The next time you're visiting Bellingham, traveling to or from Vancouver or looking for a special night in the countryside... enjoy the privacy, peaceful comfort and the beauty of our newly built River Valley Guest House, only 18 miles from Bellingham and on your way to Mt Baker. Our guest house has its own private entrance and location away from the main home. A fence and landscaping provide privacy for our guests. We've added special touches to the decor.. a red leather couch and comfortable seating in the living room and dining area, beautiful stone counters in the kitchen area and bathroom, a large tiled shower area, luxury bedding in the bedroom, large windows in every room looking out to the gardens, the foothills and your own deck space. The living room provides an extra sleeping space for a child or traveling friend. This is a special place we know you will enjoy for peaceful nights and days of: river walks, viewing eagles & salmon, skiing and hiking Mt Baker!
- Chateau / Country House600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom cottage, Sleeps 3
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
About LAURIE RISKIN
My husband Bill and I are the former founders, directors and educators of a private high school in Bellingham. Our school's experiential curriculum had a strong emphasis in the arts and environmental sciences. Now that we are retired, we are enjoying our time at our beautiful country home and with the creative supportive people that are our community. We are artists; we are readers; we love music, dancing, and a great meal!
LAURIE RISKIN purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1985
Why LAURIE RISKIN chose Deming
The North Fork of the Nooksack River runs around 150 yards behind our home. Enjoy walking down our country road to one of the beautiful trails to the river. Our County Parks Dept and the Whatcom Land Trust preserve this area for wild life such as eagles, salmon, elk, and deer, and protects it from future development. Bring your bike for enjoyable rides.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Our community is enriched by wonderful and talented neighbors, a community hall that provides space for poetry readings, dance and music events and the best potluck meals! We have an awesome library, great restaurants nearby and a popular craft brewery. Best of all is the beautiful natural environment for you to enjoy appreciate and explore!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This cabin is clean, comfortable, colorful, & attractive, set within greenery with plenty of privacy
We enjoyed the colors and designs inside, the quiet location, and the space and vegetation outside. Access to a nearby river was easy via short walks to several trails, and access to Bellingham easy via the Baker Highway. We enjoyed delicious meals at Rifugio's, also nearby. Laurie left us thoughtful refreshments and was always a delight to visit when we had a question. A great place and experience.
Beautiful home in a quiet setting. Perfect location to unwind.
The house was lovingly decorated and very comfortable; absolutely perfect for a couple's getaway. The walk through the forest to the river was the highlight of our trip. The host made us feel most welcome.
Nancy and her husband George were perfect guests. I welcome them back anytime!
So beautiful and relaxing
My boyfriend and I stayed in this cabin for a mini escape from reality and it was amazing . The interior is beautifully decorated and peaceful. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio drinking wine and listening to music and having the bbq was amazing we used it both nights for dinner . We will definitely be returning we love it
Very clean and well furnished. Lovely light, nice bathroom, good floor plan.
Laurie is a charming and thoughtful host. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful Mt. Baker area. We would not hesitate to come again!
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting Gene and her family.
They are kind and thoughtful and returned the guesthouse well-cleaned and in order. I welcome them back anytime!
It was a perfect cabin for our needs. Much better value than a motel, i would recommend
Adorable cabin close to hiking, skiing
This place was just perfect for a romantic weekend getaway for two. The cabin is beautifully decorated and everything has been thought of. A convenience store is nearby if you forgot to bring anything and there are plenty of delicious dining options. We were lucky enough to see bald eagles every day of our trip. Do note that there is no microwave or oven but there is a toaster oven and range if you’d like to cook. A grill is also mentioned in the handy guidebook though we didn’t use it. We found that we had no issues with preparing food. The bed was comfortable, the couch was cozy and I wanted to move in as soon as I walked through the front door. I can’t wait to go back.
Tracey and her partner were wonderful guests.
They were gracious and kind.. and returned the space perfectly cleaned and in order as when they arrived.
I welcome them back anytime!
We love our peaceful river valley. Neighbors are environmentally conscious.. organic gardeners and farmers surround our home. Enjoy garden views of the foothills, river trails, winter eagles & salmon, summer swimming & tubing in fresh river water, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and hiking Mt Baker. Bring your bike for enjoyable rides. We provide maps for hiking trails nearby. We are just a few minutes off the road to Mt Baker.
If you're looking for a great meal.. Refugio Country Cuisine is only 2 minutes away. Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal for reasonable prices: breakfast, pastries, lunch, dinner, fresh pie or a glass of wine. Live music happens many Friday or Saturday nights. Dine outdoors on the patio when the weather is nice. Or choose to bring one of Refugio's frozen meat or veggie pies back to the guest house for home dining.
If you're wanting a fantastic pizza and a local favorite craft beer the North Fork Brewery is 5 minutes away. Order take out or enjoy one of their many popular craft brews with your dinner there.
Everybody's Store is also nearby. The store is packed with everything you might want... wines, cheeses, dried sausages, smoked salmon, beers, chocolates, snacks, home made sandwiches, organic fruits and veggies, fresh breads, local organic ice cream, gifts, plus much much more!
Down the road from there, you'll find The Acme Diner. They serve great omelets for breakfast, fantastic burgers, BBQ, salads w local greens, pies and the famous Acme Ice Cream.
If you're looking for herb to smoke or edibles to eat, stop by the new Green Spot located on Mt Baker Hwy across from the IGA and next door to Extreme Bean Coffee Stop.
Rates & Availability
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Our guest house has its own private entrance and location away from the main home. A fence and landscaping provide privacy for our guests. We respect the privacy of our guests and we hope they will respect ours. If we are available, we are happy to provide recommendations for site-seeing, outdoor recreational experiences, the best places to shop for food, and restaurants and breweries to eat and drink at.