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Swiss Family Farmhouse: 5 Bedrooms!! 5 Star Reviews!!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 5 Bedroom on the corner of 150 acres prime farmland;

Fabulous Fun in all directions from this charming early 20th century farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. 5 Bedrooms total: 4 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs: 1 King, 2 Queens, a Twin and 2 pack n' plays, AND 1 bedroom (Queen) and full bath conveniently located on the main floor. Remodeled/furnished and offered for the first time in June 2013.

We look forward to sharing our ancestral home with you and 8 of your closest friends!

We are not a B&B. I guess you could say we are a Bed & Bed, since we can sleep 9! We do not live on the premises. You make your own meals. There are large, comfortable living areas, including a library for afternoon reading and napping, a gas-burning stove/fireplace, 42" HDTV, Blue Ray/DVD player, CD player, and high-speed WiFi all included. We have provided a BBQ outside, on a covered deck. We also have a lovely firepit for use only when there is no burn ban in effect. Check online status. Pick up some bundled firewood at local stores.

OTHER AMENITIES: Kitchen/pantry basics, radio, books, puzzles, toys, extra blankets, 2 hair dryers, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacribs, two baby gates: less packing for you!

And you can pack up Our Picnic Basket and take a short drive to Bay View State Park...even on misty days there's a covered picnic area and the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a wealth of information and fun for the whole family. Live starfish waiting to wave and wiggle for your little ones!

Speaking of little ones, do count babies and children in the guest count, as we provide so many amenities for them at Swiss Family Farmhouse, from puzzles & toys & books & movies to trikes, barn boots, and a rocking horse...They love it!

Perfect for family reunions, weekend getaways, wedding parties, baking apple pies (from our trees), picking our raspberries, taking tulip field excursions, Skagit Valley bicycling, sightseeing, and antiquing in every direction! Your group will love this farmhouse for week-long vacations, writers' retreats, church and pastoral retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for relocated executives. Here's a recent note we got from a local who booked Swiss Family Farmhouse for the groom's family from Boulder:

Hi Scherry,

The Matthews Family enjoyed their stay at your VRBO very much. It was so comfortable, cozy and convenient.

Thank you for such a great place for guests to call their home away from home! Michele

The Swiss Family Farmhouse was built in 1909 by my husband's great-great uncle. When Dave's grandfather immigrated from Switzerland, he moved in with his uncle's family. After they moved to a farm next door, Grandpa started his family while running his dairy farm. He helped start the Darigold Co-op, as well as get the first Skagit River dikes built. Friends have said it feels like Grandma's house, with updates! Indeed, it is... come and enjoy!

You and your children will enjoy a walk west down Dunbar Rd. to view the cattle and goats and horses on neighboring farms. And going either direction on Avon-Allen Road, you will find fabulous gardens to admire!

Approximate Drive Time to POINTS OF INTEREST:

Downtown Mt. Vernon shopping: 5 minutes

Tulip Fields & Display Gardens: 7 minutes,

Skagit Golf Club: 9 minutes north,

La Conner: 10 minutes,

Bay View State Park & Padilla Bay Nature Center: 16 minutes,

Eaglemont Golf Club: 18 minutes east

Little Mountain Park (fabulous views): 20 minutes,

Overlook Golf Club: 21 minutes east on Big Lake,

Rosario Beach and Deception Pass Bridge: 25 minutes,

Mt. Erie Park, Fidalgo Island (More fabulous views): 30 minutes,

Anacortes antique stores and Ferry Dock: 30 and 36 minutes

Larrabee State Park on beautiful Chuckanut Drive: 30 minutes

Upriver eagle watching: 45 minutes

Bellingham Airport: 35 minutes

For those with allergy concerns, each bed and pillow has a Protect-A-Bed encasement and mattress cover.  We are not accepting pets as guests.

The Swiss Family Farmhouse is the perfect hub for your family and friends to enjoy all of the Skagit Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

More Details

Owner
Scherry Cherrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 2017

About Scherry Cherrick

Dave's family built this lovely farmhouse in 1909 and ran a dairy farm here. His mother was born and raised here. Dave has many fond memories of Grandma & Grandpa's dairy farm. It is no longer a dairy farm, but the land is leased out for growing potatoes, or corn, or wheat. We lived here ourselves in early married years, and now are privileged to be the caretakers for it during our retirement.

Scherry Cherrick purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Scherry Cherrick chose Northwest & Islands

We have lived all over the United States, and the Skagit Valley is special for its wide open spaces, and easy access to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound beaches. It's blood-pressure dropping characteristic is just perfect for R&R for the whole family. We are proud to have added solar panels to the south side of our barn in 2016!! Even in February we reduced electrical use from the grid by 52%! Over the course of one year our solar will offset 90% of our electricity needs. Hooray!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Only an hour from Seattle, 1&1/2 from Vancouver,BC, less than 10 minutes to Mount Vernon & I-5, and 10 minutes to La Conner. 150 acres of lovely farmland on two sides of the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Serenity. Peace. Relaxation. You win.

