by Phil Corless
The most difficult thing about staying at the Alaska Adventure Cabins is deciding which of the eclectic collection of structures you will call home during your vacation in Homer. There are several cozy log homes, a huge timber lodge, a converted Pullman rail car and a beached shrimp boat. Most kids will want to sleep on the boat, the Double Eagle, which now sits high on a bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay. It contains two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a living room, all spread out over three decks. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and a BBQ grill. The entire property is 17 acres, which gives you privacy and quiet no matter which accommodation you choose.
Alaska Adventure Cabins is located just over 2 miles west of Homer, sitting on a high bluff looking out over the water and distant mountains. The restaurants and shops of downtown are minutes away. There’s also a large grocery store as you come into town, so remember to stock your ship’s galley with food. Stop in at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center for a quick lesson on the wildlife of the Kenai Peninsula. You can also follow a short nature trail to a wetlands and tidal area. A little further on is the Homer Spit, a 4-mile-long sliver of land that’s home to beaches, hiking trails, the ferry terminal and a small boat harbor. It’s a great place to look for a halibut fishing charter or whale watching cruise. After a day on a real boat, you can head back to your cabin boat for a good night’s sleep. Kids will love any of the amazing rooms at the Alaska Adventure Cabins. They’re a fun and unique place to call home during your family vacation in Homer.
Our Editor Loves
- Sleeping on a converted boat
- Panoramic views
- Quiet location
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Larry G
We found out about this place through a serendipitous connection with a recent transplant from Homer to Washington, DC. We stayed in their Bear View Cabin, which was just incredible. It hardly deserves the title "Cabin" as it was a lovely home with accommodations for at least six, a full kitchen, laundry room, BBQ grill, and some of the most beautiful views from the front porch that you could possibly want.
The owners are delightful hosts who greeted us personally and checked on us to make sure that we had everything we needed during our (way too short) stay in Homer.
by Melissa H
I feel compelled to write this review because I just read a review from 3 years ago, complaining of a fuel odor and everything else under the sun. Obviously you can’t please everyone and they are the “complain to management” type. I am global traveller, i value authenticity, preservation and restoration of *very beautiful places. After the first of 3 nights i already know I want to extend my stay.The Double Eagle is pristine, the view is amazing, the accommodations are safe, welcoming and comfortable. The boat is a truly special place, see for yourself.
If you are looking for an uninspired hotel room you might be disappointed.