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 CUSTOM TAILORED RETREATS 

 Imagine. Create. Play. Repeat. 

DESIGN YOUR OWN RETREAT EXPERIENCE

Imagine fusing art making, local culture, sightseeing, and great outdoor activities in creative combinations for your group of 4 to 8 people. Talk to us about creating a custom adventure experience, suited to your group’s interests and preferences. Whether an inventive team-building opportunity for your business, a reunion with college friends or cherished alumni group, or simply a planned vacation with family and friends, let us design your unforgettable event.

IMAGINATION IS ALL IT TAKES

We can pair multi-day painting workshops with a wide assortment of enriching social and cultural activities, and food and beverage experiences to delight your group's preferences and tastes. Browse suggested activities below - then contact us to craft an unforgettable good time, people won't soon forget.

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REGIONAL MUSEUMS

Enjoy docent-led tours of the fantastic Lightcatcher Museum, a Smithsonian affiliated venue that is sure to impress. Visit Mind Port, the electrifying Spark Museum, and a host of other regional arts and culture inspired favorites. (Available year round)

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LOCAL WINERY TASTINGS

Sample a bevy of fine wines and dessert liqueurs at local wineries, and learn about the unique challenges of winemaking in our region. Vineyard visits to Mt. Baker Winery, Samson Winery, San Juan Winery and others in Summer. (Available year round)

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HISTORY AND CULTURE

Learn about the history of Bellingham, its diverse people and cultural influences that make our particular region of the Pacific NW unique. A University town with a concentrated Artist community, well-being is a way of life here. (Available year round)

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ARTISAN STUDIO VISITS

Did you know Bellingham has the 2nd highest number of artists per capita living in any one given region in the United States? Visit fine art studios to interact with artists working in a  variety of mediums. Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Wood, Assemblage and much, much more - get to know their work and processes through demonstrations and hands-on experiences.(Available year round)

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WHALE WATCHING

Cruise the waterways of the Salish Sea in search of resident Orca, Minke, and Humpback whales, along with other marine life. Besides being on the migration path for Whales headed North, our region is also home to resident Orca pods that stay in the area all year long. (Available May to October)

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LOCAL HIKING

Hike the beautiful North Cascades, from old growth forest to high mountain glaciers. All fitness levels accommodated. (Available May to October)

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SCULPTURE & PUBLIC ART

Tour Big Rock Garden, the Sculpture laden campus of Western Washington University, and other favorite places to see a collection of public art that’s Bellingham ubiquitous. (Available year round)

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS

Travel by ferry to explore the San Juan Islands. Explore Friday Harbor, and scenic places like Lime Kiln State Park. Great foodie opportunities, boutique shopping, and artisan experiences await. (AvailableApril to October)

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NORTH CASCADES

Visit scenic Mount Baker National Forest, Nooksack Falls, Artist Point and dozens more scenic points of view. Year round glaciers and spectacular waterfalls will take your breath away. (Available April to October)

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SKIING/SNOW BOARDING

Ski or snowboard ruggedly specatcular Mt. Baker ski area, shadowed by glacier peaks, waterfalls, and stunning scenery. (Available November to April)

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STUDIO PAINTING

Enjoy single day classes and multi day painting workshops, guided by professional fine artist, Yvette Neumann, at her pastoral country studio. Yvette is a multi-disciplined artist skilled in a variety of art making media. What would you like to learn and how deep of a dive would you like to take? (Available year round)

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CRAFT BREWERY TOURS

Bellingham is home to 12 internationally recognized craft microbreweries, which means beer making in our little town is a fine art. Explore local favorites, sample craft beers, and learn about unique brewing processes. (Available year round)

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BALD EAGLE RIVER FLOAT

View hundreds of bald eagles by guided river raft, during their seasonal migration to feed on Skagit River salmon runs. These magnificent birds will leave you in awe. (Available December to February)

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SEATTLE DAY TRIP

Explore the Seattle Center, Monorail, Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, iconic Pike Place Market at the waterfront and more. (Available year round)

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FARM TO TABLE TOURS

Follow the food! Tour a local dairy, produce, and berry farms, and learn all about shellfish farming. A locally-sourced meal rounds out an amazing day. (Available May to October)

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KAYAKING

Enjoy a quiet paddle on Lake Whatcom or Bellingham Bay. Guided experiences, appropriate for all skill levels. (Available May to October)

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BOUTIQUE SHOPPING

Explore artisan boutiques, bookstores, and coffee shops in a variety of quaint NW towns. Bellingham charm at its best. (Available year round)

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VANCOUVER BC DAY TRIP

Explore beautiful Stanley Park, the Museum of Art, shopping on Granville Island and more. Must have Passport to cross. (Available year round)

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FOODIE EXPERIENCES

For the Gastronome, let us design a unique fine cuisine experience, built around your curiosity and interests. (Available year round)

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SCENIC PLACES

Stroll Semiahmoo Spit, the lush forests of Whatcom Falls Park, Taylor Dock and other beautiful sights. (Available year round)

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

For the adventurous spirit, explore 50 miles of Galbraith Mountain trails, beautifully maintained across 3000 forested acres. (Available May to October)

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TULIP FESTIVAL

Did you know that outside of Holland, our region is the next most prolific flower bulb producer in the world? Indulge in blooming fun, at this Pacific NW destination event, featuring 1000's of acres of tulip, daffodil, and iris fields in bloom. (Annual Event - available April 1 through April 30)

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BELLINGHAM BAY SAILING

In the shadow of our local volcano, Mount Baker, sail Bellingham Bay by eco-friendly catamaran  or powerboat to the Islands for a few hours or a full day. (Available April to October)

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LOCAL ROAD CYCLING

Tour the city by bike, ride scenic Chuckanut Drive, or explore the Islands from the road. Rides for all levels and interests. (Available April to October)

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NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE

Explore the art and culture of  coastal Lummi, Salish, and Nooksack peoples, native to our region of the Pacific Northwest. (Available year round)

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SNOW SHOEING

Explore the mystical Cascade Mountains in Winter. Scenic vistas, glacier views, pristine beauty. Snow shoe walks for all levels of fitness. (Available December to March)

GET IN TOUCH

For inquiries and information about our current offerings, please contact us today.

8480 Thompson Beach Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221

360-510-9819