Amenities

Mount Vernon Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On the Main Floor; Extra supplies (lotion, bandaids, etc)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs: 'Endless' hot water, Hair dryer; extra supplies;
  • Bright and well-supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Green Room is on main floor, with bath on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Lilac Room: Spacious, morning light; Baseboard Heater.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master includes Vanity with sink; Adjustable Wall Heaters.
  • Actually 5 bedrooms. One more queen: in the Plaid Room: Spacious; Country Comfortable, Access to Nursery. Also: Twin/ Single: in Nursery, accessed thru Plaid Room: bright & cheery; Pack & Play available. Every bedroom has a non-allergenic protector on the mattress and pillows; Extra pillows and blankets; Sets of towels are in each closet, where you may hang them to dry...no wondering if these are yours, or your friends. Each room, except the Nursery, has an extension cord/basket for easy-access charging of your electronics. Two box fans for Warm Summer Nights upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We tried to think of everything! So let us know if there is something you wish was here at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We may have it, and you just haven't spotted it yet!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Swiss Family Farmhouse: 5 Bedrooms!! 5 Star Reviews!!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The Swiss Family Farmhouse was a great place to get together with family! My 2 cousins, 2 sisters and aunt and myself came from 6 states to enjoy the Tulip festival in Skagit Valley! This delightful farmhouse was perfect for us and reminded us of our uncle's farm where we visited frequently while growing up in Wisconsin. The home was warm and inviting and decorated to perfection! We enjoyed sitting around the dining room table or living room and telling stories for hours! I had not seen my cousins in 25 years so we had lots of catching up to do!

The bedrooms were also delightful and we all had our own space ! We truly enjoyed all the pictures and country style this home had!

The house was very close to all the tulip fields and other attractions in the area! The owners of this home were very helpful to us! They left a great notebook full of ideas of things to do and brochures of places to explore! All of the kitchen appliances, TV and DVD were modern and were appreciated!

I would recommend this property to anyone! We could not have picked a better place to stay and will hopefully go back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation for Swiss Family Farmhouse. Your review will give potential guests great confidence in selecting our home for their vacation and events. It was such fun meeting you and your sweet family! We look forward to your return! Scherry and Dave
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5

Wonderful place for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Perfect for our family! Lovely location, great backyard with firepit for evening campfire. Very hospitable hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Roomy house. Very comfortable and quite.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my crew were working nights in Burlington and it was so great to come back to a quite spacious house. We would barbecue before we left for work that night and have dinner at the picnic table looking over beautiful farm and property.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yakima, WA
4

It was great for our family's stay!!

  • 4 of 5

It was perfect for us and the home was so clean and had everything we needed!! Just would have liked one more bathroom!! We were close to our family where the 'Sausage-Fest' activities took place!!

We will definitely consider The Swiss Family Farmhouse for next years' get together!

Scherry was so accommodating and appreciated working with her!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here with a party of 4 adults and 2 small children (1 3 year old and 1 6 month old). The house is charming, and extremely comfortable. Scherry has thought of everything, and I particularly appreciated how the house has everything you need from basic food supplies (sugar, salt, pepper, butter) to some kids' toys, books, and even a high chair. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ali, for your kind words. We are so pleased that your stay was enjoyable. We try to think what we would like in a vacation rental, and then provide it as much as possible. It's such fun to share the blessing of Grandfather Berger's home! Looking forward to your return trip! Happy Summer, Scherry and Dave Swiss Family Farmhouse
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Holland MI
5

Very nice. Clean. Plenty room. Kitchen had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it and would use it again. Would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy, Jayne, that your multi-generational family enjoyed staying at the Swiss Family Farmhouse! And thank you all for taking such good care of our ancestral home. I am happy to be sending along to your daughter the items that were left behind. We hope you are able to visit the Valley again and stay with us, again! :-) Happy Travels back to Michigan, Scherry and Dave Swiss Family Farmhouse
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Skagit River Brewery
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Anacortes Ferry Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Skagit Golf & Country Club.Others less than 6 mi.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak, downtown Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Net: Great burgers and Shakes!
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bayview State Park
Car: necessary

See our Facebook page: Swiss Family Farmhouse. For many more ideas and activities in the area! 'Like' us! Have fun!

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Rates & Availability

Mount Vernon Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Tulip Festival 2018
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,200
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No subletting of the home or grounds.
No smoking.
No pets.
No loud music/noise after 10 pm. We'd like to always be good neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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