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Moose Meadows near Kilcher Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully renovated; mntn/bay view in accessible privac

This is the second year Moose Meadows has been available for your enjoyment with a special introductory rate. A full remodel has been completed. Only a short drive off the main road, you’ll enjoy privacy in a secluded setting. With new beds, mattresses and furniture, this is a lovely two-level cabin, hand-built by Homer homesteaders with recent renovations completed in 2015. Moose Meadows has three cozy upstairs bedrooms, a modern kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking desires, with a fully remodeled bathroom with bath and shower.

The wildlife in the immediate area is abundant, with moose, eagles, sandhill cranes, porcupines and many others. The cabin is sited privately with a large private yard, view of the bay, and a virgin wilderness behind. From the cabin, you can see beautiful Kachemak Bay and the mountains across the way.

The cabin provides modern features, has ample space and is a beautiful spot for a family to stretch out and use as a base of operations to explore Homer and Kachemak Bay. This cabin sits alone on a 3 acre plot 12 miles out East End road but has ready access on a graveled road, and is close to the amenities in the Fritz Creek area (gas, groceries, spirits), a world-class restaurant, and horse-back riding. In the beautiful town of Homer are halibut and salmon fishing, the Pratt Museum, galleries, restaurants, groceries, ATV tours, kayaking, music/theater, glacier/bear viewing, air tours and much, much more.

The cabin is within walking distance of a historic site of rich significance, the Kilcher Homestead, where I grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin that you’ll want to visit. Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres in which to hike through to the beach via one of only three beach access sites outside of Homer.

More Details

Catkin Kilcher Burton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017

About Catkin Kilcher Burton

My family homesteaded Alaska in the late 30's and early 40's. I was born in Basel, Switzerland while my originally Swiss family was touring and my father was lecturing about pioneer life in Alaska. I was raised on the homestead one parcel below this property and am one of the original 8 homestead siblings. I left for college and joined the Marine Corps. After 31 years of commissioned service, I returned to Alaska. The Kilcher Family Homestead is 620 acres and is protected by a conservation easement. I am a volunteer with the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Civilian Advisory Board to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. I manage four active vacation rentals and love showing the homestead to our guests. We purchased these homes while we were in active duty, realizing their special proximity near or on the family homestead to make sure our children could live near us. Since this may not happen for a number of years, we love the vacation rental model as a way to share and yet still have available for our own use.

Catkin Kilcher Burton purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Catkin Kilcher Burton chose Kenai Peninsula

This property was built on the site of an old homestead by friends I knew growing up in Homer. While it remains a cute little cabin, with rustic touches inside and out, we’ve renovated it throughout and put in all new furniture as well. It is located below East End Road and above the historic Kilcher homestead about 12 miles south of Homer. From the large rustic deck, you’re surrounded by meadows and forests on a private 3 acre lot that feels bigger; the sense of privacy is hard to beat. Try to yodel and you'll hear the forest echoing your yodels back. Within walking distance of the Kilcher Homestead, it offers privacy, but with ready access to fine dining, shopping, kayaking, horseback riding, ATV rides, art, theater, fishing and all the other amazing opportunities Homer has to offer. See the Homer Chamber of Commerce website to see how full of life Homer is.

What makes this cabin unique

Moose Meadows is close (walking distance) to the 620 acre Kilcher Homestead, which has a living museum with a window into the world of 1940’s Homer, where homesteaders both fought and worked with the wilderness before, during and after the War. There is room to roam, and you will find hiking trails that lead to the beach and the Homestead. This property is within walking distance of the best horseback riding service in Homer, and a short five minute drive to perhaps the finest dining experience in Homer. Through the Kilcher homestead, you can walk all the way to the beach, one of only three access points to the beach from Homer all the way south to the sloughs of Kachemak Bay.


