This unique mother-in-law apartment was renovated with a brand new bathroom and kitchen in the Winter of 2013. The original space was constructed in 1998 and used as a bonus room for friends and family. At the base of the stairs to the apartment is our Desert King fig tree, planted in 2000. Feast on the figs (when they are in season). The Fig Tree Suite lake view apartment has roughly 600 sq ft with an open studio layout, and sits above a garage looking southwest towards Clear Lake and the Olympic Mountains. You may wake to the sound of a crowing rooster. Ravens, hawks and eagles are common sights from the view off of the balcony. Our resident dog and master of affection is Buddy, and he will certainly do his best to get a belly rub from you. Buddy has his own kitty who may appear from time to time. Wifi is available. We have our own laundry room where we can accommodate your light laundry needs. Our location is semi-rural, just 12 minutes from Mount Vernon. This is an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast with hiking trails and mountain biking trails close by. The location has easy access to the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Baker, and Skagit River, as well as La Conner, Deception Pass and the San Juan Islands. Located just 70 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the US/Canadian border in the Skagit Valley. There is plenty of shopping and dining to be enjoyed, numerous art galleries and museums, and local festivals throughout the year, such as the Bald Eagle Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the Anacortes Arts Festival. Mount Baker Ski Resort is just an hour away. Head to the San Juan Islands via the Washington State Ferry and tour the islands. After a day of activity, come back to the Fig Tree suite, relax, have a sip and enjoy the view.
- Apartment600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Skagit Valley Lakeview
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 4, 2018
The Northwest has been home for my husband Tom and I for over 30 years. We are artists by nature, with a great appreciation for the lush beauty and colors that surround our home and property. In his spare time, Tom is an avid backpacker, mountain biker and gardener, and can direct you to some nearby rides and hikes. I am passionate about yoga and can connect you with teachers and local studios in and around the area. In the winter months I enjoy felting, beading, and assorted craft projects. We are excited to have you as our guest, to share the beauty of the Skagit Valley, and perhaps connect with you in your town someday.
July purchased this Apartment in 1978
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
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.
Worth it all
This is the fifth time we've stayed at the Fig Tree and we will do it again. It is well worth the stay; the hosts are so friendly and thoughtful; the view is beautiful and inspiring; the quiet and peaceful surroundings are so relaxing. It's conveniently located close enough to all the sights and activities in the Skagit Valley and yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the freeway. Can't recommend it enough. :-)
Thank you Kathleen, we always look forward to your stay with us. From the first time you booked I had a feeling we'd be seeing you again, and so appreciate that you have chosen our place for your Skagit valley landing. It makes us feel good to know that you can come here, unwind (and leave us drawings), and enjoy the colors of the Valley. You are always welcome at the Fig Tree Suite!
I spent three months here while doing an internship at a local hospital, and the stay could't have been better. Quiet and serene, and still very close to Mount Vernon. Highly recommended!
It was a pleasure having you as our next door neighbor. Do let us know if you land a position up here. Would love to see you again!
A special place
This is my second stay at Fig Tree and I hope I will have many more.
The Fig Tree is a cozy, warm and comfortable retreat for me. July & Tom
are warm and caring people who make me feel welcome and safe as a guest. The apartment has a great view of Clear Lake, surrounding foothills & valley. Such a special spot perched on a hill. There was nothing missing in the apartment that could have made my stay comfortable.
I thank them for sharing this place with me.
Marcia is a wonderful person to have as a guest. This was her second time staying with us! She is a very kind and considerate guest, easy to communicate with, and once again, she left the place immaculate. We hope to see her again, and she is welcome here anytime we are available.
Very peaceful, clean, well-appointed. The view is so beautiful.
Peaceful and restful. Very comfortable. I loved having my breakfast on the deck every morning.
We so enjoyed having Susan as our guest. She left the apartment in great shape- very tidy, and much appreciated. We had a few moments to visit and enjoyed learning about her. Susan is creative, very insightful, and an excellent communicator. I truly hope we cross paths again someday.
Serene and clean; a great place to think
I really enjoyed my three quiet nights, which I had set aside to read and write. I enjoyed the apartment, its comfort and cleanliness (also loved this amazing eucalyptus body wash!) and lovely light and view; and its proximity to both La Conner and Mt. Vernon for day trips. The owner was so sweet - she even brought my laptop, when I left it behind, to Mt. Vernon! I hope to stay again!
Clean, quiet, comfortable and well equipped! We will definitely return to enjoy again!
The Fig Tree Suite was a perfect home away from home for our first trip exploring Mt. Baker. The view of the lake from the Suite is beautiful, peaceful and serene. The kitchen is very well equipped and the entire home is very clean and well maintained. Our hosts, July and Tom, were extremely helpful, friendly and informative when we had questions. A perfect stay!
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, in a Semi-rural location. Southern view of Clear Lake and public boat launch less than a mile away. It is a small lake, no jet skis permitted, but perfect for smaller motor boats, kayaks, and canoes. The Skagit River is just a few miles away and there are many areas perfect for birdwatching. Bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and geese are abundant in the winter. The Audubon Society has an extensive list of must see sites available. Take the scenic Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham, Taylor's Shellfish, or dine at the Oyster Bar. There are many hikes to enjoy along the way. Tour the town of La conner and check out the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA), gallery shopping, and great restaurants. If you happen to be participating in one of the many local artist workshops or yoga retreats, The Fig Tree Suite is a great place to unwind at the end of your day.