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Alaska House Of Jade Anchorage

15 Minutes from airport and 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage.

Spacious common areas and grounds.

Breakfast: Family style.

Jacuzzi bathrooms available.

Large guest rooms.

Peaceful, quiet area.

 

Highland Glen Lodge and B&B, Anchorage

15 Minutes from airport, 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage.

Minutes from Alaska Zoo and Alaska Golf Course.

Jacuzzi bathrooms available.

Views of downtown Anchorage, Alaska Range, Chugach Mountains, and Cooks Inlet.

Breakfast: English country style gourmet breakfast dailey.

Afternoon British tea service.

Large guest lounges.

Game table.

Guest mini-kitchen.

Hot tub and roof patio lounge.

 

Dale and Jo View Suites, Fairbanks

15 Minutes from airport and 10 minutes from University of Alaska.

Panoramic views of the Chena and Tanana Rivers.

Unbroken views of the Alaska Range.

'Select Number' King Beds in all guest rooms but handicap access room.

 

Touch of Wilderness, Healey (Denali Area)

Surrounded by mountains in true Denali wilderness setting.

Breakfast: Vast assortment offered in buffet each day. Special early bird breakfast available prior to 6:30 am.

Bag Lunches available daily selected from menu.

Ideal location to site animals like moose, bear, fox, plus other native wildlife.

Three large livings rooms to enjoy.

Halcyon Heights B&B, Homer

5 Minutes from downtown Homer center.

Panoramic View of Homer Spit.

Hill top hot tub with unbroken ocean and mountain views.

Breakfast: Specializing in home baked breads and fruit art.

Most rooms have direct access to outdoor veranda or patio.

Spacious grounds and gardens.

Large common area.

 

Alpine Rose Inn, Wasalla

Panoramic views

Central Location close to Parks and Glen Hwys

Full Breakfasts

Bear Lake Lodgings B&B, Seward

Lake front views of exquisite Alpine lake.

Hiking trails out the back door.

Viewing deck overlooking the lake.

Great home base for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, and charter tours.

 

Hidden Creek Bed and Breakfast, Girdwood

Deluxe Accommodations

Nearby Hiking and Birding

Outdoor Hot Tub

Gourmet Breakfast

Quiet Wooded Property

 

(907) 235-2148

About Homer, Alaska

Homer, Alaska is known for magestic panoramic view of ocean, sky, and mountains. Homer Spit is one of the most famous viewpoints. You will find Homer full of artists from painters to jewelry designers.

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City Overview

Located in the South end of Kenai Peninsula, Homer is a quaint little town nestled on the shore of Kachemak Bay offering breathtaking views of big glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant wildlife. It is one of the best cities to visit for a sampling of Alaska's finest. A short distance (In Alaska terms, 28 minutes by air) from Anchorage by road, Homer is a great staging point for adventure trips around Kachemak Bay and Katmai National Park.  Whether it's fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, shopping, dining or sight seeing, in this backcountry paradise, we have it all to make your Alaskan experience a trip of a lifetime! 

 

As of 2009, Homer's population is 5,691 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.99 percent.

The median home cost in Homer is $162,010. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.60 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Homer's cost of living is 13.37% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Hilly terrain. Flat lands close to coast and river plains.

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Homer is known as the Halibut Capital of the World. Homer is also called the Alaska Gateway to Bear Viewing. Homer is home to a thriving art community with many art galleries and festive activities. 

For the adventurous type, Homer offers many fishing spots, trails and charters at your service. Fish the world class water for a dream salmon or halibut, hike a trail up a mountainside for a stunning view of glaciers and wildlife, fly to Katmai National Park for bear viewing in a floatplane,  or paddle a sea-kayak along the seashore looking for marine wildlife. Each adventure is a truly memorable Alaska experience. 

For those seeking a more relaxed time, there are still plenty for you to explore. Award winning Pratt Museum, live theatre,  fine dining, locally roasted coffee, a winery, brewery, and meadery, horseback riding, gardens, many churches, bird watching, wildflowers, golf, walks on the beach,  exciting local people to talk to, dog petting and more. Browsing around town and looking for an Alaskan gift for someone back home can be an adventure in itself. Whatever your pleasure, there is no end to the enjoyment once in Homer, Alaska.  

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Homer, AK - Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness

Kenai Fjords National Park

Homer is known as the "Banana Belt" of Alaska due to its milder weather. Homer, AK, gets 25 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 55 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 143.

On average, there are 135 sunny days per year in Homer, AK. The July high is around 61 degrees. The January low is 17. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 92 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Tips from Halcyon Heights Bed and Breakfast, Homer Alaska

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby May 1 thru September 30 
  • Independence Day Parade - July 4
  • ARTrageous August - July 10 - September 15 
  • 2010 Winter Carnival - Early February 
  • 2010 Winter King Tournament - march 
  • 2010 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival - May 6 - May 9 
  • First Friday Art Walk - Monthly - Free Finger food, Meet real artists, 
  • 2010 Nutcracker Ballet Show - early December 
  • 2010 Annual Documentary Festival - Mid- September 
2010 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge - 7,000 mile Iditarod of Harley-Davidsons - from Key West Florida to Homer. Learn more.

City of Homer Emergency Information Hotline - 907-235-3199
Information and updates on local emergencies such as fires, floods, earthquakes, volcano ash fall, etc.

Roads are pavedto Halcyon Heights B&B, Parking is free in the b&b and most places such as  beach, museums, galleries, visitor center except certain spaces are subject to parking fee on Homer Spit. Ask for details when checking in. 

Restaurants, always pay attention to the nightly specials. They often are special! Ask your innkeepers for more recommendations or for other tips!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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