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Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2br, (Sleeps 9, kids under 16 free)

Fantastic, scenic 620 acre Kilcher Family Homestead. You will be amazed at the views of rolling meadows and the Bay surrounded by endless mountains. Stay in an original homestead cabin built in 1944 by Swiss immigrants. Settle back into a more rustic and simpler way of life. Visit the Museum and learn of the history.

Keywords: Kilcher pioneer family, Alaska: The Last Frontier, historic Alaskan log cabin. Spectacular views, beach access, peaceful farm setting surrounded by 600 acre wilderness. Close to town of Homer and famous Homer Spit offering theater, arts, shopping, fishing, fine dining and more!


Property Manager
Kelli Kilcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Kelli Kilcher

This is the beautiful original Kilcher Homestead. Some areas have been featured on the Discovery tv show Alaska: The Last Frontier. Several of Yule's 8 kids still live on the land. We enjoy sharing the wonder of this land and this life style with others. It is a truly peaceful and grounding experience to walk these woods or stroll to the beach.

Kelli Kilcher purchased this cabin in 1944

Why Kelli Kilcher chose Kenai Peninsula

Yule Kilcher left this property to his children in a Trust so that it would never become developed or exploited and could remain in its natural setting for many generations to come. We still have a working farm on the property and hope to develope into a place of learning and sharing the art of homestead living.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fritz Creek in Kenai Peninsula

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Because this is a historic log home it does not have an indoor bathroom. We provide a cute 'privvy' that takes you back in time! You can wash up at the kitchen sink where there is hot and cold running water available. The historic sauna is also available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Bed (1), 1Twin beds, 2 Bunk Beds Kids under 16 free.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
large scenic, expansive yard area, available for weddings, tenting, outdoor fire pit, tree swing, hiking trails. There are usually tours of museum cabin next door once a day. Homestead is a beautiful property open to the public and visited by many people throughout the day.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time st the Kilcher Homestead. we really enjoyed our vists with The Kilcher'a.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. Definitely a blast to the past and the views were amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montague, NJ
5

Everything we were expecting and more!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and ready for our arrival. There were pots and pans in the kitchen and plenty of room to move about. The cabin was described as rustic but should have been described as rustic heaven. It was glorious!!

Shane and Kelli were very helpful when we had any questions and were very genuine people. They were also helpful in guiding us to places of interest in the Homer area. The caretaker, Andy was very kind, helpful and informative. Many board games are inside for those rainy days you can't get out and about.

The beds were all made and fresh linens were throughout the house.

Loved the outhouse experience. Brought me back to my young youthful days of visiting Grammy during the summer months.

A few Kilchers made appearances throughout our stay.

Would definitely stay again!!!

If you want a vacation with homestead appeal, this is the place to stay!

Gets 10 stars from this ole country gal!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ravenna
5

Rustic and cozy!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying on the homestead in the barn. We loved meeting August, Otto, Kellie and Shane. It was truly a wonderful time for our family and we plan on coming back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an experience!

  • 1 of 5

No one there to check in. The phone number didn't work anymore. Place was dirty. Curtains had holes in them. Cobwebs. Beds horrible. Place smelled. Kelli and Shane were wonderful!!!!!! Gave us a wonderful tour. More like "join the family:!! Otto stopped in to see why were there,,,,,,after he learned we had a reservation it was OK. The goose didn't liked us tho!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay, Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd time staying at the Kilcher Homestead Barn. The view and location is incomparable to anything else. Owners were sweet and accommodating as usual. Highly recomend if you are visiting Homer and looking for peaceful space away from everything.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA
5

Totally unique and worth it!

  • 5 of 5

Homestead living is not for the faint of heart! Staying in the Barn Guesthouse was a really good glimpse into the homestead lifestyle. From start to finish, it did not disappoint. The road into the homestead was super muddy from the rains but it was pretty ok to navigate even in our weird 2-wheel drive, beater rental minivan! The Barn is, as you would imagine, super rustic but with a comfortable seating area downstairs, modest kitchen with the only running water on the property: the kitchen sink (where we not only prepared meals, but brushed teeth, etc), some hard beds upstairs, and a nice little porch area in front looking out to the awesome views. The outhouse experience was not as bad we had built it up to be in our heads. It's pretty ok, even in the dark. There is always something happening on the homestead: kids running around, horses meandering around the lawn, 4-wheelers zooming past, tourists on the homestead tour, sandhill cranes fighting and the ever-changing weather and views. Even among the chaos there is time and room for reflection and calm. It is amazing to step into this lifestyle even just for a day or two; the hard work and dedication of this family will not be lost on you! We highly recommend this stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

horse rides, ATV rides, clam digging, birder walks, educational workshops, crafts, music festivals, farmers market

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fritz Creek, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
£199
for 1 night
From
£120
£799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.9
Additional Guest Fee £19.42 per person per night

Summer availability is $165 night with 2 night minimum stay. Ask about group rates for events. Homestead 'Location fee' for weddings is $500. plus extra for buildings. Rate based on 2 people. Extra $25/per person over that. Chidren under 12 yrs old are free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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