Top Reasons to Stay at Homer Inn & Spa
- All guest rooms face the ocean and feature mini kitchens stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, popcorn, and oatmeal.
- The oceanfront hot tub boasts sweeping views of Kachemak Bay.
- Guests regularly catch glimpses of bald eagles, which often hunt, fly, and nest near the inn.
- The innkeepers make their own wine, and guests are invited to partake free of charge.
- An outdoor wooden swing is a good spot for taking in views of four glaciers and two volcanoes.
- You can opt for a couples massage in a seaside cedar cabin or retreat to an Alaskan yurt—crafted by a local artist from sticks and driftwood—for additional spa services, including body wraps and scrubs.
- The inn is located between downtown Homer—an artsy enclave with several galleries and restaurants—and Homer Spit, a harbor known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”
Homer, Alaska: Halibut Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula
The little city of Homer, Alaska, goes by many nicknames—"The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World," "the cosmic hamlet by the sea," and "the end of the road." Each suggests something special about this place, which overlooks the shores of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Once a hotbed for coal mining, Homer now bustles with tourists who arrive to fish for halibut and salmon in the bay or off Homer Spit, a thin, 4.5-mile-long gravel bar that juts out into the bay. For additional information about Homer and its history, visit the Pratt Museum, which explores the region's art, science, and culture.