Welcome to Oostema Farmstead Inn,
We have a lovely farmhouse set on 117 acres of land. This is a shared home. We are Upstairs you are Downstairs. There is a separate entrance and you will have exclusive use of the Suite, which is locked off from our residence.
Look for my website with over 100 guests giving me 5* ratings. I am also a member of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. ~~~
This location is a perfect getaway from the city and you will love how peaceful and quiet it is. Plus the panoramic views of farmland. Our guests are more than welcomed to roam the property. We have tables outside for you to leave your troubles behind and to relax with nature.
During the summer months there are vegetable gardens, flower gardens, chickens and cows who call our place home. We welcome you to take a tour of our farm with the us. And a big plus, our sunsets are the best in the area.
There is over 1200 sqft for you to relax. The suite is very roomy and comfortable, plus the two bedrooms are very private from each other. One located by living area, the other around the corner down the hall at the other end of the unit.
1st room : The Mint Room is a Spacious Master Suite . Guest’s will be able to look out at the sweeping farmland and see Lynden just across the fields. It has a private bathroom with a shower. A Comfy King bed, with a new "Nest" mattress awaits you plus luxurious linens from Comphy. It has a built in vanity with drawers and full closet.
2nd room: The Purple Room has Queen bed, dresser and full closet, with a bathroom right outside the door with tub. (no shower)
3rd Single bed is the mattress of a single bed, it can be placed on the floor in either the master Suite (has more room) or the 2nd bedroom
Living and Kitchen area: includes dining table, couch, coffee table, chairs, mini fridge, microwave and toaster oven . A coffee pot and hot water kettle will also be available. Includes dishes for 6. Also available are refreshments in the fridge, and a water dispenser.
* Free Breakfast: Fresh Muffins from the famous Lynden Dutch Bakery, Ranked top 10 in Washington State, gluten free Oatmeal, Yogurt, OJ, Coffee or Tea. Relax Country Style!
We have a large yard area that you are welcome to as well as a fire pit. *Seasonal
Since we do not charge a cleaning fee, we kindly ask our guests to put all their dishes and glassware after use in the busing tub we have marked for dirty dishes, leave used towels and all bed linens in the hamper we provide for linens.
I do have another listing of the Suite renting it out as a 1 Bedroom for more pictures and my 5* reviews check it out here:
You will have access to the private entrance to the Suite , located below our residence. Please note there are 5 cement steps to access the patio to enter the suite. The suite is totally locked off from our residence as we do live upstairs, but we are very quiet.
We are more than happy to assist you in your needs or questions about the area. Having been long time residents, we have many suggestions if you need our help. If you are no longer needing to interact with us, we will respect your privacy.
We have no Neighbors :) The neighborhood is rural and quiet. Though close to the main road, the house is tucked away on a one lane road. You can walk around the property anytime during the day. In the summer there is a close by farmer's market on Thursdays or you can go to Bellingham for their main Farmers Market on the weekends. The only neighbors you have will be us, upstairs, but we are very quiet.
We are in the middle of farming country. Many engaged couples enjoy professional photography during the summer months in the country. We have a very large yard, plus the raspberry fields, grass fields and corn. Let us arrange your professional photographer for those perfect engagement announcements. Or bring your own photographer.
We are a 5 minute drive to downtown Lynden.
Bikes are a great way to get around the Countryside and to Lynden.
Forget public transportation... this is 'rural' America! For a small fee we are willing to pick you up at the bus or train station or airport. Or I have a 2012 Honda Accord (4 door ) that can be rented.
There is ample room to store any bikes or gear if needed.
Wi-Fi is available
-The House Rules below MUST be read all the way through. This is OUR home, that we share with you as our guest.
We expect our guests to behave in a respectful manner and treat our home as if it was your own. *For safety and security, only registered guests are allowed on the property unless pre approved by us. I will ask for a guest list of each person who is staying in the Suite. * We are a SMOKE-FREE home., E-cigs, etc) You can smoke on the driveway or out in the field. * Any damage or losses to our home, room, bathroom, furniture, fixtures, appliances, linens, towels, books, accessories, tv, anything associated with your stay, will be the financial responsibility of the booked guest through their security deposit.
* Quiet time is between 10pm - 7:00am. Weekends we are more flexible. We want our guests to have a fun time so feel free to come and go as you please at any time of the day or night. There is an light you can keep on for your convenience, as well as a light outside for the patio and the parking area. * Barn, Garage and Farm Equipment are off limits. If you like to have a tour we will be glad to show you around.
* Please remove footwear in the entry room. You can wear slippers.
* Prior to departure, please put towels, wash cloths and hand towels in the clothes basket. *We have a hot tub available, upon request. Guest must simply ask prior to use so we can accommodate for privacy. The hot tub is located away from the house in the middle of the yard/flower area . Flip flops recommended or shoes to wear to the hot tub. We do provide towels. *$25 one time pet fee * see Other things to note below
* Parties or events are welcome on the farm, but must be pre approved. Such as family reunions, birthday parties, class reunions, etc, company BBQ's, on the property. It will be an additional cost if it is more than a few people. We have chairs, BBQ and tables available to use.
Other things to note
We are Pet Friendly. We know how important your friend is, so we say, "Bring them along." We LOVE happy pets with gracious responsible owners, 2 pet max please. All furry friends must be less than 50lbs, crate trained and leashed on outdoor property plus be crated if left alone in the space, if your pet needs to be let out while your gone, I can do that for a flat fee...( you must make that known to us before you leave your pet alone)Our place is good for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets). I do offer paw towels , bowls and a Couch cover to protect my furniture if your pet likes to sit with you. There is plenty of open space for your pet to stretch out and take their morning and afternoon walk. Pets are not allowed in the sleeping areas out of respect for other guests. I do have one small crate if needed.
Check in after 2 pm
check out at 11 am
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