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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kenai Peninsula 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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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish

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 Kenai Peninsula

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.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Always amazing.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Eagle's rest. The view does not get better than this! My family and I love our walks to the beach! Catkin gave a great tour of her parents homestead cabin. The history of the Kilcher family is very interesting. We also ran into some of the cast from the show Alaska The Last Frontier on discovery channel. Everyone is always welcoming and nice while here. The cabin was beautifully built.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, CA USA

Equisite Home with Exquisite Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I splurged on Eagles Rest, the log cabin built by Atz Kilcher, and it was worth every cent. WOW! We enjoyed the most amazing mountain, glacier, and Kachamak Bay views right from our master bedroom. The livingroom and kitchen wood work is masterful. Wild flowers were everywhere and we were encouraged to eat fresh raspberries off the vine without limit. Catkin Kilcher-Burton was the perfect hostess attending to our every need and going the extra mile or ten. She coordinated Jordan for a Halibut Cove day trip of our lifetime! Boating to Halibut Cove we were suddenly surrounded by six or seven Hump Back whales spouting and tossing their flukes. Next we hiked by glacier lakes, through lush fern and tree woods over a saddleback to a glacier lake where our kayaks waited. We paddled 2 1/2 miles each way to a picnic spot with a fabulous close view of a glacier. The day was perfect. Back at the Kilcher Homestead every day views were breath taking. We visited the spit many times for the Halibut. Land's End Restaurant and Harbor Grill delicious! The King Crab Legs at Harbor Grill were worth $75 a plate a taste of heaven in every bite. Kilcher beach is amazing, stay for at least five hours exploring even if you don't time the tides poorly like we did and get stuck there. We got to meet several of the Kilcher family residents. They are all amazing people who understand living off the land first hand. They are tough and ever so kind and loving. Stop reading this review and start planning your visit. We plan to go again and again and again!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The property had the most gorgeous view. The pictures do not do it justice. We stayed with myself and 3 kids, my Mom and my brother and his 2 kids and had plenty of room. The kitchen is well stocked and the owner was available for anything we needed. The hous3 was very clean. We were very impressed. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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4 1

A wonderful time in Homer!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful stay in a Beautiful cabin! The cabin was about 10 miles from the spit. We had wonderful views of the glaciers. Just far enough from town to truly enjoy your surroundings. Bear Creek Winery is close by. My husband and I took the hike down to the Kilcher beach twice (a bit of a climb, but truly worth it!). If you are a fan of the TV series Alaska the Last Frontier like my family is, this place puts you in the heart of the Kilcher homestead! Catkin was great, and her cabin is just beautiful and well maintained. Thanks for a great time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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kenedy, Texas

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at Eagle rests very much. Everything was there that we needed.Very clean we really enjoyed our visit with Catkin and her hospitality was awesome. We got to see the homestead and get the history of her family. We got to meet her brother Atz and wife Bonnie and Shane and Kelly and see their log home being built by personal invitation by Atz who was being filmed for The Last Frontier realty show. Homer Spit and the Halibut fishing was awesome Great Job Catkin come visit us sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This home is in a great location to explore the Homer area. It has a wonderful view of the bay and is quite secluded. Our visit with Catkin was awesome, with a personal tour of the homestead. The hike down to the beach was very nice. However, you pay the price hiking back up to the home. We would recommend this home to anyone wanting to relax and have a wonderful view.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 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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Sep 16 2015 - May 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 16 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 16 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Kenai Peninsula Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

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