Unplug, unwind, and take a deep breath of fresh crisp air with the beauty of the towering pine trees surrounding you. Offering outdoors lovers the chance to escape the grind of the city, the Mt. Baker area gives adventure enthusiasts, peace-seeking visitors, and artists a seemingly endless array of opportunities to revel in the beauty that mother nature has created.
From the rushing waters of the Nooksack River to the pristine slopes at the Mt. Baker Ski Area, you'll find a new trail, babbling stream, or open door for fun-filled possibilities around every turn. Whether you're coming to experience the serenity of the colors changes in the fall, traverse the powder slopes in the white-capped winter, or push your adrenaline on the rapids in the warmer weather, our Mt. Baker vacation rentals make it easy to have all the adventures you're hoping for!
Where is Mt. Baker?
Encompassing the postcard-perfect areas of Deming, Maple Falls, Glacier, as well as the alpine destination of Mt. Baker, these Washington communities
make up a nature lover's dream. Set 70 miles east of the seaside spot at Orcas Island
and just under 100 miles north of downtown Seattle, you'll be removed from the hustle and bustle but still close enough for fun day trips to the city.
Things to Do on Mt. Baker
As the winter coat of snow blankets the ground, the Mt. Baker Ski Area jumps into full swing. Nestled in Mt. Baker's Snoqualmie National Forest, you'll be treated to a wide range of trails and downhill slopes that cater to everyone from the expert Black Diamond skier to the youngster starting out for their first time. Push yourself on the expert Canuck's Delux run while the novices get a chance to work on the fundamentals on the easy Big Creek course. As the first major resort to allow snowboarders, everyone will be able to dive into the wintertime fun!
In the warmer months, snow melts and runs into the Nooksack River, creating a world-class destination for rafting and fishing. Book a tour with an expert guide company to navigate the white roaring waters and paddle through the peaceful parts among the sky-high evergreens. As one of the last "wild rivers," the Nooksack gives anglers the chance to fly fish, or find the perfect hidden spot to wet a line and relax in the beauty of the mountain.
Book your spot on a horseback trip through the beauty of Silver Lake Park and take in the sights at the Red Mountain Horse Camp. Afterward, cool off with a refreshing swim in Silver Lake and splash the day away in the cool refreshing mountain waters. While you're there, take advantage of the freshly stocked lake and cast a line as you enjoy a lazy afternoon.
Just east of Glacier, hikers can delight in the winding trails and picnic spots that lead to the perfect photo opportunity at Nooksack Falls. Set on the north fork of the river, the 88-foot drop sets the perfect stage for a quiet romantic moment with your special someone.
Day Trips from Mt Baker and Nearby Fun
Take a day to visit the iconic city of Seattle, and experience the unique and vibrant Northwest culture that has made it a worldwide destination
. Hit Pike's Place to watch the fish toss and then climb into the air with a journey to the top of the Space Needle to see a truly priceless view. Catch a Mariners game or cheer on as the 12th Man as the Seahawks take the field.
While most of the Washington wineries might lie to the east, wine lovers can swirl, sip, and taste their way through a bevy of local wineries with a quick trip to the Bellingham area. Sip the Tempranillo at Eagle Haven Winery, then grab a bottle of sparkling at the Mount Baker Winery.
Calling all walks of life and those seeking to get away from technology while getting back to nature, our Mt. Baker vacation rentals offer travelers of all walks of life the ideal spot to enjoy it all. With the changing seasons presenting ever-changing chances to get out and about, your timing for a trip to the area will always be perfect.
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