2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
About Rita James
We are Mike & Rita. We live at the gateway to the San Juan Islands in the seaside community of Anacortes north of Seattle - but we both grew up in the Rocky Mountains. We are busy professionals with an extended family nearby - we love travel, books, art, good food and wine and experiencing the world around us.
Rita James purchased this House in 1998
Why Rita James chose Philipsburg
Our fist visit to Philipsburg was like stepping back in time. We fell in love with the mountain setting, the amazing friendliness of the folks in town and all of the activities available around this community. It didn't take us long to decide that this is a place where we could see ourselves spending more time as we moved toward and into retirement. We found this little comfortable house filled with original charm, that was the perfect size for our needs. Just recently we decided since we have this great place that we are not yet able to utilize all that often, maybe we should share it with others who are looking for a similar experience. We decided to call our house James Croft to reflect our Scottish love and heritage.
What makes this House unique
Coming from the soggy northwest, we always rave about the light in our house. The glassed-in front porch and paned windows get the first rays of morning sun - add in a good cup of coffee and it's a perfect start to a day. The enclosed back porch similarly captures the evening light & sunset. We love the authentic Craftsman touches throughout the house - the glass french doors into the main bedroom - the built in closets and bookshevles - the wood trim throughout the house. While it's not fancy, we've done our best to make James Croft cozy and comfortable!
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Sweet little house. The owner was very helpful when we had a little issue.
We liked this cozy home. Close to downtown . The friendly neighbor plowed the driveway for us .
Cozy home walking distance to downtown
This was the perfect little house for us to stay in over Thanksgiving weekend. We skied at Discovery during the day and enjoyed the old historic buildings of Philipsburg on our walk to downtown for dinner. The house was cozy and warm, the perfect size for a family of four.
We truly enjoyed our stay. The home was cozy and charming. Everything we needed was right there.
Close to town and friendly neighbors who plowed the driveway after an overnight snow fall.
The town of Philipsburg was also very friendly. Enjoyed the shops the brewery and the beautiful buildings.
We will definitely be returning in the spring for flyfishing on Rock Creek.
Perfect little house
Everything was perfect! Great location, comfortable beds, house was clean, had everything we needed. Only had to take the trash and do dishes when leaving. Super easy. Would definitely stay here again!
A comfortable home from home experience.
We really enjoyed our weekend. The house is very comfortable. It’s just a short walk to downtown which was perfect!
Philipsburg is an idyllic town tucked up against the Flint Mountain Range abounding in outdoor activities and friendly western hospitality. Lining a historic downtown Main Street you’ll find a brew pub, incredible Sweet Shop candy store (not to be missed), Saphire Gallery with locally mined stones, restaurants, unique gift shops, a fly fishing store, antiques and one of the best thrift stores around. Within 15 minutes is the Discovery Ski Resort with a range of skiing options, Georgetown Lake Recreation Area and Granite (ghost mining town). Just outside of town you can enjoy world class fly fishing, hike, mountain bike or picnic within sight of the continental. A visit will not be complete without spotting moose, elk, mountain goats or deer. There's even a Jack Nicolas designed golf course (with black sand) only a half hour away in Anaconda.