|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Our family beach cabin is a unique octagon design. The floor is handcrafted from local beach rock. The interior of the cabin features rustic kitchen shelves, a curved alder staircase, antique wood cook stove and a counter top of local beach clay tiles. There is also an outdoor storage shed for tools, wood and coal. Our bathroom is of the old fashioned outdoor type.
The cabin is heated with an old fashioned wood cook stove that also burns coal gathered right off the beach. There is a small propane cook top for quicker 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!
We provide fresh drinking water from our homestead spring and creek water is used for cooking and washing dishes. You can opt to rent the ultra-funky hot tub for soaking squeaky clean.
Staying at our cabin helps you unwind and puts you back in touch with your connection to the earth. We invite our guests to take a 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 various activities and workshops.
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 provide our ATV's (which we operate) for transporting guests and their luggage. Traveling light is recommended.
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 historic 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, historic 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.
This cabin was amazing! It was the perfect stop on our honeymoon. The cabin was clean, rustic and very comfortable. The views were great and we really enjoyed being so close to the water. We had so much fun beach combing, digging for clams and relaxing in the hot tub. The owners were very helpful when we arrived and the cabin was stocked with almost everything we needed. We hope to make it back someday soon!!!
Kilcher Homestead Cabin was an amazing experience for me and my husband. The cabin itself is very well taken care of, nice and clean and has everything you need for cooking delicious meal and spending peaceful and relaxing vacation. The view from the cabin beats any view you haven't seen before - glaciers of Kachemak Bay area breathtaking. Our vacation was full of new experiences and adventures - clam hunting, hiking to Russian village, being caught by heavy rain and high tide on the way back. Wood burning stove was amazing - quality of baking is not comparable to modern ovens, highly recommend Fay's pancake mix - tastes great, perfect for breakfast. Fay and her family were very accommodating and nice hosts. We can't wait to come back the next summer!
This was our first vacation to Alaska. My wife, 7 yo daughter and I were looking for a rustic yet clean cabin where we could get a sense of more primitive living yet not be too far from town. This place fit the bill perfectly. We were greeted by the friendly owner who was ready to take us by ATV to the cabin. The cabin is situated right off the beach with incredible views of the ocean and snow capped mountains. We spent our days hiking, wading in the water, reading and cooking over an open fire or on the propane stove without all the usual life distractions. This place reminds you about the most important things in life...slowing down and spending time with family. I can't wait to return.
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!
Seasonal Harvesting of Wild Foods, Clam Digging,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|hot tub fuel surcharge||$75 + Tax|
|cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.