EAGLES REST NEXT TO KILCHER FAMILY HOMESTEAD ON PANORAMIC KACHEMAK BAY

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Catkin Kilcher Burton

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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EAGLES REST NEXT TO KILCHER FAMILY HOMESTEAD ON PANORAMIC KACHEMAK BAY

Homer Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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

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

Catkin Kilcher Burton

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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.

Catkin Kilcher Burton purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

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.

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.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
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Homer Alaska
Olathe, KS
5

At Home in Homer

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This is a great place to stay! I took a bunch of family members with me and they all commented on what a great find it was. Aside from the fact that the house was amazing and welcoming we saw three moose run through the yard on the first night. Also, the owner personally guided us to the site which is private and remote.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
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Homer Alaska
Highlands Ranch, CO
5

Phenominal vacation/educational stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My friends and family (12 of us total) could not have asked for a better rental! The cabin is beautiful, the view is beyond belief, and we got a bonus historical tour by the owner! This is such an interesting and beautiful place to stay. Every single one of us, from age 13 to 75, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eagles Rest. The view will take your breath away!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My wife and I stayed at both the Eagles Rest and Glacier View cabins. Catkin is a great hostess and runs a professional operation. Supplies were stocked which we did not expect and included spices, some condiments, coffee, etc. Not sure that's a guarantee but we really appreciated it. The views from both are wonderful. The glacier view deck is a bit more airy and has a fantastic wrap around deck. The eagles rest is a larger home with more family room furniture and a smaller deck. Both have their advantages. Both places are very clean and pretty new. Hope handles the cleaning and prep and does a super job. Both Catkin and Hope are very friendly and made us very comfortable. We saw a moose cow and two calves on the glacier view site along with porkies at the eagles rest. The small grocery and restaurant nearby are super with a nice selection of baked goods, liquor and meals. You do not need a 4 wheel drive, but the access roads are rustic and dusty if it doesn't rain. If it rained hard, you might find the steeper hills tricky but we had no problems in the rented ford focus. Catkin has some wonderful dvd's on the homestead and her family history. They are worth watching and are very interesting. You must go for a short tour of the sod roof cabin where the family grew up to really appreciate what it was like for the many (8?) that lived in the small cabin. It's not hard to understand how Catkin and her family hold such high values given such an environment. The walk down the hill to the beach is about 1/2 to 3/4 mile and isn't bad, but you will break a sweat on the way back up. I'd take some mosquito spray and water on the walk. Bugs are not an issue at the cabin sites. We saw eagles and whales down at the beach. Before the road was built, Catkin's family had to drive a wagon along the beach at low tide to make their way to Homer for supplies and such. You really need to walk down to the beach to get the sense of that experience. We plan to return next year and will book these cabins again if available. We grocery shopped in Anchorage before we arrived as there is no sales tax there, but in Homer it's about 7-8%. There is a Safeway at the Hoffman exit on the way out of Anchorage with really good grocery variety. We bought a couple of styrofoam coolers as the ride to Homer is about 5 hours. You won't go wrong here and look up Patty if you stay (resident in small rustic cabin whose husband is a demo expert for Hollywood). Enjoy!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
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Homer Alaska
Austin, TX
5

Can I please stay longer?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
It was hard to leave this place! The warmth of the beautiful log home with its craftsmanship was compelling. My family of 4 adults stayed here for a week this summer, and have absolutely no complaints. The kitchen is remarkably well-equiped and stocked with all manner of utensils and cookware. The beds are wonderfully comfy, and there's lots of lounging space for 4 readers, but by far the best thing about this house is what's outside the windows. The views of Kachemak Bay were mesmerizing - it was tough to go to bed in the long summer twilight because you had to leave staring out the windows (or off the deck) at the incredible views. Catkin was so helpful, as was her local agent, Hope. The hike down to the beach is a little tough coming back up, but it's a great trip. The local history and homesteading lore is really interesting, and the restaurants in Homer are surprisingly good. I got so many compliments from my family for finding this perfect vacation home for us. It was simply one of the best places I've ever stayed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Eagles Rest next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335518vb
9075701027
Homer Alaska
5

Excellent Choice!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We spent two weeks in Alaska after my daughter's gradation in Anchorage. This home was by far one of the nicest places we stayed. The home was warm and inviting. Everything we needed was there.
And Catkin, the owner, went above and beyond in making us welcome. And the views were beautiful! Loved the history of the homestead. Would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone that is visiting in Homer. Thanks Catkin for the wonderful time!
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 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.

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Availability & Rates

Homer Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $300
  • US Dollars
  • Book 6 days, get 7th day free! 3 night minimum
  • $450 night for up to 8 adults,$25/person extra,children free depending on ages
  • Off season (Sep 16 to May 14) $350/night
  • Sleeps 11 with comfort in beds
  • $120 cleaning fee/week
  • Call for large group rates,military and local discount
  • One night deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fee.
  • Rates subject to confirmation at booking

Amenities

Homer Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view