The Pioneer Inn is a family owned hotel motel located in downtown Homer Alaska just minutes away from the Homer Spit, convenient to fishing, hiking and kayaking. Rich and Amy Fetterhoff, originally from Georgia and Michigan, have owned and operated the Pioneer Inn in Homer Alaska for over 20 years. How did that happen? Here’s our story!
In March, 1991 Rich and Amy Fetterhoff drove up the Alcan from Atlanta to Homer to become new owners of Pioneer Inn.
Rich grew up in Atlanta; Amy grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were newly married and living in
Atlanta when they came upon the opportunity to have their own business, something seasonal, in Alaska—Homer Alaska!
Rich was a commercial pilot and Amy was a secretary but they could just taste Alaska. Back in 1977 Rich and Amy separately came to the Northland and Rich kept in touch with his Alaskan contacts, one of whom started the Pioneer. When he offered it to Rich, the timing was perfect for them.
Rich has learned building and likes to build houses on the side. Amy is mom full time and loves to pedal her road bike for exercise. They are together as a family at Pioneer Inn, spending their summers four wheeling, hunting, fishing and playing across the bay.