As summer nears, Homer begins buzzing with prepping for our tourism season ahead! With major attractions such as halibut charters, bear viewing, kayaking, incredible hiking and more, local businesses begin opening up and readying themselves to meet and greet over 13,000 travelers. For travelers, this is an exciting time to begin prepping for vacation. Here we explore some of the best lodging in Homer, Alaska and how to plan ahead!
There’s something to be said about “feeling at home” while traveling! For us, being able to travel, while having the ability to all stay under one roof and cook meals together is of the upmost importance during vacation! This is why we personally love staying in Airbnb’s and VRBO’s in local towns. Additionally, renting an Airbnb or VRBO gives you a sense of what it’s like being a local with how they live and the things that make their home feel homey! It’s a fun way to experience a local area and tends to be cost effective!
Below are some of our favorite places for lodging in Homer, Alaska. Not only are these accommodations stellar and have been personally a great experience for our friends and family, the owners are really great people and positively known throughout our community too!
West Wind Cabins
There are four cabins and all newly built with a fun modern theme! When staying here, you’ll be situated right at the beginning of town with close proximity to shopping and eateries! Most importantly, Sonya and Brian are terrific people to work with and are in Homer year round! Don’t wait too long to book your stay here, as there cabins fill up fast!
Lush Suite with Park-Like Views
We had some friends stay here and really loved it! Here you’ll have an entire home to yourself and only minutes from downtown Homer. This newly built home is charming and perfect for couples looking for a private setting. Delane is also great to work with and extremely responsive!
Ocean Front Timber Home
If you’re looking for something larger in size, this dream home is just it! With being ocean front and situated on over 2 acres, you get privacy with an incredible view. Charming decor is customized throughout the home, leaving you with a sense of being Alaskan! Stephen is wonderful to work with and always accommodating!
Hotels are another great option for lodging in Homer, Alaska! With being centrally located and staff on sight 24/7, our hotels in Homer are wonderful options for your stay. Additionally, our hotels are really great at recommending local things to do! Below are some of our personal favorites that we’ve stayed at and also highly recommend to family and friends visiting.
The Seafarer Suites are by far one of our favorite places to stay! Newly renovated with a chic style and comfort in mind, you’ll feel right at home here. Additionally, Seafarer Suites is the only hotel accommodation that can accommodate larger family sizes with offering 2, 3 and 4 bedroom suites with full kitchens and laundry. The location is perfect for those who want to be in town and within walking distances to local stores and eateries.
Land’s End Resort
Land’s End Resort is located right at the end of Homer Spit, giving you phenomenal ocean front views with beach access! It is also the oldest hotel in town, with being first built in the 1960’s! While the resort itself is a historical location for Homer, all amenities are up to date and will leave you feeling more than comfortable. Let’s not forget the Chart Room restaurant located inside as well for guests and travelers to experience year round!
This newly built hotel is centrally located in town and within walking distance of downtown Homer and the Maritime Museum. Aspen Suites incorporates local decor and is rated a top stay for lodging in Homer, Alaska.
It can be hard to find the perfect time to begin planning your family vacation. With Alaska’s tourism season’s growing, we always recommend sooner than later. Ideally, most of our guests begin planning their lodging in Homer, Alaska starting in September or October the year prior. This allows enough time to secure an ideal location and provides ease for the next round of planning- the adventures!
Always be sure to ask about cancellation policies and refunds on deposit, just in case of an emergency! For those who want to be extra prepared, we highly recommend trip insurance! This has worked wonders for us in the past, especially with traveling with a large family.
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