by Phil Corless
Seaside Farm is a truly eclectic collection of cabins, cottages, bunk barns and campsites. It’s a working organic farm, with raspberries, hay and various animals, but mostly it’s one of the most magical places you can stay in Homer. Ideal for a larger family is the Rose Cottage, which can sleep five to six people. It also comes with a full kitchen, dining room and sitting area. Mossy, the owner, is friendly and welcoming, and doesn’t mind talking about her famous niece, Jewel, who still visits Seaside Farm when she’s in town.
Seaside Farm is 5 miles east of Homer, right on the water. There is a wide path leading from your cottage to the pebble beach. Kids will love beachcombing for shells and cool rocks. Parents will love the stunning views across Kachemak Bay to the Grewingk Glacier. Daily cruises to the glacier leave from Homer’s harbor, an easy 15-minute drive from Seaside Farm. Spend an afternoon hiking the Grewingk Glacier trail for close-up views of the glacier and wildlife. Homer is the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World, and the harbor is also the place to hire a fishing charter. Returning to Seaside Farm at the end of each day will feel like you’re coming back home. If you don’t mind crowing roosters, meandering trails and a fun mix of people, then Seaside Farm is for you. Its unique setting and warm hospitality make it a great base of operations for your family vacation to Homer.
Our Editor Loves
- Working farm
- Friendly owner
- Glacier views
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Room: Dorm (7bd from memory).
I was the only guest so had my choice of beds and the one I took was quite comfortable, but in testing them out I found a few to be slightly less than desirable. But no worse then any other dorm in Alaska really.
The dorm room is quite large but only has access to a small common area and Kitchen downstairs - but FYI guests staying in the main area have a larger kitchen and what looked to be a quite comfortable lounge area. The rustic cabins also looked very cosy.
Also, as budget accomodation in Homer goes this is it, even if you do have to Taxi out/back each day I’m sure it would still be a huge saving however I had no problem hitch hiking - even with my backpack and groceries. But be aware it is some distance from Homer town and the Spit.
And yes it is rustic, and it is a working farm but it’s still extremely tranquil and Mossy is super very nice so I’d recommend and definitely stay again.
They just had a price increase which is now making it average value for the price given its location, but they are not claiming to be anything they aren’t and so for me it still scrapes in a four star, but any more expensive it would be three. Recommend it if your after a farm / cottage stay or just budget accomodation.
Tip: Make sure you visit Bear Creek Winery down the road, $5 tasting is definitely worth it!
Great place to stay in Homer beautiful views clean comfortable rooms big kitchen. Mossy and Sarah were very friendly and helpful. Our group of six all in our 60's loved our stay. Definitely our favorite of all our stops in Alaska