Mountain Vacation Rental

Home Inspector with Helm Home Inspections

Most of my blogs have been related to inspections and/or local color.  This one is slightly different in that it showcases a vacation rental (that I own) near magnificent Mt. Baker in Northwest Washington.  The home is located in a gated community two miles East of the town of Glacier.  This is the jumping off point for the Mt Baker ski area and the trails and peaks of the North Cascades National Park/Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area.

This area is a year round playground with something for everyone.  The community, Snowline, has many amenities including playground for the kids, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic grounds and a large recreation building.  It is the closest lodging to world famous Mt. Baker ski area.

The house is 1700 square feet of pine panelling, hot tub, stone gas fireplace, 2 queensize beds, one kingsize bed and a double hideabed.  It has a complete kitchen, washer and dryer, wraparound deck, and gas barbecue. . .and it is completely furnished including linens.

 Vacation rental                      

Stone faced fireplace                                                   King size bed in loft

Church Mountain backdrop, small part of recreation amenities                                    Picnic and recreation area

The home is rentable year round.  More information and reservation availability can be found at .  This last photo is a foreshortened view of Mt. Baker from the highway in Glacier.

Mt. baker

As always, thanks for reading. 

David Helm, Bellingham, Washington Home Inspector

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David Helm, Inspector, Helm Home  Inspections Bellingham, Washington  Licensed Home  Inspector #272                                                       WSDA  Licensed Structural Pest Inspector  #69844                                                                                    

Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR

Cozy.  Looks like a lot of fun.  Many options for things to do and big enough for the whole family.

Mar 09, 2009 11:27 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

David - Thanks for letting us know that you have this wonderful, rentable hidaway. If I ever get up to that part of the country I'll be a renter. I may like it so well I may never want to come back to Texas. Sounds like a great area.

Mar 09, 2009 12:23 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

David, WOW, What a beautiful area and a lovely home. I haven't been to Washington state but your photo's are tantalizing.

Mar 10, 2009 02:46 PM
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp

Tony and Libby, It is a great place.  The recreation possibilities are endless.  If you love the outdoors, this is the place!

Carl and Ceil, You guys would probably love it up here.  I've never been to the Texas Hill Country, but I can't imagine it being better than here.  By the way, sometime in the next three months I'll be in Arlington doing a little construction work for my daughter and son in law (and seeing two of my grandkids).  Maybe, when I'm down there we can get together.  How far is it from Dallas-Ft. Worth?

Debbie, Thanks for the comment.

Mar 12, 2009 09:46 AM
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

David - Wow!  What a lovely place and a nice home to get away from it all.  The views are magnificent and a big yard for a garden.  Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing. 

Mar 22, 2009 01:38 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This is an amazing vacation home, heck it would be awesome as a primary residence as long as grocery, restaurants, and some social interacation is nearby.

I went to your page that you link for more info and there is a scripting error in the php; here is a screenshot of the error message. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Mar 22, 2009 03:11 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


I do not think you have shown me the photos before. Looks nice. Hope you have a good tourist season.

Nov 04, 2009 04:00 PM
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp

Thanks Steve.  Haven't looked at this post in a while so I was surprised when a comment came in. 

Nov 05, 2009 01:49 AM