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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A beautiful 2.5 acre private farmhouse estate at the base of the Olympic Mountains and just steps away from the Dungeness River. With 5 relaxing suites, gourmet kitchen, library and sprawling grounds, Fern Hollow is the perfect location for your long weekend away. Fully stocked and ready for your arrival. Large patio area perfect for a bbq with your family or relax in the gardens reading a book. You will definitely enjoy your stay.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    We have had people stay onsite that have limited mobility and use a wheelchair. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking area in the on site parking lot only. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Heirloom Suite Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub, separate toilet room, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Dupont Suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vessel sink located in main room area....moreless

  • Heirloom Suite Bath: toilet, shower

    pedestal sink...moreless

  • Paddock Suite Bath: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink...moreless

  • Tom Cat Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Console sink, separate toilet area....moreless

  • Powder Bath: toilet

    Console sink...moreless


  • Books:

    A library stocked with an adequate selection of books for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The house is piped with a sound system that is iPod ready and projects onto the decks, patios, porches and throughout the common areas of the house....moreless

  • Television:

    (6) Each suite has its own cable television. The library has a television including cable and on demand options....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Fern Hollow is located just steps away from the Dungeness River in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The back of the property is bordered by a tributary of the Dungeness River. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    There are 2 gas fireplaces. One in the living room and one in the Honeymoon Suite....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi is available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is provided including extra blankets if necessary....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Onsite parking is available for overnight guests....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets of towels are provided in each suite and extras are on site if needed....moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wood Stove:

    A wood stove is located in the library....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig & standard coffee maker available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dinnerware, flatware, and all necessary cooking and serving equipment....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) 2 stainless dishwashers....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    An amazing farm kitchen with tile counter tops, stocked with all the equipment needed to make the perfect meal. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 2 sub-zero style fridge/freezer combos. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 oversized electric ovens with 1 six burner range....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Spacious private balcony off the Honeymoon Suite....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) 3 decks and a 4000 sq foot patio is available for your use, surrounded by gardens and water features....moreless

  • Golf:


  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 30' stainless grills with rotisserie are available for your use. Cleaning fee applies....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    At the front of the house you are met with a beautiful porch adorned with 6 white rocking chairs. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:


House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • cleaning fee $325 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.4%


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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
William R Fairchild International Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry - Bainbridge-Seattle
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cedars at Dungeness
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dungeness Spit - National Wildlife Refuge

Car: Necessary

Fern Hollow is remarkable in that it offers each guest the opportunity to realize their own vision in a relaxing setting. The barn is rustic, yet heated and elegantly lit. The 4000 sq. ft. brick patio located in the center of our gorgeous gardens along with the ample landscapes and lawns surrounding the house and barn offer perfect locations for an afternoon bbq.

Fern Hollow’s perfect location allows you to combine visits to some of Washington’s most beautiful scenery. The Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, the Dungeness Spit, golfing at the Cedars at Dungeness, Club 7 at the Seven Cedars Casino, and the Alderwood Bistro are some nearby attractions and dinning experiences. With easy day trips to both Victoria and scenic Port Townsend, Fern Hollow can act as the perfect relaxing spot in between many fun day trip options.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Fern Hollow’s owners were born and raised in Sequim. Bill and Patti Kimler, have a history in Sequim and especially on Taylor Cut Off Road, which is nestled near the Dungeness River at the foothills of the stunning Olympic Mountains. Patti’s grandmother, Elsie, was a child of Sarah and Amos Cameron, pioneers of the Olympic Peninsula. Patti spent many hours on Elsie’s 25 acre ranch on Taylor Cut Off Rd in the 1960’s and 70’s. In 1986 Bill and Patti bought the property next door to what is now Fern Hollow. They lived there for 12 years, raising two daughters in the rural Sequim area. This is where they met and came to love Fern Hollow’s prior owners, Ruth and Jack Fechter.

Why the Owner Chose Sequim:
Ruth and Jack had come, upon retirement, to this sunny Sequim location where they made their home for the next 27 years. In 2006, the Fechter’s knew the time had come to relocate closer to family in Montana, so they reluctantly put their beloved farmhouse and acreage on the market. The economy unfortunately was on a downward turn. Real estate was not selling and the Fechter’s were looking at the overwhelming demands of a crumbling barn and 1943 farmhouse, which was heated primarily by several wood stoves, including a wood cook stove they still used in the kitchen. With winter fast approaching, the Kimler’s decided to step in and relieve their dear friends of what was proving to be a long futile effort to sell the property. Bill and Patti used their accumulated savings to purchase the property in October of 2007. It has been a 3 ½ year process. While Bill completed the restoration of the barn, Patti consulted with landscape designer and architect, Francis Spillane, to come up with both a concept for the grounds and plans for the renovation of the house. The landscape vision was eventually realized. The on site participation of Brett Schafe was instrumental in the completion of everything from peeling of logs for barn repairs, to application of masonry on 73 river rock columns. Brett, along with other contractors, participated in all phases of the house remodel, including the framing, cabinet installation, tile, and trim work. What you will find here is a culmination of vision and hard work with the intention to create a beautiful, serene, natural tribute honoring some of Bill and Patti’s fondest memories. It was also their intention to permanently retain the essence of the premise’s unaffected beauty as a tribute to the dearly loved neighbors who peacefully tended and cared for this property for 27 years.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Bill and Patti wanted to create an environment reminiscent of the past, somewhere you could celebrate with the nostalgia of a simpler time, in awe of the beauty nature provides and with the expansiveness necessary to enfold your love ones away from the noise and bustle of modern life. We hope you will enjoy your visit here. Please take the time to stroll around the property. We have a covey of quail living in the large Red Twig on the north property line. There is at least one pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers that frequent the Weeping Birch at the pond and it is not unusual to see a Great Blue Heron or Bald Eagle pass by on their way to or from the Dungeness River. We think you will find feng shui here…a captivating spot to get together with friends and loved ones…a natural setting to enjoy while celebrating each other…all in all, the perfect gathering spot.

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  • The farm house from the front pond.

    The farm house from the front pond.

  • Paddock Suite

    Paddock Suite

  • Dupont Suite

    Dupont Suite

  • Tom Cat Suite

    Tom Cat Suite

  • Living room with gas fireplace.

    Living room with gas fireplace.

  • Grand piano in the library.

    Grand piano in the library.

  • One of the beautiful ponds on the property.

    One of the beautiful ponds on the property.

  • The barn from the hand laid brick patio.

    The barn from the hand laid brick patio.

  • The beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains from the decks.

    The beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains from the decks.

  • The front porch.

    The front porch.

  • Gas fireplace in Honeymoon Suite

    Gas fireplace in Honeymoon Suite

  • Claw foot tub and 5' shower in Honeymoon Suite.

    Claw foot tub and 5' shower in Honeymoon Suite.

  • Tom Cat Suite

    Tom Cat Suite

  • Upstairs Honeymoon Suite with private balcony.

    Upstairs Honeymoon Suite with private balcony.

  • Children enjoying the paths.

    Children enjoying the paths.

  • The Olympic Mountains from the back lawn.

    The Olympic Mountains from the back lawn.

  • A view of the barn from one of the many walking paths on the property.

    A view of the barn from one of the many walking paths on the property.

  • A bride on the Honeymoon Suite balcony.

    A bride on the Honeymoon Suite balcony.

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