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Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Fritz Creek - Eagles' Rest

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

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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.


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Would stay here again without question

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with view. Spacious, clean.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Fritz Creek, Kenai Peninsula

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Sep 2016 - 13 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
14 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

$25/person over 8 adult £20 + Tax
Cleaning fee £98
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

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Fritz Creek in Alaska

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Adjoins Master BR on top level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , On main living level (mid)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower, on lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , on top level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , @ sets of beautiful log custom bunk beds -- 4 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Beautiful log bunk bed, double bed on bottom, single on top
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also has access to loft and two wonderful window nooks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

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