Fantastic, scenic 620 acre property. You will be amazed at the views of rolling meadows and the Bay surrounded by endless mountains. Stay in the 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. You can participate in on-site workshops: harvesting wild edible food, learning about the local birds, making jam, weaving a basket, canning and smoking fish, etc.
Since this is also a working farm, you may participate in gathering chicken eggs or milking a cow or helping in the garden. We offer an educational experience on a working farm.
Keywords: Kilcher pioneer family as seen on TV, 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 theatre, arts, shopping, fishing, fine dining and more!
Hi! My name is Fay. I am one of the original 8 kids raised here right on this very homestead. I still live here and enjoy doing a lot of the same things I did growing up. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of simple and sustainable living with my guests.
My gather left this property to us 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 are in the process of developing a folk school.
A folk school will teach many sustainable skills through a format of workshops. Guests can sign up for any number of these workshops. Gardening; harvesting wild foods; canning, pickling, smoking, preserving foods; cooking and baking; basket making; song writing & poetry; log cabin, timber frame & furniture building; sewing, knitting, felting, weaving; health care,massage, nutrition; and many more topics. If you have a special interest, just let us know.