2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
About Rita James
We are Mike & Rita. We live at the gateway to the San Juan Islands in the seaside community of Anacortes north of Seattle - but we both grew up in the Rocky Mountains. We are busy professionals with an extended family nearby - we love travel, books, art, good food and wine and experiencing the world around us.
Rita James purchased this House in 1998
Why Rita James chose Philipsburg
Our fist visit to Philipsburg was like stepping back in time. We fell in love with the mountain setting, the amazing friendliness of the folks in town and all of the activities available around this community. It didn't take us long to decide that this is a place where we could see ourselves spending more time as we moved toward and into retirement. We found this little comfortable house filled with original charm, that was the perfect size for our needs. Just recently we decided since we have this great place that we are not yet able to utilize all that often, maybe we should share it with others who are looking for a similar experience. We decided to call our house James Croft to reflect our Scottish love and heritage.
What makes this House unique
Coming from the soggy northwest, we always rave about the light in our house. The glassed-in front porch and paned windows get the first rays of morning sun - add in a good cup of coffee and it's a perfect start to a day. The enclosed back porch similarly captures the evening light & sunset. We love the authentic Craftsman touches throughout the house - the glass french doors into the main bedroom - the built in closets and bookshevles - the wood trim throughout the house. While it's not fancy, we've done our best to make James Croft cozy and comfortable!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice place but not very clean
This was a nice house and good location in Philipsburg, however the cleanliness of the floors and rugs were definitely not up to our standards. If this place was cleaner we would have give the place five stars.
Access to parking in winter months is a bit tough.
Wonderful Winter Getaway
Even without snow to ski on we really enjoyed our stay in Phillipsburg and in the JamesCroft House. The home was everything we expected and needed. I hope I can stay there again someday.
Great Little House!
What great little place for a weekend getaway. This is the 2nd time we have stayed here. Reminds me of my great grandmas house when I was a kid. Just a great place in a great location.
House was very warm and cozy. Love the farm house charm. We would definitely rent again.
A Work In Progress But Would Stay Again
My wife and I spent two nights in this house as it was our first time in Philipsburg. This old home has retained so much positive original character including hardwood floors, wood trim, interior wall finishes, and unique tub. It is obvious the owner really cares about this place as improvements are being made as well as being furnished with antique items to add to the charm. Beds are extremely comfortable. Communication with the owner was no problem. Did notice the freezer needs defrosting as its door won't close due to ice buildup. Also heating system seems loud when it 'kicks-on' heat. Fyi: two steps to enter from street but main entrance is through ten steps onto the back porch. Parking is near back porch. Overall the longer we were there the more we liked it and would stay again.
We’re in the process of replacing the old furnace so should be much quieter soon. We believe in using things as long as they last - unfortunately tho old freezer comes with ice...we just asked our manager to defrost it. Thanks for noticing the character of the house!
Philipsburg is an idyllic town tucked up against the Flint Mountain Range abounding in outdoor activities and friendly western hospitality. Lining a historic downtown Main Street you’ll find a brew pub, incredible Sweet Shop candy store (not to be missed), Saphire Gallery with locally mined stones, restaurants, unique gift shops, a fly fishing store, antiques and one of the best thrift stores around. Within 15 minutes is the Discovery Ski Resort with a range of skiing options, Georgetown Lake Recreation Area and Granite (ghost mining town). Just outside of town you can enjoy world class fly fishing, hike, mountain bike or picnic within sight of the continental. A visit will not be complete without spotting moose, elk, mountain goats or deer. There's even a Jack Nicolas designed golf course (with black sand) only a half hour away in Anaconda.