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!).
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.
We had a really nice time here! Great access to Glacier and Mt. Baker, as well as Bellingham. The "Nest" itself is clean, well-appointed, and has everything you could need for a romantic getaway!
This is a beautiful, cozy accommodation in a rural setting. The unit is well maintained with lovely design/decor, comfortable bed/linens, well equipped kitchenette and prompt response from owners with clear communications. The unit is supplied with excellent guide books for the area and local recommendations of restaurants with directions. We would highly recommend the Cozy Nest on Nelson Rd. We hope to return in the future.
Perfect place for a weekend away. The owner was very nice. The bed was big and comfy. It was a quiet place to stay. Loved it.
The Nest was as advertised. It is tucked away on the side of the house, private, with a partial view across the valley. We loved the little patio and openness of the space. Was very clean, bed was super comfortable, set up is spacious for two. We met Eric, who was warm and helpful. We would absolutely come back without hesitation. The price is more than reasonable. There is a $25 cleaning fee that I may have missed in reading the litature, That was the only unexpected. Overall very happy to have found The Nest.
The nest is just right--not too big, not too small. It's set up with thoughtful amenities to make your stay their relaxing and full of adventure. The bed was very comfortable, and the quiet country road its on is far away from the bustle of the city, but only 35 minutes away from Bellingham. Thank you!
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.