You'll feel the serenity of Alaskan country & wilderness beauty staying out of town on 10 acres! Small, neat, clean home with windows framing postcard worthy views! Cozy inside with 2 bedrooms upstairs and ample room for extra bed if needed. Deck outside hosts BBQ and views you'll remember long after you're gone. Located about 15 minutes from town, one of the perks is the incredible drive out East End Road! You see Homer from a whole different perspective as you climb up to 1400ft above the bay! There is Fritz Creek General Store for staples, gas, post office and the best pizza in town! Also, this is "Alaska: The Last Frontier" country as the Kilchers homestead is in the Fritz Creek area only a few miles from The Husky Ranch! There is a State Parks hiking trail within a half mile of the ranch or just enjoy your run the place! Wildflowers galore! The house is 1400sq ft. and sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds; more possible! Wi-Fi, DISH TV, all amenities! Early in the season is referred to as 'break-up' and spring is still waking up but come mid June, watch out, the cranes land in the fields and moose frequently cruise through the yard! This once was a robust working sled dog ranch so keep your eye out for the old sleds that grace the property~Peaceful but gently wild~ Complete comfort for the soul and a tranquil spot in our "Cosmic Hamlet-by-the-Sea". Welcome~~!
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 23, 2018
About Lorraine Temple
I graduated from University California Santa Barbara in 1984 and decided to head north before returning to grad school. I came to Alaska and have since lived a rather colorful life as a dog musher, boat captain, fish buyer, commercial fisherman, tour guide and many years in tourism! Needless to say, I never got that graduate degree, but I can certainly tout that I have a degree in Alaskan lifestyle and all the riches that come with it! I hung up my harnesses 10 years ago and haven't run boats in longer than that, but I continue to do motivational presentations in schools across the US, mostly in the western states. I've been doing that for over 20 is good and whereas I've never been married or had children, I've had more than a few beaus and lots of 4 legged children including my beloved horses which I cherish and honor. My current boyfriend Mike and I just bought a house in Cooper Landing up in the mountains on the Kenai River where we run Kahtnu Spirit Lodging. I'll have puppies all summer there for you to play with! Happy trails~!
Lorraine Temple purchased this House in 1990
Why Lorraine Temple chose Fritz Creek
The Husky Ranch is a special spot on the planet that seems to attract the right people at the right time who need a certain newness to their life or a change or a deeper understanding of their connection to this great place called 'life'. The 10 acres was originally homesteaded in the 1950's and has only had one other owner besides myself. It was perfect for my dog mushing business which I did for 20 years as I could access the back country easily; now, there are homes in way and private property to navigate. It offers views that are the classic incredible Homer views with the twist that it is closer to the head of the bay and therefore, feels like you are closer to the glaciers and alp like mountains on the edge of the Harding Icefield. It is a precious piece of land that I get to share with those guests that want to get a little further away from town and experience Alaska a little deeper. Namaste.
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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.
Breath Taking Views and Comfortable Home
Perfect place to stay just outside of Homer. From the moment we drove up to the house we knew that we had made the right decision to stay here. The view is gorgeous and the grounds of the house were very nice too. We love privacy so this place was perfect for us. Lorraine is so welcoming and she makes you feel like you are a long lost friend that is happy to have you stay in her home. The house is very spacious, clean, and cozy. There is a very good vibe and energy in this rental. Every window you look out of has a pretty view. In fact there was one window that looked so perfect that you almost thought you were looking at a beautiful painting. This is the type of place you could stay at for a long long visit.
I loved the open floor plan on the first floor. The kitchen was well equipped and there was even beautiful pottery pieces to use. It was also nice to be welcomed to the home with a basket of homemade muffins and fruit. The fridge had yogurt too. There was coffee, tea, sugar, and spices in the cabinets for our use as well.
I loved meeting Pete, the property manager. We stood outside and chatted for well over an hour. He is such a nice person and I'm sure he would do anything to make the stay here perfect. It's nice that he and his wife are close by but don't disrupt your privacy. You can tell that it is the people that make this place so special.
If we ever visit this area of Alaska again I would definitely stay at Lorraine's Husky Ranch! We stayed there with my son and his girlfriend and their 2 dogs. We all loved the place and we wish we could have stayed longer. It's the kind of place that once you get there you don't want to leave.
Thanks so much for sharing this little slice of heaven with my family!
It was a joy to host you, your family and the huskies! Brought credibility to the "Husky Ranch"! I'm so glad you enjoyed the serenity and energy of the Ranch as I have for almost 30 years. It's a magical place and people like you leave their precious love. Thank you. Namaste~~
The pictured view is for real!
We had a wonderful stay at the Husky Ranch cabin. Very comfortable rustic accommodation with generously stocked kitchen to prepare full meals at home. Perfect location for us, nice distance (approx 12 miles) from town of Homer provided a quiet and peaceful space with stunning views (as pictured). Mid-summer visit with 20+ hrs of sunlight gave our family of 6 nice amount of daytime to get up late and lazy, spend full day in Homer, then return for restful and rejuvenating evening at cabin. Highly recommended!
We had a lovely 2 night stay here. The views are stunning! The home is very clean and welcoming. We very much enjoyed our stay here - and the opportunity to meet you and the sled dog puppies! Thank you!
Top of The Line
Gorgeous house, superb view, wonderful service. You could not ask for a better experience than what Lorraine and her caretakers provide. Absolutely perfect in every way.
Gorgeous view with seclusion!
House was lovely, clean and comfortable. We stayed comfortably with 4 adults, a 4 yo and 10 mo old. Would recommend this place and stay again in a heartbeat!
the view from the cabin is nothing short of spectacular
the cabin is comfortable and has all you need
all I wanted to do was look out the windows