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Property Details

Updated: Mar 25, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Laughing Raven is a luxurious, large log home where you can relax, enjoy scenery, view wildlife and prepare to enjoy all the exciting adventures you have planned for your Alaskan adventures. You can explore 20 acres of wild lands around Laughing Raven and may view moose, bear and other wildlife. The views are spectacular and include Kachemak Bay, Harding Ice field, fjords, lower Cook Inlet, and active volcanoes. Ravens, eagles, cranes and many other birds are common visitors. Laughing Raven is the perfect place to bring your family and friends who wish to experience Alaskan adventures year-round yet enjoy luxurious, comfortable home on return from adventures.

Keywords: log home, vacation home, unhosted vacation rental

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I inherited this property and built Laughing Raven in 2000 from logs harvested from the Kenai Peninsula. I'm a neurology nurse practitioner and work in Anchorage but plan on retiring to Homer. In the meantime I'd like to share my home with individuals who wish to have an unforgettable Alaskan adventure.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful home these past few days. It was truely a relaxing time. We even had some 'special' visitors- a mama moose and her calf ! Thank you again. We hope to return sometime. Sincerely, Karen"
Jun 2010
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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews

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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5
This cabin is really beautiful. It is very large and has everything you could need. The hot tub is great though only fits about 4 people. The cabin does not have a view of the bay, but a close spot in the yard has an excellent view of the bay and mountains. The property is really nice for taking walks. Kitchen had everything we needed for a weekend of cooking. The beds were comfortable. The radiant floor heating is great and the fireplaces make for cozy evenings. The deck is huge and grill nice.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska

Family graduation trip!

  • 5 of 5
Booked an extended family fishing vacation for my son's high school graduation. We enjoyed the space in the large house (two families), family area was great for playing games and hanging out in the kitchen. Kitchen/house was stocked with more than you would expect. Everyone loved the indoor/outdoor space and it was quick to get to all the fishing spots we went to. We would rent here again! Only thing I would ask for is chairs (fire pit?) up on the hill to sit and enjoy the view of water.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska
Dewitt, MI

Awesome family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5
Extended family of seven stayed for a week in July 2014. Beautiful, spacious and clean accommodations with gorgeous views. We enjoyed fishing on the spit and cooking up the catch at the end of the day in the well stocked kitchen. The house had absolutely everything we needed for a great week. Even got to see a moose a couple times. Hope to retun again soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska

Fabulous lodge with great views!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with two other couples and the lodge was perfect. Close enough to Homer to do everything, but remote enough to have a moose greet us on our drive up the lane. The view from the back bluff is stunning. Kitchen and dining area was very functional. We stayed three nights and wished it was a week!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska
Alaska, USA

Private and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Four of us stayed at Laughing Raven in early August '14 for four nights. Nice, clean log home with lots of windows located on a large, private lot with no neighbors in sight. Large, functional kitchen, two large living areas, and a huge wrap-around deck with a hot tub. Outstanding view of Cook Inlet and K-bay from the bluff just uphill from the house. We brought our boat down and had plenty of room to turnaround and store the trailer in the driveway. The owner (Mo) is very professional and a pleasure to do business with. We will stay again in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
Homer Alaska

Early June, '14 stay for 2 nights

Early June, '14 stay for 2 nights
  • 5 of 5
What a marvelous property! It's a beautifully designed and constructed luxurious log home in a great location. We and another couple were celebrating our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed exploring Homer Spit and Ketchimak park from this home, while also seeing Mama Moose and her twins come through the yard, along with three other moose at other times. Would definitely return. Our only disappointment was the view from the house itself across the water wasn't what we thought..that breathtaking view was from the cleared area 100 feet away overlooking Sterling Hwy. still, 5 stars!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Good morning John,
Thank you for your kind and gracious review of Laughing Raven! I hope you will have another opportunity to visit.
warm regards,
Mo Hillstrand


From the Owner

I built Laughing Raven on property that was an original Alaskan homestead. I spent my summers as a child playing on the Homer Spit. Laughing Raven is conveniently located 3 miles from the center of Homer on 20 private forested acres with spectacular views and very comfortable accommodations.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Homer Airport at 3 Miles Nearest Barpub : Multiple in Homer at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Alaska Ferry System-service to Seldovia & Kodiak at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Sterling Highway at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Multiple in Homer at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Bishop's Beach, Homer Spit at 3 Miles Car: necessary


From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 7.5%

1/2 the total is required to hold reservations and final amount is due 2 weeks prior to guest arrival

Weekly rate in summer is $3000.00 plus the 7.5% Kenai Borough sales tax($225).

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Updated: Mar 25, 2015


From the Owner

You can sit by the fire place and plan many out-doors activities Homer has to offer. You can also just relax on the decks or in the hot tub and just enjoy the scenic views and observe the wild life.

Property Type

  • house


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


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


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Ski-In
  • Water View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling

Floor Area

  • 4500 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Other (See Description)
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each bedroom has a queen bed. The enteratinment loft has a queen sized fold out sofa bed.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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