At the Flutter In, Edison, Washington, one can experience a gestalt-like spirit of place that magically combines the physical landscape with a convivial, historic town to produce a cocktail of fun, rapture and attitude.
Built in 2003, the Flutter In nestles in amongst the historic buildings of downtown Edison. Each room looks out over the tidal waters of Edison Slough allowing you to enjoy magnificent views of the wetland, surrounding sky and the bountiful birdlife that “flutters in” to fish, hunt, or feed only a few feet from the house. Facing west, the sunsets are mesmerizing no matter the season.
Gather produce and seafood from local farms and produce vendors for cooking in our fully-equipped kitchen. Or, walk down the street and let the many local proprietors exercise their culinary expertise to prepare for you bakery goodies, soups, cheese and sausage plates, salads, oysters and other foods in season. At the Flutter In, you are only a hop, skip and a jump from delectable delights of all kinds.
Hang out, hobnob with the locals, view artwork in neighboring galleries or simply curl up in front of the fire with a good book. If being more active suits your needs, climb onto your bicycle or into your kayak and enjoy access to the local scenery right from your front door. Walks along the beach and mountain hikes are only a short drive away.
Gabe: Thank you for such a wonderful property and stay. All of the Snedeker's really enjoyed it, from 15 months to 69 years old, and the place was great for the little one. We love Edison and surrounding area. I think we tried nearly every food business and they all had their charms from dinner at the Rhododendron Cafe, to pumpkin muffin at Farm to Market, to fresh chicken wings at Longhorn. The Rustica we had at Tweets was one of the best food items and the lady that helped me at Samish Bay Cheese was so patient and friendly (when I arrived 5 minutes after closing). Couldn't quite find Gothberg goat cheese though, but I finally found Golden Glen. I think that map they produce should show a few more roads on it. Loved Blau Oysters, too, on your wonderful grill, and who can forget Breadfarm. Is that grocery store in Allen the closest one? seems like there might be room for even more food businesses close by Edison, what great synergy. Maybe local ice cream or heck, we all need another brewer. I'll save my Ciderhouse fantasy business for Peshastin.
Sara: Mt. Saint Helen's Day!(also my birthday) I've been in Edison not two hours and made many friends. People at the Tweets Coffee Shop are candid and lively. Awesome food. The Dumpster Thrift Store has lots of crafty artsy items. Great for artist inspiration. The Slough Foods has wonderful fare and wine not to mention the beautiful patio garden. Our toddler loves running around in the yard and bird watching. Perhas she'll have a "big year." This friendly beautiful small town reminds me of a town in SD that I once lived in. My heart yearns to live here!
Dana and Toni Ann Rust have lived in Downtown Edison for 35 years. They own the historic building neighboring the Flutter In on the south where they have created a residence for themselves, an art gallery, an artist’s studio, and Tweets which is run by neighbors, Charles Atkinson and David Blakesley. Over the years their entrepreneurial spirit has led them to try businesses such as The Heavenly Worm Farm and The King Kong Destruction Company. In 1988, they opened the Edison Eye Gallery which continues to exhibit fine art for sale by local artists.
Bird Watching, Art Galleries, Dancing