This resort has the most excellent views of the snowcapped mountains at Homer Spit! Fishermen enjoy fishing at the banks and you can see them getting halibut and rockfish among others.
While walking along the resort, you may also spot a lot of bald eagles. There is a pole where a bald eagle was perched on and a local told us that there was an old lady who used to always feed these eagles, but she just recently died (my sister says she read that this might be the onyl person who was allowed by law to feed the eagles).
There is a restaurant (Chart Room) that offers seafood and is considered a favourite among tourists. The patio that leads to the outside is so nice to walk to, offering great views of the mountains.
A spa is available called the Raven's Nest Spa, and also the Wheelhouse Espresso and Gifts.
Unique Quality: just at the very tip of Homer Spit
Directions: at the tip of Homer Spit
Wonderful View from the patio.Rooms are very clean,cozy,and unique.You get a feel of awe here. At the very end of the Homer Spit,this place is not to far from the little airport where ERA takes you. Gotta visit Salty dog, as its a land mark.But front desk was friendly.I will definately be staying here next time i go to Homer. Worth the money and memories. Ferry is down the street that takes you accross the bay.
Unique Quality: View is the best part. Hot tub overlooks Kachamek Bay.
The hotel is located at the very end of Homer's 4 1/2 mile spit with dramatic views of Kachemak Bay and the mountains beyond. Built in the early 60's, it evolved into a series of ramshackle buildings until 1996, when it underwent extensive renovations. Even in the old days, the location made any rundown feeling worth putting up with. But now, it has come into it's own.
The hotel now has 80 rooms that vary widely from small units with murphy beds to two room suites with bay windows and decks looking out over the water. I've stayed in many different rooms over the years and have discovered that if you ask for one of the 21 new rooms you can't go wrong. And right next door is the new Land's End Condo development with some very nice condos to rent by the night as well.
If you end up with a water side room, be sure to get up early to see the fishing fleet depart at sunrise. They go right by the end of the spit and past your room. There always seems to be sea otters floating just off from the hotel and bald eagles are plentiful year round.
The Chartroom restaurant and bar combine great food and atmosphere with a view that can't be believed. Seafood and steaks with a deep wine list. If your in a hurry or looking for lighter fare, sit in the bar and order off the bar menu. Sunday Brunch is popular with locals and tourists alike.
The hotel now has a hot tub and moving water lap pool and small weight room. Easy walking distance to that other local icon, The Salty Dawg.
Room rate vary as much as the rooms. From $90/night up to $350.
Unique Quality: The view out over Kachemak Bay
Directions: Straight out to the end of the spit.
Resort is pushing it, but this was a comfortable hotel at the end of the Homer Spit. On a clear day, if there is any such thing in Homer, there's a nice view into the bay. Its a decent place to stay in Homer if you're not into camping.
Directions: End of Homer Spit. Keep following the road until it ends.
We didn't stay at the Land's End Resort, but we did go inside for the historical display about the history of Homer and the Tsunami of 1964.
If you want to stay on the spit and camping isn't your style, you might try the Land's End Resort.
4786 Homer Spit Rd., Homer
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Address: 4786 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK 99603