Crane's Rest B&B in Homer Alaska
Crane's Rest B&B Homer Kachemak Bay Kenai Mountains Alaska Bed and Breakfast Places To Stay Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Julie and Steve Parizek

Guestrooms: 4

Address: 39720 Sibson Drive, Homer, Alaska 99603 USA

Telephone: 907-226-3276 (Home),
907-299-0343 (Cell)

Activities/Attractions: Known as the halibut capital of the world, Homer rests on the bank of Kachemak Bay, a sheltered arm of lower Cook Inlet, and is easily accessible by land, air or sea. Once here, visitors will find snowcapped mountains reaching thousands of feet into the sky with glaciers winding their way to the ocean below.

Salmon and trout swim in the crystal waters while eagles and seabirds search for food along the miles of beaches. All of these facets come together in the surrounding area to create a miniature vision of Alaska's grandeur.

For the adventurous type, Homer places many trails, fishing spots and charters at your disposal. Follow a trail up a mountainside for a stunning view of glaciers and wildlife, or take a sea-kayak trip across beautiful Kachemak Bay to find your own special hidden spot. The Alaska experience is yours to enjoy in Homer's backyard.

For those seeking a more relaxed experience, browsing around town and looking for an Alaska gift for someone back home can be an adventure in itself. Whatever your pleasure, there is no end to the enjoyment waiting for you.

From fresh and saltwater fishing to charters and wilderness lodges, visitors will find that Homer has a surprising array of activities to offer. Art festivals, sport fishing adventures, hiking and sightseeing are just a few of the exciting things to do while visiting.


"We stayed at the Crane's Rest for 3 nights while in Homer. Four adults occupied two rooms. We all loved our stay. Kind welcoming people, they made my husband a breakfast "to go" when he had to catch an early fishing charter. Clean, comfortable, and welcoming, I will not stay anywhere else when in Homer. I loved this place!"

"Beautiful hillside location overlooking mountains and bay. The rooms are new and very clean. The bedding is superior as are the plush towels provided. The rooms which have private outside entrances face a beautiful landscaped back yard with great views. There is no noise and the air is fresh. The hosts, Julie and Steve, are especially warm and engaging."

"Julie and Steve were warm and down-to-earth hosts who were great fun to talk with. They have built a high quality home in a lovely setting. The guest rooms are new and irreproachable. Breakfast is cooked and ample."

"Definitely recommend it. Julie and Steve were awesome hosts and the room was clean and cozy. The view was awesome and Steve's stories about bear hunting were awesome ... loved the stay."


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General Information: Welcome to Crane's Rest Bed and Breakfast ... located just minutes from downtown Homer, Alaska and the Homer Spit with spectacular views of Kachemak Bay, Grewingk Glacier and the Kenai Mountain Range beyond. It's not unusual to see Sand Hill Cranes, Moose, Pheasant and Eagles from the deck or the ground-level patio both morning and evenings.

Whether you are interested in our world-class Halibut and Salmon fishing, hiking, kayaking, bear viewing or just relaxing ... and this is your first Alaska Vacation or your 10th, you will love your stay. We've lived in Homer since 2005 and are still finding new things to do and see!

  • 3 of the rooms are on the ground floor and have private entrances. The 4th, the Puffin Suite, is a 2-bedroom suite with a private bath on the second floor
  • The Kitchen, Dining Room and Deck are all on the second floor to take advantage of our spectacular views of Kachemak Bay, Grewingk Glacier and the Homer Spit
  • We have a large circular driveway with plenty of room to park vehicles and boats, if necessary
  • We also have extra freezer space to store your "catch of the day" if you are going to be with us for a few days
  • Your dog is welcome, with prior approval, in the Crane Room only. There will be an additional $25.00 fee for cleaning. If you prefer, we can give you the name of a very nice kennel in Homer
  • All of our rooms, but the Puffin Suite, have private Entrances, Bathrooms, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi access
  • We will serve you a hearty Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 am and for those early risers there will be coffee ready at 7:00 am that you can enjoy on the Deck or in the Living/Dining Room
  • If you need to be out early, let us know and we will make arrangements to fit your schedule

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$125-185/night/room/double
(Less 20% for the off-peak season)

A hearty breakfast is included in the rate.

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"The house is big with separate entrances for the rooms from the back, so the room faces the huge backyard and the bay and mountains. It is a new house with a big deck. The area is quiet. It is called Cranes Rest because Cranes come on the property to hang out. Julie and Steve are great hosts and great to talk to. I stayed there for 2 days and enjoyed my time."

"The best part of the stay was the friendliness of the innkeepers. They treated us as family and couldn't have been more accommodating. They loaned us boots and helped us get our fishing licenses. They also assisted us with shipping home our fish. They made early breakfast for us when we had excursions that required us to get an early start. All of this was offered spontaneously, without us having to ask. Very impressive. Their dog, Tess, was also a joy. We hope to get a chance to visit again."