|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Let the robins usher in the new day! Smell the ripe moss and fern forest that envelope this eco-hip, smartly refurbished 70's A-frame. We took a perfectly good four bedroom cabin and ripped all the interior walls out to construct this diamond in the wilderness.
The Jim Jack Shack is the more grown up, citified version of The Mt Baker Birdhouse (www.vrbo.com/348877) and is located within throwing distance, making them the perfect compliment to each other. Rent the lower house for the kids!
The Jim Jack Shack has been an outlet for our artistic side. Everything here is the culmination of hard work, ingenuity and long weekends by both of us. It has all new appliances, the kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There is a nice coffee maker and blade grinder onsite.
Built for utilitarian comfort out of as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible, the Jim Jack Shack is also super insulated. You will be amazed at the quiet. Try it! You will like it!
My wife and I live in Bellingam, Wa. with our young daughter and two ornery dogs. We like to spend our time looking for cool, eclectic homes to rent around the world! Although mostly we just stay home and try to raise our daughter the best we can.
eli lee purchased this cabin in 2005
The Jim Jack Shack is the second vacation cabin to be rebuilt by us. Seven long years in the making, we are proud of what we have created, and hope that others enjoy them as much as we certainly do. Located on the edge of the Mt. Baker National Forest, the view out the back entrances. Towering cedars and hemlocks, enormous ferns and moss covered boulders, the serenity is un-equaled.
This is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. We site-built everything possible and re-used old material when aesthetically permittable. The views are completely private and territorial. Look out the window, any window, and your eyes will feast upon delights of the North Cascades. Sword ferns, Western Red Cedar trees, moss galore, Maples and mushrooms. Come for the cabin, you will return for the view (and the cabin). Need some peace and quiet? This is the place. The roof and walls are crazy-insulated, hardly a peep can be heard of what little traffic there is. Stare out the window. It is like Planet Earth on mute. Create your own sound track.
your home with us! We've been living in Seattle for three years, but had never visited this area before. We've been missing out and certainly plan to be back. Thanks!
the Jim jack shack is amazing!!! I booked the place for me and my girlfriend with the hope to go skiing, however the weather wasn't so favourable so we took bikes and just explored some local trails around mt baker... beautiful area with amazing views everywhere you look. the cabin itself is very unique, modern and artistic while still being very functional and cosy... its so nice we found it hard to leave and go outside, highly recommended, you will not be disappointed with anything, we will definitely return in the near future, thanks for everything
The Jim Jack Shack was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to have a relaxing getaway! The cabin was incredibly clean and had everything we needed. The location was perfect and felt very secluded. I would definitely rent the Jim Jack Shack again and I highly recommend it to any couple or family!
After looking at a number of cabins online, we both agreed that the Jim Jack Shack seemed perfect for the two of us. It had just the right touch of artistic ambiance coupled with just the right touch of modern funkiness, while being built for comfort. The owners responded promptly, were professional yet friendly, and they answered all of our questions in detail. Upon arrival we were pleased to find that the cabin was exactly as pictured online, impeccably clean, and well appointed with quality accoutrements, which made us feel at home instantly. We appreciated the "staging area" by the front door for our backpacks, poles, and gear. We brought a ton of groceries with us and loved the roomy refrigerator freezer which had ample space for everything. We both love to cook, and the kitchen was well equipped. While there were no cabinets, there was plenty of counter space for our dry goods and still enough room for food prep. The layout enabled both of us to cook or prep at the same time very comfortably. Thank heaven my friend is an appliance wizard or I'd never have been able to figure out the high tech stove, oven and microwave on my own! LOL I knew in advance that I wanted the lovely wooden dining table to be downstairs next to the kitchen (which is the only permanent change I'd suggest), and it was very easy for us to move it down from the 2nd floor. The hot tub was already warm and running when we arrived, and after all of our active days, we enjoyed soaking under the trees at night in the storybook forest of a back yard. The cabin was private yet not remote, and wonderfully quiet and serene. The location is perfect for anyone heading up to the ski lifts in winter, or to Artists Point and all of the fabulous trails in the Mt. Baker area. The bed was incredibly comfy, the linens were high quality, and the Asian patterned duvet cover was lush and beautiful. Having two full baths made getting ready in the morning so much faster for us, and we loved the rain shower heads and heated tile floors. The huge and sparkling community pool is gorgeous, which, along with the clubhouse and tennis courts will provide activities for those who are less adventurous. For us, the close proximity to trailheads, whitewater rafting, and fossil hunting made the Jim Jack Shack an ideal base! If you're new to the area, be sure to stop at the ranger station up the road for maps, trail conditions, and a ton of other great info. (Get groceries in Bellingham!)
The Jim Jack Shack was the perfect getaway for my wife and I. The instructions and pick up for the key could not be any easier or convenient. The moment you walk in the door you feel at home and comfortable, the vibe is simple yet elegant and puts you at ease. It felt like a second honeymoon for us because of the quiet, romantic feel to this place. Wether it's the hot tub set amidst the beautiful rainforest or the cozy fireplace in the living room it was hard to leave the cabin to go enjoy the great sights and activities around Glacier and Mt Baker. We will definitely try and book this cabin every time we come back to Glacier and would highly recommend it to anyone!
We stayed here for NYE 2013-2014. We had a GREAT time! The cabin maintained its comfortable and modern nature without losing its quirkiness - the appliances are high end, the floors are heated, and the bed is sooo cozy with a warm and fluffy duvet! We were especially taken with the artistic touches the owners applied to the cabin and the secluded feel of the place. The trees out back are gorgeous! We were planning on skiing a lot, but due to subpar conditions, we were thrilled to hole up in the cabin instead. Loved cooking in the kitchen (although I swear it took two hours and both of our advanced degrees to figure out the microwave) and lazing about in the hot tub - even watched some movies in the peak of the cabin. I wouldn't recommend this cabin for people who have difficulties with stairs - or for very small people who are just learning about balance - as there are some sets of stairs that could be difficult to navigate (especially the stairs to the third floor where the TV is). It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to go back this winter season! Chair 9 down the road is a groovy bar/restaurant and within easy walking distance - other places are a quick drive away. Definitely stay here if you are looking for a well-maintained, clean, creative place in the woods. You won't regret it!
We had a wonderful stay at the Jim Jack shack. The cabin is very tastefully decorated and well equipped with all the necessities for a getaway. The outdoor hot tub in the midst of the trees was probably the best part of our stay. We will definitely be back.
The Jim Jack Shack is an attraction in and of itself. But if you must leave the cabin, there are plenty of things to do, year round. Some of the favorites of our family include, but are not limited to: Skiing, hiking, picking mushrooms, riding bikes, picking blueberries, sitting at the bar at Grahams, disc golf, jogging on logging roads, bragging about our ski day, watching baby splash in the pool, watching baby do anything.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|non-refundable cleaning||$50 + Tax|
Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next sixty days.
Once we have received your payment, you will be sent directions and check-in information. If you have any questions, never fear, we will answer them promptly, and in exacting detail. Just don't call before coffee.