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The Hideway and Woodhaven are perfectly named. Cozy and comfortable, surrounded by wooded beauty, and with a family that is helpful, funny, and kind! For those who have never been to Sudden Valley (a convenient 20 minute drive from downtown Bellingham and Western Washington University), this quiet community is tucked away in a lush forest next to the lovely Lake Whatcom. Winding roads and plenty of hikes and nature reserves give a sense of serenity and escape with the convenience of town life a quick drive away. This is a perfect spot for a quiet getaway with family, friends, or on your own. It would also be a great place to stay when visiting a WWU student or visiting family for the holidays! Our girl's trip wouldn't have been the same without staying at Woodhaven, and we hope to come back in the future!
The rooms themselves are tidy and clean (yet homey and cute!) , very comfortable with fluffy towels, soft bedding, and a selection of kitchen items (no stove, but who wants to cook during a trip away?), and plenty of inspiration and information for your trip (either in the form of an informational binder, magazines, or asking Joshua).
If you love cats, Leo the resident welcome wagon will come to say hello but doesn't mind giving you space if you need a cat-free environment. He's the fluffiest and friendliest cat I've ever met!
I was a bit unsure about staying in a shared space as this was my first time renting a property with the owners living above us, but it was pleasant to have on hand help and recommendations, and the way the house is set up provides plenty of privacy and quiet. Joshua, Amy, and the whole family are very friendly and helpful, but will also give you plenty of space.
I wholeheartedly recommend you stay here!