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Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 2br, (Sleeps 9, kids under 16 free)

Fantastic, scenic 620 acre Kilcher Family Homestead. You will be amazed at the views of rolling meadows and the Bay surrounded by endless mountains. Stay in an 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.

Keywords: Kilcher pioneer family, Alaska: The Last Frontier, 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 theater, arts, shopping, fishing, fine dining and more!

Property Manager
Kelli Kilcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Kelli Kilcher

This is the beautiful original Kilcher Homestead. Some areas have been featured on the Discovery tv show Alaska: The Last Frontier. Several of Yule's 8 kids still live on the land. We enjoy sharing the wonder of this land and this life style with others. It is a truly peaceful and grounding experience to walk these woods or stroll to the beach.

Kelli Kilcher purchased this cabin in 1944

Why Kelli Kilcher chose Kenai Peninsula

Yule Kilcher left this property to his children 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 hope to develope into a place of learning and sharing the art of homestead living.


Fritz Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Because this is a historic log home it does not have an indoor bathroom. We provide a cute 'privvy' that takes you back in time! You can wash up at the kitchen sink where there is hot and cold running water available. The historic sauna is also available upon request.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Bed (1), 1Twin beds, 2 Bunk Beds Kids under 16 free.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
large scenic, expansive yard area, available for weddings, tenting, outdoor fire pit, tree swing, hiking trails. There are usually tours of museum cabin next door once a day. Homestead is a beautiful property open to the public and visited by many people throughout the day.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great stay, Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd time staying at the Kilcher Homestead Barn. The view and location is incomparable to anything else. Owners were sweet and accommodating as usual. Highly recomend if you are visiting Homer and looking for peaceful space away from everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Totally unique and worth it!

  • 5 of 5

Homestead living is not for the faint of heart! Staying in the Barn Guesthouse was a really good glimpse into the homestead lifestyle. From start to finish, it did not disappoint. The road into the homestead was super muddy from the rains but it was pretty ok to navigate even in our weird 2-wheel drive, beater rental minivan! The Barn is, as you would imagine, super rustic but with a comfortable seating area downstairs, modest kitchen with the only running water on the property: the kitchen sink (where we not only prepared meals, but brushed teeth, etc), some hard beds upstairs, and a nice little porch area in front looking out to the awesome views. The outhouse experience was not as bad we had built it up to be in our heads. It's pretty ok, even in the dark. There is always something happening on the homestead: kids running around, horses meandering around the lawn, 4-wheelers zooming past, tourists on the homestead tour, sandhill cranes fighting and the ever-changing weather and views. Even among the chaos there is time and room for reflection and calm. It is amazing to step into this lifestyle even just for a day or two; the hard work and dedication of this family will not be lost on you! We highly recommend this stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ben Wheeler, TX

Property was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our visit at the Kilcher Homestead Barn! It was very peaceful and enjoyed our walks down to the bay. Kelli was very nice and we enjoyed our short visit with her.

M. Pack

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Oregon

The views and the friendly atmosphere at the Kilcher Homestead were perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at the Homestead we were greated by Shane and Kelli Kilcher. Both of them are very open and friendly. They made us feel welcome right away. During our stay we met several other members of the Kilcher family as well as Kelli's parents who were delightful. We really felt welcome and at home during our stay.

The cabin had everything we needed to be comfortable during our stay. No TV and that was perfect. Although the WiFi was strong which allowed us to get our fix. ;>) Using the outhouse was just an added adventure to our stay. The outhouse was clean and did not smell at all. The path to the outhouse was well worn and easy to get to even at night.

During our stay my husband and I walked the property several times. The views across Kachemak Bay to the mountains and glaciers was breathtaking. No matter what time of the day or night. I just sat on the front steps and watched the day go by for hours.

The morning we had to go I was packing our car when Otto came up to chat. He menioned that we had not had our pictures taken together and we had better do that before we left. Shanes mother happened to be right there so she took the pictures and we had one last visit before leaving for the rest of our adventure.

I could stay at the Log Cabin forever I think. Someday I hope to make it back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more...

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more delighted with our stay on the Kilcher Homestead. My Wife & I enjoyed 5 wonderful nights at "The Barn" and the view alone is worth the cost to stay! Glorious mountains in all directions, beautiful Kachemak Bay right out the window, and the greenest pastures I have ever seen. The Kilcher's are a wonderful hard working family and it was very busy during our time on the Homestead. The cabin itself was so relaxing -- very rustic of course -- but everything you could need is right there. Kelli and Shane are awesome hosts and we enjoyed meeting them very much. We visited the Homer Spit, took a 1/2 day Halibut Charter trip but mostly we hung out at the Homestead and enjoyed the history, the scenery & the much needed quiet. Hope to make it back there one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Love The Barn!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite home away from home. Great place for families.Great views! Awesome walk to the beach. The Kilcher's are always very nice and welcoming. Kelli is wonderful! We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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horse rides, ATV rides, clam digging, birder walks, educational workshops, crafts, music festivals, farmers market


Rates & Availability

Fritz Creek Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Summer availability is $165 night with 2 night minimum stay. Ask about group rates for events. Homestead 'Location fee' for weddings is $500. plus extra for buildings. Rate based on 2 people. Extra $25/per person over that. Chidren under 12 yrs old are free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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