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Inspiring Organic Farm Retreat Overlooking Hood Canal, Olympic Mountains

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Overview of the Barn with a View; view of Hood Canal and Olympic mountains

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come enjoy an inspiring retreat in a gorgeous renovated barn on an organic micro-farm. Enjoy stunning views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, a major trail system, close access to 5 secluded beaches and the historic town of Port Gamble.

Sunny, rustic 900 sq. ft. loft studio floor plan includes full kitchen, full bath, one separate bedroom for two, bedroom nook with single or double trundle bed, and a large open space with sleeping accommodations for 2-6 more with futons and sofa bed.

This 1929-era chicken coop was renovated in to keep the original wood floors and walls. We've added modern touches, including a dishwasher, small stove and refrigerator.

Decor is original art and sculpture made by the owners, as well as a vintage photo collection of music and cultural icons. Curl up on the leather couch and down-filled cozy love seats. Wireless internet is provided, but no TV. Bring your own laptop to watch streaming movies, although we hope you'll unplug and watch the eagles and hawks soaring overhead.

A small deck with bistro table offers inspiring views, for an evening glass of wine and amazing sunsets over the Western mountain range.

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Family-friendly
Kids over age 3 love to stay here, making good use of the crafts supplies, berry-picking and nature trails. Feel free to ask us to open up the ping-pong table! Because of the open floor plan, it may be harder for parents of very young children.

The open sleeping arrangements have worked well for youth groups, girlfriends' bachelorette and baby parties, small family reunions, and families in bereavement. People say that they really have bonded in a different way, being together in the space.

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A natural paradise to soothe your soul
The big open sky here offers an ever-changing view. See gorgeous star-gazing in the night sky, with less competition from artificial light. Common wildlife sightings include pairs of eagles, red-tailed hawks perching in the trees, and hummingbirds; coyotes may serenade you, and wild bunnies are everywhere!

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A sanctuary for the creative spirit
Filmmakers, writers, painters, musicians and performance artists have used the space for creative sabbaticals. Come curl up with a great book from our collection of mythology, spirituality, art, science fiction and fantasy titles. You may use our arts and crafts supplies to make a collage or watercolor. The lower level is a studio for sculpture, furniture-making, ginger beer brewing and writing.

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Local organic flavor & color
If you are a foodie or enjoy local, organic foods, you'll enjoy walking our orchard, feeding the chickens your table scraps, or grazing from a rotating supply of fresh fruits and veggies in our large year-round vegetable gardens. We know several fabulous cooks who use all local organic ingredients. Just ask and we can set you up with a delicious, unique dining experience.

Ask to try a taste of our own micro-brew, Dr. Marvel's Ginger Brew, made here with organic ingredients. Or we may offer you a taste of homemade wine made with berries or fruit grown on the property.
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Amazing trails for nature lovers
This former 40 acre farm offers large open spaces with private trails, forested glens and a beautiful spring. We'd love to show you our trail maps and point the way.
Bring your mountain bike or walking shoes; our property adjoins a 4000 acre system of awesome marked hiking/biking trails for all levels of riders.

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Hood Canal Location & surrounding area
We're situated on a large hill east of the Hood Canal Bridge, gateway from the larger Seattle area to to the wilds, beaches, mountains and national parks of the Olympic Peninsula.
- 30 min. from Bainbridge Island - ferry to Seattle
- 15 min. from Kingston - Ferry to Edmonds
- 30 min. to Historic Port Townsend
- 15 min. to picturesque Norwegian town of Poulsbo - well worth a visit for galleries, brewpubs and restaurants
- 5 min. to several gorgeous public beaches, and park with & boat launch
- 5 min. to historic Port Gamble

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About Historic Port Gamble
A waterfront jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. Founded in 1853, this National Historic Landmark features picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings, shops, an historic church and cemetery, haunted houses, breathtaking views, and New England-style houses on tree-lined streets.

Port Gamble has an outdoor activity center offering kayak rentals, trips, and mountain bike rentals

Popular for weddings, Port Gamble also offers live theatre, local museums, craft & antique shops, a tea room & chocolatier, great BBQ, and the fabulous Port Gamble General Store & Cafe, with a new deck dining overlooking Gamble Bay.

Events include:
- Sunday Farmers market April-October
- Annual events include Medieval Faire in June, Muddy Dog Agility Trials in July, 5k runs and marathons, Old Mill Days & Forest Festival in Sept., Ghost Conference in October, and more.
- Paranormal activity & research
- 5 min. by car or 20 min. walk or bike ride

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Getting to The Barn with a View:
Located 15 minutes from the Kingston-Edmonds ferry, and 35 minutes from the Bainbridge Island-Seattle ferry. A car is recommended for exploring the area, as there are only 4 daily busses here, from Poulsbo or Port Townsend, via Jefferson Transit. You could also get around with a bike.

From Sea-Tac airport, you have two choices: drive south via 1-5 to Tacoma, take WA-16 to Bremerton and then WA-3 to our place (about 1.5 hours, more with traffic). Or you can drive North to downtown Seattle and drive on the Bainbridge Island ferry ( about 1.5 hours, and around $15.00 one way.)

If you are using public transportation, you can take light rail to downtown Seattle and walk on the Bainbridge Island ferry. Kitsap Transit's #90 bus runs north to Poulsbo, where you can transfer to a Jefferson Transit bus (2 scheduled in the morning, 2 in the afternoon), or contact us for a possible pickup.

