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Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 window 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 and writer 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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Fritz Creek

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Amenities

Fritz Creek Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

Reviews

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Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Eagles Rest was beautiful and very comfortable for our family of 8. The views were awesome and we had so much fun exploring the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking view from handcrafted log home ...

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Catkin's house. So unique and a million dollar view of the bay. We really loved staying on the Kilcher homestead that we have enjoyed watching on Alaska The Last Frontier. Missed seeing my secret crush (Otto 😉) Maybe next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Views are amazing. Very private and not far from town. Cabin is beautiful and decorated very nicely. Plenty of space for our group of 7. Beds and linens all very comfy too. The host Catkin came and greeted us and gave us a little info on the property and home. Will definitely stay again! We also got married on the lawn and the scenery was breathtaking as a backdrop.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay on the Kilcher property. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed hiking the beautiful lush property, and fishing from the beach in the high tide. The house has plenty of room for guests to spread out if needed, very clean and rustically decorated. I really enjoyed the family sharing their history with us(video history in the house), also the house is filled with family momentos and pictures of the Kilcher's early homesteading. The views from this house are just amazing. The upstairs master is huge with big open windows that look out over the hillside and bay. We didn't want to leave :-(

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place. There was plenty of room for my party of 7. Two were under six. Lots of grass to play on outside. A view of glaciers across the bay was fantastic ! Clean lots of extras. Catkin was a great host.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin, perfect for groups

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Homer in July 2017 with a group of 7 friends and Eagles Rest was a perfect place to start our visit to Alaska. The house is beautiful and has plenty of space and beds for large group. I was traveling with a group of 7, but the house could have easily accommodated 4 or 5 more people. Catkin was a super friendly hostess, offering us tours of the property and a late check-out, which was much appreciated. The highlights of the house were definitely the grill on the porch, looking out over the bay and mountains and the quick hike down to the private Kilcher black sand beach, which would be a great spot to have a picnic. I can't reccomend staying in Eagles Rest (or any of Catkin's other properties) enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Homer Airport
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$25/person over 8 adult $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Military discounts available. Children are welcome and free (13 and under). I will be updating maps, property instructions, wifi etc shortly to accommodate new VRBO format. Also, rate is for up to 8 adults. There is a $25/day per person charge for groups larger than 8. Non refundable. If there is an exigent circumstance and you do not have cancellation insurance and I can rebook for the period I will refund the amount paid minus the 3% VRBO processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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