Get away from the wind & dust in town and enjoy a calm, peaceful sanctuary, surrounded by native trees, flowers, and wildlife, with panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit, Kenai Mountains and Glaciers, 10 miles East of Downtown Homer. You reservation includes a 10'x 10'x 6' tall tent with queen air mattress, pillows & sleeping bags, a fully equipped, covered, lighted camp kitchen with Coleman stove, fridge, gas grill, water, and a firepit stocked with wood. Wifi included.
Enjoy the midnight sun in style. You can have a summer day anywhere, but the summer nights in Alaska have a magic of their own. We call our place "The Sanctuary." Moose are often born here in May, and come and go. Sandhill Cranes, Eagles, Ravens and many other bird species are often seen here. Great Horned Owls and Wilson's Snipes can be heard at night. Enjoy great views of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit, Kenai Mountains and glaciers from the lawn, picnic area & covered, lighted camp kitchen.
Additional $10 per day, per person, after 2, includes extra bedding & sleeping pads. Extra tents are available to rent for larger parties.
The garden has 2 camp sites, and there are three guest rooms in the house.c
Lounge around the fire pit and watch the summer sunset turn into sunrise, or watch the moon travel above the mountains. The full moon always passes right in front of the property on its journey over the mountains and bay.
There is a picnic table, and covered, lighted deck off the sauna porch for cooking, or hanging out. Gas grill, coleman stove, small fridge, cooking utensils, coffee, tea, drinking and wash water, and everything you need for outdoor food preparation and dining are provided.
WiFi is available from the house deck and most of the camp area.
Water, soap, shampoo and towels are provided for washing up inside the sauna. Showers in the main house are $5, includes towels, soap and shampoo.
You can rent the wood-fired, Finnish style sauna, paneled inside with local cottonwood, with a secluded view of the bay and Homer Spit. Three tiers of benches easily accommodates 6 or more people. Stocked with wood, water, locally-made soap, essential oils for scented steam, shampoo and towels. $25 for 3 hours. $5 extra per person after two.
To add this cleansing, relaxing experience to your stay, let me know which day and time, and I will send you a special offer to cover sauna rental. I will be glad to heat it up for you if I am available, or you can light it yourself. (Many folks enjoy starting the fire!) Detailed instructions are posted. It needs about an hour to pre-heat, 2 hours in winter.
We have a limited water supply, so I prefer for campers to use the outhouse, located a few yards below the end of the driveway, although there are indoor bathrooms available if needed.
Campers are welcome to hang out on the house deck and living room where you can pick up WiFi or just relax and enjoy the view.
There are electric outlets in the sauna building, house deck and living room, where guests are welcome to plug in and charge your devices, enjoy the view, or visit and look at maps and books about Alaska and Alaskan artifacts.
Firewood gathering is not permitted.
Raspberry picking is encouraged late in the summer.
Dogs must be kept under control or on a leash so as not to disturb wildlife or neighbors.
I have limited access to water delivery. There's an outhouse with a nice view, a typical Alaskan outdoor experience. I encourage campers to use the outhouse, although indoor bathroom access is fine if needed. Send me a message if you want to add showers, ($5 per shower) and I will add that to your reservation. Or consider getting REALLY CLEAN by sweating, scrubbing and hydrating in the sauna.
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My interaction with guests varies, as I may be working in town. I like to let folks enjoy the space to themselves as much as possible. Sometimes I have friends over for cookouts, and we often love to work late in the garden, in the midnight sun.
Laundry facilities are available in town.
Blow dryer, ironing board and steam iron available.
A basket of dining and activity brochures and Homer visitor guides provided in the sauna building, and in the living room.
Area maps with trailheads marked available for loan.
Check out my guidebook on this listing for great tips on Homer activities and points of interest.
Guests are expected to provide their own food and keep the area clean. Smoking is allowed outdoors only. Dogs must be under control as this place is a sanctuary for moose, cranes, flowers, and other wildlife.
I'm a lifelong Alaskan and adventurer with a wealth of local knowledge about scenic locations, Alaska history, and the pre-oil boom days.
I grew up in Anchorage from the late 1960's and since the late 1980's have lived and worked in the construction and fishing industries in many remote locations, such as Denali Park area, the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska Peninsula, the Interior, the Copper River Valley, Prince William Sound, and the Kenai Peninsula.
I have a degree in Natural Sciences with a focus on anthropology and the geologic history of Alaska. I'm an experienced and knowledgeable Wild Alaskan Plant guide with several seasons of experience assisting international visitors with travel planning within Alaska.