About this listing
Relax in a gorgeous renovated barn with stunning views of Hood Canal & Olympic Mtns. Graze fresh organic fruits and veggies in season, feed the chickens. Explore miles of hiking/biking trails, historic Port Gamble, Olympics. Play pingpong, do crafts or kick back with an art book from our library. Connect with friends or family in sunny, rustic loft: 2 small sleeping rooms separated by curtains from large open space with futons for 2-8 more. Cook together in well-stocked kitchen with huge table.
Relax and rejuvenate in this inspiring, creative open space with a loft-like ambiance. Built in 1927, this former chicken coop has original wood floors and walls with modern furnishings and comforts. Kick back with extensive games, arts supplies and books.
The Barn will be open for you upon arrival, with a deadbolt key on the welcome table. Ask us to show you our organic micro farm with orchard, blueberries and large open spaces. With a trail map, we'll show you the way to forested glens and a beautiful spring. Bring your bike or hiking shoes for direct access to 4000 acres of hiking/biking trails.
You'll be on a high hill just east of the Hood Canal Bridge, gateway from the Seattle area to to the wilds, beaches, mountains and national parks of the Olympic Peninsula.
- 30 min. from Bainbridge Island
- 30 min. to Historic Port Townsend
- 15 min. to Norwegian town of Poulsbo
- 5 min. to several gorgeous public beaches & boat launch
- 5 min. to historic Port Gamble
Interaction with Guests
If you're into local organic food, we love to share our lifestyle with you. Ask for a taste of our homemade Ginger Brew. You're welcome to nibble fresh garden veggies in season. We'll show you how to access our trails. If you prefer privacy, the space is all yours.
The Barn is located in a small private community, a former 40-acre farm. We live in the original 1927 homestead farmhouse, a short walk away. Explore the private trails, wildlife, natural beauty, and close access to four nearby beaches (maps provided). It's a 5 minute drive or 30-40 minute walk to Port Gamble, with fun antique stores, historic museums, great restaurants such as the Port Gamble General Store and Cafe with seashell museum upstairs. Great drive-thru espresso.
About Historic Port Gamble
A waterfront jewel on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. Founded in 1853, this National Historic Landmark features picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings, shops, an historic church, breathtaking views, and New England style houses on tree-lined streets.
Popular for weddings, Port Gamble also offers live theatre, local museums, craft & antique shops, a tea room & chocolatier, great BBQ, and the fabulous Port Gamble General Store & Cafe.
- Sunday Farmers market April-October
- Annual events include Medieval Faire in June, Muddy Dog Agility Trials in July, 5k runs and marathons, Old Mill Days & Forest Festival in Sept., Ghost Conference in October, and more.
Located 15 minutes from the Kingston-Edmonds ferry, and 35 minutes from the Bainbridge Island-Seattle ferry. A car is recommended for exploring the area, as there are only 4 daily busses here, from Poulsbo or Port Townsend, via Jefferson Transit. You could also get around with a bike.
From Sea-Tac airport, you have two choices: drive south via 1-5 to Tacoma, take WA-16 to Bremerton and then WA-3 to our place (about 1.5 hours, more with traffic). Or you can drive North to downtown Seattle and drive on the Bainbridge Island ferry ( about 1.5 hours, and around $15.00 one way.)
If you are using public transportation, you can take light rail to downtown Seattle and walk on the Bainbridge Island ferry. Kitsap Transit's #90 bus runs north to Poulsbo, where you can transfer to a Jefferson Transit bus (2 scheduled in the morning, 2 in the afternoon), or contact us for a possible pickup.
Other Things to Note
The Barn is best for couples, business travelers, families and groups of close friends, as the open loft space and sleeping rooms do not offer full privacy of separate bedrooms. Some pets are allowed for extra cleaning fees depending on length of stay, minimum $50 per pet.
No smoking within 20 feet of the Barn. We will allow some pets with extra cleaning fees. This former 40 acre farm shares open space and trails with several neighbors; please be respectful.
I'm a writer, singer and creative facilitator of retreats and workshops. My husband makes furniture, sculpture and ginger beer. We grow 95% of our fruits and vegetables on this land. We are honored to tend this beautiful place and enjoy sharing it with others.
As travelers, we seek authentic local culture. We love to discover what is unique and what we share in common with each person and place we meet.