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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.
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
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.
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 FestivalYear Round
Walking and bird watching along the Skagit River dike system is available within one mile.
Extended Day Trips