4.2 on October 07, 2015
Having just concluded a wonderful sailing charter for 5 days around the San Juan Islands we wanted a place to relax and reflect and slowly prepare ourselves for the last couple of days of our vacation. This was the perfect spot. Beautiful gardens, splendid home and fabulous hosts. The casual atmosphere, the welcoming smiles and the delicious breakfasts brought a lovely conclusion to a great visit to Washington. We would absolutely stay at Axton Road B&B again!
5 on September 15, 2013
My wife and I stayed here earlier this month and our experience was awesome. Barb and Sandy are exceptional hosts and one of the most lovely couple you'll meet. They made us feel at home and Barb is a terrific cook. Sandy is a really fun and interesting person to talk to and we just loved conversing with him. Clearly this is a place that receives a lot of love and care from Barb and Sandy and it shows everywhere. The property has lovely gardens, trails and views. It is really peaceful and quiet, yet very conveniently located and really easy to get to downtown Bellingham. My wife and I will definitely be back again.
5 on March 10, 2013
My wife and I spent two nights here and really enjoyed this beautiful home. The rooms were spacious and library was amazing. I wanted to stay longer just to read more books. The property is gorgeous! Sandy and Barb were very gracious and full of knowledge! I felt like I was staying at a relatives house!
5 on September 10, 2012
...and great breakfast too! Beatutiful, large room, comfortable bed and bedding, excellent breakfast, and a peaceful location.
5 on June 16, 2012
The room was large and very comfortable. The property is beautiful and you are near the city but feel very much in the country. The hosts are interesting and friendly and we highly recommend this place.
4.6 on November 27, 2010
Barb and Sandy were great! My husband and I were in town visiting family for the holidays. We know the city a bit, but Barb and Sandy were very helpful, giving us new ideas on seasonal activities in and around Bellingham. I was a bit worried there wouldn't be much to do because it had been snowing and the normal hiking/outdoor activities were out of the question, but Axton Road B&B is so relaxing and enjoyable on its own that our mornings were spent inside the B&B- reading in the beatufil library, enjoying the great mountain and farm view, chatting with Barb and Sandy, feeding the goats, taking walks along the property, listening to music in our room or in the comfy living space downstairs. Barb and Sandy's home is beatifully decorated. The plentiful windows have a variety of views and their plethera of wooden furniture pieces are a testament to the artistry found in Bellingham as well as inspiration for future home decor. Bellingham is also super convenient (by car of course). Only about 10-15 minutes away you have downtown, which is full of small shops, cafes, restaurants, Boundary Bay brewery, the waterfront, and so much more. Just a little futher is Fairhaven, which has an even more artsy scene and is full of it's own charming restaurants and shops. We definately recommend this B&B to anyone looking to slow down and unwind a bit.
4.0 on October 13, 2010
This B&B exceeded my expectations! The website doesn’t do it justice. The Cashmere goats are adorable, and give the place a pastoral, peaceful feeling. So do the clothes drying outside on the clothes line. There are beautiful paths around the outside of the 20 acres through the woods and orchards and along the goat pasture, and past the neighbors chickens – how often can you ever walk through a private wood? Our excellent breakfasts included peaches from Barb’s tree that she had home canned, their own potatoes, and fresh organic raspberries and strawberries for the yogurt – in October! Barb and Sandy don’t give themselves enough credit for their passion for protecting the environment. Barb is the most amazing woman I have ever met – she has so many interests and projects, and does them all skillfully, calmly and gracefully. Sandy and my husband had many common interests and had long conversations about solar energy and environmental issues which they both seemed to really enjoy. The bathroom wasn't in the room, but since we were the only guests that wasn't a problem at all. The rooms are all very large and the views from the many windows are exceptional, if you like mountains, orchards, and gardens, which I do. Barb and Sandy's warmth and generosity was amazing. This is a special place that I highly recommend.
4.8 on February 15, 2010
I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at this fabulous B&B on a stormy night in February. The owners, Sandy & Barbara were very pleasent and provided engaging conversation in the evening before I retired to my very spacious room. The room was very well appointed and had lots of windows from which I could enjoy the beautiful scenery. Because the weather was windy and rainy I chose to stay in my room and enjoy a book from there expansive library and enjoy the sounds of the wind and rain from a very comfortable and cozy bed. As a woman who frequently travels alone, comfort and safety are very important to me and I felt very welcomed and very safe in this fine establishment. Breakfast the next morning was beyond the usual fair and made even more special as Barbara complimented the Valentine theme with heart shaped pancakes with raspberries. I would recommend this B&B to couples and anyone traveling alone on business. Easy to find and very accommodating!
5 on February 10, 2010
I stayed last summer. Everything was great. Clean beautiful room, bathroom just across the hallway. Lots of room to wander on the property. Sandy and Barb are great hosts as well as great cooks. Barb even shared her cinnamon ice cream with me, which was very nummy. I hope to go back again this year.
5 on December 14, 2009
Exceptional. I did not ask if private baths were available, but mine did not have one. Still-top notch.
A private bath is available if two out of the three rooms are full, then each room has its own designated private bath thank-you
- Barbara Schickler (innkeeper)
5 on July 23, 2009
This is a simply wonderful place to stay. The farm property, the house, our room, the dining, experience, the atmoshpere and friendliness of Barbara and Sandy make it so we want to plan a vacation around returning up there.
4.8 on February 01, 2009
We were delighted to meet the host and hostess, Sandy and Barb, and to enjoy their unique hospitality and warmth. The rambling home is surprisingly cozy, and there's an almost unexpected measure of privacy and quiet, despite the rooms' proximity to the heart of the house. Barb offered us yummy snacks and a bit of port to banish the evening chill when we returned from dinner (and she provided us with excellent directions and dinner recommendations). We loved the quiet, hidden location, and we can't wait to return to meet the goats, hike the trail, and further enjoy the delightful options of Bellingham.
5 on January 17, 2009
A wonderfull home away from home. The rooms show the loving care of the owners. Barb and Sandy are great hosts, so friendly and helpfull. The food is delicious, Barb is a great cook. Really enjoy walking the ground and seeing the goats. Its like a private park. The house is beautiful with an amazing library. I look forward to saying there again. Highly recomended.
5 on January 17, 2009
Staying in this BNB is like coming home to a favorite place and family . The setting is so pristine.The house is beautful, amazing library. Every room shows loving care of the hosts. They are so friendly and helpful.You'll love them both. Great food too.Barb is an exellent cook Walking the grounds and visiting the goats feels like being in a private park I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with them and hope to visit again soon. Highly recomended.