Charming early 20th century farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. 4 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs: 1 King, 2 Queens, a Twin plus 2 pack 'n' plays, AND downstairs: 1 bedroom (Queen) and full bath. Remodeled/furnished in June 2013. We are pleased added solar panels to our barn!! Even in February we reduced electrical use from the grid by 52%!
We 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, Blue Ray/DVD player, 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, toys, extra blankets, 2 hair dryers, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacribs, 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 a groom's family from Boulder, CO:
The Matthews Family enjoyed their stay at your (home) 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.
DISCOUNT RATES have been applied for select/most Sunday and Thursday nite bookings. So add a day and Enjoy the savings! The charge of $25/night for more than 4 guests is per person. Airbnb will add the taxes, cleaning fee, & booking fees. The monthly fee (28 day max.) 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.
Guests 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. There is a keypad on the barn/garage and kitchen/back door to which you will have a code.
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We do not live in the area. Our part-time manager does live nearby, and is available, if needed. "Like" us on social media and see more fun activities, photos, and places to visit while in the Skagit Valley!
Plan a game of badminton or frisbee...the yard is perfect for FUN!
Our internet speed has been bumped 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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When you arrive, Be a Detective! Poke around, and DISCOVER lots of closets and cabinets all over the house that hold supplies for your convenience...including extra coats, hats, toys, games, pillows, blankets, box fans, griddle, picnic baskets, large cooler, beach chairs, laundry soap, toiletries...
No loud music/noise after 10 pm. Our neighborhood is a friendly, working man's area. We'd like to always be good neighbors.
No subletting of the house or grounds.
The farmer will not tiptoe through your bedroom. So No tiptoeing through the farmland. Do not approach or attempt to feed the bunnies, raccoons or cattle, horses, or goats that are down the road.
Before you leave, please:
Strip the beds & towels, so we know which linens were used, and we don't unnecessarily wash the clean & ready linens.
Empty garbage and start the dishwasher. The garbage can & the Recycle can are behind the old workshop. Big garbage bags for last day clean-up are in the pantry/furnace room.
Secure all doors and windows.
Heat should be turned off , including gas-burning stove (flame & fan set to "0" on the remote), baseboard heater & in-wall units upstairs.
To avoid damage to the septic system, please do not flush feminine products, baby products, etc. down the toilet. Toilet paper only please...
Under no circumstances should tenants burn wood, garbage, etc. on the property, except in the firepit provided. Bring your own S'mores! :-)
Have the hose ready at the back of the barn. Wood and paper and kindling are in the old woodshed.
Please use caution when using the grill and be sure to turn gas off at the tank after use.
The following are prohibited on the property: Candles, fireworks, firearms, illegal drugs, excessive drinking, underage drinking, inappropriate and/or illegal conduct.
Thank you for staying with us and for taking care of our home during your visit. Please DO send us an e-mail, phone call, or text with any concerns or suggestions. We hope you thoroughly enjoy your stay at the Swiss Family Farmhouse!