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love using the art supplies, ping-pong table, and exploring trails and garden. Open space floor plan not suitable for very small children needing quiet bedrooms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Barn is unique - you won't find another place quite like it. Browse our organic garden, feed our chickens, and explore miles of trails and nearby beaches. Great restaurants and historic town. Bring your camera - sunsets are outstanding. Close to the Olympic Penisula and hiking the mountains....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    Speakers for your ipod provided. Not full stereo, although we could provide a boombox. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless and Ethernet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic teas, spices, etc. provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$145 $155
Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $130
Fri, Sat
$750 $1,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Cleaning Fee $35
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
1.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Port Gamble General Store and Cafe
9.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Kingston Ferry Terminal
12.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
White Horse Golf Club
15.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Edmonds Transit Station (amtrak)
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 3
1.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Port Gamble General Store and Cafe
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hurricane Ridge
1.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salsbury Point Park, Poulsbo, WA

Car: Recommended

Amazing trails for nature lovers

This former 40 acre farm offers large open spaces with private trails, forested glens and a beautiful spring. We'd love to show you our trail maps and point the way.

Bring your mountain bike or walking shoes; our property adjoins a 4000 acre system of awesome marked hiking/biking trails for all levels of riders.

About Historic Port Gamble

The Barn is located a 5-min drive or 30 minute walk to Port Gamble, a waterfront jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. Founded in 1853, this National Historic Landmark features picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings, shops, an historic church and cemetery, haunted houses, breathtaking views, and New England-style houses on tree-lined streets.

Port Gamble has an outdoor activity center offering kayak rentals, trips, and mountain bike rentals

Popular for weddings, Port Gamble also offers live theatre, local museums, craft & antique shops, a tea room & chocolatier, great BBQ, and the fabulous Port Gamble General Store & Cafe, with a new deck dining overlooking Gamble Bay.

Events include:

- Sunday Farmers market April-October

- Annual events include Medieval Faire in June, Muddy Dog Agility Trials in July, 5k runs and marathons, Old Mill Days & Forest Festival in Sept., Ghost Conference in October, and more.

- Paranormal activity & research

- 5 min. by car or 20 min. walk or bike ride

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: After meeting my husband at work at TIME Magazine in New York City in 1988, we relocated to the Seattle area in search of a beautiful place to raise kids. While we miss our families back East in St. Louis, Minnesota and New York state, we fell in love with the West Sound region of Puget Sound. Yes, it rains a lot! Summers are outstanding. And this climate is friendly to year-round food production. We bought this old farmstead because it had both the open, sunny space I need and the forested trails that my husband loves. We spent 7 years renovating the Barn, a guest house, farmhouse and other buildings. Recently we got into renovating vintage silver trailers, with an 1977 Airstream Sovereign and a 1955 Royal Mansion on the property. While we really enjoy bringing old things back to life, we are grateful that our marriage survives! We're blessed by a community of warm-hearted people and the gorgeous natural world, right outside our door. Our son is a working musician in the area and our daughter is in college. My husband enjoys making sculpture, wine and ginger beer. I'm a singer and storyteller, and we both enjoy camping at the Pacific Ocean in our VW van.

Why the Owner Chose Poulsbo:
The views of blue water and mountains inspires us every single day! We walk on our trails through moist fern forests to sweeping mountain overlooks or saltwater beaches. We grow %95 of our fruits and vegetables and raise chickens here. Old buildings have the charm of being well used and lived-in. We hope that warmth remains and restores a sense of natural vitality to our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Curling up on the sofa with a book, looking over the big sky and mountains, always refreshes my soul. Taking a walk among giant ferns, picking a few strawberries for breakfast - this feels like the good life. And we love to share it with others.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Overview of the Barn with a View; view of Hood Canal and Olympic mountains

    Overview of the Barn with a View; view of Hood Canal and Olympic mountains

  • Main open floor plan living/dining area

    Main open floor plan living/dining area

  • Living area with library

    Living area with library

  • Bedroom with high performance double mattress

    Bedroom with high performance double mattress

  • Leather futon sleeps 2

    Leather futon sleeps 2

  • Full bath, entry

    Full bath, entry

  • View of organic garden from Barn deck

    View of organic garden from Barn deck

  • Asparagus in May!

    Asparagus in May!

  • Ask for a sample of our homemade Ginger Brew

    Ask for a sample of our homemade Ginger Brew

  • Hiking and biking on nearby trails

    Hiking and biking on nearby trails

  • One of five nearby Hood Canal beaches within 5 min. drive

    One of five nearby Hood Canal beaches within 5 min. drive

  • Entry to the Barn

    Entry to the Barn

  • Windows to the western view

    Windows to the western view

  • Kitchen and dining area; handmade bowling alley table!

    Kitchen and dining area; handmade bowling alley table!

  • 2nd small bedroom with trundle bed

    2nd small bedroom with trundle bed

  • Additional futon for extra guests

    Additional futon for extra guests

  • Deck overlooks view facing west for sunsets; now includes a bistro table

    Deck overlooks view facing west for sunsets; now includes a bistro table

  • You are invited to graze on seasonal foods as available

    You are invited to graze on seasonal foods as available

  • Blueberries in August!

    Blueberries in August!

  • Walk to nearby Port Gamble trail system, over 4,000 acres of roads and trails

    Walk to nearby Port Gamble trail system, over 4,000 acres of roads and trails

  • Mountain Bike race in adjacent Port Gamble trail system

    Mountain Bike race in adjacent Port Gamble trail system

  • I'm Christine!

    I'm Christine!

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