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Nature, Beauty, Comfort for 2-24 Near Town-4 Forest Acres Yurt/Hot Tub/BBQ/Decks

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house


chateau / country house
Half Baths

About the property

Northwest Forest & Creek Home for 2-24 with 5 Sleeping rooms, 3.5+bath

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.

Beautiful 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. 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 and wonderful yurt is a few steps from the front door, and can seat a large group (fourteen comfortable chairs provided) 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 large spa hot tub sits at the most private end of this wrap around deck.

The large front lawn ends at a fire circle. The lawn circles down on one end to create a grass amphitheater with a hand built stage at its center.

Expand your accommodation options by reserving one or both of the luxurious eco-suites of Tree Frog Night Inn next door.

Keywords: Yurt, Acreage, Forest, Retreat, Retreat Center, House, Estate, fire circle, creek, deck, cedar tree, stage

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About The Owner

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 where we host Tree Frog Night Inn. 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.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Northwest & Islands

Such a beautiful 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Nature, Beauty, Comfort for 2-24 Near Town-4 Forest Acres Yurt/Hot Tub/BBQ/Decks
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Excellent house for groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 stay here for Thanksgiving. Wow - we were impressed - it is a beautiful home!! It truly feels like a retreat, with gorgeous woods surrounding you, an incredible hot tub on the deck (with an awesome view), and a lovely fireplace. Location was convenient to Seattle, 10 minutes off I-5. Several of our group went on day-long hikes in the area, while others stayed at the house - it worked well for everyone's needs. Kara, the property manager, was very responsive, helpful, and thorough - a pleasure to work with. We would love to come back another year!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental house!

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay at Cedar Tree House in September for a girls weekend. It was clean, warm and inviting and we had a wonderful weekend. Everything was well thought out and Kara was a great communicator. Thanks for having us and I hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get-away house.

  • 5 of 5

In September, a group of us stayed at the Cedar Tree House for our first annual guy's weekend (a weekend full of competitive events including lawn games, poker, etc). This house had everything we needed. Enough beds / baths for everyone, it was secluded, yet convenient to the freeway, the kitchen was well stocked with everything to prepare and enjoy the meals we brought, and it had a great yard for all of our lawn games. The group consensus was to rent this place annually for the event. The management staff is responsive, and very professional. All in all, we could not have asked for more from our stay at Cedar Tree House.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walla Walla, WA, USA

More than Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Tree House was more than perfect for our large group of 14 family members during a weekend of wedding festivities. The setting is peaceful and welcoming, making all of us feel like we were HOME. The house is enveloped in a grove of cedars, which emits a sense of blissful seclusion. I was pleasantly surprised with the large bedrooms, which provided adequate, comfortable beds for all of us. Never once did we feel overcrowded in this spacious, lovely home. The hot tub was one of my favorite experiences - relaxing, floating and enjoying the songs of the frogs. A perfect way to end our busy days. Cedar Tree House will always be our first choice when we visit the Bellingham area! Kara, thank you for your hospitality and genuine spirit of kindness!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful ecological retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 stayed for a two day retreat, and loved it! Comfortable, quiet, green, lovely hot tub under the stars, demonstration permaculture garden - all great! The kitchen is very well equipped and the owners lovely.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honor to host such a wonderful group here doing such good work together. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and setting for your work. We would be pleased to have you back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Cedar Tree House and it was such a wonderful experience. We stayed in the house for the weekend with 20 ladies on our annual women's retreat. It is just spacious enough to have your individual privacy and cozy enough to enjoy time together. We are already planning our next stay at Cedar Tree House. If you are looking for a nice peaceful, clean home and yard this is a must. Hope you book your stay and enjoy it as much as we all have!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Bob's Burgers and Brew, Jalapenos
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Lummi Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
On Rice, Scotty Browns, The Fork, Bob's BB
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Boulevard park
Car: necessary

Three wineries in the neighborhood with tasting rooms, lots of live music, San Juan Islands, Vancouver/Victoria BC, comedy, casinos, Mt. Baker, best in US scenic drives, organic farms/berry picking, farmer's market, great breweries, outdoor sculpture, bird watching, many beautiful parks/walks within minutes


Rates & Availability

Bellingham Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

There is a handy rate calculator on our website that for guests to check. Year Round Rate range is $218-$665, depending on the size of the group and length of stay. Discounts: 10% off for 2 night stay, 13% off for 3, 15% off 4+ nights. 7th night free! Bed linens & pillows $18/bed--one time fee (optional) bath linen/cloth napkin sets $7/person--one time fee (optional). Add'l discounts 5-25% possib

Please see the rate calculator on our website to calculate your rates. The rate above is our lowest rate for a group of seven or fewer for multiple nights (though this rate is even smaller in winter). The seventh night is free. There is a refundable damage deposit but no cleaning fee. First night is due on reservation, with the balance due seven days prior.

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Bellingham Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Also a sink in each sleeping room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Ocean Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Ocean Room is on the main floor with its own full bath/deck
    Forest Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Forest Room is on the second floor and shares bath w/Cascade
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Cascade Rm is on 2nd floor and shares fiull bath w/ Forest
    Wildflower Room - 2 double , 2 bunk bed , Wildflower is on 2nd Floor; uses green full bath on main flr
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , All are futon type beds; loft is open to the downstairs/hall
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2 on bottom), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin), Bunk Beds (5-twins on top)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Yurt with radiant heated bamboo floor, Large game lawn, Natural grass slope amphitheater & stage, Bonfire circle, Trails, Outdoor dining for 24 (in addition to indoor), Large marble dressing room with upscale cabinetry--bridal style, complete spa services available in spa room next door by reservation

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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