Recent Bellingham property reviews
"Our family stayed at the Lake Getaway for a Graduation celebration. The cottage had everything we needed to cook and bbq a large meal. Plenty of beach towels for swimming and a safe swimming area for the little ones. We built an outdoor fire every night and fished for bass during the day. The view is wonderful. Overall if you are looking for a comfortable lake house that sleeps over 10 look no further."Guest: Andrea W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014View listing
"My husband and I took our six year old to visit our son who is in college at WWU. We all had a great time. It is a lovely, secluded location but just minutes from Fairhaven and Bellingham. The apartment is clean and beautifully decorated. The bed is comfortable with soft and inviting linens. The owner is easy to work with and helpful."Guest: Heidi L. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 19, 2013View listing
"This is a great place to stay. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. The owners were great to work with. The area is beautiful, safe, and quiet."Guest: Matt H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014View listing
"First off, we want to THANK our hosts for keeping their rates very reasonable and no cleaning fee--very, very appreciated! Bakerview Retreat is definitely a retreat--the loft bedroom windows (great bed and cozy space!)make you feel like you are in your own personal treehouse looking out into the woods. Since our visit was in Spring there was much greenery and birdsong, really enjoyed that. Everything was very clean, we loved that there were two different kinds of coffee makers plus an electric kettle to boot! Plus the wonderful hosts provided some coffee to get you started, plus water bottles and granola bars for both of us. No stovetop or oven but there is a small fridge, microwave, toaster etc, plus a small gas grill on the deck we were able to use for dinner one night. The bathroom is modern and spotless but it is downstairs and the bedroom is up somewhat steep stairs--just so you know if you have leg problems and have the need to use the bathroom frequently it is something to keep in mind. We highly recommend this property!"Guest: Northwest Wanderer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014View listing
Bellingham Travel Tips
Bellingham Vacation Rentals Are Where Visitors Find What Comes Next
The city of Bellingham sits in Whatcom County, in the state of Washington. It is on the Bellingham Bay and surrounded by the Chuckanut Mountains, Mount Baker and Lake Whatcom. The bay is sheltered by various islands including Portage Island and Lummi Island as well as the Lummi Peninsula. Bellingham lodging is serviced by Bellingham international airport and artery roads such as Interstate 5 which leads through the city. With its mild climate, Bellingham benefits from beautiful springs and falls with a pleasant dry summer.
Bellingham Cabins in a World-Record Snow Fall Area
The region of Bellingham vacation rentals is a popular ski area during the winter months. In fact, the Mount Baker Ski Area holds the world record for snow fall at over 1,140 inches. There are perfect conditions for downhill and cross country skiing.
The area is often called "Trail Town, USA" for the massive number of hiking trails around the region. Some of the best trails include the Bay to Baker which starts with a beach walk and heads through parkland. Civic Field Park Trail is a 1.2-mile easy loop through woods and the Frank Geri Fields and back through the woods to connect to Salmon Park Trail. Hikers who enjoy fishing may like the Bug Lake Trail where hikers often stop to enjoy fishing on the route. Whatcom Falls and Whatcom Creek Trails are a variety of gravel trails that include some steep areas and stairs. The facilities at Whatcom Falls include picnic areas, playgrounds, BBQ areas, restrooms and a fish hatchery. Nearby, Whatcom Creek Gorge has stunning waterfall views and a charming stone bridge. Many of the trails here also welcome biking and horseback riding.
Watch the Orcas from the Beach
Bellingham cabins are popular choices for those who are looking for water sport activities. Visitors can choose to spend a day on the beach at the bay or by one of the lakes. At Samish Park, visitors will find a park of almost 40 acres nestled between the lake and Chuckanut Mountains. Here, there is an enclosed swimming area, boating area, fishing and hiking as well as a play area for children. Silver Lake Park is just a short drive from Bellingham and a great area at any time of year. At over 180 acres, the lake is ideal for a quiet day of fishing, either from the shore or by boat. There is also canoeing and kayaking or even pedal boats. Among the beach areas is Birch Bay Beach and Tideland which is a nice place for fishing, shell fishing, boating and beachcombing. Lighthouse Marine Park is a unique area, accessible only by water or from Canada. For centuries, the Native Straits Salish people have harvested sockeye salmon and the park is now one of the best places to spot the Orca whales. During the summer, visitors are regularly able to watch as pods of these impressive mammals make their way past. There is no sea-based whale watching tours, ensuring the whales are left in peace but they come so close to land that visitors will find them easy to watch. Learn more about these incredible creatures at the Orca Center on the boardwalk.
Bellingham Lodging in a Truly Special Location
Bellingham vacation rentals range from cozy cabins, ideal for couples and small families, to large, spacious homes. Each offer everything needed to feel like home during your vacation and most offer many extras and luxuries that make each place special. Luxuries available include everything from big screen TVs, wifi internet access and one even includes a four-person steam room! Many welcome both children and pets.