We have a one bedroom apt. attached to our house. It has it's own entrance, private bathroom with slate shower,a kitchenette, a covered deck, queen size bed. We live on 45 acres and have a large garden. 9 acres are covered with a beautiful mature 2nd growth forest , 22 acres of pasture land which we hay and the rest is wetlands with a CREP buffer.We live just 25 minutes from Glacier Wa., a gateway to the Mt Baker wilderness, North Cascades National Park and the Mt. Baker Ski area. There are many trails for both the casual hiker to the serious back country person. Artist point at the end of The Mount Baker Hwy. (Hwy. 542) offers splendid alpine views and is 25 minutes past Glacier. We also live just a short drive (or bike ride if you've bikes!) from the south fork of the Nooksak river. Bellingham is also 25 minutes in the opposite direction on Hwy. Nelson rd. is a quiet county rd. off of Wa. St. Hwy. 9 where often neighbors are out for a stroll or a run. You'll wake to the sounds of birds in the forest. Come join us for a respite in the country!
Pamela and I just started this adventure last spring and what fun its been! We're in our early fifties, the kids are gone and hence the name of our place (empty nesters!) We've been in the valley for 21 yrs. and have a wealth of info. about local adventures and where to go! Pamela is a licensed massage therapist and Eric is a licensed general contractor. Eric built the nest on Nelson.
Ten years ago,when we were looking for property we found this 45 acre parcel and fell in love with it because of its remarkable beauty and diverse landscape. There is a mature second growth forest with just about every species of tree and a stunning undergrowth of diverse plants including a lot of Oregon Grape. In April the forest has lots of Trillium flowers blooming. There are also a wealth of birds around. Each year around Dec. the great horned owls come around and you can hear them hooting in the forest. Just down the road is spectacular eagle watching from Dec. thru Jan.
Then we have a 20+ acre field where the cows are grazing and where hay is made in the summer. We also have a large organic garden down the hill from the nest from which we eat almost the entire year. Directly next to the northern border of the field are 6.2 acres of 8 yr. old Conservation Resource Enhancement Program (CREP) trees and shrubs which help restore salmon habitat in the Black Slough which then feeds into the Nooksak river.
Lastly we have a 10+ acre wetlands which feeds into the Black Slough. Starting in March there is literally a cacophony of thousands of frogs in the wetlands and around the farm in general. It is a forested wetland so many birds are throughout all year.
As you can see we love nature here and welcome people to enjoy with us!
The nest is built with trees harvested right here on the land from the cedar siding to the floor joists to the birch trim and cabinets,we think you'll enjoy this beautiful home as much as we do! And with the radiant heat you'll be toasty after a good day on the slopes or bird watching in Dec.! Also we are located half way between Bellingham and Mt. Baker so if you want you can head to town for a special event (like a film festival!).
This accommodation served us perfectly for a place to rest on the way to Mt Baker ski area . Hosts were easy to communicate with setting up the reservation. Spotless clean room and bath. The host even let us use a camp pad so my daughter could sleep on the floor. We brought our own food for breakfast and the small kitchenette was perfect. It was snowing for a few miles on the way there late evening and snowing when we left in the morning. You will have good luck skiing Mt Baker if you stay here!
We knew there'd be no bath or wifi as this was described- otherwise everything we needed was there and it was a sweet little place in great condition
Was exactly what I expected from the reviews. We spent two days snowshoeing/boarding/skiing at Mount Baker and this was a great place to stay. LOVED the little kitchenette. The shower was great and the bed was comfortable. I just missed having wifi as there were a few things I wanted to look up (and we are from Canada so didn't have a data plan in the US). It's quiet - a bit of a drive to get food. But, we liked the quiet.
The nest is very serene, but I didn't sleep well here. Sometime during the night fairy lights came on just outside the bedroom. After failing to fall back asleep, I got dressed and went outside to unplug them. Also was awakened other times by a very bright light (twice) coming from just outside the room and by neighbors lights shining into the bedroom. Need I say that I'm not a great sleeper?
This is the perfect getaway. You have Mt. Baker and Canada as your playground and to top it off you get to return to an amazing property with a cute hideaway. I can't wait to return for a longer visit and explore.
On a whim, my wife and I decided to head to Mt. Baker for some skiing and lucked out in finding this place. It was clean and cozy and we will definitely be back.
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1 night minimum stay
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No pets please and no smoking. Guests will be responsible for themselves on our farm. We ask that during the work week quiet hours are observed from 10pm to 7am.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.