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Swiss Family Farmhouse: Glowing Reviews!! BOOK NOW!

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 Bedroom on the corner of 150 acres prime farmland;

Fabulous Fun in all directions from this charming early 20th century farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. 5 Bedrooms total: 4 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs: 1 King, 2 Queens, a Twin and 2 pack n' plays, AND 1 bedroom (Queen) and full bath conveniently located on the main floor. Remodeled/furnished and offered for the first time in June 2013.

We look forward to sharing our ancestral home with you and 8 of your closest friends!

We are not a B&B. I guess you could say we are a Bed & Bed, since we can sleep 9! We do not live on the premises. You make your own meals. There are large, comfortable living areas, including a library for afternoon reading and napping, a gas-burning stove/fireplace, 42" HDTV, Blue Ray/DVD player, CD player, and high-speed WiFi all included. We have provided a BBQ outside, on a covered deck. We also have a lovely firepit for use only when there is no burn ban in effect. Check online status. Pick up some bundled firewood at local stores.

OTHER AMENITIES: Kitchen/pantry basics, radio, books, puzzles, toys, extra blankets, 2 hair dryers, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacribs, two baby gates: less packing for you!

And you can pack up Our Picnic Basket and take a short drive to Bay View State Park...even on misty days there's a covered picnic area and the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a wealth of information and fun for the whole family. Live starfish waiting to wave and wiggle for your little ones!

Speaking of little ones, do count babies and children in the guest count, as we provide so many amenities for them at Swiss Family Farmhouse, from puzzles & toys & books & movies to trikes, barn boots, and a rocking horse...They love it!

Perfect for family reunions, weekend getaways, wedding parties, baking apple pies (from our trees), picking our raspberries, taking tulip field excursions, Skagit Valley bicycling, sightseeing, and antiquing in every direction! Your group will love this farmhouse for week-long vacations, writers' retreats, church and pastoral retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for relocated executives. Here's a recent note we got from a local who booked Swiss Family Farmhouse for the groom's family from Boulder:

Hi Scherry,

The Matthews Family enjoyed their stay at your VRBO very much. It was so comfortable, cozy and convenient.

Thank you for such a great place for guests to call their home away from home! Michele

The Swiss Family Farmhouse was built in 1909 by my husband's great-great uncle. When Dave's grandfather immigrated from Switzerland, he moved in with his uncle's family. After they moved to a farm next door, Grandpa started his family while running his dairy farm. He helped start the Darigold Co-op, as well as get the first Skagit River dikes built. Friends have said it feels like Grandma's house, with updates! Indeed, it is... come and enjoy!

You and your children will enjoy a walk west down Dunbar Rd. to view the cattle and goats and horses on neighboring farms. And going either direction on Avon-Allen Road, you will find fabulous gardens to admire!

Approximate Drive Time to POINTS OF INTEREST:

Downtown Mt. Vernon shopping: 5 minutes

Tulip Fields & Display Gardens: 7 minutes,

Skagit Golf Club: 9 minutes north,

La Conner: 10 minutes,

Bay View State Park & Padilla Bay Nature Center: 16 minutes,

Eaglemont Golf Club: 18 minutes east

Little Mountain Park (fabulous views): 20 minutes,

Overlook Golf Club: 21 minutes east on Big Lake,

Rosario Beach and Deception Pass Bridge: 25 minutes,

Mt. Erie Park, Fidalgo Island (More fabulous views): 30 minutes,

Anacortes antique stores and Ferry Dock: 30 and 36 minutes

Larrabee State Park on beautiful Chuckanut Drive: 30 minutes

Upriver eagle watching: 45 minutes

Bellingham Airport: 35 minutes

For those with allergy concerns, each bed and pillow has a Protect-A-Bed encasement and mattress cover.  We are not accepting pets as guests.

The Swiss Family Farmhouse is the perfect hub for your family and friends to enjoy all of the Skagit Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

More Details

Scherry Cherrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Scherry Cherrick

Dave's family built this lovely farmhouse in 1909 and ran a dairy farm here. His mother was born and raised here. Dave has many fond memories of Grandma & Grandpa's dairy farm. It is no longer a dairy farm, but the land is leased out for growing potatoes, or corn, or wheat. We lived here ourselves in early married years, and now are privileged to be the caretakers for it during our retirement.

