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Perfect for couples and those that want to be! Hot tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!

Deming, WA, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

One bedroom, two bath. Sleeps 2.

Let the robins usher in the new day! Smell the ripe moss and fern forest that envelope this eco-hip, smartly refurbished 70's A-frame. We took a perfectly good four bedroom cabin and ripped all the interior walls out to construct this diamond in the wilderness.

The Jim Jack Shack is the more grown up, citified version of The Mt Baker Birdhouse (vrbo 348877) and is located within throwing distance, making them the perfect compliment to each other. Rent the lower house for the kids!

The Jim Jack Shack has been an outlet for our artistic side. Everything here is the culmination of hard work, ingenuity and long weekends by both of us. It has all new appliances, the kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There is a nice coffee maker and blade grinder onsite.

Built for utilitarian comfort out of as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible, the Jim Jack Shack is also super insulated. You will be amazed at the quiet. Try it! You will like it!


eli lee

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About eli lee

My wife and I live in Bellingam, Wa. with our young daughter and two ornery dogs. We like to spend our time looking for cool, eclectic homes to rent around the world! Although mostly we just stay home and try to raise our daughter the best we can.

eli lee purchased this House in 2005

Why eli lee chose Glacier

The Jim Jack Shack is the second vacation cabin to be rebuilt by us. Seven long years in the making, we are proud of what we have created, and hope that others enjoy them as much as we certainly do. Located on the edge of the Mt. Baker National Forest, the view out the back entrances. Towering cedars and hemlocks, enormous ferns and moss covered boulders, the serenity is un-equaled.

What makes this House unique

This is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. We site-built everything possible and re-used old material when aesthetically permittable. The views are completely private and territorial. Look out the window, any window, and your eyes will feast upon delights of the North Cascades. Sword ferns, Western Red Cedar trees, moss galore, Maples and mushrooms. Come for the cabin, you will return for the view (and the cabin). Need some peace and quiet? This is the place. The roof and walls are crazy-insulated, hardly a peep can be heard of what little traffic there is. Stare out the window. It is like Planet Earth on mute. Create your own sound track.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • We have chosen not to enclose the bedroom. The king bed sits out in the middle of the second floor, which I suppose could technically BE the bedroom.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, First floor bathroom has an antique tub totally worth a try!
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, The second floor bathroom is steps from the bed!
      • Both bathrooms feature heated tile floors and awesome views straight into the National Forest. Sure to delight.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Not much of a water view, but there is a pond stocked with fish, best for kids I would say.
        • Mountain View
          The back of the house stares right into the Mt Baker National Forest. Tall cedar, fir and hemlock trees dominate. Not technically a mountain view, more like part-of-a-mountain view!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      The living room is two part. Main floor has cozy couch close to fire, there is also 'Gramma's Attic' on the third floor with an additional couch, TV and DVD player.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New, also square, works great.
                    • Heating
                      Welcome to the 21st century, folks. Our cabin is heated!
                    • Internet
                      yes we have wifi. Intermittent service failures are a circumstance that is beyond our control, and no sleeping accommodation refunds are provided if the FREE WiFi SERVICE fails to function properly.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are handmade by local craftsman who spin the wool using ancient techniques passed down from ski bum to ski bum. Nope, not true. We buy most of them from Costco or TJ Maxx.
                    • Fireplace
                      There is a gas fireplace on the first floor. This is also the back-up heat in case of power-outage. It works quite well, and looks attractive too!
                    • Parking
                      Parking off street.
                    • Telephone
                      There is no cellular service in Glacier! We do have a land-line though. Long distance is not included, so bring a phone card with you.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New, front loader, square. Works great.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                          Perhaps our coolest kitchen item. This device cooks much faster than a stove, or an oven. In fact, this microwave is also a convection oven. You can cook things in a ridiculously short time frame.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          We have a nice drip-coffee maker. Also a simple blade grinder for coffee beans is on hand.
                        • Dishwasher
                          The best. Bosch. You can't even tell that it is running, it is so quiet.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Stocked kitchen with all the necessities. There might be some salt and pepper around, but don't count on it.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Yes we have dishes. And utensils.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Limited. We try to ensure that there is a loaded salt and pepper shaker, all cleaning supplies are on hand, there might be some sugar around....
                        • Refrigerator
                          Samsung, new, and it is black. Put your food in there, it stays cold! Try the freezer, even colder! Automatic ice maker, bring your own lemonade.
                        • Stove
                          Yes we have a stove! Four burner, black in color, Samsung is the make, and it has a built-in timer!
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining area is a contentious spot. The table and chairs are located on the second floor, but there is a nice area at the island bar that works well too.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  An eclectic array of books are stacked randomly around the house. Most are worthy reads.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Limited board games on hand.
                                • Stereo
                                  There is a small stereo that will play and charge your I-device. May not be compatible with the Iphone 5.
                                • Television
                                  New. Flat. 3-D is not an option.
                                • Video Library
                                  An assortment of DVDs are available for your viewing pleasure.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a nice back deck area where it is possible to view nature, without getting your feet dirty.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      The Nooksack River is a popular River kayaking spot. Quite close.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a medium sized charcoal grill on the back deck. Grill away!
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Mt. Baker Ski Area is thirty minute from your door. Just about as close as you can get for overnight lodging.
                                    • Tennis
                                      There is a nice, fenced outdoor court less than a five minute walk from the cabin. open during the warmer months.


