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“Great Cabin Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Homer, AK 99603   |  
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Ranked #19 of 44 Homer B&B and Inns
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“Great Cabin Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Can't say enough about Wild Rose Cottages--Very clean-very comfortable-There were 3 cabins, I believe one was a 'duplex' and it was more protected by trees and had it's own driveway. Ours was called Raspberry Cottage. It had 2 bedrooms, full bath and the kitchen, dining & living space was one big space sectioned nicely. The cottage had windows which presented a marvelous view of Homer Spit. Our host (Ann) was very helpful with suggestion of eating places and attractions. She even went out of her way to help when I was having camera problems! There was even a family of Moose in the yard!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We are currently spending our last night here at the Raspberry Cottage at Wild Rose Cottages. This will be night 8 and we will definitely find it difficult to leave. First, let me say the most incredible thing about the Raspberry Cottage is the view. Being 2.5 miles up East End Rd., we have a stunning view of Beluga Lake and the Homer Spit below us. Words and pictures can't properly describe how incredible the view is. The Raspberry Cottage has a big porch facing a large expanse of green plush grass, then trees and the view. Inside, is a roomy two bedrooms, with a full kitchen (with classic old stove), one bathroom, dining area with big bay windows. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has two twin beds. They also have cable and wifi. Anne has gone out of her way to make sure her guests have everything they need to make their stay comfortable. All you need to bring with you is food! The next time we come back to Alaska, we will definitely be staying at Wild Rose Cottages again. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Ann, the owner was gracious & very helpful. She knows all the businesses, fishing,shopping, restaurants, etc. in the town. If she's not sure of something, she'll find out. The setting was just beautiful with a great view of Kachemak Bay. The cabin was beautifully decorated and extremely clean. She made sure we had plenty of coffee and brought fresh cream for my grandson. Staying there truly made the Alaskan adventure come true for my grandson's 12th birthday.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raymore, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My wife and I and our 14yo son stayed with here at Wild Rose Cottages with Ann 6/20 - 6/22. We stayed in the furthest most "cabin" (far end of that cabin) and it was quite homey. We were in AK for 16 days and of all the places we stayed my wife said she felt the most at home here. The room was nice. Had everything you could expect. All the way from internet to a full range/stove dishes etc.
Ann is an exceptional host. Full of info and very helpful. She'll give it to you straight. The dogs are a joy! This place is just perfect. And the view of the Spit from their observation deck is like no other!
The room was very clean and the beds were very comfy. This place is far up the hill from all of homer so your not walking to anything so remember that.
Shay away from the caribou cafe. Captain patties is by far the best sea food place in town. Don't bother going any place else. And don't bother shopping other restaurants for pricing because we've done it for you. Captain P's is spenddie but fair and 100% worth it!
If/when we return to Homer for another trip if this place is still up and running we'll for sure stay here again!
Like i said Ann is a wonderful host and even when we sprong potentially staying another night (which she didn't have avail) she went out of her way to try and find us another place to stay! She made many calls on our behalf while we set out and did the Homer thing! Simply amazing!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

Stay here with my wife and sister-in-law while visiting my niece who lives in Homer. Beautiful view of the bay and the mountain range! There were a couple of ships in the bay while we were visiting which was kinda neat at night seeing them out there with their lights on. The house oil heater worked like a champ! Couple of the morning we a little nippy downstairs, but after turning on the heater that quickly changed. Downstairs has the kitchen on one side with a full sized table and chairs. Misc dishes, pans, et are in the cupboards for those looking to do a bit of cooking on their own. Fireplace, chairs and sofa on the other side of the first floor. Second floor is a living room area and TV, with a side door leading to 2 bunk beds and laundry facilities. Upstairs houses a total of 3 beds and a bath. A small bath (toilet and sink) is also downstairs. The deck on the upper level has a walkway extending along the full length of the house with chairs and a small table. I believe there were some side benches also. Beautiful views of the bay, mountains, and a small glacier on the other side of the bay. When we checked out, the hosts were very nice and friendly. Chatted with them for 30 minutes or better. Nice people.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

great location awesome views plus bob and anne and the dogs made it a memorable stay... my favorite of my 10 days ...made you wanna stay longer was a home away from home

Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2008

The 3-BR, 3-BA Kelly House of Wild Rose Cottages was a smart choice for our 5-person family group. Communications throughout were great with Ann Hayes; it was quite refreshing to not be given lotsof rules, policies, and dictates regarding deposits, check-in/-out procedures, and guest behavior. She was always willing to offer advice on things to do (though much of it was the typical majority advice). As others have said, the view and the distance from the commercial clutter make the locale worth the drive up the hill from town. The location is a short drive to the Wynn Nature Center Trails and we saw a moose en route.

The property was well-kept and had new or recent furniture and supplies. Kitchen supplies were plentiful, though some were leftovers from previous guests (but of the long-shelf-life kind).

An added bonus was being given a discounted rate upon checkout. Even at full rate ($250/night in summer '08), it was a good value.

Would agree with the minor demerits for clutter/knick-knacks and owners' dogs. The latter were friendly to the point of being slightly pesky, so you have to be at least dog-tolerant.

  • Liked — Friendly owner, rate
  • Disliked — Distance From Town and Other Cabins in Group
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Homer, AK 99603
Location: United States > Alaska > Homer
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Homer
Number of rooms: 9

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