Set on top of a waterfront bluff, this southern Alaskan log-cabin resort offers spectacular views of Kachemak Bay and the snowcapped Kenai Mountains.
The resort’s five cottages are situated in scenic spots throughout the property, and each has a full-size refrigerator and microwave, plus a 200-square-foot private deck.
Nestled below the hills, the “subterranean” Bear’s Den and Wolf’s Den cottages extend out to private lawns. The Eagle’s Nest cottage’s second-story balcony offers 180-degree views of the bay.
Guests can unwind in the hotel’s communal hot tub or gather round a blazing fire pit.
Wildlife sightings are a common occurrence in this part of Alaska. During scenic hikes through forests and meadows and along the beach, you could see otters, eagles, puffins, and black bears.
Known as the Halibut-Fishing Capital of the World, Homer has some seafood restaurants that serve wild Alaskan salmon and oysters fresh off the boat.
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.