Smokey Bay, Kachemak Bay...Homer is home to just over 5,000 easy-going Alaskans who love where they live. The 277-mile drive from Alaska’s largest city of Anchorage is the first adventure. It is an ancient, old road, well traveled, with views, mammals, birds, cultural history and pre-history, geology, and even meteorology. Once you ‘round Turnagain Arm at Ingram Creek you’re likely to experience many different climates along 'The Kenai' before getting to Baycrest Bluff as you arrive in Homer.
Along the way, look for avalanches, bore tides, beluga whales, seals, otters, salmon, eagles, moose, bears, sheep, goats, wolves, porcupines, wolves, coyotes, mink, fox...You will see the gorgeous views of Cook Inlet’s active volcanos: Augustine, Iliamna, Redoubt, and Spurr.
But nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking vista of Homer.
‘Halibut Fishing Capital of the World’, ‘Where the land meets the sea’, ‘The End of the Road”, are just a few of the nick names Homer has. But all who visit want to stay or want to come back.
Did you know Homer has a vibrant agricultural community, cultivating everything from fresh vegetables to beef and milk cows? When our restaurants say local, Alaskans know what that means: fresh, clean food.
You will never forget sleeping under the stars and waking up to the sight of glaciers and dramatic sky like you find on Kachemak Bay, then hiking trails that offer spectacular views, wildlife and fresh air!