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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

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 Fritz Creek

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
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Kilcher Family Homestead Alaska Last Frontier Historic Cabin
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This cozy place hit the spot on our 3 week adventure in the Kenai Peninsula. My wife and I could not have had a better experience at the barn. The views from the property are jawdropping. We spent so much of our time there walking the property and did make the walk to the beach. But be aware of the walk back! All uphill but well worth it. Thanks to Shane and Kelli for your visit on the way back from working on your house. We even had the pleasure of meeting Otto and to take a few pictures. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time st the Kilcher Homestead. we really enjoyed our vists with The Kilcher'a.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. Definitely a blast to the past and the views were amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were expecting and more!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and ready for our arrival. There were pots and pans in the kitchen and plenty of room to move about. The cabin was described as rustic but should have been described as rustic heaven. It was glorious!!

Shane and Kelli were very helpful when we had any questions and were very genuine people. They were also helpful in guiding us to places of interest in the Homer area. The caretaker, Andy was very kind, helpful and informative. Many board games are inside for those rainy days you can't get out and about.

The beds were all made and fresh linens were throughout the house.

Loved the outhouse experience. Brought me back to my young youthful days of visiting Grammy during the summer months.

A few Kilchers made appearances throughout our stay.

Would definitely stay again!!!

If you want a vacation with homestead appeal, this is the place to stay!

Gets 10 stars from this ole country gal!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic and cozy!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying on the homestead in the barn. We loved meeting August, Otto, Kellie and Shane. It was truly a wonderful time for our family and we plan on coming back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an experience!

  • 1 of 5

No one there to check in. The phone number didn't work anymore. Place was dirty. Curtains had holes in them. Cobwebs. Beds horrible. Place smelled. Kelli and Shane were wonderful!!!!!! Gave us a wonderful tour. More like "join the family:!! Otto stopped in to see why were there,,,,,,after he learned we had a reservation it was OK. The goose didn't liked us tho!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 5

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: August 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99 + Tax

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.