Whispering Firs - unique Bed & Breakfast Lodge, weddings and event hosting, Mount Vernon Washington
Whispering Firs Bed & Breakfast Lodge
Vic & Linda Benson
19357 Kanako Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Toll Free: 800.428.1992
Phone: 360.428.1990
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Host your summer event with us

Stay with us during Tulip Festival

The area around our beautiful bed and breakfast is a veritable plethora of wonders. From the Skagit Valley you can take many beautiful side trips. We've listed just a few here.

The links and info here are only a small sampling of places and information about the area you might find useful.

Rider friendly Whispering Firs Bed & Breakfast Lodge
Break for lunch and enjoy a view like this!

Located just a mile and a half off of Interstate 5 you can now find horse friendly accommodations!
Plenty of horse trailer parking, corrals, water and feed available just 1/4 mile from Whispering Firs B&B Lodge. Not only that but Whispering Firs  also offers you miles and miles of the most beautiful trail riding you've ever experienced with breath taking views of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Mountains as well as local lakes,ponds and deep forest.
There are also opportunities for "cowboy camping" or group equestrian activities such as treasure hunts, competitions, or GPS courses. Group and extended stay rates available upon request.Trail elevations vary from sea level to 1500 feet.
We have nearly 1000 acres of private land already in roads and trails and it connects with 10 square miles of timber company land that is also available for trail riding.
 
 Historic La Conner WA

www.laconner.net

La Conner was founded in the early 1860's and is the oldest town in Skagit County.
First settled by non-natives just after the Civil War, early arrival and merchant John Conner renamed "Swinomish" after his wife, Louise A. Conner around 1876. La Conner soon became a popular farm community and hub for the steamers carrying passengers and freight from Seattle.
Logging and fishing prospered until the Depression closed down many businesses.
Artists settled in the area since the 1940's, enjoying the unique light and inspiration from nature and by the 1970's tourists discovered the area too, along with folks seeking the peace and quiet of an old fashioned town.
Today La Conner is a balance of families who work and live here, the Swinomish people across the channel and an influx of visitors enjoying all the seasons of the unique small town. It is the logical destination for the city dweller or the traveler who needs a place to relax for awhile, maybe browse through some interesting shops, many art galleries, talk to the locals, watch the waterfront activity, sample one of La Conner's fine restaurants and enjoy a variety of accommodations.
The fertile farmland continues to produce food and seed crops and the famous tulip and daffodil bulbs, and specialty nurseries provide material for landscapers and gardeners all over the Northwest.
The nineties have seen the arrival of the new and highly respected Museum of Northwest Art and the creation of Maple Center, a community hall for performances, town meetings and the enjoyment of all.
La Conner is on the National Register of Historic places and the County Historical Museum located in town is full of treasures belonging to many original town residents.
La Conner values its history and heritage as it looks ahead with anticipation to the millennium.
 
 Blue Sky Outfitters - White water river rafting and float trips

www.blueskyoutfitters.com

Blue Sky offers the best top quality, all-inclusive white water river rafting and scenic float trips on the Skagit River, near Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC - rafting Washington State for over 27 years. Choose from scenic float trips on the Lower Skagit, Wine Tasting Tours, Bald Eagle Tours, or class 2-3 whitewater for beginners on the Upper Skagit.
 Beautiful Scenic Chuckanut Drive

www.chuckanutdrive.com

Just north of Whispering Firs Bed and Breakfast is the beautiful Chuckanut Drive. This was the first road in Washington state to be built exclusively as a scenic route. Chuckanut Drive takes you through gorgeous farmlands, in and out of the towns of Allen & Bow, with some of the area's best Restaurants, and Antique & Art Galleries.
The beautiful Chuckanut area - found south of the handsome historic Fairhaven community in Bellingham and north of the tranquil farmlands of Bow in the Skagit Valley - is home to some of the finest restaurants available to travelers anywhere. As you drive, winding your way high above Samish Bay through coastal forests, clinging to the side of Chuckanut Mountain, enjoy the views out over the water of the San Juan Islands and Rosario Strait.
Treat yourself along the 10-mile wonder and stop for an excellent dining experience and even accomodations at one of our featured establishments. Explore the shorelines and tidepools, fish and hike at beautiful Larrabee State Park nearby, with almost 2000 wooded acres and 3600 feet of shoreline on Samish Bay. Then, when you must leave, easily rejoin I-5 and continue to your destination north or south.
 
 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

www.tulipfestival.org

The Tulip Festival is in April, and the local area is the world's largest tulip growing area, surpassing the famous tulip fields of Holland.
Whispering Firs is ideally located as your place to stay during tulip time.
 
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