|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our family log cabin in a unique octagon design. It has a hand crafted rock floor made from local beach rock, a handcrafted interior featuring rustic kitchen shelves, a curved alder staircase, outdoor pantry, old fashioned kitchen, a counter from local beach clay tiles. Even though it is 'rustic' it is very clean and polished. There is also an outdoor storage shed for tools, wood and coal.
The cabin is heated with an old fashioned wood cookstove that also burns coal gathered right off the beaches,. There is a small propane cooktop for quick cooking on warm days. The 'sinks' are stainless steel dish pans that you fill from the creek and empty outdoors. It is all very simple and efficient and less work in a way than all the modern contraptions we take for granted.
Staying at our cabin helps you unwind and puts you back in touch with your connection to the earth. Dare to step back in time and experience a lifestyle from a simpler era, before the 'techno' age. You will find that life still goes on just fine! You may opt to have us host all or part of your vacation. This would include harvesting much of our food from the wilds, learning about subsistence living and taking part in activities from an earlier era lifestyle.
The cabin is located in the middle of one of Kachemak Bay's State parks. Access is by hiking, horseback or ATV. It is a leisurely, scenic 5 mile hike from the nearest road system. Mostly on level ground and you can beach comb while you hike. We can provide our ATV's for transporting guests and their luggage. We recommend traveling light.
Keywords: cabin, log, 2 story, beachfront, rustic, peaceful, artistic
I am a native Alaskan, of Swiss descent. I was born and raised here on an Alaskan homestead and grew up much in the same lifestyle that I offer at my cabin. I feel that preserving this lifestyle and making it available to others has a huge educational and historical value. Plus I enjoy it! The entire cabin was built by ourselves and our friends. I enjoy working with wood and rocks and have done the interior design myself. I also enjoy sewing, participate in the local artistic community in 'wearable art', do some writing, historical photo archiving, and have performed my faith based music locally. Our family has a 'Living Museum' on the original family homestead which you can visit en route to the cabin. Throughout the summer I teach workshops in wild food harvesting, canning, jam making, smoking fish, mushroom gathering etc. Currently I am in the process of finishing my home which contains a large canning kitchen and multipurpose/activity room where I plan to continue my workshops. I have 4 grown children, a son and 3 daughters, and 5 grandchildren. They are all Alaskans at heart and still enjoy doing a lot of the same things we offer our guests. I also speak fluent German for any guests who may want to converse in their native tongue.
Linda 'Fay' Graham purchased this cabin in 2000
I purchased this property long before it had a cabin on it. My sisters and I used to walk the beach to bring the cows from our homestead up the Bay to the summer pastures. It was a 10 mile hike on foot before we even had horses to ride and now ATV's. It was a magical place where we always stopped to have a picnic lunch. We all planned for ways to own it someday, and one day I did! Then we built this cabin as a get-a-way while living in the city of Anchorage. It became a very special place we enjoyed sharing with our friends. Now we want to share it with you too!
Cabin is on 6 acres surrounded by State Park. It has a babbling creek to one side and sloping grassy hills on the other. The canyons are still magical canyons to hike in and explore after 60 years. The beach is just out the front door and is full of shells and driftwood. An Eagle family lives in our canyon just a few hundred feet from the cabin. They have nested here for over 15 years. You go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the surf and the wind and the songbirds. It is a very unique place. A place of peacefulness, listening to the sounds of nature, far away from the hectic life. You can see sea otters, seals, coyotes, moose, bear, and of course the ever present eagles.
The Kilcher Homestead cabin was the answer to what we were looking for, wildlife, glaciers, peace and quiet, fun and laughs. We had beach fires everyday and ended up cooking our dinners over an open flame nightly. The cabin was adorable and met our needs totally. The wood burning, old but beautiful, worked for breakfasts and the percolator coffee was fun and brought back memories of my childhood. Everything was there that we needed and we just brought what food and beverage we thought we would want. The atv ride to the cabin was a great intro to a great place, thanks for having us. My wife, my son and I loved our stay.
The Beachfront cabin was even more beautiful and serene than in the pictures! The cabin was an amazing experience. It is a fantastic place to go if you want to get away from the world and be secluded in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. The cabin has everything you need to stay warm and comfortable and was stocked with all kinds of kitchen amenities. The owner, Fay is super nice and very helpful. She hauled us, along with our stuff down the mountainside and 4 miles down the beach on an ATV ( one of the best parts of the experience ) and made sure we had everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Everything about the cabin and the experience was perfect!
My wife & I had a great time staying at this wonderful cabin. If you are looking to unwind from it all...this place is for you! Clam digging, seeing sea lions, visit a small waterfall a mile up the beach + the rustic hot tub made the stay even more enjoyable. This gettting back to the basics cabin (no running water - spring water provided, out house & wood/coal stove with a propane double burner) was a lot of fun. In July, you don't even need the propane lighting system! A well-stocked cabin as far as miscellaneous items go to boot! My wife and I packed in food, clothes and wine and enjoyed our home-cooked meals (Lobster, Crab Legs & steaks on the outdoor fire pit). So roughing it was not soooo bad! We even found Fay's, "Now Famous" pancake mix to round off breakfast! Everything you need to support your stay is found somewhere in the place... just look around. A very remote location... we saw 3 people in as many days... they where riding ATV's on the beach.
Many thanks to Fay & Tom for providing transportation into their cabin (by ATV) & opening up this special home for others to enjoy. We had a wonderful time!
no where in Homer or on Kachemak Bay can you find a place that is RIGHT ON THE BEACH!!!
And the accommodations are beautiful. The owner is one of the most amazing hosts you will ever meet, and that is priceless. This is NOT just a place to stay and enjoy Alaska. This is an overall experience you will never forget.
Being surrounded by National Parks is another thing you will find only here. Believe me, you will never find a more authentic and enjoyable Alaskan experience than staying here.
Highly recommended! I've lived in Alaska for 10 years and stayed in cabins all around the state; I think that for a lot of people this one strikes the right balance. It's rustic, but that 's part of the charm. While you don't have a supermarket next door, you do have great views of the bay and wildlife all around. We spent four days here in the autumn. We walked the beach during the day, watched animals and looked for clams. In the evenings, we got the place toasty warm with a coal fire and cooked and read and played games. It's a several mile trip in (this means no neighbors!), so a good plan might be to get a ride one way and hike the other. The owner was helpful and knowledgable about the area. She also shuttled our gear on a four-wheeler, which made the walk out a lot more enjoyable. In short, this place gives you the "real" Alaska experience of wilderness and self-sufficiency, without having to trek in 20 miles with your gear on your back and be uncomfortable when you get there. We look forward to coming again!
Seasonal Harvesting of Wild Foods, Clam Digging,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
|hot tub fuel surcharge||$50 + Tax|
|cleaning||$75 + Tax|