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Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin

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Kilcher pioneer homestead barn


Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2br, (Sleeps 9, kids under 16 free)

Fantastic, scenic 620 acre Kilcher Family Homestead. You will be amazed at the views of rolling meadows and the Bay surrounded by endless mountains. Stay in an 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.

Keywords: Kilcher pioneer family, Alaska: The Last Frontier, 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 theater, arts, shopping, fishing, fine dining and more!

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    this is a great place for your kids to roam and explore nature, but because this is a working farm we ask that you supervise them for their safety....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    pets considered on prior approval. When outdoors pets must be on leash at all times. No cats....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking is allowed out of doors only in designated areas. Please take all cigarette butts with you for proper disposal. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Because this is a historic log home it does not have an indoor bathroom. We provide a cute '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

Other Amenities

  • large scenic, expansive yard area, available for weddings, tenting, outdoor fire pit, tree swing, hiking trails. There are usually tours of museum cabin next door once a day. Homestead is a beautiful property open to the public and visited by many people throughout the day. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain ranges...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Fabulous ocean views from anywhere on the property!...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    excellent cross country and back country skiing available during winter months (Nov-April depending on weather) Also a mile long sledding run!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Heating:

    cabin is heated with an oil heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    wood stove provides supplemental heat during winter months. Only qualified, experienced users....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Excellent gourmet caterers available in Homer area for your special events. Some advance notice is required....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and cutlery provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    rustic homestead kitchen with wooden counter tops, a wooden floor and modern appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    basic food stuffs are kept in stock; flour, sugar, salt, condiments, cocoa, coffee, teas etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    30 inch propane stove for cooking...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    home made 'homestead' swimming pool is attached to sauna area. Small children will need supervision...moreless

  • Sauna:

    sauna is available for use with prior approval. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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Standard pricing
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $99 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%


Summer availability is $165 night with 2 night minimum stay. Ask about group rates for events. Homestead 'Location fee' for weddings is $500. plus extra for buildings. Rate based on 2 people. Extra $25/per person over that. Chidren under 12 yrs old are free.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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horse rides, ATV rides, clam digging, birder walks, educational workshops, crafts, music festivals, farmers market


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1944

About: This is the beautiful original Kilcher Homestead. Some areas have been featured on the Discovery tv show Alaska: The Last Frontier. Several of Yule's 8 kids still live on the land. We enjoy sharing the wonder of this land and this life style with others. It is a truly peaceful and grounding experience to walk these woods or stroll to the beach.

Why Fritz Creek, AK, USA:
Yule Kilcher left this property to his children 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 hope to develope into a place of learning and sharing the art of homestead living.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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  • Kilcher pioneer homestead barn

    Kilcher pioneer homestead barn

  • upstairs bunks

    upstairs bunks

  • rustic kitchen with modern appliances

    rustic kitchen with modern appliances

  • learning to use the Museum cookstove

    learning to use the Museum cookstove

  • enjoy the spectacular views

    enjoy the spectacular views

  • try the mile long sledding & skiing run!

    try the mile long sledding & skiing run!

  • Ariel view

    Ariel view

  • visit the Museum cabin

    visit the Museum cabin

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • comfy living room with piano

    comfy living room with piano

  • preparing wild foods with guests

    preparing wild foods with guests

  • scenic hike to the beach

    scenic hike to the beach

  • and spectacular winter sunsets

    and spectacular winter sunsets

  • Cute neighbors!

    Cute neighbors!

VRBO #407695

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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