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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Moose Meadows near Kilcher Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Just far enough away from the city to feel remote.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Moose Meadows is a well-equipped cabin on a wooded lot with three second story bedrooms with a queen, full/double and a twin. The cabin is somewhat remote and very private, although there are some neighbors you might hear but not see. Fully equipped kitchen and nice appliances, and includes a propane grill and washer/dryer. It is heated with a Toyo stove. One full bath downstairs was spacious enough to accommodate our party of four. The large outdoor deck with partial views of Kachemak Bay and mountains was a great place to enjoy the sunshine and eat outside. An indoor dining table sufficed when it rained -- it's summer in Alaska so it will rain sometime! It is accessible by a dirt road. Abundant wildlife sightings made it hard to leave for fishing and recreation in Homer. We saw sand hill cranes, numerous other birds and smaller animals as well as a female moose with a calf. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Catkin's cabin is perfect! Staying off East End road is gorgeous with a view back of Kachemak Bay..

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has everything your need, clean and well appointed. We had a perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My wife and I loved Moose Meadows and the Homestead.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Catkin for sharing this property and her family's heritage. Homer was one of our best vacations ever. We will definitely plan a return trip. 👍👍

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure showing you the homestead and having you as a guest! I am glad you enjoyed Moose Meadows and Homer. We'd love to have you back anytime!
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

This place was great. Had a great time and loved seeing all the animals that visited us everyday.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fun and easy stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, very comfortable living room, the fantastic views from the deck and the beautiful scenery. Moose and porcupines kept us company, and the property wasn't at all difficult to find with just a short drive from Homer. Still plenty convenient to town, but far enough away that we were able to enjoy the peace and quiet. Thanks for sharing your home with us, Catkin!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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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