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Let the robins usher in the new day! Smell the ripe moss and fern forest that envelope this eco-hip, smartly refurbished 70's A-frame. We took a perfectly good four bedroom cabin and ripped all the interior walls out to construct this diamond in the wilderness.
The Jim Jack Shack is the more grown up, citified version of The Mt Baker Birdhouse (www.vrbo.com/348877) and is located within throwing distance, making them the perfect compliment to each other. Rent the lower house for the kids!
The Jim Jack Shack has been an outlet for our artistic side. Everything here is the culmination of hard work, ingenuity and long weekends by both of us. It has all new appliances, the kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There is a nice coffee maker and blade grinder onsite.
Built for utilitarian comfort out of as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible, the Jim Jack Shack is also super insulated. You will be amazed at the quiet. Try it! You will like it!
We have chosen not to enclose the bedroom. The king bed sits out in the middle of the second floor, which I suppose could technically BE the bedroom....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
First floor bathroom has an antique tub totally worth a try!...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
The second floor bathroom is steps from the bed!...moreless
Both bathrooms feature heated tile floors and awesome views straight into the National Forest. Sure to delight....moreless
The Jim Jack Shack was rebuilt, modified and refined with you in mind. It is autonomous, reliable, self-explanatory and easy to use. We are very proud of our creation and have taken every care to ensure that your stay will be harmonious and unencumbered....moreless
An eclectic array of books are stacked randomly around the house. Most are worthy reads....moreless
The best. Bosch. You can't even tell that it is running, it is so quiet....moreless
Stocked kitchen with all the necessities. There might be some salt and pepper around, but don't count on it....moreless
Perhaps our coolest kitchen item. This device cooks much faster than a stove, or an oven. In fact, this microwave is also a convection oven. You can cook things in a ridiculously short time frame....moreless
Limited. We try to ensure that there is a loaded salt and pepper shaker, all cleaning supplies are on hand, there might be some sugar around.......moreless
Samsung, new, and it is black. Put your food in there, it stays cold! Try the freezer, even colder! Automatic ice maker, bring your own lemonade....moreless
Yes we have a stove! Four burner, black in color, Samsung is the make, and it has a built-in timer!...moreless
Deck / Patio:
There is a nice back deck area where it is possible to view nature, without getting your feet dirty....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
The Nooksack River is a popular River kayaking spot. Quite close....moreless
We have a medium sized charcoal grill on the back deck. Grill away!...moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
Mt. Baker Ski Area is thirty minute from your door. Just about as close as you can get for overnight lodging....moreless
There is a nice, fenced outdoor court less than a five minute walk from the cabin. open during the warmer months....moreless
Pool / Spa
Part of the Snowline community, the outdoor pool is open US Memorial Day weekend and closes US Labor Day weekend. Less than a five minute walk....moreless
Lovely, private hot tub just steps from the back door....moreless
Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next sixty days.
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The Jim Jack Shack is an attraction in and of itself. But if you must leave the cabin, there are plenty of things to do, year round. Some of the favorites of our family include, but are not limited to: Skiing, hiking, picking mushrooms, riding bikes, picking blueberries, sitting at the bar at Grahams, disc golf, jogging on logging roads, bragging about our ski day, watching baby splash in the pool, watching baby do anything.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My wife and I live in Bellingam, Wa. with our young daughter and two ornery dogs. We like to spend our time looking for cool, eclectic homes to rent around the world! Although mostly we just stay home and try to raise our daughter the best we can.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Baker: The Jim Jack Shack is the second vacation cabin to be rebuilt by us. Seven long years in the making, we are proud of what we have created, and hope that others enjoy them as much as we certainly do. Located on the edge of the Mt. Baker National Forest, the view out the back entrances. Towering cedars and hemlocks, enormous ferns and moss covered boulders, the serenity is un-equaled.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: This is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. We site-built everything possible and re-used old material when aesthetically permittable. The views are completely private and territorial. Look out the window, any window, and your eyes will feast upon delights of the North Cascades. Sword ferns, Western Red Cedar trees, moss galore, Maples and mushrooms. Come for the cabin, you will return for the view (and the cabin). Need some peace and quiet? This is the place. The roof and walls are crazy-insulated, hardly a peep can be heard of what little traffic there is. Stare out the window. It is like Planet Earth on mute. Create your own sound track.