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Delightful Retreat @ Finnriver Cidery & Organic Farm

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Port Townsend house description

Finnriver and the Huckleberry House were featured in National Geographic Explorer magazine as an ideal NW farmstay! Read on to see why...

Delightfully simple and luxuriously comfortable, this newly renovated home offers king & queen beds, organic linens & organic towels, jetted tub plus separate shower, a fully-equipped kitchen, sun porch with writing desk & artist's easel.

Neighboring Finnriver Blueberry Farm & Cidery, the Huckleberry House is bound to rejuvenate you! Centrally located for easy exploration of the Olympic National Park & Forest, Puget Sound and the charming nearby Historic Victorian Port Townsend. Stay in the beautiful Chimacum Valley just South of Port Townsend & experience rural lifestyle with modern conveniences and comfort.


The Huckleberry House is perfectly suited for:



o An Artist or Writer’s retreat
o Honeymoon or Couples Recommitment getaway
o Organic Farm Studies- See Finnriver for upcoming events!
o Local foodies (3 seasonal farmers’ markets within 15 miles)
o Family quality time (no TV or telephone!)
o Solitary Meditation or Yoga retreat


Spacious and tastefully furnished, it’s ideal for 2-5 guests and is a unique retreat while visiting friends and family, attending Centrum Blues and Jazz Festivals, Olympic Music Festival, Wooden Boat Festival, and more!

o The Rose Room features a vaulted ceiling, king-sized pillow top bamboo/soy latex mattress, luxurious organic linens & Italian quilt with Italian marble bedside tables.

o The Blue Nile Room features queen comfort with organic wool, cotton & silk bedding with an Egyptian theme.

o A rollaway bed is available for a child or 5th guest. 5th person charge is $25 per day.





Keywords: House, cottage, accessible, farm, organic

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Finnriver Farm is a working farm, however children are welcome to be part of your stay. As on any farm, we suggest some safety measures as a precaution. Kid's play structure on site....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pippen & Kingston, our working farm dogs, are the resident pooches. We appreciate your leaving your pets at home....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the 33-acre Finnriver Farm, nor on the Huckleberry House property....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age is 25....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Sunroom

                ...moreless

              • Rose Room: 1 king

                'The nicest bed we've ever slept in,' frequent guest comment...moreless

              • Blue Nile: 1 queen

                Cozy and perfect for one or two kids, this room is great....moreless

              • King size beds (1)Pillowtop King of Bamboo/Latex, Organic wool pad, and Down pillows. Queen size Beds (1)Extra thick Queen with organic linens and Silken quilt., Child Beds (1) rollaway twin for child...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Bright & clean, it's perfect for what happens in a bathroom!...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Central dining area, mid-century teak table surrounded by soft and supportive high back chairs of another era- the don't match, but it's a vacation rental......moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Easy cleanup while looking out on the green territorial surroundings and the back patio. Perfect for making food!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                These are terrific while staying at the Huckleberry House- Helpful numerous times throughout the day!...moreless

              • Oven:

                Dark and hot, till you turn on the light, then bright and hot, filled with your delicious dinner!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Thermal stainless carafe allows your bitter, dark brew to stay hot all thru brunch....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Jetson-style technology- you place dirty dishes inside, and they come out clean!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                A high chair is available for infants/toddlers- smearing food is up to them....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Sending tiny waves of electricity to the core of a meal near you......moreless

              • Stove:

                Hot, searing, like a good stove needs to perform. Electric....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Cold, refreshing, like a good fridge oughtta be....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                An ever expanding array of helpful items....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Oven style, great for toast, too!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Aaaaah...Fully organic high thread-count sheets surround you in soft, sleep evoking bliss. Comforters and quilts are of organic silk, wool and cotton, too. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                A 1/4 mile country road brings you across Chimacum Creek and onto the Finnriver Farm property. The Huckleberry House is nestled in the trees......moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                An eliptical trainer is available, but if you're here on vacation......moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                More organic linens here, great for removing moisture from skin....moreless

