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Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This private and cozy log cabin awaits you with awesome views of Kachemak Bay and pristine glaciers, abundant wildlife and a ribbon of hiking and cross-country skiing trails through the peaceful Kilcher Family Homestead. It is a great place to get away from it all after a long day of fishing, to curl up with a great book, complete an art project or just relish the quiet serenity.

Glacier View Getaway is fully equipped with everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable including a full-size kitchen, kitchenware and linens. There are two comfortable bedrooms, Jacuzzi bath, dishwasher, propane stove, washer and dryer, deck furniture and propane grill.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Cabin, Kilcher Homestead

Log Cabin, Scenic View, Homestaed Experience, Luxury Cabin

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english


based on 43 traveler reviews

Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

A Magical Place to Unwind and Reflect

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at GlacierView Getaway. The home is wonderfully cozy and very well stocked. Catkin came by to welcome us and check in. She introduced us to some family documentaries that were so interesting and gave us such insight into the homestead, how it came to be and how it is that it is still so wonderfully in tact. We had a moose and her calf with us all 3 days from when we arrived until when we left. They even slept all night in the meadow just beneath the bedroom window. The views are not only beautiful, they are almost magical. This is a wonderful gift that Catkin has chosen to share. Catkin referred us to Captain Greg for Halibut & Salmon fishing which turned out to be an amazing experience with a wonderful captain & deck hand. We had busy, adventure packed days and then spent quiet nights at the cabin cooking the salmon we caught that day. A recent knee injury kept me from walking down to the beach but I do hope to do that eventually some day. We hope to visit again soon and spend even more time in Homer and visiting the homestead.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Once again, we had a Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the Glacier view cabin on the Kilcher Homestead. We could not ask for a more gracious host in Catkin Kilcher Burton. We even got to meet Atz, Bonnie, Shane and Kelly at Atz's Gallery showing in Homer. The cabin is comfortable, well equipped with spectacular views of the Bay and Glaciers. The Kilcher's are down home kind of people. We wouldn't think of intruding on their privacy but when we saw them out and about they were gracious, friendly and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast staying at the Glacier View Getaway cabin! The cabin, the view and everything about our stay there was more than we expected. I would recommend everyone to book a vacation there.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quaint cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying out on the Kilcher homestead. Catkin was incredibly helpful. The views were out of this world.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put... Magnificent! The cabin, the host (Catkin is a delight!), the location, and especially THE VIEW! Other joys included the visiting porcupines munching clover in the meadow in front of the cabin, the freedom to explore the Kilcher Homestead, meeting the very real and down-to-earth Kilcher family members busy with the work of the day to day (a dry season causing a lack of water for the animals etc during our stay), the walk down to Kilcher Beach with so many incredible views of the bay, homestead, hay fields, fireweed, eagles... and more!

The biggest "problem" was knowing when to come inside in the land of the midnight sun. It's nearly impossible to stop soaking in the view of the glaciers, mountains, bay, forests and meadows as the light changes through the day and evening.

We also enjoyed the town of Homer, sailing off of Homer Spit, and pizza at Finn's on the spit.

Our visit to Glacierview and Homer was a true highlight of our two week trip! Many thanks to Catkin for such a warm welcome!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ray & Barb Keith

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Glacier View was as awesome as the landscape. The cabin was stocked with all items that you might need. Catkin treated us as guests in her home and we felt like family, The tour of the Kilcher Homestead was informative and got to meet a few Kilcher family members. We enjoyed our trip down to the beach. Thanks to Catkin for her personal tours. It was a vacation to remember in a cozy cabin with a fantastic view of the bay & glaciers.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 16 2016 - Sep 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 16 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Military discount upon request on daily rate. Balance due 90 days prior to booking.

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Kenai Peninsula Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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