Places to stay (Reasonably $$$$) in Homer and Whittier??

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  1. NL7U

    NL7U Adventurer

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    Or nearby in case those places are not good. Also, eating places. Looking at the first part of August.. Thanks.
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  2. tellicotom

    tellicotom Been here awhile

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    Camping on the Homer Spit was awesome and $5 when we were there in'13. The Salty Dog is just down the road.
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  3. UncleRandy

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    +1 if you don't mind camping. Homer has the "spit" to camp on and a public campground further up in town on the hill. Whittier is a bit more challenging. There are plenty of places to camp "off grid-style", but limited "reasonable" accommodations. At the height of the tourist season-the "fancy" hotel there could run you $200+/night. If you do camp in Whittier-it will rain. So prepare accordingly! If it doesn't rain while you're there-you've won the Whittier Weather Lottery.
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  4. dapman

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    Long way between Whittier and Homer... The only real camping is when you first leave the tunnel on the Whittier side, you can head left toward the end of Passage Canal and camp between the runway and the old tank farm (next to the town shooting range) or head out the road towards Shotgun Cove and pick a spot, hoping the locals don't run you off. There is a place in town, but it's in the middle of a gravel parking area, back up against the waterfall. If you want more of a regular campground setting there are a couple in Portage Valley just before the tunnel that are run by the National Park Service and are nice, or you can find a spot next to Portage river and bushwack it...
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  5. Beezer

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    Anchor Point. its as far WEST as you can drive in this hemisphere. camp on the beach for free, cheap prepared spots near by. 5 miles north is Whiskey Gulch... also free
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  6. ZiggyInNc

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    Is this accessible on a street bike?
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  7. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    yes
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  8. ZiggyInNc

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    Thanks - might have to check it out in July
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