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Bow-Edison: Blanchard Mountain Farm Guest House

SuperhostBow, Washington, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Linda
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Relax in a cozy, bright 1-bedroom Guest House with exquisite views on an organic Skagit farm. We're 1.5 miles to Edison, off Chuckanut Drive, close to eateries and galleries. Explore Edison, hike, bike, bird or relax on the deck and enjoy the scenery. It's 30 minutes to Bellingham, 20 minutes to Mount Vernon. Perfect for foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, creatives, writers, baking students, farm lovers. Enjoy Edison and surroundings for a short or long stay while resting in a quiet, lovely place!

The space
NOTE: If you're interested in a longer stay of up to 2 months, please inquire!

The living space in the guest house is cozy, comfortable and private and filled with south-facing natural light with warm radiant heat in all rooms in winter and cool breezes in summer.

The small, elevated semi-covered deck has Adirondack chairs for relaxing outdoors with a morning cup of coffee or enjoying a late afternoon glass of wine. It is a great place to bird watch; with herons, hawks, eagles and swans flying overhead or perching on fence posts right in front of you! There are two pairs of binoculars in the guest house if you need them. The views, out every window and on the deck, are truly lovely! You cannot see our home from inside or from the deck so you will have a lot of privacy.

The guest house has an eclectic mixture of new and vintage furnishings, including Linda's grandmother's bedroom set. There is a futon couch in the common space that converts into a double sleeping bed if needed. The kitchen is fully stocked with wine glasses, dishes, condiments, coffee (and 3 ways to make it!) and any type of cook or bake-ware you might need for a longer stay or if you want to buy locally produced products and prepare them at home. There is a stove/oven, a full refrigerator/freezer and a microwave. The bedding and pillows are super comfortable and there is a large closet in the bedroom.

On a seasonal basis we have lots of wonderful, fresh produce at the farm for you to sample or make into a meal. We are a certified organic farm and grow commercial produce for individuals, nearby restaurants including Terramar, Chuckanut Manor, Rhody Cafe and Samish Bay Cheese; and restaurants in Bellingham, San Juans and Seattle area.

Foodies love it here as we are very close to popular farm-to-table restaurants, bakeries and other farms. We are about one mile to our neighbors/farm friends at Bow Hill Blueberries and Samish Bay Cheese. You can see Samish Bay Cheese and their cows from the guest house as our land borders theirs. You can walk .7 mile to Farm to Market Bakery and The Rhody Cafe. We are just 1.5 miles to the wonderful community of Edison where there are eateries, art galleries, and unique shops.

Baking students at WSU's Bread Lab/King Arthur Flour's Baking School enjoy staying at our place when they are taking classes. We are active in and located within the local food community that includes two bakeries! Our place offers a quick commute to the school while allowing students to stay in a beautiful setting for a reasonable price.

Birders love our place as we are in the center of wintering bird populations such as swans and snow geese! There are often unique raptors that can be found on our road and many birders use our parking area to set up spotting scopes. The Skagit tulip and daffodil fields are a beautiful 20 minute drive south or a nice bike ride away making it a lovely space to stay during the annual Skagit Tulip Festival in April. It is quieter here, and away from the crowds, so it is a nice place to rest after a day in the flowers.

Guest access
The guest house is attached to our red barn. It looks out over beautiful farm fields, to our 20 acres and adjacent farms. From our farm you can also look out to the San Juan Islands, Lummi Island, Blanchard Mountain and the rest of the Chuckanuts. Guests can observe nature around our farm, safely walk or run up and down our half mile dead-end road and there is lots of outdoor space near the guest house. Guests are always welcome to walk around our farm on mowed paths. There is room to store bikes and other outdoor equipment. We have a produce stand that is open seasonally to the public so there may be other visitors around the parking area on occasion. If guests are interested in organic farming, we are always happy to chat or give a tour.

Other things to note
In spring through fall there is other farming activity on a portion of our farm that we lease out for organic hay and occasional cow grazing and on neighboring conventional (not organic) farms. This involves large equipment. Adjacent conventional farms drive trucks and tractor equipment past our place, and across from our place, and on some years they run irrigation throughout the night using generators and may harvest vegetables throughout the day and night. This can be noisy and very dusty at times. Farming by other adjacent commercial farms, or even our neighbors recreating or doing landscaping on their property, is not something we have control over and can result in dust, noise, lights or aromas at any time of day or night.