              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Certified Organic Blueberry Farm & Cidery next door! As a guest at the Huckleberry House you'll have exclusive Finnriver Farm access for pick-n-pay of berries during summer season! Guests love the free-range organic eggs, just-picked produce and hand-crafted Artisan cider, all available from Finnriver Farm. Over 200 laying chickens, goats, pigs, and requisite farm dogs 'Pippen & Kingston' are a joy for younger guests, as well as those young at heart. Our location in the fertile Chimacum Valley means that in addition to farmland, you'll see Bald eagles, Red tail hawks, Turkey vultures and Hummingbirds- this past winter we've seen majestic Trumpeter swans wintering in the valley below, a Ring-necked pheasant poking around, and we hear Pileated woodpeckers frequently darting through the woods. Walk the trail down to the blueberries and to Chimacum Creek where salmon spawn in the late fall....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    CD player and Ipod connector, this little dude will make you shake your booty while making a tasty meal in the open kitchen/dining area. Do a little dance......moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    A few random movies and kids stuff from the last 10 years. Good in a pinch....moreless

                  • Television:

                    The Huckleberry House does not have a tv....moreless

                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We offer WiFi only. Enjoy the peace of phone & TV free vacation, but still be able to check you email on your laptop....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        A nice place to have meals in our temperate climate....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Walk down the Finnriver Farm path to the see the majestic Olympic Mountains, less than an hour's drive away. The Huck House is secluded among Douglas Fir & Cedar....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Fishing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hiking
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Zoo
                          • Boating
                          • Sledding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing

                          Other Activities

                              • Artisan Hard Cider is hand crafted just 50 yards from the back door, where you can sample Artisanal & Farmstead varietals, pick up a dozen farm-fresh eggs, organic vegetables & berries. Guests enjoy a guided tour, scheduled with your hosts, to learn more about this working organic farm & cidery. Whether you grew up on a farm, visited your family's farm as a child, or are bringing your own children to experience farm life, you won't be disappointed!...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Excellent experience

                                Excellent experience

                                • Guest Jessica G.
                                • Date of stay 11/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/10/13
                                My family of 5 found the Huckleberry House completely comfortable in all ways. We enjoyed being on a farm and the walk through the fields. The cidery and tasting were lots of fun, too. The house exceeded all our expectations and felt roomy and spacious. Our host made sure we had everything we needed. This was a great VRBO that we would highly recommend!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                              • accurate

                                accurate

                                • Guest BonnieO (Sebastopol)
                                • Date of stay 09/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                                The Finnriver cottage is lovely, spacious and lovingly decorated. The king sized bed is sumptuous! The lush garden and and many windows filled the rooms with warm green light. We were astonished at our good fortune to stumble into such a sweet place. The 'Food from Here 'store nearby is also a find. Pass on the Chimicum Cafe.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • Breakfast With Robins

                                Breakfast With Robins

                                • Guest a Huckleberry friend of Finnriver (St. Louis, Missouri)
                                • Date of stay 07/14/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                                A nest of robins had breakfast a few feet over my head as I ate mine at the table just out the back door of the Huck House. I was drawn outside by the exquisite light, the layers of green, the wind in the trees, the flowers blooming all around the house, the butterflies floating by. I go to the Huck House every few years to have my own retreat near my sister's home across the valley. I stay to restore myself with the aid of the art and self-help book collections inside, the bird songs all day and into the evening outside, the waterfall my sister will take me to nearby, the charming coffee shops, cafes and restaurants which we can drive to if we feel like leaving at all. I am barely aware of the bustling farm a stone's throw away, though I know my family can get eggs, berries and spirits. It is a short walk to a forest of blueberry bushes, a dozen ducklings, a small wind turbine spinning. The cottage is neat and clean with everything we need (towels, blankets, coffee maker) and nothing that we do not (TV, maids). No one bothers us but we are aware of being part of a peaceful harmonious world.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • Our Favorite Get-Away Spot

