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Mt. Baker Lodging Cabins and Condos at Mount Baker / Glacier, Washington!

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Here is Your Private Getaway at the Gateway to Mount Baker!
  • Detached Cabin
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10
  • Mountain / Waterfront
  • Family / Romantic
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Washington State

Washington State runs along the southern border of Canada while its coast is bounded by the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Olympia while one of its most famous cities is Seattle, made famous by its many difficult choices when ordering a cup of coffee, the television programme 'Frasier' and the aeronautics industry.

The area around Seattle is populated by numerous islands and ferries are a major part of local transport. Many visitors to Seattle also visit by cruise ship.

There are many annual festival held in Seattle amongst which are Native American Powwows. The Greeks host the celebration of St. Demetrios at their church in Montlake and there are also film festivals and other cultural festivals. A well-known place which is popular with visitors is the Seattle fish market, Pike Place Market, don't miss it.

Washington is not just mountains and trees although there are great forests on the Olympic Peninsula such as the Hoh Rain Forest which is among the only temperate rainforests in the continental United States but has semi-desert east of the Cascade Range with few trees. Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state, is covered with more glacial ice than any other peak in the United States.

As far as wildernesses and national parks go there are countless places.

Washington State is also where you can see Native American arts and culture. Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana also hailed from here. It is also a centre for cinema and the performing arts and home to an incredible variety of museums and art galleries.

The Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. Tacoma provides a learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. The building that houses the museum itself is also an architectural building of interest. There are three galleries of changing contemporary art exhibitions and a number of indoor and outdoor installations. There are some other museums of interest in the same district as the Museum of Glass. Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum are inspiring venues just across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Columbia Hills Park contains over 3,300 acres which includes the Dalles Mountain Ranch, camping facilities and 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Horsethief Lake, a National Historic Site, has some of the most significant Native American cultural artefacts in the northwest including the well known combination petroglyph/pictograph "She Who Watches."

The Mount Baker Recreation Area is a year-round playground! SUMMER Guests enjoy great hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, freshwater fishing (lake and river), small game hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, nature viewing, tennis, and golf. WINTER Guests enjoy spectacular downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding. Don't forget your camera...the photography is unsurpassed year-round!

At the end of the Mt. Baker Highway at Artist Point – a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of lakes, meadows, snow and steep mountains. This area is open for only a short time in the summer.  Piles of melting snow, freshly ploughed, lead to the point - elevation 5,140 feet.  It is the starting point for the world famous Ski to Sea Race held annually each May. Trails lead through flowering meadows, over ridges and volcanic debris, and past abandoned gold mines.  A favourite is an easy, accessible path around dazzling Picture Lake with views of Mt. Shuksan brilliantly reflected in it waters.  Take a walk around, soak up the view, take some photographs to remember this occasion and be the envy of friends. Then it's time to retreat back down the winding Mt. Baker Highway toward Bellingham. Forest Service Watchable Wildlife. Artist Point is two miles uphill from the Heather Meadows Visitor Centre. The site is located on the ridge that sits in the divide between Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. On clear days there are stunning vistas of some of the most breathtaking scenery in northwest Washington. Mount Baker supports the largest population of mountain goats in the state of Washington. Goats are commonly seen just below the view point and at other locations more distant. Black bears are sometimes seen along the road leading to Artist Point.

Aberdeen

The hub of Grays Harbour County, Aberdeen offers a walking tour of Broadway Hill historic homes and a paved path along the Chehalis River through Morrison Riverfront Park. Downtown has added an unusual feature, too, with bird cages that contain metal replicas of mythical endangered species. Aberdeen is the home of Washington State's tall ship ambassador, the Lady Washington.

Aberdeen is also the hometown of the late grunge-style rock star, Kurt Cobain, frontman of the band Nirvana.  A statue of this celebrity can be viewed in a downtown muffler shop.  The statue depicts the unshaven Cobain seated, playing the guitar, with a single tear rolling down his face.

Bainbridge Island
A scenic 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island has rustic charm with quiet country roads and lovely gardens making this a favourite destination. Known for its arts community, Bainbridge has its own Performing Arts Centre and Arts & Crafts Gallery featuring regional artists. Enjoy shopping in historic Winslow with its trendy cafes and one of a kind island shops where you can find unusual gifts from the Northwest and beyond. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a walk through the Bloedel Reserve, and nature lover's paradise. Other fun outdoor activities include hiking, biking, equestrian trails, golf and tennis. From Bainbridge Island you can cross the Agate Pass Bridge to the Kitsap Peninsula.

Camano Island
It is possible to drive to this island which has over 56 miles of pristine beaches and offers boating, salmon fishing, clamming and crabbing. The unique appeal of Camano Island is that it offers visitors a real-life island experience.

Carson
Carson is along a south-eastern back road to Mount St. Helens offering hiking, kayaking on Wind River, fishing, camping, and hot mineral springs.

Indian Country
Washington is home to dozens of American Indian tribes whose cultural legacies predate statehood by thousands of years. The tribes, their traditions and their beautiful and completely unique arts and crafts live on in the present, in 26 reservations, in tribal centres, interpretive centres, galleries and gatherings across the state. This proud continuity can be found at the Makah Cultural and Research Centre at Neah Bay; at the Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Centre in Toppenish; at the annual Spokane Tribal Fair and Powwow; and among the elk hunting people of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, to name just a few of the places where the native northwest past and present are vibrantly alive and well.


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