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Swiss Family Farmhouse, Book NOW for April Tulip Festival!

Bedrooms 5
Space sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 Bedroom on the corner of 150 acres prime farmland;

Fabulous Fun in all directions from this charming early 20th century farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. 5 Bedrooms total: 4 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs: 1 King, 2 Queens, and a Twin and pack n' play, AND 1 bedroom (Queen) and full bath conveniently located on the main floor. Newly remodeled/furnished and offered for the first time in June 2013.

We look forward to sharing our ancestral home with you and 8 of your closest friends!

We are not a B&B. I guess you could say we are a Bed & Bed, since we can sleep 9! We do not live on the premises. You make your own meals. There are large, comfortable living areas, including a library for afternoon reading and napping, a gas-burning stove/fireplace, a 42" HDTV, CD player, and high-speed WiFi all included. We have provided a BBQ outside, on a covered deck. We now have a lovely firepit for use only when there is no burn ban in effect. Check online status. Pick up some bundled firewood at local stores.

OTHER AMENITIES: Kitchen/pantry basics, radios, books, puzzles, a few toys, extra blankets, a hair dryer, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacrib, two baby gates: less packing for you!

And you can pack up Our Picnic Basket and take a short drive to Bay View State Park...even on misty days there's a covered picnic area and the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a wealth of information and fun for the whole family. Live starfish waiting to wave and wiggle for your little ones!

Speaking of little ones, do count babies and children in the guest count, as we provide so many amenities for them at Swiss Family Farmhouse, from puzzles & toys & books & movies to trikes, barn boots, and a rocking horse...They love it!

Perfect for family reunions, weekend getaways, wedding parties, baking apple pies (from our trees), picking our raspberries, taking tulip field excursions, Skagit Valley bicycling, sightseeing, and antiquing in every direction! Your group will love this farmhouse for week-long vacations, writers' retreats, church and pastoral retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for relocated executives. Here's a recent note we got from a local who booked Swiss Family Farmhouse for the groom's family from Boulder:

Hi Scherry,

The Matthews Family enjoyed their stay at your VRBO very much. It was so comfortable, cozy and convenient.

Thank you for such a great place for guests to call their home away from home! Michele

The Swiss Family Farmhouse was built in 1909 by my husband's great-great uncle. When Dave's grandfather immigrated from Switzerland, he moved in with his uncle's family. After they moved to a farm next door, Grandpa started his family while running his dairy farm. He helped start the Darigold Co-op, as well as get the first Skagit River dikes built. Friends have said it feels like Grandma's house, with updates! Indeed, it is... come and enjoy!

You and your children will enjoy a walk west down Dunbar Rd. to view the cattle and goats and horses on neighboring farms. And going either direction on Avon-Allen Road, you will find fabulous gardens to admire!

Approximate Drive Time to POINTS OF INTEREST:

Downtown Mt. Vernon shopping: 5 minutes

Tulip Fields & Display Gardens: 7 minutes,

Skagit Golf Club: 9 minutes north,

La Conner: 10 minutes,

Bay View State Park & Padilla Bay Nature Center: 16 minutes,

Eaglemont Golf Club: 18 minutes east

Little Mountain Park (fabulous views): 20 minutes,

Overlook Golf Club: 21 minutes east on Big Lake,

Rosario Beach and Deception Pass Bridge: 25 minutes,

Mt. Erie Park, Fidalgo Island (More fabulous views): 30 minutes,

Anacortes antique stores and Ferry Dock: 30 and 36 minutes

Larrabee State Park on beautiful Chuckanut Drive: 30 minutes

Upriver eagle watching: 45 minutes

Bellingham Airport: 35 minutes

For those with allergy concerns, each bed and pillow has a Protect-A-Bed encasement and mattress cover.  We are not accepting pets as guests.

The Swiss Family Farmhouse is the perfect hub for your family and friends to enjoy all of the Skagit Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

More Details

Scherry Cherrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Scherry Cherrick

Dave's family built this lovely farmhouse in 1909 and ran a dairy farm here. His mother was born and raised here. Dave has many fond memories of Grandma & Grandpa's dairy farm. It is no longer a dairy farm, but the land is leased out for growing potatoes, or corn, or wheat. We lived here ourselves in early married years, and now are privileged to be the caretakers for it during our retirement.

Scherry Cherrick purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Scherry Cherrick chose Northwest Washington

We have lived all over the United States, and the Skagit Valley is special for its wide open spaces, and easy access to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound beaches. It's blood-pressure dropping characteristic is just perfect for R&R for the whole family. We are proud to have added solar panels to the south side of our barn in 2016!! Even in February we reduced electrical use from the grid by 52%! Over the course of one year our solar will offset 90% of our electricity needs. Hooray!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Only an hour from Seattle, 1&1/2 from Vancouver,BC, less than 10 minutes to Mount Vernon & I-5, and 10 minutes to La Conner. 150 acres of lovely farmland on two sides of the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Serenity. Peace. Relaxation. You win.


