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Location and Surrounding Environment

Cedar Bluff Cottage is a charming country home located on a high bluff overlooking the magnificent Skagit River delta, Skagit Bay, Camano Island, and Whidbey Island. The Skagit River, the third largest on the west coast is one of the nation’s greatest rivers with the largest watershed in the Puget Sound Basin, providing over 20 percent of the water flowing into the sound. The fertile farmland located below the cottage and throughout Skagit Valley has been developed into one of the richest agricultural areas in the country.

Local Attractions
Exploring the Skagit Valley, Conway, and nearby areas

Very close by in Conway you will find a bit of local "Paradise" when dining at the Conway Pub and Eatery. Or, enjoy an evening show at the Conway Muse, a unigue and eclectic performance venue featuring local, national and international artists and entertainers located in what was once a Scandanavian dairy barn. The Conway Muse was voted the best place to hear live music in Skagit County.

In Spring
You may embark on a driving tour of the fertile Skagit River Valley to view the immense and vivid fields where daffodils and tulips are in bloom. Go to www.tulipfestival.org for information on the events and maps. While there, enjoy unique shopping or elegant dining in the delightful and historic town of La Conner. www.laconnerchamber.com

Camano Island Studio Tour
In May, the Camano Island Studio Tour, one of the premier art events in our region takes place on the traditional Mother’s Day weekend. For 2014, the tour is May 9 - 11, and again on the weekend of May 17-18. This self-guided tour is a type of treasure hunt where visitors can travel through beautiful Camano Island and visit more than 60 local artists at their studios and in amazing galleries to view some of the most exciting work being done on the island. www.camanoarts.org

In Summer
Explore one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountain range. Over 90 different crops are grown in the Skagit Valley including blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. More tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the U.S.  Ninety-five percent of the red potatoes grown in the state of Washington are from Skagit County. Take a scenic drive through the valley and experience the art of farming. Visit a Skagit Valley farm or Farmer’s Market to find the freshest foods and other agricultural products and buy them directly from the farmer.

 

For information and maps on nearby biking and walking: www.beactiveskagit.org.

Southwest of the Cottage, less than 15 miles away on nearby Camano Island is Camano Island State Park. www.parks.wa.gov

Just 30 miles northwest of the cottage discover the dramatic Deception Pass State Park.

The San Juan Islands can be reached from the WA State Ferry terminal west of Anacortes, 30 miles from the Cottage. For more information: www.sanjuanweb.com

For additional information and events in Stanwood: Stanwood Chamber of Commerce

In Winter
The fields of Fir Island, just a few miles northwest, become a noisy and spectacular spread of white color from thousands of Snow Geese. Both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans migrate to this area from Alaska. Skagit Bay has been designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) of Global Importance because of the Snow Geese, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Dunlin that frequent the area.

Exciting News: This year Trumpeter and Tundra Swans have been spotted feeding in the fields just below the cottage! See images of swans in the photo gallery. The fields of Fir Island, just a few miles northwest, become a noisy and spectacular spread of white color from thousands of Snow Geese. Check out the Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival

Year Round
Walking and bird watching along the Skagit River dike system is available within one mile.

Extended Day Trips
For visitors from other states or countries who want to explore the highlights of the Pacific Northwest, Cedar Bluff Cottage is ideally situated to discover the magnificent splendor of this region, whether driving, walking, bicycling, boating or kayaking.

The San Juan Islands can be reached from the WA State Ferry terminal west of Anacortes, 30 miles from the Cottage.

The North Cascades Highway 20 extends eastward through the scenic North Cascades National Park and Washington Pass, descending the Methow Valley to reach the Western town of Winthrop. www.winthropwashington.com

Mt. Baker Ski Resort is an 82-mile drive northeast.

Vancouver, Canada is 90 miles north, crossing the US/Canadian Border at Blaine.
 

 
Water view above Chuckanut.
Snowgeese landing in a field on Fir Island.
Late summer flowers in La Conner.
Swans in the field below the cottage.
North Cascade Highway 20.