Scherry Cherrick purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Scherry Cherrick chose Northwest Washington

We have lived all over the United States, and the Skagit Valley is special for its wide open spaces, and easy access to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound beaches. It's blood-pressure dropping characteristic is just perfect for R&R for the whole family. We are proud to have added solar panels to the south side of our barn in 2016!! Even in February we reduced electrical use from the grid by 52%! Over the course of one year our solar will offset 90% of our electricity needs. Hooray!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Only an hour from Seattle, 1&1/2 from Vancouver,BC, less than 10 minutes to Mount Vernon & I-5, and 10 minutes to La Conner. 150 acres of lovely farmland on two sides of the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Serenity. Peace. Relaxation. You win.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Mount Vernon in Skagit County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the Main Floor; Extra supplies (lotion, bandaids, etc)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs: 'Endless' hot water, Hair dryer; extra supplies;
  • Bright and well-supplied.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Green Room is on main floor, with bath on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master:Plus Vanity area; Adjustable Wall Heaters work great.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Lilac Room: Spacious, morning light; Baseboard Heater.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Plaid Room: Spacious; Country Cozy; Access to Nursery.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Nursery, accessed thru bdrm 4, bright & cheery; Pack & Play
  • Each bedroom has a non-allergenic protector on the mattress and pillows; Extra pillows and blankets; Sets of towels are in each closet, where you may hang them to dry...no wondering if these are yours, or your friends. Each room, except the Nursery, has an extension cord/basket for easy-access charging of your electronics. Two box fans for Warm Summer Nights upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We tried to think of everything! So let us know if there is something you wish was here at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We may have it, and you just haven't spotted it yet!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Swiss Family Farmhouse: Glowing Reviews!! BOOK NOW!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The Swiss Family Farmhouse was a great place to get together with family! My 2 cousins, 2 sisters and aunt and myself came from 6 states to enjoy the Tulip festival in Skagit Valley! This delightful farmhouse was perfect for us and reminded us of our uncle's farm where we visited frequently while growing up in Wisconsin. The home was warm and inviting and decorated to perfection! We enjoyed sitting around the dining room table or living room and telling stories for hours! I had not seen my cousins in 25 years so we had lots of catching up to do!

The bedrooms were also delightful and we all had our own space ! We truly enjoyed all the pictures and country style this home had!

The house was very close to all the tulip fields and other attractions in the area! The owners of this home were very helpful to us! They left a great notebook full of ideas of things to do and brochures of places to explore! All of the kitchen appliances, TV and DVD were modern and were appreciated!

I would recommend this property to anyone! We could not have picked a better place to stay and will hopefully go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation for Swiss Family Farmhouse. Your review will give potential guests great confidence in selecting our home for their vacation and events. It was such fun meeting you and your sweet family! We look forward to your return! Scherry and Dave
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Charming, quaint, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful charming farmhouse. Oh what great fun we had staying here and tiptoeing through the tulip fields!

The home was very clean, well equipped, and comfy! We loved sitting on the front porch reading, knitting, and relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sanctuary for families

  • 5 of 5

Grandma's Farmhouse was a sanctuary for my extended family and our bruised hearts. We gathered from across the country to celebrate the life of a young family member gone too soon. Sharing evening dinners with the entire family in this beautiful, peaceful, well-kept home felt like a gift in the midst of sorrow. My family is grateful to Scherry and Dave for making our stay one of comfort and healing. I strongly recommend this large family farmhouse - what a treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coupeville, WA

Wonderful house for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

The house has great communal and outdoor space. Each bedroom is unique. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tilda and family, It was great working with you ladies! I peeked at your itinerary in the wastebasket...!! My! Y'all were so well-organized and Busy--whale watching, flower power, good eats and precious times with your mother! Congratulations! We hope to have you back again to the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Blessings, Scherry and Dave
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Vashon Island, Washington, USA

Authentic Farmhouse Experience

  • 5 of 5

This delightful and roomy farmhouse is the real deal. Sit with your coffee and gaze out over the expansive pastures beyond the back porch. Quiet, roomy and well stocked with everything to make your stay a pleasant one. 5 separate bedrooms and lots of extra space for groups. The owners are very friendly and want to make sure you enjoy yourself. Their love of the farmhouse, in the family for generations, is apparent everywhere. My friends and I are hoping to stay here again when we return to the beautiful Skagit valley.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Jan, what lovely, thoughtful words! Thank you for appreciating our efforts to share this blessing that is our ancestral home. I know your words will encourage others to enjoy the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We look forward to your next opportunity to stay with us. The Skagit Valley has So much to offer!! Scherry
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Perfect for a relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

With the 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths it was perfect for everyone to have their own room instead of renting up to 3 hotel rooms. We could all be together in the living area. With our sons wedding we were able to store items that needed to be kept cold in the 2 full refrigerators. We are so thankful for use of this Swiss Family Vacation Home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Skagit River Brewery
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Anacortes Ferry Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Skagit Golf & Country Club.Others less than 6 mi.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak, downtown Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Net: Great burgers and Shakes!
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bayview State Park
Car: necessary

See our Facebook page: Swiss Family Farmhouse. For many more ideas and activities in the area! 'Like' us! Have fun!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Mount Vernon, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Tulip Festival
31 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
29 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Cleaning £92.76 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No subletting of the home or grounds.
No smoking.
No pets.
No loud music/noise after 10 pm. We'd like to always be good neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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