1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom cottage, Sleeps 3
About LAURIE RISKIN
My husband Bill and I are the former founders, directors and educators of a private high school in Bellingham. Our school's experiential curriculum had a strong emphasis in the arts and environmental sciences. Now that we are retired, we are enjoying our time at our beautiful country home along the river and with the creative supportive people that are our community. We are artists; we are readers; we love music, dancing, eagle-watching and a great meal!
LAURIE RISKIN purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1985
Why LAURIE RISKIN chose Deming
The North Fork of the Nooksack River runs around 150 yards behind our home. Enjoy walking down our country road to one of the beautiful trails to the river. Our County Parks Dept and the Whatcom Land Trust preserve this area for wild life such as eagles, salmon, elk, and deer, and protects it from future development. Bring your bike for enjoyable rides.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Our community is enriched by wonderful and talented neighbors, a community hall that provides space for poetry readings, dance and music events and the best potluck meals! We have an awesome library, great restaurants nearby and a popular craft brewery. Best of all is the beautiful natural environment for you to enjoy appreciate and explore!
Perfectly beautiful and convenient homebase.
Laurie's lovely, quiet property and artististcally, well appointed guest house was the perfect, peaceful homebase for our week long silver anniversary trip to NW Washington State. Nestled between the mountains and the coast we enjoyed numerous day trips as well as restful downtime in this comfortable, cozy space with all the amenities plus the little extra touches thoughtfully provided. Slept well, ate well, walked beaches and mountain trails and felt at home and well looked after. Laurie and her accommodations get 6 stars.
A perfect fit
Charming, clean, comfortable and private, this guesthouse was the perfect spot for our seven day stay in Deming. Our congenial hostess Laurie provided a wealth of information about the surrounding area and the many opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the area . We can’t wait to go back!
The cottage was peaceful, comfortable, and delightful! It had everything we needed and was close to gorgeous hikes. We enjoyed a delicious meal at the nearby Refugio's Country Italian Cuisine. It was a perfect getaway for two!
Very quiet! Very relaxing! Minutes away from a delicious Italian restaurant. Minutes away from Mt. Baker recreational area. Laurie very thoughtfully provided the basic needs to make this a great home away from home. Excellently designed; inspirational!
Cute place. Homey and comfortable. It was before memorial day and the town seemed to be a little sleepy still. Restaurant was closed. But area is beautiful. Would come back
Quiet, peaceful and convenient location.
Thanks for letting us stay at your guest house. As we said to you when checking out yesterday, it was a great stay. Convenient and peaceful setting, clean house with all necessary amenities. We would recommend this rental for anyone looking to explore the Bellingham or Mt. Baker/North Cascades area.
We love our peaceful river valley. Neighbors are environmentally conscious.. organic gardeners and farmers surround our home. Enjoy garden views of the foothills, river trails, winter eagles & salmon, summer swimming & tubing in fresh river water, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and hiking Mt Baker. Bring your bike for enjoyable rides. We provide maps for hiking trails nearby. We are just a few minutes off the road to Mt Baker.
If you're looking for a great meal.. Refugio Country Cuisine is only 2 minutes away. Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal for reasonable prices: breakfast, pastries, lunch, dinner, fresh pie or a glass of wine. Live music happens many Friday or Saturday nights. Dine outdoors on the patio when the weather is nice. Or choose to bring one of Refugio's frozen meat or veggie pies back to the guest house for home dining.
If you're wanting a fantastic pizza and a local favorite craft beer the North Fork Brewery is 5 minutes away. Order take out or enjoy one of their many popular craft brews with your dinner there.
Everybody's Store is also nearby. The store is packed with everything you might want... wines, cheeses, dried sausages, smoked salmon, beers, chocolates, snacks, home made sandwiches, organic fruits and veggies, fresh breads, local organic ice cream, gifts, plus much much more!
Down the road from there, you'll find The Acme Diner. They serve great omelets for breakfast, fantastic burgers, BBQ, salads w local greens, pies and the famous Acme Ice Cream.
If you're looking for herb to smoke or edibles to eat, stop by the new Green Spot located on Mt Baker Hwy across from the IGA and next door to Extreme Bean Coffee Stop.