The SpaceWe 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, a 42" HDTV, cable, CD player, and WiFi with high-speed internet, all included. We have provided a BBQ outside, on a covered deck. OTHER AMENITIES: Kitchen/pantry basics, radios, books, puzzles, a few toys, extra blankets, a hair dryer, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacrib, 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, CO:
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,
LaConner: 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.
All of our listed prices include the required taxes. The charge of $30/night for more than 4 guests is per person. Airbnb will add the cleaning fee and booking fees. The monthly fee includes the cleaning fee & taxes & booking fees, so it is complete. Let me know if you would like help with your booking.
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. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire 3/4 acre yard, outdoor BBQ deck, and large, secured two-car garage in the barn. Great for bikes and kayaks and diving gear! We now 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. There is a keypad on the barn and kitchen/back door to which you will have a code. Interaction with GuestsWe do not live in the area. Our part-time manager does live nearby, and is available, if needed. "Like" us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and see more fun activities and places to visit while in the Skagit Valley! The NeighborhoodSemi-rural...there are large parcels of farmland, as well as residences lining the street opposite the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Makes for a comfortable, country feeling...superb for walking and relaxing. Getting AroundBellingham Airport, about 40 minutes away, is a very convenient, small facility, serviced by Alaska Airlines and Allegiant Air. Amtrak stops in downtown Mt. Vernon, about 7 minutes from the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Other Things to NotePlan a game of badminton or frisbee...the yard is perfect for FUN!
Good news for our future guests. Scherry and I were able to upgrade our internet capabilities at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. So this bumps the speed up to 25mbps on uploads and 50mbps for downloads. Also, we now can pick from 145 cable stations, including HBO, and receive free movies on Streampix.
Here's hoping all of our guests enjoy this improvement.
Dave & Scherry
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