Everything You Need to Know About Homer, Alaska, Weather

Weather plays a huge role in deciding where to vacation. If you’re interested in mild summer and chilly winters, then a trip to Homer, Alaska may be right for you! Our small town boasts fun things to do in every season, so you can always take advantage of the current weather conditions. Read on for more information about the Homer, Alaska, weather in each season! 

 When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Homer Vacation Guide. This free online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do during any time of year in Alaska! 

Homer, Alaska, Weather in Each Season 


You can expect below-freezing temperatures, as well as rain and snow showers during your trip to Homer in the winter. From December to February, high temperatures are typically in the low to mid-30s, so be sure to pack layers! Contrary to popular belief, not all of Alaska gets 24 hours of total darkness during the winter. While the daylight hours get significantly shorter in Homer, you can still count on sunrise and sunset each day! 


The snow melts and the sun comes out to play during spring in Homer, Alaska! By May, the high temperatures break into the 50s, which is perfect for exploring Homer, Alaska, hiking trails. You can book your hiking excursion through one of our specials and packages available only when you book direct with the Driftwood Inn! 


Homer boasts mild summertime temperatures, making it a great vacation spot for travelers seeking to escape the heat. From June to August, high temperatures rarely break 60°F and lows hang around the 40s.  

Summer is the best time for halibut fishing in Homer, Alaska. Typically, the open season for halibut begins in May and continues until mid-September. We suggest booking one of our year-round fishing charters during your summer vacation to Homer! You can choose from halibut, salmon, or combination charters led by our world-class captains.  


Fall is the rainiest season in Homer, Alaska, with an average of 11 days of rainfall per month in September and October. Don’t worry, though! There are plenty of indoor activities to choose from if it rains during your stay. The Alaska Worlds Arts Festival takes place for two weeks each September. Or, you can spend an afternoon exploring the shops and restaurants in Old Town Homer.  

Book a Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

Now that you know all about the Homer, Alaska, weather, it’s time to start planning your trip! Make the Driftwood Inn your homestead during any time of year. We offer a wide variety of Homer, Alaska, accommodations that are within walking distance of population attractions like Bishop’s Beach and Old Town Homer. Lodging options at the Driftwood Inn include Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park.  

RV Park

Check our availability to start planning your trip!