Fritz Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Newly renovated.
  • Modern bathroom, fully renovated. Jacuzzi tub. Towels furnished.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All three bedrooms have log-style rustic furniture. Chest of drawers in each room. Each room has windows with views. Futons are also available. There is a detached "room" nearby door that may be available in unique circumstances if needed by your group - it has a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Moose Meadows near Kilcher Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Secluded and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this secluded cabin with beautiful views. It was comfortable, homey, and had plenty of room for our family of 4. It has all modern conveniences, and it was nice having laundry detergent supplied. One big drawback though - having a Master bedroom with a skylight. There was no way to cover the skylight (at least not that we knew of). Since it stays light outside most of the night in June, it's hard to sleep with the skylight, even with eye masks on. I am sure it's nice to have when dark out, but not so much with the light out most of the night in the summer. In our down time, when not exploring and enjoying Homer and surrounding areas, it was nice to have Netflix to watch on the TV. We also enjoyed walking around the area near the cabin. One day we made our way to Kilcher Beach, which has very beautiful views on the way there. The last part of the walk to the beach is downhill, and it was very muddy (it rained a bit on our trip) and a little difficult to navigate like that, but we made it. Wear good shoes if it's wet out! A couple of highlights from our stay at the cabin was seeing sandhill cranes and moose in the yard. We didn't know what type of birds the cranes were at first; we just knew they were loud! Fun to watch though. Moose Meadows is a good name for the cabin as we saw 3 moose, a mom with her boy and girl juveniles. We woke up one morning to see them relaxing in the side yard and we enjoyed watching them so close. Also, it was nice sitting on the porch and taking in the spectacular views. We even used the grill outside to cook up some fresh salmon we caught off the shore of Homer spit. Overall, the cabin is a really nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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base camp

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at this cabin. there was a bit of a mixup on arrival in that the cabin hadn't been cleaned yet, but Catkin was immediately available, personally rectified the situation, and gave us a bottle of wine to boot. Kids had a great time in the backyard while the adults grilled fresh-caught king salmon and halibut on the deck. Great views overlooking the bay, we hiked the 40 min down to the beach. nice distance from town- close but not too close. cabin was great. we covered one of the skylights in the upstairs bedroom with some cardboard. overall great visit, would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

Took family of 4 here in Summer of 2016, and had a GREAT time. Cabin is secluded, yet has fantastic views. Cooked some steak and fresh salmon out on back porch one evening (gas grill) - family loved it. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Comfort

  • 4 of 5

This is remote. Do not try to navigate the dirt roads to this house in a small car without much clearance. The house is as advertised and on this trip was the most private. Finding the house is a little bit of a challenge and it would be nice if there were a few signs located at turns. These roads are not marked in any way when you get back off the main road. Was there anything extraordinary about the property - not really, but the privacy was refreshing. There are a small number of restaurants and small gift shops but for the most part if you are not actively hunting, fishing or hiking there really isn't much there. Having made this observations, if we were to stay in Homer again we would rent this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay and enjoy the privacy and views! You'll be happy to learn that the neighborhood got together to do a team project for additional road gravelling to smooth out the road and also cleared all the beautiful canopy of alders that were encroaching so the road is wider and the visibility is great now. Sincerely, Catkin
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Great cabin with modern furnishings outside of Homer

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed here for two nights and we wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the land and explore Homer.

This was a great house to stay at. New furnishings, clean, and a great kitchen to cook in. The lot is private and secluded, with a view of the mountains. We saw an amazing full moon rise over the mountains on our last night.

The owner provided a quick and helpful response when I had an issue using the TV, she was readily available and helpful.

I would recommend this to anyone staying in Homer, although they should note it's quite a drive into town so plan accordingly to reduce necessary trips into town.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

The house was more than what we expected, my family of four had a wonderful experience. Very comfortable and great location, we also were able to see an abundant amount of wildlife. The owner is very responsive and a great help. I would stay agian.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fritz Creek
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Homer Spit
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Fritz Creek Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 16 2016 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - May 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $99
Tax Rate 3.0%

Children free, Military discounts. Call Owner about cancellation policy. Normally no refunds but exceptions can be made. If owner can rebook refunds will be given. If you have a high likelihood of cancelling suggest cancellation insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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