                                Our Favorite Get-Away Spot

                                • Guest karen (seattle)
                                • Date of stay 02/21/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                                Since our first magical stay three years ago, our family can't seem to stay away from this enchanted setting. Our kids love the wide-open farm spaces for running between the goats and pigs or among the blueberry bushes. My husband and I love the relaxation that this sweet, clean and well-appointed home brings- not to mention the delicious cidery at the end of the pebbled lane! For us, it's a wonderful respite from our every-day lives- also a convenient hopping-off spot for exploring the peninsula. We just never seem to be able to tear ourselves away from the farm! Everyone is super warm and friendly- from accommodating our kids' desires to watch the farm chores to dropping our farm purchases at our back door. We completely adore the Huckleberry House and look forward to many more trips in the future!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                              • Retreat at Finriver

                                Retreat at Finriver

                                • Guest Seattle Mama (seattle, wa)
                                • Date of stay 07/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                We have been using VRBO for over 10 years in the U.S. and in Europe. We really enjoyed the house at Finnriver Cidery. It was incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The beds are fabulous. It is dark and quiet at night so everyone slept well. The location is close to vibrant Port Townsend, beaches, bike trails, hiking, berry picking, farms to visit, ETC. There are kids to play with if you have kids that like playing… It was very clean and well maintained. The one area for potential improvement would be in what seems typical for a VRBO in terms of "basics" - like providing toilet paper, large frying pan, sugar, any condiments etc. There was nothing major that we couldn't deal with, its just not plush in that dept.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great family getaway

                                Great family getaway

                                • Guest Rich E.
                                • Date of stay 06/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                                My family had an excellent stay at the Huckleberry house. The house is very modern and has plenty of space. When we arrived it was super clean. The master bedroom is large and has the most comfortable bed I've ever used. It is very kid friendly with plenty of toys and books for younger ones. The neighbors and farm staff were very friendly and helpful. It is a short drive to the nearest market. The internet connection was a little squirrelly at times, but it wasn't a big deal. We highly recommend it and would definitely stay again.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                              • Family Getaway

                                Family Getaway

                                • Guest Ambular (Kansas)
                                • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                                We had a great vacation staying at the Huck House. It was a great base for hiking excursions and visits to the local farmers markets. We also enjoyed the cider tasting at Finn River cidery. The cottage was perfect for a cozy secluded feeling, yet an easy drive to town. The cottage itself was super clean, cute and we'll furnished. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • Our ideal vacation spot

                                Our ideal vacation spot

                                • Guest Haley S.
                                • Date of stay 07/12/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                                We visit the Olympic Peninsula annually from our home in Denver. We always stay at the Huckleberry House and look forward to it all year. This beautiful, warm house feels like a second home to us. And it's so charming we often dream of it being our home! While our trips to the Port Townsend area are primarily to visit family, staying at the Huckleberry House makes our time feel like a rejuvenating retreat. And as a family, being on Finnriver Farm is a magical adventure to share with our son. There are many beautiful places to stay in the area, but the Huckleberry House is beautiful while also being unique, welcoming, homey, and refreshing.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              • Setting and Area Wonderful : Host was Off-putting

