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Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 297 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

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.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Kenai Peninsula

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Amenities

Fritz Creek Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 297 m²
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

5

Wonderful craftsman home set out of town with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

I love this home have come back to stay here every year for the last five years. The setting is peaceful and the views will take your breath away. The house is spacious but cozy and perfect for a large or small group. Catkin is a wonderful host and makes you feel like family. I will keep coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Eagles Nest! Catkin was a wonderful hostess. The surroundings were beautiful, the views were amazing, and the home was well stocked with everything we would need and was perfectly clean. We will be back. Thank you for a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, kind host

  • 5 of 5

staying here was the highlight of our week long journey, owner was very pleasant and attentive.

We enjoyed every minute in this cabin. And we definitely planning to come back, and stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent. Scenery was unbelievable.

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience surpassed our expectations. The house made everyone feel at home. The master bedroom is fantastic. The view of the bay from master bedroom and downstairs was spectacular. Momma moose and baby moose came by for a mid morning visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5

By far the best part of our Alaskan adventure. Everyday there was something different on the horizon. The home is beautiful and made a great base camp for exploring the area. We witnessed a moose momma and her baby outside our window everyday of our stay. Made us want to stay in an take in all of the beauty from our own porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good time in Homer

  • 5 of 5

Loved the deck and the view. The Cabin came with everything we needed for grilling. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
May 16 2017 - Jul 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$449
$3,143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 15 2017 - May 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$390
$2,730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$415
 

Additional information about rental rates

$25/person over 8 adult $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Military discounts available. Children are welcome and free (13 and under). I will be updating maps, property instructions, wifi etc shortly to accommodate new VRBO format. Also, rate is for up to 8 adults. There is a $25/day per person charge for groups larger than 8. Non refundable. If there is an exigent circumstance and you do not have cancellation insurance and I can rebook for the period I will refund the amount paid minus the 3% VRBO processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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