Mount Vernon Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On the Main Floor; Extra supplies (lotion, bandaids, etc)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs: 'Endless' hot water, Hair dryer; extra supplies;
  • Bright and well-supplied.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Green Room is on main floor, with bath on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master:Plus Vanity area; Adjustable Wall Heaters work great.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Lilac Room: Spacious, morning light; Baseboard Heater.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Plaid Room: Spacious; Country Cozy; Access to Nursery.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Nursery, accessed thru bdrm 4, bright & cheery; Pack & Play
  • Each bedroom has a non-allergenic protector on the mattress and pillows; Extra pillows and blankets; Sets of towels are in each closet, where you may hang them to wondering if these are yours, or your friends. Each room, except the Nursery, has an extension cord/basket for easy-access charging of your electronics. Two box fans for Warm Summer Nights upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We tried to think of everything! So let us know if there is something you wish was here at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We may have it, and you just haven't spotted it yet!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Swiss Family Farmhouse, Book NOW for April Tulip Festival!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Authentic Farmhouse Experience

  • 5 of 5

This delightful and roomy farmhouse is the real deal. Sit with your coffee and gaze out over the expansive pastures beyond the back porch. Quiet, roomy and well stocked with everything to make your stay a pleasant one. 5 separate bedrooms and lots of extra space for groups. The owners are very friendly and want to make sure you enjoy yourself. Their love of the farmhouse, in the family for generations, is apparent everywhere. My friends and I are hoping to stay here again when we return to the beautiful Skagit valley.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Jan, what lovely, thoughtful words! Thank you for appreciating our efforts to share this blessing that is our ancestral home. I know your words will encourage others to enjoy the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We look forward to your next opportunity to stay with us. The Skagit Valley has So much to offer!! Scherry
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Perfect for a relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

With the 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths it was perfect for everyone to have their own room instead of renting up to 3 hotel rooms. We could all be together in the living area. With our sons wedding we were able to store items that needed to be kept cold in the 2 full refrigerators. We are so thankful for use of this Swiss Family Vacation Home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay at the Swiss Family House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay!. A family reunion (Texas, California and Washington state) that was coordinated in a very short time frame. The house felt like home, with very enjoyable family dinners, while the grandkids , who are less than 2 years were sleeping. For the 3 cooks in the family, they had plenty of room to cook and grill. The view of the fields from the downstair room was very serene and beautiful early in the morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO pleased that your family had a wonderful experience at our home! Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy to share our blessing with other families! Happy End of Summer! Scherry Swiss Family Farmhouse
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Swiss Family Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing. A very wonderful place to stay. Able to get together with family from NJ, KY, NC, and Michigan. Swiss Farmhouse had everything you could possibly need. So very clean, beautiful setting.

Would recommend the Farmhouse to any one. Owners were very accommodating.

So thankful we could stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Skagit Valley Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Swiss Family Farmhouse is a wonderful get-away. It is very well equipped, in a peaceful location and comfortable. It was a great place for a reunion of the East and West members of our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay in Mt. Vernon

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting the Mt. Vernon area for A 50th wedding and eight of our immediate family members stayed at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Everyone of us agreed that this was best rental accommodation that any had stayed in. It was comfortable, spacious, well appointed and located close to many local attractions. One night we enjoyed sitting around the fire ring looking at the stars and roasting marshmallows. We liked the artwork and the artifacts that added to the ambience. Walking by the cornfields and orchards provided many interesting mornings of adventure. Scherry was was very responsive to all of our needs and questions about the house and the area.

The Swiss Family Farmhouse will be a memorable lifetime experience for all of our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale, Wow! We are So pleased that your family had such a great experience here at Swiss Family Farmhouse. We very much appreciate your kind words. It really makes our endeavors to bless friends and families worth the effort. Happy Summer! Scherry Swiss Family Farmhouse
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Skagit River Brewery
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Anacortes Ferry Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Skagit Golf & Country Club.Others less than 6 mi.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak, downtown Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Net: Great burgers and Shakes!
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bayview State Park
Car: necessary

See our Facebook page: Swiss Family Farmhouse. For many more ideas and activities in the area! 'Like' us! Have fun!


Rates & Availability

Mount Vernon Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Tulip Festival
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No subletting of the home or grounds.
No smoking.
No pets.
No loud music/noise after 10 pm. We'd like to always be good neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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