                                Setting and Area Wonderful : Host was Off-putting

                                • Guest nanorly (Vancouver)
                                • Date of stay 08/04/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                                Booked a week with my two young children (5 & 8) to spend picking blueberries and experiencing a farm and rural setting. My goal was to have them spend a lot of time outside and enjoying the surrounding environment and location on the Olympic Peninsula. The Huck House is very quaint and well-appointed and roomy. We thoroughly enjoyed the amenities, and definitely made use of the blueberry picking which was fantastic. What was off-putting was that the owner, asked that I keep my children indoors and/or away from a birthday party that he was holding on the common play area right outside our door. To say that I was taken aback was an understatement - as my children had already been spending time playing with his children and enjoying the climbing structure in the yard etc...What had started as a very fun, and enjoyable vacation - turned a little sour for myself, who found it more than a little awkward to have to keep my kids away from the party. As kids will be kids, the children still found ways to interact - which resulted in me needing to monitor that they don't talk to the children from the party (who were running all around our little house, laughing and being kids) out the windows etc...As a paying guest, I found this scenario unacceptable. At the time, I was too flummoxed by the request, that I was stunned. Nonetheless, the rest of the time - we kept more to ourselves, and made full use of the u-pick blueberry picking and touring around the area. I was unable to voice my complaint to the owner before we left, as he was no where to be seen and didn't bother to reply to my texts, to indicate that we were checking out. Too bad, great location.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: How sorry I was to hear that Nancy's stay last year was marred by my request during a private party. I do recall some awkwardness even asking, since our kids were having fun together. That said, we had planned a birthday for our 5 year old and it was probably noisy... At least the blueberries were good! I typically respond to emails and phone calls within 12-24 hours, and since I never got any texts, emails or messages after this unfortunate turn of events in the guest's stay, I had no idea. Please know that I take this quite seriously, as I do all guests' concerns. As always, I will continue to meet and greet all guests that stay at the Huckleberry House. Thanks!

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                              • What a gift!

                                What a gift!

                                • Guest Zee (Port Townsend, WA)
                                • Date of stay 07/18/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/05/12
                                Spending time with women friends preparing for my wedding day -- the Huck House held us so sweetly. The Finnriver Farm, the 33 acres of land, and remote location created the perfect spot to feel far away and yet still totally accessible to all my needs. The home was so comfortable and spacious. What a gift it was to spend four days at this incredible spot. I highly recommend this beautiful location!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Imagine growing up on a blueberry farm!!! Marc & Amy Elizabeth moved from Port Townsend to picturesque Chimacum Valley in 2007. Living at Finnriver Farm has been a step into paradise & allows their 2 young sons to explore the farm, woods around The Huckleberry House.

                              Why the Owner Chose Port Townsend:
                              The Huckleberry House was being used as a mother-in-law cottage when we purchased the property. We decided that until Mom's a bit older, we'd share the beauty of the farm with guests. By the way, Mom did stay over Christmas, and loves the home!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Quiet country living, proximity to Port Townsend, the Historic Victorian Seaport 20 minutes away. Our home and the Huck House are on our property and we are on-site owner/operators. We actively meet all our guests, and enjoy providing farm tours as schedules permit. Come see us!


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                              • Rose Room King sized bed w/Italian Organic Linens & antique bedside tables. Aaaa

                                Rose Room King sized bed w/Italian Organic Linens & antique bedside tables. Aaaa

                              • A mix of new furniture & antiques ensure comfortable, natural, livable spaces.

                                A mix of new furniture & antiques ensure comfortable, natural, livable spaces.

                              • Bright & airy the bathroom has a jacuzzi tub & separate shower w/ organic towels

                                Bright & airy the bathroom has a jacuzzi tub & separate shower w/ organic towels

                              • Kid's play area means young ones can enjoy the Huckleberry House, too! Playtime!

                                Kid's play area means young ones can enjoy the Huckleberry House, too! Playtime!

                              • Finnriver from above- Award winning artisan cider & exceptional accommodations

                                Finnriver from above- Award winning artisan cider & exceptional accommodations

                              • The silken Queen of the Blue Nile Room delights the senses. Cozy & comfortable!

                                The silken Queen of the Blue Nile Room delights the senses. Cozy & comfortable!

                              • When not dining in Port Townsend, how about Organic Farm Fresh vegetables!

                                When not dining in Port Townsend, how about Organic Farm Fresh vegetables!

                              • Stainless steel grill on the back patio lets you BBQ & dine in the forest trees

                                Stainless steel grill on the back patio lets you BBQ & dine in the forest trees

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