Planning Your Visit to Homer, AK
Located a short flight or scenic drive from Alaska’s main travel hub of Anchorage, Homer is without a doubt one the state’s most beautiful destinations.
A stop at the top of Homer Hill rewards you with panoramic views
of four volcanoes, picturesque Kachemak Bay with its pristine glaciers, and ranges of snow-topped mountains rising from the sea.
Though world-renowned for its fishing, Homer is also esteemed for its array of fine art, curated museums, marine ecology, fine dining, and award-winning accommodations.
Nonetheless, Homer’s protected fishing grounds and super-abundant halibut population make it a Mecca for sport fishermen.
Most days it’s not a question of whether or not you’ll catch fish, it’s a question of how many and how BIG?!
Many groups of anglers who fish for multiple days will return home with HUNDREDS of pounds of fish!
When visiting Homer many fishermen choose to rent a car in Anchorage. If fishing for multiple days, you may want to consider renting a van so you’ll have room to take all that cold-packed fish home with you!
Top Stays in Homer, AK
Hotels are available, yet many customers prefer the private and one-of-a-kind atmosphere of a rental home, cabin, or bed & breakfast. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we highly recommend the following accommodations:
3 Tiny Homes
Brand new, quiet & cozy tiny homes nestled in the middle of a family owned working hay field. From each tiny home you will experience breathtaking panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Grewingk Glacier, Poots Peak, Gull Island, the Homer Spit and more can easily be seen from the bay view windows. Enjoy a calming retreat from the hustle and bustle of town, and still be less than 10 minutes away from the Spit and downtown Homer.
House Rentals in Homer, AK
Exclusive accommodations overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Situated at the top of Homer’s West Hill Road, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty from their own cabins and suites.
Private and quiet, yet close to town and the Homer Spit. Each cabin has its own Alaskan appeal with lots of views, amenities and comforts.
A unique and private cabin perfectly suited for family vacations, fishing trips, or a private romantic weekend.
Be a guest at the charming Hoedel House with all the comforts of home or venture out to the Homestead log cabin, with its rustic charm and modern amenities.
This Airbnb listing from our friend Daniel has stunning views and great ratings.
Stay Nearby in Anchor Point, AK
Two conveniently located cabins in a quiet neighborhood within a few minutes drive to the Anchor River and the Anchor Point beach. Only 20 minutes South to Homer or 20 minutes North to Ninilchik, and less than an hour from the Kenai River.
Homer Attractions We Like
Are you a boat enthusiast? Then visit Bay Welding for a tour of their custom boat building facility. Their team is top notch.
Offers tours and tasting of unique and handcrafted wines made with local and exotic ingredients.
Your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world! Primarily a walking experience, you can stroll through inside exhibits and explore interpretive trails on the Center’s sixty-acre site.
It’s just next door to our meeting spot at Central Charters. You can’t miss their bright yellow building. They offer excellent seafood and great service. You can try the local catch while gazing at stunning views of the bay.
Wood-fired pizza. Need we say more? They love their craft and add a local twist to every slice.
Fresh, garden-inspired cuisine. Healthy and delicious.
An iconic offering in Homer that we just can’t get enough of. Inspired seafood plates, a custom wine label, local brews, and even hand-tossed pizza.
Surf and turf with the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef. Specialty drinks, family-friendly entertainment, casual and relaxing atmosphere.
Can't find a rental car? We've got you covered with fancy new buses.
Running Anchorage to Homer on weekdays, departing Anchorage at 2pm.
DIY trips for custom access to Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet.
This water taxi will get you — and your gear — both in and out of all the choice locations in the Kachemak Bay area.
Take a float plane tour of Kachemak Bay State Park to see Alaska like never before.
Fly into Kenai from Anchorage or plan a bear viewing trip.
America's 5th largest airline founded in 1932. As of 2020, the airline employs over 16,000 people and is ranked by J. D. Power and Associates as having the highest customer satisfaction of the traditional airlines for twelve consecutive years.
Flights straight into Homer.
Serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1961. Known for unparalleled safety, service and flexibility, many have trusted Kenai Aviation to get them where they need to be. Private charters available too.