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Homer Floatplane Lodge
Ranked #12 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Homer
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our family of 4 (two adults, two teens) stayed 3 nights in one of the larger cabins. Comes standard with two twins pushed together to make a king, and a twin. They had already set up a twin cot for us, and the twin beds had cozy down comforters. Beds are upstairs, twins in one room, king in the other with a door between them. Stairs were a bit steep so if that's an issue this might not be the cabin for you. This cabin (The Brooks Falls cabin) also had two sets of bathroom facilities which was nice for our family of 4. There's also a mini fridge, microwave, and a set of dishes you can use. Also, main level has a couch, coffee table, chair. Plenty of room for a family. There's wifi but it didn't work very well.

The corners of the cabin could use a bit more attention-a bit dirty, dead bugs here and there, a bit of mold on the shower curtain, etc. If you are finicky like one of my teen daughters this might bother you, but it wasn't a big deal to the rest of us, and it wouldn't keep me from staying here again. Also, there was no daily housekeeping. Not an issue for us, but just something to note.

Staff is very friendly-gave us more towels when we checked in without us even asking, and also brought us plastic cups in case we wanted them. There are two chairs outside cabin door for sitting on the porch.

We stayed here while going on a bear viewing trip with Emerald Air, which operates from here, which we highly recommend. But also a good location for Homer in general. Close to spit, Bishops Beach, restaurants. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just got back from Homer.Fantastic place to stay.Beautiful location on Beluga lake.Cabins are very clean and comfortable. Best mattress we have ever slept on.Went on bear viewing trips and saw numerous bears. Bears are located in a gorgeous location. We will be back.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This little park with a few cottages is located next to an airfield for waterplanes. It is a good start to explore Homer and even a few tours take off from this Lodge ;-) The beds are great. We wanted to take it with us! Although some cottages are extremely small for American standards, we have spent two fine nights here.

Room Tip: Pick any room: the beds are great to sleep in everywhere! I wanted to take mine with me.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

When you live in Alaska, you are familiar with the fact that what is shown in the ads for places to stay is not necessarily what you get. We have seen some really great pictures of places and then said, "Is this it?" when we get to the destination, so we were a little leery about booking our rooms for out of town family in a place we had never stayed before.

We booked two cabins and a lodge room. Because we were going to be there past 6pm, we called ahead to just to let them know. The girl on the phone chuckled, said, "No, problem! We will have the keys ready for you and see you in the morning :) " Each cabin/room was a little different, and we had little kitchen areas which really helped with food costs. There was a little community gas grill available to us to grill out on, as well. The lake view was lovely. There were also samples of some local soap, shampoo, and hair rinse in each room, which got me hooked on them :)

The next morning, my husband (a pilot) loved the float planes taking off, and I mentioned that we wanted to use the burn pit to make smores. The staff got us some fresh wood, and because they didn't have sticks for us to use, they went out of their way to grab a few branches for us and left them by the pit. I thought that was nice since I never asked for it or even suggested it.

The staff was very laid back, which we appreciated, and friendly, and we were happily surprised at how great the accommodations were. The location is not far from the spit and close to Safeway. The only thing I would change would be to bring a bathing suit with me next time to use the hot tub. I would highly recommend this establishment.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in the Mount Douglas room. It was clean, quiet and one of the most comfortable beds we slept in in Alaska. We didn't do the bear viewing trip but next time it will be on our to do list. Talking to people who did it said it was great. The location is also good. Easy to get to the Spit and downtown.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Homer Floatplane Lodge

Address: 1244 Lake Shore Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7931
Region: United States > Alaska > Homer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Homer
Price Range: $165 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A full service fishing lodge in a convenient location in Homer, Alaska. Affordable all inclusive fishing vacation packages for groups, reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and fishing clubs. World Class halibut & salmon fishing and amazing bear viewing photo expeditions fly out from the lodge daily. There are non-fishing activities too. ... more   less 

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