BY GRACE COLEMAN
Only an hour north of Seattle and just forty minutes from Paine Field, Mystic Mountain Farm is the perfect place for a B&B staycation in Snohomish County. Carrie Snow, the B&B’s owner, bought the property 26 years ago and recently decided to open her working farm to visitors wanting to get out of the fast lane and slow down for a few days.
We started this B&B because my husband and I love to entertain
There aren’t a lot of places around Seattle that offer farm animals, an orchard, and a bed and breakfast.
The combination of retreat and nature has a rejuvenating effect on visitors.
The most frequent thing I hear guests say is that our farm is magical
I can see it in their faces when they come down for breakfast after their first night — all their tightness has melted away.
Mystic Mountain Farm’s ability to refresh comes from its wild, natural beauty and atmosphere. The farm is nestled in a nook of the Cascades, so you are surrounded by mountains. As you pull into the parking lot you are greeted by the sound of the Stillaguamish River, cheerful birdsong, and bleating from the farm’s newest family members, a pair of adorable young goats.
The welcome desk is stocked with local goods for sale, dozens of antiques, and an ancient cash register — one of Carrie’s favorite possessions.
I love this old thing. This beauty is over 100-years old but I still use it for every single one of my transactions.
Every bedroom in the B&B is decorated with antiques, contributing to the farm’s rustic charm. And if you fall in love with one of the decorations, don’t worry, you can take it with you!
According to Carrie, 95% of the farm’s antiques are available for purchase.
The layout of the property is simple and inviting, with a large 1920s dairy barn in the center of the farm and refurbished outbuildings surrounding it. Carrie said that the most recent construction, a romantic cabin, is designed to fit any family size.
Couples love the fireplace and kids love the loft. And there are four different kinds of wood in here, freshly cut, which is why this cabin smells so good.
During spring and summer, Carrie serves a sumptuous breakfast on bone china in the B&B courtyard. First time B&B guests will usually be served quiche made with farm-fresh eggs accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee. All recipes are created in house and made with local ingredients.
Breakfast at the B&B is on rotation, so some of the other breakfasts you might have the pleasure of tasting during your stay at Mystic Mountain Farn include airy French toast, eggs benedict, and the fluffiest cinnamon rolls this side of the Rocky Mountains.
Carrie is proud of her work — as well she should be. She’s successfully created and manages a perfect haven of peace.
If you want to get out of the city life for a weekend, come to my farm! It’s quiet, serene, and you can feed the animals, go fishing in the bass pond, or just sit on the deck and soak in the mountain air.
For Snohomish County visitors and residents, Mystic Mountain Farm is the perfect place to spend a couple of days destressing and refreshing your mind and body. As Carries says, “You just can’t relax like this in the city.”