3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully renovated; mntn/bay view in accessible privac
Catkin Kilcher Burton
- english, german, spanish
About Catkin Kilcher Burton
My family homesteaded Alaska in the late 30's and early 40's. I was born in Basel, Switzerland while my originally Swiss family was touring and my father was lecturing about pioneer life in Alaska. I was raised on the homestead one parcel below this property and am one of the original 8 homestead siblings. I left for college and joined the Marine Corps. After 31 years of commissioned service, I returned to Alaska. The Kilcher Family Homestead is 620 acres and is protected by a conservation easement. I am a volunteer with the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Civilian Advisory Board to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. I manage four active vacation rentals and love showing the homestead to our guests. We purchased these homes while we were in active duty, realizing their special proximity near or on the family homestead to make sure our children could live near us. Since this may not happen for a number of years, we love the vacation rental model as a way to share and yet still have available for our own use.
Catkin Kilcher Burton purchased this Cabin in 1995
Why Catkin Kilcher Burton chose Homer
This property was built on the site of an old homestead by friends I knew growing up in Homer. While it remains a cute little cabin, with rustic touches inside and out, we’ve renovated it throughout and put in all new furniture as well. It is located below East End Road and above the historic Kilcher homestead about 12 miles south of Homer. From the large rustic deck, you’re surrounded by meadows and forests on a private 3 acre lot that feels bigger; the sense of privacy is hard to beat. Try to yodel and you'll hear the forest echoing your yodels back. Within walking distance of the Kilcher Homestead, it offers privacy, but with ready access to fine dining, shopping, kayaking, horseback riding, ATV rides, art, theater, fishing and all the other amazing opportunities Homer has to offer. See the Homer Chamber of Commerce website to see how full of life Homer is.
What makes this Cabin unique
Moose Meadows is close (walking distance) to the 620 acre Kilcher Homestead, which has a living museum with a window into the world of 1940’s Homer, where homesteaders both fought and worked with the wilderness before, during and after the War. There is room to roam, and you will find hiking trails that lead to the beach and the Homestead. This property is within walking distance of the best horseback riding service in Homer, and a short five minute drive to perhaps the finest dining experience in Homer. Through the Kilcher homestead, you can walk all the way to the beach, one of only three access points to the beach from Homer all the way south to the sloughs of Kachemak Bay.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - well-behaved mature dog considered well-behaved mature dog considered
Max guests: 5
Great home away from home
I definitely recommend staying on Catkins property. Great house and the beds we’re so so comfortable. I’ve never slept so good! love how secluded it is there and the house was homey. Thank you!
Very comfortable and relaxing stay at the property.
So glad you enjoyed your stay!
Homer glacier view
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay at this beautiful home. Very clean and inviting. My only complaint is we didn’t book for more nights to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. We watched a moose cow feeding right off the deck both days we were there. Catkin recommended we book a ride with Trails End Adventure just at the top of the hill, and that will be my very best memory of Alaska.
Beautiful custom built home on a private piece of Homer!
It was a great place to stay just a short scenic drive off of the spit. I will definitely go back
Quiet, beautiful Cabin!
My family of 5 spent a wonderful week at Moose Meadows. The cabin had everything we needed to cook meals and enjoy time together! The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The view from the beautiful deck was amazing and Catkin did an excellent job communicating with us during our stay. Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy the Homer area and stay here!