About the property
- House2700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
5 sleeping rooms each w/sink +3.5 baths; 4 queens, 4 fulls, 3 twins, 5 top twins
Rate note: This rate includes linens for seven--your custom rate (frequently lower) depends on your group size, length of stay and linen selection. You can calculate it yourself on our own cedartreellc site where you can also reserve. Extra discounts available for large groups and weekday stays in off season.
Groups of all types and sizes will enjoy the relaxing comforts of Cedar Tree House. Set on four acres of cedar forest, lawn & gardens on rushing Squalicum Creek, this contemporary northwest home offers five themed sleeping rooms and wonderful common amenities. Relax and enjoy the activities of the country setting, while being only a ten minute drive from wonderful restaurants, entertainment, shopping and nightlife.
Nice furnishings are complemented by original photographs and artwork; tile, granite and marble counters; wood floors adorned with striking rugs; and bedding suiting the outdoor themes of each room (linens provided with beds unmade--optional upgrade to have beds made up). Each sleeping room has its own sink (in addition to the 3 1/2 baths), as well as a CD/iPod player, bedside lamps and comfortable Posturepedic mattresses. Basic bath, kitchen, and household supplies are provided, as is an initial supply of firewood.
The large kitchen and dining area is well suited to large groups. In addition, there are three spaces for relaxing, socializing, meeting and gathering. The comfortable living room (seating up to 24 conference style), complete with woodstove and large flat screen tv, and the cozy Fairhaven Loft (seating about nine) are in the main house. The unique round yurt is a few steps from the front door, and can seat a large group (fourteen comfortable chairs provided but more can fit) in its round, lattice-framed form. The yurt has in-floor radiant heat, a beautiful bamboo floor, dimmable lighting, and a sound system.
The large back deck and lanai overlooking the Creek comfortably seat 24 diners and offer beautiful hand-made cedar benches for sitting and enjoying the natural beauty around you. The spa hot tub for six sits on the east side of the house behind a bamboo screen.
The large front lawn ends at a fire circle and provides opportunities for games, outdoor gatherings, lounging, or even small outdoor events. In the summer, enjoy the swinging bench. The lawn circles down on one end to create a grass amphitheater with a hand built stage at its center.
Most outdoor sports are less than 10 minutes away amidst stunning scenery--road & mountain biking, hiking, lake sports & parks & beach, river sports, many parks for walking, several golf courses, outdoor art, wildlife viewing, scenic drives & ocean sports and beaches. High alpine hiking and great winter skiing are an hour away.
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- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
My name is Kara, and I am so pleased you are considering staying at Cedar Tree House! I enjoy welcoming people here to this beautiful part of the Country, and my husband Kurt and I live next door. I enjoy hiking, yoga, volunteering for various organizations, traveling, consensus decision-making, cross-cultural exchange, cooking, singing, managing projects/events, XC skiing, bicycling, wildlife watching, speaking French, good wine, great movies, and people of all ages.
Kara purchased this House in 2010
Why Kara chose Bellingham
Such a beautiful mature forest and creek. Some of the trees are 100+ feet tall. Very centrally located for all the wonderful outdoor activities that beautiful Whatcom County has to offer, yet still so close to town.
What makes this House unique
Stage in natural grass amphitheater, yurt, very large lawn, large wrap around deck looking down at the creek, bonfire circle, sink in every bedroom; free wifi; lots of off-street parking
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic space, great location, really nice hosts
Basically everything we could've hoped for -- the house is well laid out and well taken care of, it was perfectly comfortable even with a really large group of 24, the hot tub and the fire pit and the yurt were all terrific, it's really easy to reach from town, and the hosts were super easy to work with.
Wedding Rehearsal dinner
The cedar tree house is as advertised. It is Clean, well equipped, appropriate for group gatherings. Kara was very responsive and pleasant to work with. Great hot tub, secluded property, and an overall good retreat. I used the property to host a backyard BBQ style rehearsal dinner for 32 people. The plan was to set up my own tables in the yard, but due to rain, we were able to move them into the Yurt and stay dry. Many Thanks to Kara for letting me rent the space to accommodate all my guests.
A great spot for a larger group!
We are a dozen guys who like to spend the week golfing, eating, drinking great wine and playing some poker. This rental worked very well: lots of beds with excellent mattresses, a very well-equipped kitchen, and a large table that accommodates everyone. The hot tub is a welcome bonus, and there is ample parking. The only drawback is the absence of a lake or swimming hole, a feature that some previous rentals offered, but I guess no place is perfect. Overall, this is a very good place for larger groups, offering lots of shade and privacy. We will likely return next year.
Beautiful house nestled in 4 acres of green forest
Cedar Tree House was perfect for our family reunion last July. The house is beautifully designed and tastefully decorated with lovely thematic bedrooms. The kitchen and dining area modern and up-to-date with appliances and supplies for cooking and eating. The living room is very cozy and was a wonderful gathering place for our family. The grandchildren enjoyed putting on a play on the outdoor stage, and the yurt was the great perfect location for quiet times and family games. The expansive yard, which includes a stream, is beautiful a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the world even though we were conveniently located not far from shopping. Our location was perfect as a starting place for day outings to Bellingham, the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker, and Vancouver. I love how the many windows bring the beauty of the green landscape inside Cedar Tree House.
Wonderful place for retreats and reunions
We rented the Cedar Tree house for a family reunion of 14 people and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The house, the grounds, the gazebo, the surrounding environment and the hosts were spot on. It was a nice respite from the everyday grind. I look forward to returning in the future!
Excellent retreat spot especially for larger groups!
We stayed at the Cedar Tree House for our church retreat composed of 5 different families all with children. The house was the perfect destination for our group as there were just the right amount of rooms and space for all of our families to sleep and stay comfortably for the night. The house was clean, well organized, and everything we needed was provided for. The amenities outside of the house were also excellent. We took full advantage of the fire pit at night and used the Yurt for our group gatherings.
The location is also great as it's not too far of a drive for families from Seattle and there are beautiful parks nearby in the Bellingham area that families can go to to hang out afterwards or before.
Lastly, the owner Kara is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very responsive, super professional, and an excellent communicator.
Our entire group loved our stay there and if we do another retreat together, we'll definitely be looking at the Cedar Tree House again!
Three wineries in the neighborhood with tasting rooms, lots of live music, San Juan Islands, more great micro breweries than we can track, Vancouver/Victoria BC, comedy, casinos, Mt. Baker, best in US scenic drives, organic farms/berry picking, farmer's market, outdoor sculpture, bird watching, many beautiful parks/walks within minutes