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Homer Alaska Links
- Lakeside Cottage
Ta-rah, we have a cottage now too!
If you knew Kachemak Bay Air Service and AlaskaSeaplanes.com back when we were a busy air taxi and sightseeing service you might not know we sold our wonderful airplanes and turned the office into 'Lakeside Cottage', a modern place to stay with a vintage aviation flavor. So if you're headed for Homer we'd love to have you stay with us. But if we're booked here are some other plades we like.
"Some travelers go to the ends of the earth to 'get away from it all,' and some go to Loonsong Mountain Lake Camp and finally understand what that really means." Boyd Norton, famous wildlife photographer, in Conde Naste Traveler.
Evoking memories of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the "bubble window" in the master bedroom at Loonsong Mountain Lake Camp offers a speactacular view of the Alaskan wilderness. The panorama is a marvelous as Captain Nemo's inspiring view of the undersea. " With my head on the pillow, I have seen rainbow trout swim by the bubble window," states Michael McBride, who, with his wife Diane, crafted this enchanting hideaway on a remote mountain lake in Southcentral Alaska.
Loonsong cabin, with its spacious rooms and massive posts and beams, is constructed with giant spruce logs. Charming antiques, art, pioneer artifacts and a cozy wood burning stove warm the living room. A kitchen, bath, two guest rooms and a sleeping loft, accessed by hand-hewn stairs, accommodate single couple, family, or up to six friends wonder-wandering together. Huge picture windows frame the lake, forested mountainsides and the blue ice-face of a vast, unnamed glacier. The sod-roofed Finnish sauna will soothe your body and soul at day's end. The "wahoo!" of bathers splashing in crystal clear waters is often answered by the loons, suprised to find other swimmers in "their" lake.
Wild Rose Cottages
Log cabins on East Hill just two miles from Homer with cooking facilities, huge windows, and an awesome view of Kachemak Bay, glaciers, and mountains. Bob and Anne Haynes are 26-year residents of Homer. Each cabin is 'Alaska homeyness' at its best with lots of a amenities and comforts. Indoor-living accomodations makes each cottage great in sunshine or rain, summer or winter!
Lands End Resort
Land's End has 80 modern hotel rooms, many of which face Kachemak Bay and have private viewing decks. These clean and comfortable rooms come in a number of different styles to suit any taste and budget. The sounds of the surf make our rooms a private haven after a busy day. A number of spacious suites are available and are perfect for breakouts or hospitality rooms.
21 deluxe rooms were added in 2001. They all include bay windows with incredible views. A unique feature are the hand made beds fabricated locally from beatle kill spruce. These rooms are the finest in Homer and among the best lodging available in Alaska.
Bear Creek Winery Suites
Bear Creek Winery Suites are luxurious elegant rooms with Glacier and Kachemak Bay Views. Come unwind in the extravagant cedar hot tub or steam bath. Play a round of horseshoes and sit by the fire, enjoying the waterfall sounds with a glass of wine. Guests can taste Bear Creek Winery's fine country wines such as rhubarb, dry raspberry, blueberry and fireweed, just to name a few.
The Bear Creek Winery offers you scenic lodging in our new suites and rooms. The Suites were newly constructed in 2003, from the design stages to finish work, they were built with our guests in mind. It comes as no surprise that Bear Creek Winery and Lodging is a long awaited dream come true for your hosts Bill and Dorothy Fry.
The Suites each have a theme, choose to spend your night surrounded by the magnificance of the Arctic, or the timeless South West (Cowboy). There are private entrances and private custom baths for all rooms, as well as premium queen beds with hand-carved log frames. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave oven, complimentary organic Kbay Cafe fresh-roasted coffee, satellite-TV and gas grilles.
The horseshoe field and fire-pit gathering areas are surrounded by landscaped gardens, perfect for weddings or other special catered events.
Alaska's Peterson Bay Lodge & Oyster Camp
An eco-adventure lodge that has something for everyone! Our signature overnight packages include accommodations at the remote waterfront Peterson Bay Lodge and Oyster Camp surrounded by Kachemak Bay State Park. The lodge is just 5 scenic miles across Kachemak Bay from Homer and is only accessible by boat or float plane. Stay in our cozy heated and fully bedded, two-room, private waterfront eco-cabins.
The lodge offers a variety of activities including; eco-tours, sea kayaking, hiking and fishing adventure packages for overnight travelers. Educational oyster farm tours are one of our specialties as we grow and serve the “world class” Kachemak Bay Oysters! If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation in Alaska in a pristine natural setting then you have found the right place!
Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge
Nestled among towering spruce, on an island peninsula in coastal Alaska is a fresh, exciting world: Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge.
Your senses will soar in delight at the beauty and uniqueness of the lodge and its surroundings. The artistic detail in every building was planned especially for you. Each delightfully unique cabin has fine art, homemade quilts, tile and cedar bath, a picture window and electricity.
Views from the solarium and lodge windows frame China Poot Bay's exquisite estuary. You will gaze in wonder at the panorama which unfolds from sea level to the top of nameless 4,000' mountains. Each wonderfully long summer day offers time for renewal and revitilization. The ancient residents found their strength here, as have modern residents, Michael and Diane McBride.
Daily activities are determined by you. The friendly experienced staff of trained naturalists share the country with you at your pace. Trails radiate from the lodge and invite exploration. As you amble over ancient bedrock and through dense spruce forests, each unexpected opening in the trees offers a visual gift: a sea otter sleeping on the water below, a kingfisher flying to its burrow, a whisper of smoke rising from a distant volcano. Or fly with a veteran bush pilot by floatplane to a mountain lake and fish for rainbows.
Alaska's Ridgewood Lodge
Alaska's Ridgewood Lodge stands high on a secluded hilltop above the upscale community of Halibut Cove - home to the Saltry Restaurant, Diana Tillion’s Cove Gallery, and Halibut Cove Experience Gallery. Surrounded by a wild birch forest, clean Alaskan air, and meticulously manicured lawns. Alaska's Ridgewood Lodge is a place to experience Alaska in luxurious comfort with welcoming hosts, Kevin & Lucinda Sidelinger. The secluded location of the lodge, the decks and picture windows offer a panoramic view of local beaches, estuaries, mountains, forest and the wild beautiful Kachemak Bay State Park.
The estuaries and bays surrounding Alaska's Ridgewood Lodge are alive with marine life. It is common to observe whales, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and sea otters with their babies right from the decks that surround the entire lodge. Bald eagles fly overhead in the prevailing breezes with calls that fill the air during the course of each day. Guests will share in a positive and energetic Alaskan lifestyle with two truly “seasoned” Alaskans. Within 2 miles of the lodge the famous Gull Island Seabird Rookery, the charming community of Halibut Cove, working oyster farms, and the greatest concentration of maintained hiking trails in the entire Kachemak Bay State Park. The town of Homer is a mere 7 miles by boat, but could easily be 100 for the serenity and peace that Alaska’s Ridgewood Lodge offers to its guests.
Motor Vessel Waters
The Katmai Coast is an unlikely destination for a tourist boat. But skipper Michael Parks, and first mate Lydia Rabottini, along with owner John Rogers, have been running the Waters for years along the coast of Katmai. Built for the U.S. Army 50 years ago, the Waters is a heavyset 70 foot tugboat with thick wooden beams built into its rising lines. John spends summers exploring the coast and bears of Katmai with individuals seeking a unique Alaska adventure.
Some of the smaller, nicer places to stay in Homer
- Bryn-Teg Cottage
Summer or winter, Bryn-Teg Cottage is perfect for your vacation. Located in beautiful Homer, Alaska, Bryn-Teg Cottage offers an endless array of recreational and sightseeing opportunities that will leave you with great memories!
- Raspbeary Hill
Raspbeary Hill is an Alaskan log cabin that sits on a hill just above a lush raspberry patch. It has an incredible 180 degree view of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit and the glacial mountains of the Chugach Range.
If you care about airplanes, don't miss this when you're in San Diego!
The folks that started the company are friends of ours, in fact they came to Alaska to be married
on the pontoons of NC9084. They've sold the company now, but the 1920's biplanes and the WW2 airplane the new owner fly are still wonderful.
Aviation magazine and news service. One of the most extensive aviation sites on the internet today.
Virtual Horizons (eBushPilot.com)
Explore the world from the perspective of those select few who view the earth from above. Emphasis on bush pilots and bush planes, but the connecting theme throughout the site is the desire to fly to the remote areas of the world.
Homer Chamber of Commerce
Find all you need to know about Homer, AK at this site. Information on places to stay, things to do, and the best places to eat. A "must see" site before your visit to Homer.
"what a great flight. Outstanding scenery and outstanding people."
Budget Travel in the Northwest (lower forty-eight)
Hertz car rentals in Homer
"Thank you for the help with our elderly dog.
He loved the stay in your cabin --
even he thought it was worth it"
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