Homer, Alaska, United States of America
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Homer is a city in Kenai Penisula Borough in the US state of Alaska. It is 218 miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003, up from 3,946 in 2000. Long known as The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Homer is also nicknamed "the end of the road," and more recently, "the cosmic hamlet by the sea."
Homer is on the shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its distinguishing feature is the Homer Spit, a narrow 4.5 mi (7.2 km) long gravel bar that extends into the bay, on which is located the Homer Harbor.
Much of the coastline, as well as the Homer Spit, sank dramatically during the Good Friday earthquake in March 1964. After the earthquake, very little vegetation was able to survive on the Homer Spit.
The town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66 km2), of which 15 square miles (39 km2) is land and 10.5 square miles (27 km2) is water.
As with much of South Central Alaska, Homer has a moderate subarctic coastal climate which causes its weather to be moderate compared to interior Alaska. Winters are snowy and long but not particularly cold, considering the latitude, with the average January high only slightly below freezing. Snow averages 50 inches (127 cm) per season, falling primarily from November through March, with some accumulation in October and April, and rarely in May. Homer receives only about 25 inches of rainfall annually due to the influence of the Chugach Mountains to the southeast which shelter it from the Gulf of Alaska. There are 7 days with a minimum 0 °F (−18 °C) or below annually, and Homer falls in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6a. Summers are cool due to the marine influence, with 75 °F (24 °C) maxima or minima remaining at or above 55 °F (13 °C) being extremely rare. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −24 °F (−31 °C) on January 28–29, 1989 up to 81 °F (27 °C) on July 10, 1993.
Our cabins are conveniently located near Homer Spit restaurants and activities. Plan your adventure to Homer and create memories to last a lifetime. Our cabins provide our guests with a memorable experience and exceptional panorama views.
Professional and engaged owners since 2000, this 15-acre property provides guests with a unique experience and exceptional lodging. We commit ourselves to excellence in service to our guests and want you to experience the wonder that Homer embodies with exceptional views, abundant wildlife, unlimited activities, world-class fishing, bear viewing, kayaking and a small, friendly community that welcomes guests.
Connecting with nature from a community of incredible citizens, in Homer we all support and help each other on our lifelong learning journeys.
Unique Lodging with Panorama Views
Professional, On-site, Engaged Owners
Our Cabins are located close to town and the Homer Spit on Baycrest Hill overlooking the most breathtaking view in Homer, Alaska. The panorama view is so spectacular that the State of Alaska located the popular scenic pull-off right up the hill from our cabins.
Our cabins are so unique and special, they have been featured on HGTV's series "ReZoned" and the Travel Channels' series "Amazing Vacation Homes."
Perfect Location for Groups & Retreats
Our Cabin Lodge is the perfect destination for groups, corporate retreats, and special events. Reserve all seven of our accommodations for up to 35 people and hold your meeting, event or retreat at the Bear’s Den. The Bear's Den is wonderful as a vacation rental or for a corporate retreat or wedding. Arrangements can be made for catered events or choose the “do-it-yourself” option.
We're Your Guide to Kachemak Bay
If you're looking for bear viewing, fishing, hiking, or kayaking, the owners and staff at Alaska Adventure Cabins will help you find the best guides and spots to make the most of your vacation. With so many activities to do in the area, including ecotours, horseback riding, and wildlife cruises, there's sure to be something for everyone at any age.
Cabin Rentals in Homer, Alaska
Lodges, Cabins, and Vacation Rentals With Incredible Views
Our cabins are like having your own private home with all the amenities. Our lodging provides you with plenty of towels and fresh bed linens, however, there is no daily maid service. Your cabin rental will also have Satellite TV and internet for your enjoyment. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishes, pots & pan, tea, and ample spices for cooking your favorite catch.
Our various lodging options in Homer, AK, provide accommodations for a single person in a private cabin, or for a group of fishermen, family or wedding. All of our rentals are located on 17 acres overlooking Kachemak Bay and close to the Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay.
Never-Ending Views Over The Bay
"This place offers views that just don't stop! Every unit is decorated in its own unique style. It is equipped with every luxury you can think of to make your stay comfortable. It is a little outside of the little town of Homer. The owners are just awesome and give you the best advice on what to do around the area!"-- Charmaine B.
Things to Do in Homer, Alaska
Adventure awaits in Homer, Alaska. Pick from such activities as hiking, which can start right from your cabin tour, or bear viewing, horseback riding, or fishing, all with the backdrop of some of the most stunning views in the world.
Hike through Kachemak Bay with your family to see the wide variety of natural beauty that is only found in Alaska. Ecotourism-related activities include wildlife photography, birding, and hiking. Discover Alaska's culture and history, search through tidepools, and experience breathtaking scenic views.
Kayaking in Kachemak Bay is very popular. Depart from the Homer Spit with a Kayak Outfitter who will provide all the gear and instructions. Once across the bay, you will Kayak in pristine coves and watch sea otters frolicking in the water, bald eagles, and if you are lucky you may even see a whale.
National Wildlife Refuge
The new Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center is located less than two miles toward the Homer Spit from our cabins.
The Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center takes you on a dramatic journey through the refuge's past and present and invites you to follow biologists as their research ship sails to remote islands each year.
The Visitor's Center is your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world, with all of the natural wonders of Kachemak Bay right outside its doors.
Hiking in Homer
There are eleven trails in and around the Homer area ranging from hikes downhill to the beach with a steep return, trails that loop through grassy fields, flat terrain through woods and meadows with a viewing platform, and guided tours with a naturalist at the Wynn Nature Center.
There is something for every level of hiker.
Kachemak Bay State Park Trails
There are more than a dozen trails spanning 80 miles across the bay in the Kachemak Bay State Park.
Our personal favorite is the Glacier Lake Trail, an easy 3.3-mile hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. The hike takes approximately 1-2 hours to get the lake and about 1 hour from the lake to the pickup point. The hike can also be made into a full day by exploring additional trails.
Enjoy spectacular views of the lake and glacier. You can also see and hear the ice calving off the glacier. Return via the Saddle Trail, a one-mile switchback through forested terrain.
The trails in Kachemak Bay State Park include opportunities for fishing, berry picking, and wildlife viewing. You might see puffins, sea otters, dolphins, whales, and sea lions.
Kachemak Bay is home to many unique and beautiful sea birds. Birding tours are available. Be sure to bring your camera!
A water taxi from the Homer Spit is available to take you across the bay and drop you off and pick you up at a designated time of your choice.
Bear Viewing has become increasingly more popular in Homer due to the proximity to the bears from Homer and the diverse choice of transportation to see the bears. You can go by helicopter, floatplane, wheeled plane or onboard a boat.
The best time to see the bears is late May until late fall. They actively feed on grasses in the spring, clams, and salmon in the summer, and berries and seeds in the fall, all to fatten up before winter hibernation. Food is so abundant, my experience is they mostly ignore you while bear viewing!
Some of the most popular locations are the Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Preserve, and Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. You can witness bears in their national habitat and get some amazing photos.
Be sure to inquire about the proximity to the bears once you get there, as the access can be quite varied. For instance, the helicopter will drop you right where the bears are located and there is not much walking, and some trips require minimum walking and others a lot of walking to get to the bears.