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Perfect for couples and those that want to be! Hot tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom, two bath. Sleeps 2.

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 (vrbo 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!

More Details

eli lee
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, canadien, eh?
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About eli lee

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 house in 2005

Why eli lee chose Deming

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jul 2014
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Deming House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , First floor bathroom has an antique tub totally worth a try!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The second floor bathroom is steps from the bed!
  • Both bathrooms feature heated tile floors and awesome views straight into the National Forest. Sure to delight.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • We have chosen not to enclose the bedroom. The king bed sits out in the middle of the second floor, which I suppose could technically BE the bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The Jim Jack Shack was rebuilt, modified and refined with you in mind. It is autonomous, reliable, self-explanatory and easy to use. We are very proud of our creation and have taken every care to ensure that your stay will be harmonious and unencumbered.


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Perfect for couples and those that want to be! Hot tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!
average rating of 4.9 based on 97 reviews

Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cabin not far from Mt Baker in a great community. Perfect for weekend trip for 2

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Amazing cabin - better then we expected!

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible. Better then what the pictures showed! Amazing Hot Tub, Industrial/Cabin feel, warm and cozy, had everything we needed for our stay, view of the beautiful PNW forest from the Master Bedroom. Spectacular. We will definitely be visiting again! Highly recommend this place. Super responsive and provided us with thorough directions and explanations on how everything worked in the home. Amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and chilled out place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot. Will be back I. The summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A+. 5 stars! Stay here. Everything you need for a perfect, quiet weekend in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a quiet break

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, so relaxing sitting in the hot tub with drinks enjoying the quiet!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love at first sight!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time in this cabin. What a beautiful location! Everything we needed was already there, from utencils and appliances to toilet paper and shampoos. Oh and the hot tub was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bellingham International airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Chair 9
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Bellingham Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
hwy 542
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Chair 9
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

non-refundable cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next thirty days. Exceptions may be made, and are done so only by the owners! Likely reasons for exceptions: 1. If your check-in date is the same as the check-out date of the previous guest. 2. If your check-out date is the same as the next guest. 3. If you want a mid-week rental, and it is the slow season. One can view all our reservations by clicking the "flexible dates" box.

All major holidays also require a three night stay. Please, just come for three nights.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.