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Part of the Snowline community, the outdoor pool is open US Memorial Day weekend and closes US Labor Day weekend. Less than a five minute walk.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Lovely, private hot tub just steps from the back door.


                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • The Jim Jack Shack was rebuilt, modified and refined with you in mind. It is autonomous, reliable, self-explanatory and easy to use. We are very proud of our creation and have taken every care to ensure that your stay will be harmonious and unencumbered.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  51 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Lovely house, perfect location. Bonus points for hot tub!

                                                                  Kate B.

                                                                  We really loved staying here. It’s a great location for skiing at Baker, and the hot tub is the perfect thing to come home to after a great day of skiing. We will definitely be back!

                                                                  Awesome cabin

                                                                  Kevin B.

                                                                  Fantastic cabin not far from Mt Baker in a great community. Perfect for weekend trip for 2

                                                                  Amazing cabin - better then we expected!

                                                                  Courtney C.

                                                                  This place is incredible. Better then what the pictures showed! Amazing Hot Tub, Industrial/Cabin feel, warm and cozy, had everything we needed for our stay, view of the beautiful PNW forest from the Master Bedroom. Spectacular. We will definitely be visiting again! Highly recommend this place. Super responsive and provided us with thorough directions and explanations on how everything worked in the home. Amazing.

                                                                  Relaxing and chilled out place

                                                                  Phill C.

                                                                  Beautiful spot. Will be back I. The summer.

                                                                  Winter Retreat

                                                                  Spencer M.

                                                                  A+. 5 stars! Stay here. Everything you need for a perfect, quiet weekend in the mountains.

                                                                  Great spot for a quiet break

                                                                  David C.Surrey, BC

                                                                  Everything was great, so relaxing sitting in the hot tub with drinks enjoying the quiet!!


                                                                  Deming, WA, USA

                                                                  The Jim Jack Shack is an attraction in and of itself. But if you must leave the cabin, there are plenty of things to do, year round. Some of the favorites of our family include, but are not limited to: Skiing, hiking, picking mushrooms, riding bikes, picking blueberries, sitting at the bar at Grahams, disc golf, jogging on logging roads, bragging about our ski day, watching baby splash in the pool, watching baby do anything.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next thirty days. Exceptions may be made, and are done so only by the owners! Likely reasons for exceptions: 1. If your check-in date is the same as the check-out date of the previous guest. 2. If your check-out date is the same as the next guest. 3. If you want a mid-week rental, and it is the slow season. One can view all our reservations by clicking the "flexible dates" box. All major holidays also require a three night stay. Please, just come for three nights. Once we have received your payment, you will be sent directions and check-in information. If you have any questions, never fear, we will answer them promptly, and in exacting detail. Just don't call before coffee.

                                                                  51 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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