We found out about this place through a serendipitous connection with a recent transplant from Homer to Washington, DC. We stayed in their Bear View Cabin, which was just incredible. It hardly deserves the title "Cabin" as it was a lovely home with accommodations for at least six, a full kitchen, laundry room, BBQ grill, and some of the most beautiful views from the front porch that you could possibly want. The owners are delightful hosts who greeted us personally and checked on us to make sure that we had everything we needed during our (way too short) stay in Homer.
I feel compelled to write this review because I just read a review from 3 years ago, complaining of a fuel odor and everything else under the sun. Obviously you can’t please everyone and they are the “complain to management” type. I am global traveller, i value authenticity, preservation and restoration of *very beautiful places. After the first of 3 nights i already know I want to extend my stay.The Double Eagle is pristine, the view is amazing, the accommodations are safe, welcoming and comfortable. The boat is a truly special place, see for yourself. If you are looking for an uninspired hotel room you might be disappointed.
We enjoyed our 3 night stay in the upper Moose Caboose. The view off the large deck is incredible, you can see the Spit and the gorgeous bay and surrounding mountains. We had good weather while there so were able to really enjoy it. It was really cool to sleep in an old converted rail car from WWII. It has been restored into a comfortable cabin with everything you could need. The bathroom had great water pressure and lots of hot water, which we appreciated. We also rented the lower level so we could do laundry while there (the lower level has the washer and dryer, but not the upper level). The owners were away on the day we arrived, but one of them came to introduce herself the day after they came home, which we thought was really nice. The only cons were a couple minor maintenance issues. We had a hard time keeping the temperature comfortable, it was either too hot or too cool. There was a big gap between the French doors leading out to the deck, I could feel cold air coming in there at night. We put a bag in front of it and that helped. While I didn't see anything that screamed "dirty" at all, the cabin could probably use a good vacuuming. The floor was sticky in a couple places in the kitchen, and since I was only wearing socks while inside, I stepped on something on the floor several times. All in all, we would stay here again. The property manager we dealt with while the owners were away, in addition to the owners themselves, were very responsive and friendly. We felt the cabin was very quiet and private, which was what we were looking for. And you can't beat the views. It was minutes from the Spit and anything you wanted to do in the area. …
The location was great as we were near everything. Loved the fireplace in the upstairs bedroom too. The cabin came fully stocked even with washer and dryer and everything that we ever imagined needing. The downstairs bedroom was smaller than the upstairs but the cabin was very comfortable for 2 couples. We could even see the lights on the split at night!
We love the Alaska Adventure Cabins. Brian and Karen and extremely gracious, courteous and helpful hosts. When I have had unexpected schedule changes they are the first to assist. Brian is the Mayor and Karen ran the Chamber of Commerce for years. They know and love the area and are a wealth of valuable information. Each unit is well appointed, clean and graced with a fabulous view. We would not stay anywhere else when in Homer. Our favorite is the Upper Moose Caboose.