How is Mt Baker Vacation Rentals keeping guests safe during the Covid 19?
We will continue to sanitize all obvious common areas (door handles, remotes, counter tops/surfaces, etc, using a sanitizing solution per CDC guidelines. All housekeepers are required to wear a mask. Prior to guest arrival we use an Atomizing/ULV Fogger on all bedding, couches, rugs and other common areas. All reservations are on a 24 hour block between bookings. We provide Antibacterial spray for use at the property. We have removed extra pillows, throws and unnecessary washable items, and have paired down kitchen items and games. We will update procedures as required if needed. – We do provide liquid hand soaps and body soaps, however they are not replaced after each stay. We recommend bringing your own, if there are concerns – Please call with any specific questions.
Is there internet or Wi-Fi?
Yes – DSL has finally arrived in our area, however, not every property has it (ask us which properties do). The Snowline Community Clubhouse and the Snowater Complex has Wi-Fi, there is a hot spot at the entrance to Glacier Springs. Wi-Fi is also available in Maple Falls and Chair 9 in Glacier. Please plan accordingly * Not responsible for any down times.
How far is it to the ski area?
All accommodations are located in the Glacier Area, which is 20-25 minutes to the ski area, depending on traffic and weather conditions. It is all National Forest east of Glacier, to the ski area.
How are the roads?
Always be prepared for winter driving in the Mt Baker Wilderness, especially in the winter. All wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicles are recommended. The Mt Baker Ski Area will sometimes require chains, to reach the ski area. It’s a good idea to have them with you, so you don’t get turned around. The Mt Baker Highway or SR 542 is maintained by the state. The roads inside Snowline, Mt Baker Rim and Snowater Communities are maintained by each community. We do our best to keep driveways, walkways and porches cleared, using our Snowblower, snow shovels, ice melt and sand.
Will there be snow in winter at the cabin or condo?
We never know what Mother Nature has in store, we can have a dusting over night or 4′ of snow like we did this year 2017! * Be prepared.
Is there sledding near by?
For customer and public safety, Mt. Baker Ski Area strictly prohibits sledding and snow play within ski area boundaries. Sledding and snow play may be exercised at your own risk on National Forest Service Land, located outside the ski area. For more info, contact the Sedro-Woolley Forest Service at 360-856-5700.
Do we supply condiments, such as salt, pepper, etc.?
No – Due to Health Department Regulations, we are not allowed to supply any food items. The local stores will have what you need.
Are there Restaurants in Glacier?
Yes. There are several restaurants (Chair 9, Grahams, and the Wake ‘n Bakery). Please contact them directly for hours of operation, especially during off seasons, as their hours can vary.
Are there any properties that are “ski in/ski out”?
No. The Mt. Baker Ski area is for day use only.
Do cell phones work in Glacier?
Cell phones don’t work using a normal cell tower, but some will work, if you use, for example, Google Voice, or other internet options, on your phone. They do work in Maple Falls, or the Ski Area.
Is there cable or satellite?
There is no cable in the Glacier area. Some locals have satellite, but it is not available for the majority. Movie rentals are available at Grahams Store, Maple Fuels, and at Crossroads Market, or you can bring your own.
Are there grocery stores?
There are no large grocery stores in the area, but their are plenty of smaller ones to pick up last minute items – Graham’s Store, Crossroads Market, and of course the Fuelie in Maple Falls. Otherwise, you may want to stop in Bellingham, or fill up your coolers at home or on the way.
Is there a Liquor Store?
There is a liquor selection at the Fuelie (Chevron Station) in Maple Falls
What else is there to do in the area (winter and summer)?
Snowmobile, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, river rafting, road bike, kayaking, fishing, exploring, gold panning, wine tasting, and more . .