Bellingham - "The City of Subdued Excitement"
A word to the wise - best to check our availability calendar to see if there are even rooms available on the dates you are seeking, before exploring too far into our website and finding out about art, hiking, restaurants, gardens, vineyard, orchard, goats and chickens and such. Simply hit three buttons in sequence to search: Reservations in the right upper corner [after entering your dates of interest], then Book Now, finally View Rooms by Availability. Please note that reservations may be canceled without charge only up until three days ahead of time. Bon voyage.
Axton Road B&B - "This is Where the Subdued Excitement Starts"
Axton Road Bed and Breakfast is situated on twenty acres with panoramic views of the American Cascades directly east, the Candian Cascades to the northeast and the Coastal Range of British Columbia to the northwest. We are located on gently rolling agricultural land in an area called Laurel Hill, three miles north of Bellingham proper. Historically the city is actually an interesting amalgam of four settlements along the east side of Puget Sound, lying 90 miles directly north of Seattle and 55 miles southeast of Vancouver. Depending on border crossing time [remember your passport], it may actually be faster accessing Canada's "Terminal City" than Washinton's "Emerald City."
Within view of our home is majestic Mount Baker, famous for the following:
- Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom in mid-February
- 1999 a world record ski area cumulative snowfall of over 110 feet
- Ski to Sea competition every Memorial Day, with 500 relay teams competing in cross country skiing, downhill skiing, mountain running, road biking, canoeing, mountain biking and kayaking
Bellingham boasts a growing population of 80,000, including 15,000 students, staff and faculty at Western Washington University. The southern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System to the Alaskan Panhandle is located in the neighborhood of Fairhaven, adjacent to the University. Other ferries reach the archipelago of the San Juan Islands, as well as Victoria on Vancouver Island, Port Townsend on the western side of the Sound, and Lummi Island immediately adjacent to Bellingham. The extensive ferry system for Puget Sound is the largest in the United States, and allows transportation by foot, bicycle, automobile, or with kayak in hand.
In July of 2013 we added an electric vehicle recharger for our new EV. We can now offer you a free charge of the propulsion battery of your all-electric car at the level 2 = 220 volt station in our garage. And if the sun is shining, part of your charge is sunlight coursing right through our photovoltaic system and straight into your automobile. No better way to travel and and explore Whatcom County.
Child friendly, we have a crib and classic highchair available for an infant.
Your hosts, Mr. Sandy Lawrence
Ms. Barbara Schickler
Photo credits: Barb Schickler and Dutch Meyer
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