Hotel at a Glance: Kenai Peninsula Suites
Kenai Peninsula Suites boasts a scenic setting atop a waterfront bluff on Alaska’s untamed Kenai Peninsula, where it overlooks Kachemak Bay and the snowcapped Kenai Mountains. The resort’s cottages all have private decks with far-reaching vistas; The Eagle’s Nest has particularly nice views of the bay from its second-story balcony.
- Unique design notes: Underground Bear’s Den and Wolf’s Den cottages are dug into a hillside and feature eco-friendly grass roofs.
- Mingle with other guests in the hotel’s communal hot tub or around a blazing fire pit.
- Winter activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fishing
- Wildlife sightings are common in this part of Alaska. During scenic hikes and cross-country-skiing and snowshoeing trips, you might spot otters, eagles, and puffins.
- Fresh seafood: Drive into Homer to feast on wild Alaskan salmon and oysters.
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 4.5 mile-long gravel bar that juts out into the bay. For more information about Homer and its history, visit the Pratt Museum, which explores the region’s art, science, and culture.