Caribou Meadows by Historic Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Overview of Caribou Meadows by Historic Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

Entire home

Caribou Meadows by Historic Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier


4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Homer, AK

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCalvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead17 min drive
  • AirportHomer, AK (HOM)21 min drive
  • Popular LocationWynn Nature Center24 min drive
  • Popular LocationHomer Harbor25 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9
2400 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 sleep sofas/futons
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


This vacation home is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Diamond Creek State Recreation Area and Kachemak Bay State Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Pratt Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead - 17 min drive
  • Homer Spit - 20 min drive
  • Wynn Nature Center - 24 min drive
  • Homer Harbor - 25 min drive
  • Homer Split Beach - 28 min drive


  • Fritz Creek General Store — 6 min drive
  • The Homestead — 6 min drive
  • Homestead Restuarant — 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Kenai, AK (ENA-Kenai Municipal) - 129 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Caribou Meadows by Historic Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

Family-friendly vacation home in Homer
Caribou Meadows is in a beautifully private but accessible setting, it has new and antique furniture throughout, along with full furnishings to make your visit enjoyable and rewarding. Both the main bathroom and master bathroom have been completely retiled and remodelled with Caribou motif, while maintaining original post and beam style. The well system has been improved with a two filter system and is fresh and pure. This cabin is immediately adjacent to the owners family homestead (the Kilcher homestead). It was hand built on the site of one of Homer’s original homesteads, by a young woodsman as he was starting a family in Homer. His craftsmanship shows in the original wood structure details throughout the house. With three bedrooms, a sleeping loft to allow for larger parties, two bathrooms, and a modern kitchen, but with more than a trace of Old World and homestead styling, this is a unique and memorable vacation spot. The wildlife in the immediate area is abundant, with moose, eagles, sandhill cranes, porcupines and many others. The cabin is sited in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by forest with room to roam. From the cabin, you can see beautiful Kachemak Bay and the mountains across the way.
The cabin provides modern amenities, has ample space and is a beautiful spot for a family to stretch out and use as a base of operations to explore both near and far. This cabin sits alone on a 10 acre plot 11 miles out East End road but has ready access and is close to the amenities at Fritz Creek (mail, gas, groceries, world-class restaurant and wines and spirits). In the area and beautiful town of Homer is halibut and salmon fishing, the Pratt Museum, galleries, restaurants, groceries, horse back and ATV tours, kayaking, glacier and bear viewing, air tours and much, much more.
It is also within walking distance of a historic site of rich significance, where I grew up with my father, an early Alaskan State Senator and mother a writer, singer and poet and my siblings, in the austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin - the Kilcher Homestead. Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres in which to hike through to the beach via one of only three beach access sites outside of Homer.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Catkin Kilcher Burton
Speaks English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 2400 sq ft (223 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 60 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 60 reviews
4 - Good 2%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 60 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 60 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 60 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful view
Fritz Creek is a quiet, secluded property not far from Homer. Online pictures are accurate... nice and a lot of space

5/5 Excellent

Best Vacation Ever
Words escape me. We came to Alaska to visit our son who is serving in the Army at Fort Richardson. The property’s as just perfect for our family of five and my in laws. The view from the deck was breathtaking and we loved hiking the Kilcher Homestead trail down to the beach. The home was well equipped and cozy. Catkin made us feel welcome and was responsive to all our questions and needs. I’m still sad we had to come back home. I would stay at this property a million times over.

5/5 Excellent

Greatest host ever
Amazing just amazing

5/5 Excellent

A perfect stay with all the amenities of hone,
Everything you needed was there. Just provide your food. Some condiments available. Beautiful , rustic decor. Clean, great views and tranquility!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely roomy cabin style home
Perfect for the 4 adults staying to attend a wedding just down the road. Nice set up