For travlers who enjoy a balance between downtime and playtime, a weekend trip to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Wilderness offers just such a combination.
WHERE TO STAY
Make camp in a beautiful, modern cabin (VRBO property) right outside of Glacier, and use the weekend for day hikes in some of the most stunning scenery in the Northwest.
Arrive late afternoon Friday and use the evening to settle into your cabin, dine at one of the local restaurants, and pick up some groceries at Graham Store to fuel your hikes. Make the most of Saturday by getting an early start; take a scenic drive up the Mt. Baker Highway and pick from a number of easy-to-moderate hikes.
Chain Lakes: Begin at Heather Meadows and hike an easy 2-mile loop around the shores of the beautiful alpine Bagley Lakes, with views of Table Mountain and an abundance of wildflowers. Click Here for more information on Chain Lakes.
Table Mountain: This hike leaves from Artist Point and takes the visitor up a short climb to the plateau of the mountain top. On a clear day you can take in stunning views of Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, and other peaks of the North Cascades. Click Here for more information on Table Mountain.
Once off the mountain, return to the cabin to freshen up in the spacious bath or relax for a bit on the craftsman porch. Make dinner in the state-of-the-art kitchen, or take a short drive into town for gourmet pizza at Chair 9 or homestyle Italian at Milano’s. In the evening, enjoy a wood fire in the spacious living room and retire to the king size memory foam bed that will have you dreaming of a return trip. Sunday morning, ensure a sweet end to your weekend; stop by the Wake n Bakery on your way out of town and pick up some of their delicious coffee and pastries for the drive home.
Click Here for Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza & Bar
Click Here for Milano's Restaurant