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Kelli Kilcher

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Kilcher Alaska Frontier Homestead Historic Log Cabin accommodations

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Kenai Peninsula Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2br, (Sleeps 5 adults, kids free)

Fantastic, scenic 620 acre property. 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!

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Kelli Kilcher (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 are in the process of developing a folk school.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Kilcher Alaska Frontier Homestead Historic Log Cabin accommodations
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

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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Claremore, Okla

Hospitality and Experience

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful and secluded. The host family is engaging and friendly. The cabin is much bigger than it looks from the pics and all the farm activities continue all around you. You'll want to bring a little extra money to buy the rooster that crows at 4:00 in the morning, and have him for dinner the next day.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Redefining comfort

  • 4 of 5

To be frank, I was a bit apprehensive when I first arrived at this place. It takes a while to get to the cabin from Homer. Its very old and rustic. I probably didn't read the description before booking but I found out there were no showers and the restroom was a outhouse. But the location is beautiful set in a huge meadow, overlooking the Kachemak Bay and glaciers across. The inside is simple and basic, but cozy and comfortable. I probably spelt the best in my two weeks in AK. The place forces you to redefine what we city dwellers call comfort. You may not find the external comforts, but you will soon find a internal comfort. It made me realize, I don't need modern amenities to be comfortable. There is this certain warmth and welcoming feeling to this place. We arrive feeling tentative, but left happy. Thank you for keeping this place the way it is (which probably is the way our parents and grandparents lived). We had a teenager in our party and to our surprise, he loved the stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best part of my Alaskan holiday

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons why I would 100% recommend that you make the Barn part of your Alaskan adventure. Firstly location, the view is to die for, it is off the beaten track but not too far, there is access to miles of beach via a lovely walk down the edge of a canyon. Then there is the history of the site being a pioneer homestead with the original homestead cabin (living museum) nearby to visit and marvel at how the Kilcher family lived. The barn itself has everything you need, and a real 'little house on the prairie' vibe, even a piano! Then of course there is Fay ( of the original Kilcher family), lovely Fay who will make you feel soooo welcome, I spent 7 weeks touring alaska and without doubt this was the best part of my holiday

  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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horse rides, ATV rides, clam digging, birder walks, educational workshops, crafts, music festivals, farmers market


Rates & Availability

Homer Cabin Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Year Round summer and winter availability. All year $150, 2 night minimum stay, $900 week (1 night free). Special monthly rate is one free week. Ask about group rates for events. 'Location fee' for weddings is $1,000. plus extra for buildings.
Rate based on 2 people. Extra $25/per person over that. Kids under 16yrs old are free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kenai Peninsula Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Because this is a historic log home it does not have an indoor bathroom. There a possibility of using an outdoor shower next door. 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 8
  • Queen size Bed (1), 2 Twin beds, 2 Bunk Beds Kids under 16 free.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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

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