Destination guide

Located a few hours north of Seattle, Skagit County is the Pacific Northwest at its most blissfully unspoiled and naturally spectacular. It's a veritable ecotourism hotspot, with sandy shorelines, lush forests, majestic mountains, and isolated islands to explore, as well as a wealth of crystal-clear water to splash around in. Each season brings enthralling new sights and experiences, from the vivid colors of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival each April, to the Skagit River Salmon Festival in fall. And with a wealth of Skagit County vacation rentals to pick from, you're bound to find the ideal home-away-from-home.

Outdoor excitement in Skagit County

Things to do

History comes to life in Skagit County

You'll find a diverse array of attractions within easy reach of Skagit County vacation rentals. For an immersive trip down memory lane, be sure to swing by the Anacortes Museum. It plays host to an ever-rotating program of immersive exhibitions exploring local history and culture, drawing on an extensive collection of artworks, artifacts, and incredible photographs. While you're in town, you should also check out the W.T. Preston, a beautifully preserved 1930s paddle steamer, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. For something completely different, Skagit County also boasts sprawling, Las Vegas-style casinos, where you can enjoy high stakes gaming, out-of-this-world live entertainment, and delectable fine dining.


Outdoor excitement in Skagit County

Skagit County is a year-round outdoor pursuits hotspot. Shimmering Ross Lake, in the North Cascades National Park, is an idyllic spot for a leisurely day of canoeing or kayaking, while the crystal-clear Skagit River is a haven for fishers, teeming with salmon and trout. For an extra jolt of adrenalin, the river is also a popular spot for rafting – a truly hair-raising way to take in the untamed, rugged scenery. Each winter, powder-soft snow transforms the nearby mountains into thrilling adventure playgrounds, with skiing and snowmobiling among the most popular local pastimes.


Mild summer days in Skagit County

Summer days in Skagit County tend to be pleasantly warm rather than swelteringly hot, with plenty of sunshine and little rain. Ideal conditions, then, for enjoying life in the great outdoors. The shoulder months of May and September are also lovely times to visit, and with fewer out-of-towners, you may be able to land a good deal on sought-after Skagit County vacation rentals. In early spring and late fall, temperatures are cooler and rainfall more likely. Winters are cool and rather wet, but sub-zero temperatures are rare, as is snowfall at sea level.

Natural features

Skagit County's island getaways

Magnificent natural sights abound all over Skagit County, but to truly get away from it all, set aside some time to explore its idyllic islands. Cypress Island is a perennially popular destination for kayakers, with its fragrant Douglas fir forests and tranquil campsites. Meanwhile, Fir Island is a must-visit for birdwatchers. Each winter it's home to thousands of graceful snow geese, and you may well also catch sight of a majestic bald eagle circling overhead.

Can I find a vacation rental around Skagit County?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 444 vacation rentals near Skagit County. From 75 Bungalows to 75 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Skagit County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Skagit County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Skagit County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Anacortes: 147 vacation rentals
  • La Conner: 471 vacation rentals
  • Mount Vernon: 197 vacation rentals
  • Sedro-Woolley: 310 vacation rentals
  • Guemes Island: 92 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Skagit County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Skagit County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Skagit County:

  • Anacortes: 147 rentals
  • La Conner: 471 rentals
  • Mount Vernon: 197 rentals
  • Sedro-Woolley: 310 rentals
  • Burlington: 611 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Skagit County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Skagit County are:

  • Mount Vernon, WA (MVW-Skagit Regional): 263 vacation rentals
  • Anacortes Airport (OTS): 606 vacation rentals
  • Orcas Island Airport (ESD): 664 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Skagit County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Skagit County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Skagit Valley Casino: 251 rentals
  • Washington Park: 609 rentals
  • Cap Sante Boat Haven: 578 rentals
  • Anacortes Community Theatre: 596 rentals
  • Tulip Valley Winery: 253 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Skagit County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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