste
This was a great stay, the hostess is great. It was quiet and relaxing. I took a hike around the whole property and the weather was great. Food was yummo! I hope to stay again. Truly breathe-taking views both inside the house and outside!
Becky is a delightful hostess. She has a kind heart and graciously shares her home and beautiful artwork. Annie, the homestead's Corgi, is super sweet.
A Few Hitches
Although our hostess at the Kasilof B&B was quite hospitable once we arrived, for a time we were worried we would not find our lodging at all. When I realized there was no address or map on the confirmation I had printed, I phoned the number provided and left a voice mail. There was no call back,so I phoned VRBO, only to be told that the map had been blocked on the listing and the address was "propietary information" that could not be released. After unsuccessfully trying to get information at the local post office, in desperation we stopped at a restaurat on the main highway and looked through their phone book, but none of the B&B listings sounded familiar. Luckily a helpful local offered to call the number on the confirmation with his phone, and the hostess did answer, so we were able to get directions to the out-of-the-way location. In the hostess's defense, I must say that she warned me at the time I made the reservation that there was a family wedding around the time we were requesting. I thought she said the wedding was the weekend before our arrival, but it turned out to be the day of our departure, so for the five days of our stay, the house was full of family members, including three children under the age of four. While the photos in the listing are probably representative of the house at its best, they do not represent the house as we saw it. The room we stayed in was attractive and clean, with a shared bathroom just outside our door and a small refrigerator for our use. The rest of the house, however, was long overdue for cleaning. We understood that the hostess was over-extended with wedding preparations, 8 to 10 family members staying with her, and two B&B guests. Still, unvacuumed floors and dirty dishes all over the kitchen are not what most B&B guests encounter. On two of our five nights, we waited more than half an hour for access to the bathroom, and on the morning of our departure there was no water in the bathroom at all. Granted, we had been shown how to turn on the pump in the laundry room, but that room was occupied by at least one sleeping family member at the time, and we did not want to disturb him as we made an early departure. There was a wait for hot water each morning, since the hot water switch also turned on the radiant heating system, which was turned off at night. The hostess is an interesting and helpful person, knowledgable about the area, but be aware that staying here will not be a typical B&B experience.
Thank you for your feedback. Since your stay we have made a few changes. The directions have been listed on the VRBO website and the confirmation page each guest receives.
We are looking to place Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast listing in the local phone book as well as getting involved with the town to have an official sign placed on the main road.
Finally, we have fixed the problem we were having with the water issues, no more turning on pumps from the wall circuit breakers!
As for the wedding, there are once in a life-time events to which we cannot change. With weddings come family, chaos, and last minute preparations. We do not foresee any family weddings taking place any time in the immediate future!
Once again thank you for your review this will help us improve for this summer.
DIRECTIONS: Turn left off the Sterling highway opposite the fire station onto Johnson Lake Rd. Go 1/3 mile and turn left onto Tustumena Lake rd. Go 1.5 miles and after the slightly up hill's curve, on the left, you will see a large log ranch gate, which is the driveway. Follow the narrow, winding driveway to the top of the hill.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We currently have two rooms available for rent at the bed and breakfast.