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Enjoy our Beautiful Guesthouse Retreat along the Nooksack River!

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom cottage, Sleeps 3

The next time you're visiting Bellingham, traveling to or from Vancouver or looking for a special night in the countryside... enjoy the privacy, peaceful comfort and the beauty of our newly built River Valley Guest House, only 18 miles from Bellingham and on your way to Mt Baker. Our guest house has its own private entrance and location away from the main home. A fence and landscaping provide privacy for our guests. We've added special touches to the decor.. a red leather couch and comfortable seating in the living room and dining area, beautiful stone counters in the kitchen area and bathroom, a large tiled shower area, luxury bedding in the bedroom, large windows in every room looking out to the gardens, the foothills and your own deck space. The living room provides an extra sleeping space for a child or traveling friend. This is a special place we know you will enjoy for peaceful nights and days of: river walks, viewing eagles & salmon, skiing and hiking Mt Baker!


Owner
LAURIE RISKIN
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2017

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 and with the creative supportive people that are our community. We are artists; we are readers; we love music, dancing, and a great meal!

LAURIE RISKIN purchased this chateau / country house in 1985

Why LAURIE RISKIN chose Washington

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Deming in Whatcom County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Our bathroom has a beautiful stone counter, a mexican flowered sink, and a large tiled walk-in shower. A washer and dryer are available for use.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Enjoy a peaceful sleep in the privacy of the bedroom with a comfy queen sized bed and luxury bedding. The living room provides an extra sleeping space on an 8 ft long couch for a child or traveling friend.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The North Fork of the Nooksack River runs behind our home. Just a few short blocks down the street are easy to walk trails through the woods with access to the river. Maintained by a local land trust and protected for wild life such as eagles, salmon, elk, and deer, this beautiful land and water area is protected from future development.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Enjoy our Beautiful Guesthouse Retreat along the Nooksack River!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Loved the place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place! Laurie the owner welcomed us and showed us around when we arrived. The place was just the right size and so beautifully decorated. The kitchen was perfect for our purposes and very well-equipped. The whole place was comfortably furnished and super clean. The cabin has a lot of windows which made it bright and welcoming in spite of the gray weather. It was very quiet and privately situated on the property. We will definitely have to come back in spring or summer!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Rene and his wife, Denise. They were the perfect guests.. kind, and friendly and thoughtful in their care of our place. We welcome them back anytime!
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British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦
5

Clean and bright. Much better than pictures

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Lots of room. Large back yard. Clean and bright.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and a great view! Laurie is easy to work with and the location is convenient too!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this colorful cabin so we would have easy access to play on the mountain for the weekend. The cabin is very clean and has everything you will need for a cozy vacation. There is a fantastic walk in shower, very comfy bed and a well equipped kitchen. Having the washer and dryer was really nice- we got to unpack clean clothes when we got home. And of course nature has its nice touches too- there are bald eagles everywhere! I highly recommend this little jewel.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Great place, we had a wonderful stay. Owners live on property, but far enough away where privacy is easy to find. Great value.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

I wish I could just move in.

  • 5 of 5

Laurie has done a wonderful job creating a place that is warm, efficient and beautiful. I had everything i needed, right down to a washer and dryer. The decorations were just spot on, I had the feeling that I had arrived at a very close friends home for a few days, it was just so homey, bright and comfortable. I enjoyed the location, it was an easy drive to everyplace I was interested in. I could go on and on about the house, but, the best part was the HOST. I will have Laurie in my "friend" circle for life. Laurie made sure I was comfortable, felt safe and was happy. Given all of the choices in Deming I would HIGHLY recommend this one.

Thank you Laurie for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
N Fork Brewery local
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bellingham and Anacortes
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bellingham
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bellingham
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Refugio's Italian, N Fork Brewery, Acme Diner
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt Baker
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Deming, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£176
for 2 nights
From
£71
£529
£1,680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £34.96
Additional Guest Fee £15.54 per person per night
Damage Deposit £155.38

Our guest house has its own private entrance and location away from the main home. A fence and landscaping provide privacy for our guests. We respect the privacy of our guests and we hope they will respect ours.
If we are available, we are happy to provide recommendations for site-seeing, outdoor recreational experiences, the best places to shop for food, and restaurants and breweries to eat and drink at.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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