Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay

Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 3, 2014
Log Home by Kilcher Family Homestead, hand crafted by Atz Kilcher

A beautiful, hand crafted log cabin, fully outfitted, next to an Alaskan historic site of rich significance & space. Can accomodate large groups (4 bedrooms and loft) or small. Each log in this cabin was carefully downed, limbed, crafted, notched, and fitted by a long time homesteader, Atz Kilcher with help from his brother Otto Kilcher. Sitting above stunning scenery, the cabin provides modern amenities in a rustic setting. A mix of antique furniture with modern and log style furniture in the kitchen, living room and downstairs bedrooms. Bamboo kitchen flooring is a treat and the cabin has been lovingly maintained (new downstairs shower, new laundry & high end machines, new tiling and carpeting throughout). We have provided a wood stove with a custom built rock hearth for ambience, but has upstairs and downstairs oil heat for convenience.

The large master bedroom overlooks a view you will never forget (think Kachemak Bay, glaciers, mountains, pink and purple sunsets and, admittedly more rarely, the aurora borealis), and there is a small bedroom right next door if you have a youngster you prefer to keep close, and two windo nooks that even adults sleep in. The older kids or adult guests will enjoy the two bedrooms on the lowest level. Sited on a 50 acre parcel next to a homestead where eight children of an early State Senator grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin.

Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres to hike in if you desire along with prized access to the beach via one of only two beach access sites outisde of Homer on the near side of McNeil Canyon. There is a pole barn and meadow/pasture above the house that is fun to explore. There are also meadows, and other interesting land features surrounding the cabin. It is not unususal to see moose, black bear (shy ones), porcupines, sandhill cranes, eagles, hawks, song birds, marmots, seals and other wild life on the Kilcher Homestead.

Keywords: Kilcher Family Homestead, Atz Kilcher, Log home, overlooking Kachemak Bay, next to historic Kilcher Homestead

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I and my husband are both recently retired from the USMC. We have moved home to Alaska, and are working in Anchorage. We are happy to share our beautiful log home next to the Kilcher Homestead. I was the youngest of eight children who grew up in a pioneer setting after our parents homesteaded in Alaska the 1930's and 1940's. I literally walked two miles to school, in the snow, uphill, both ways. You'll see -- but now the road is gravelled and driveable.

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Reviews

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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
5

Awesome Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of 7 adults: five local Alaskans and two from outside. We stayed at Eagles Rest for a weekend of boating and fishing. The house is super comfortable and equipped with everything you could ever possibly want. (It is 10 miles out of town - but that's nothing to an Alaskan.) There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax, and a large kitchen/dining area to; hang out, cook, eat, play games, watch movies, etc. Eagles Rest would also make an awesome winter get-away! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
Arkansas, California, Oregon
5

Amazing Log Home

  • 5 of 5
My family spent 2 weeks in this beautiful log home. It really felt like a home away from home. Catkin and Tom are wonderful people and really made our stay even better than imagined. The views from every window are breathtaking. The kitchen is fully equipped, beds are very comfortable, and the home is cozy with the warmth of Kilcher personal decor. We had a great tour of the museum and enjoyed learning about the Kilcher homestead. We went fishing with Captain B. and brought home lots of halibut and rock fish. We took walks on the property and hikes in the local parks. This was a trip of a lifetime! We have beautiful family photos and memories that will last forever! Thank you Catkin, Tom, and Liam for making our stay truly unforgettable.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
Riverside ca
5

Riverside Ca

  • 5 of 5
2 weeks in heaven, fishing, hiking, watching wild life just a few yards away!!!! Homer is just a joy great people and wonderful food. When you go fish with Capt B only , we will be eating the best Halibut I've ever had. There is no bad view anywhere on the property.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
Salem, Oregon, USA
5

SIMPLY AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
The cabin is absolutely beautiful! It sits half way up the bay and has incredible views of the bay and the mountains! It's about 15 minute drive from Homer and feels like you are in the wild! Great place and had a wonderful time. We actually cancelled a few things on our itinerary just to stay on the property! Will plan to stay here again!!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
Olathe, KS
5

At Home in Homer

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay! I took a bunch of family members with me and they all commented on what a great find it was. Aside from the fact that the house was amazing and welcoming we saw three moose run through the yard on the first night. Also, the owner personally guided us to the site which is private and remote.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
Highlands Ranch, CO
5

Phenominal vacation/educational stay

  • 5 of 5
My friends and family (12 of us total) could not have asked for a better rental! The cabin is beautiful, the view is beyond belief, and we got a bonus historical tour by the owner! This is such an interesting and beautiful place to stay. Every single one of us, from age 13 to 75, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eagles Rest. The view will take your breath away!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

From the Owner

This log home was built by my brother Atz Kilcher next to our family Homestead. We purchased it from him and intend to live there when we retire. I lived a rustic life growing up. Decided I was done with that! This log home has all the luxuries I ever dreamed of.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Homer Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Ferry : at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : beach at 1 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : at 13 Miles Nearest Golf : at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1.5 Miles Car: recommended

Owner is one of eight children raised in a log cabin on the Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the last frontier. Historic homestead is on adjacent property with Living Museum, ~600 acres to roam with access to beach. Located on historic Kilcher Family Homestead, 620 pristine acres preserved through a a conservation easement. You will be able to view historic videos of Pioneer Familya and the Rich and Simple Life about the Kilcher family homesteading the last frontier, as well as visit the Kilcher Homestead Living Museum - part of which is the original log cabing built by Ruth and Yule Kilcher and their children, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Otto Kilcher, Sunrise Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Fay Kilcher Smith, Wurtilla Hepp and Mairiis Kilcher.

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Rental rates

Notes

  • From $300
  • US Dollars
  • Book 6 days, get 7th day free! 3 night minimum
  • $450 night for up to 8 adults,$25/person extra,children free depending on ages
  • Off season (Sep 16 to May 14) $350/night
  • Sleeps 11 with comfort in beds
  • $120 cleaning fee/week
  • Call for large group rates,military and local discount
  • One night deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fee.
  • Rates subject to confirmation at booking

Amenities

From the Owner

This home has three full levels, with a view that is uncomparable. A special feature is a cabinet in the kitchen hand crafted from the recovered logs of the 100 square foot fox trappers cabin built in the 1800's that my parents lived in for three years when they first moved to Homer. The birth of the older children mandated my father build my mother the 400 square foot 'mansion' that we all grew up in. Watch the film (shown previously at the Smithsonian, and taken on tour in Europe), and then walk or drive the half mile to where history happened.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Dining

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing

Floor Area

  • 3200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Adjoins Master BR on top level
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, On main living level (mid)
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Large shower, on lower level

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Loft
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, on top level
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed, @ sets of beautiful log custom bunk beds -- 4 single beds
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Beautiful log bunk bed, double bed on bottom, single on top
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Also has access to loft and two wonderful window nooks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3)

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view
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