Guests who come to this sunny, comfortable inn just outside the main hub of Homer might be forgiven for doing a spin on the front-yard meadow and breaking into “The Sound of Music.” After all, owner Marcella Suydam says that guests often tell her that this spot reminds them of the Alps—and no doubt, the hills here feel pretty alive.
Home for All Seasons
Located off of Homer’s Skyline Drive—about 5 miles from the split—the inn looks out over fields, mountains and Kachemak Bay. Depending on the time of year, lupins are blooming, or bright fireweed, or all manner of other colorful wildflowers. During the summer, you can easily walk from the inn to the nearby reservoir; during colder months, you can go cross-country skiing right off the deck.
Either way, Marcella wants guests to feel at home. She took over the inn in 2012, after living in Seldovia (across the bay from Homer), and spending previous summers commercial fishing with her family out in western Alaska. She used her savings to buy this B&B and loves meeting travelers. She welcome you to email or call if you have any questions or need help with plans. During your stay she is available 24/7 and only a couple miles away. All accommodations have access to fully equipped kitchens.
Inside the inn's three different options, the hickory-and-pine décor adds to the warm, sunny atmosphere. The first option is the Bear Paw, a studio apartment above the garage, which can sleep four (five if one is a small child). It has its own kitchen, bathroom with shower, a queen size bed, and a Murphy bed that converts to another queen. The second option is The Main House which people love for it's elegant Alaskan private feeling. The Main House has two large bedroom, one with a king tempurpedic and the other with a queen tempurpedic and two single beds. There are also aerobeds. Each bedroom has bathrooms one with a jacuzzi tub and both with granite countertops. There is a great room, large kitchen, and dining with a nice deck in front. All furnishings, kitchen ware, and amenities are top notch.
Each space has TV's, Internet and fresh baked goodies upon arrival, the biggest amenity for most guests is what they see when they look out the windows. It’s not just the water and mountains, but wildlife, too—more proof that these hills are literally alive. Don’t be surprised if a moose tromps through the yard, or you see owls at dusk—or even spot a bear ambling by.
Third option is to rent both The Whole House which is The Bear Paw and The Main House combines. It is truly an Alaskan delight for larger parties.
All three of these options are available on her website cozycoveinn.com, or call her to reserve or you.