This is farm life in Skagit County! Sometimes coyotes are calling and raptors are flying, sometimes farming is happening. Come experience it! In general, winter is a quieter season though during certain winter months the region is popular with hunters and shooting can be heard. We can hear and see trains from our property...some folks love this! We are much further away from the train tracks than many other nearby places so sleep should not be disturbed. Most guests remark to us that "it's so quiet here!"
Relax in a cozy, bright 1-bedroom Guest House with exquisite views on an organic Skagit farm. We're 1.5 miles to Edison, off Chuckanut Drive, close to eateries and galleries. Explore Edison, hike, bike, bird or relax on the deck and enjoy the scenery. It's 30 minutes to Bellingham, 20 minutes to Mount Vernon. Perfect for foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, creatives, writers, baking students, farm lovers. Enjoy Edison and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter

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Bow, Washington, United States

The views and the light here are spectacular! The sunsets are frequently awesome in the Magic Skagit and from our farm. Our place is within the Samish flats so the views are long and vast. You can see Lummi Island and the San Juan Islands. Blanchard Mountain is perched right in front of our farm and it's often breathtaking.

We love the restaurants and bakeries in the Bow area that are very close to the farm along Chuckanut Drive; such as The Rhody Cafe, Farm to Market Bakery and Chuckanut Manor. We also adore BreadFarm, Tweets, Mariposa, Terramar Brewing & Distilling and Slough Food in downtown Edison (a 5-minute drive or a short bike ride away)!

We are just a few miles from Taylor Shellfish where you can get oysters and eat them on the edge of beautiful Samish Bay. There are also 3 pubs nearby (Edison and Allen) and great places in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes and LaConner.

We are close-by a couple other lovely farms: Samish Bay Cheese and Bow Hill Blueberries, both of which are open year-round. Spring through fall we have a nearby farmers' market: on Sundays the Bow Farmers Market is at Samish Bay Cheese on Bow Hill Road (you can see the market across our farm field!). There is a binder in the guest house with recommendations and menus.

There are occasional art openings at nearby galleries and dancing every Sunday night at the Old Edison Inn. Be sure to check out Hedgerow, the Lucky Dumpster, Smith and Valley and i.e. Gallery in Edison.

We are very close to trail heads to hike up into the Chuckanuts! If you want to take in a movie there is the non-profit Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon and Pickford in Bellingham as well as more traditional theaters in Burlington and Bellingham. If you enjoy breweries, just ask us...there are good ones everywhere!
The views and the light here are spectacular! The sunsets are frequently awesome in the Magic Skagit and from our farm. Our place is within the Samish flats so the views are long and vast. You can see Lummi Isl…

Hosted by Linda

Joined in February 2017
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My husband Walter and I have owned our 20-acre farm in Bow, WA since 2013. We grow certified organic produce. Our farm focuses on the connections between community, good food, learning and a healthy ecosystem. We enjoy sharing our beautiful land with people and wildlife. We have a farm stand, classroom and lovely newer guest house that we rent by the night for farm stays. We are passionate about growing and eating good food and helping to feed our neighbors, family, friends and guests.
My husband Walter and I have owned our 20-acre farm in Bow, WA since 2013. We grow certified organic produce. Our farm focuses on the connections between community, good food, lear…
During your stay
We live in the main house and are enthusiastic to share local resources with guests and advise on places to visit. At the same time, we will give you lots of privacy. Our house is nearby but we designed the Guest House to feel private. Because this is a working farm, we may be moving around the farm doing chores. We also have part time off-farm jobs during the academic year.

Spring through fall, at any given time there may be activity going on related to farming (or maintaining our 20 acres), including the use of machinery, irrigation, weeding, harvesting and preparations for wholesale/retail or farmers markets. We love sharing our farming endeavors with visitors and are always open to volunteer participation!
We live in the main house and are enthusiastic to share local resources with guests and advise on places to visit. At the same time, we will give you lots of privacy. Our house is…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250