1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Toll Free: 877-411-1200
Nestled in the quaint cove of Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether offers the subtle charm of an elegant European Inn along with all of the contemporary comforts that the guests of today require. Enjoy luxurious rooms with views of Squalicum Harbor and Bellingham Bay, and beautiful Tom Glenn Plaza, with its shops and restaurants. Rooms feature king size beds with 100% down over-sized pillows and comforter, natural gas fireplaces, 32-inch television with cable and DVD player, and a patio or balcony. Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with marble and granite counter tops, air-jetted tub and separate glass and marble walk-in shower. Other amenities include complimentary wireless high-speed internet, in-room safe, and an iron with ironing board. In addition to 66 guestrooms, the Hotel Bellwether offers 7 comfortable meeting spaces, perfect for small upscale meetings and larger ballroom sized events. The hotel’s very own waterfront restaurant and bar, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week and the only thing better than the food, is the view!
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Southern Terminus of the Alaska Ferry
Bellingham, WA 98225
Gato Verde provides clients of all ages and abilities with a fun and unique outdoor sailing adventure. Specializing in customized educational charters and carefree skippered charters lasting from 1.5 hours to seven days aboard, this comfortable and efficient 42 foot long catamaran is a thrilling experience. Catamarans are able to sail efficiently in even the lightest breeze, and when the wind pipes up, a catamaran is exciting and fast – without the uncomfortable heeling (leaning over) of a monohull. The wide, flat decks make it easy to move around, and the minimal heeling decreases anxiety for those who are new to sailing. The Gato Verde is the first plug-in bio-diesel electric hybrid charter boat on the west coast, balancing pleasure with conscientious intent.
2139 Humboldt Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Shop)
521 Donovan Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Studio)
When a talented furniture maker meets a gifted marquetry & glass artist, beautiful artisan furnishings result. Tom and Jennifer Dolese follow their hearts’ desire by designing and building finely crafted furniture in composition variations that make glass, veneer and exotic wood truly dance together. Splitting design and construction activities between Jennifer’s Fairhaven studio and Tom’s spacious workshop in central Bellingham, marquetry and stained glass work created at Jennifer’s studio, is incorporated into one-of-a-kind light fixtures, cabinets, and bed headboards produced at Tom’s shop. Terra Firma Design is both exquisitely beautiful and bold. Students interested in learning the intricacies of fine craft furniture making can enroll in intensive chair building classes at Terra Firma Design, in addition to one-on-one project classes offered at the Humboldt Street location. Tom enjoys sharing his love of craft and 28 years of knowledge with students, and both he and Jennifer enjoy the camaraderie of makers – be they students, apprentices, journeymen or masters of their craft. Terra Firma Designs turn hand-crafted living spaces into a true celebration of ambiance.
2825 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225
The movement and realism of fish in motion that Graham Schodda is known for, can be attributed to his fine metalworking skills and the unique stainless steel etching process he’s perfected over 25 years. Seeing latent possibilities in scrap items, cast off by a society that no longer needs them, his imaginative ‘tinkering’ literally turns obsolescence on its head. A voracious re-purposer and mindful scavenger at heart, Graham draws ideas for his assemblage pieces from the shapes of salvaged materials – utilitarian objects reimagined as inventive artworks. Delving into his vast collection of odds and ends, painstakingly accumulated over time, he sees cars and robots, rocket ships and ray guns in the forms and designs of vintage appliances and other unwanted objects – all begging for another life outside of their original intent. Graham’s curiosity and love of discovery endlessly inspire his design and fabrication of truly one-of-a-kind collector artifacts.
1861 Van Dyk Rd, Everson, WA 98247
Samson Estates Winery is a small family owned winery located in the Nooksack Valley in the northernmost corner of Washington State’s Puget Sound Appelation. Award winning vinifers showcase the special character of Washington grapes selected from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys. Besides traditional wines, Samson Estates is perhaps best known for its incredible raspberry estate wine. The quaint tasting room/production area is housed in a former dairy barn. Here you can look around the property and take in 200 acres of raspberries – the source of their delicious fruit wine. A great place to host weddings and other events, the outdoor banquet pavilion is surrounded by landscaped grounds, gorgeous mountain views, and vineyards in the background.
3100 Alabama St, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360- 734-3698
An inventive collaboration between clay and fiber has been a 35 year passion for ceramicist Larry Richmond and fiber artist Peggy Kondo. Larry’s ceramic work, influenced by extensive experience working with Native American peoples, reflects contemporary interpretations of traditional basket shapes and designs. Thrown on a traditional potter’s wheel and hand carved, with wood, leather and cord added after they are fired, pots incorporate basket weaving and Russian Embroidery, expertly created by Peggy – an exquisite balance between woven materials and clay that is both natural and pleasing. Clay and fiber mediums combined in this way share a really unique beauty, suggestive of something totally new and unexpected. Exceptional craftsmanship and elaborate detail underscore this artist duo’s collaborative efforts, which, alone or together are in a class by themselves when it comes to harmonious design and grounded aesthetic.
4298 Mt. Baker Hwy, Everson, WA 98247
Tasting Room: 360-592-2200
Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery starts with the best fruit from carefully maintained vineyards in local Whatcom County, and in the Yakima Valley. Producing up to 12,000 cases annually, from the elegance of Proprietor’s Reserve and Limited Releases to the casual styles of fruit wines and picnic reds, emphasis is always on quality, consistency and value. Licensed in 1982, Mount Baker Vineyards is one of a few surviving pioneers of grape growing on the West Side of the Cascades. Of the forty-eight varietals originally planted in 1978, six have been retained, and these varietals have become the signature grapes of the Puget Sound Appellation. From its beginnings as a cozy spot in the country, Mount Baker Vineyards has become a well-established Washington State winery with a distinguished track-record for award-winning wines. The winery is also an incubator of sorts for many young winemakers and cellar masters in the Northwest winery community.
1896 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, WA 98229
Ceramic sculptor, Christopher Moench, creates one-of-a-kind contemporary prayer wheels in his woodland studio, using traditional pottery techniques such as bas relief carving, sgraffito, natural object stenciling, englobe inlay and wax resist. Skillfully illustrating each wheel with narrative images drawn from nature, mythology, and world and personal events, each prayer wheel is intended to create a peaceful sanctuary where ever it is placed. Chris designs many vessels collaboratively with clients seeking a piece that will reflect their personal experience or visions. Each has a removable lid to allow people to add written reflections, and while sculptures are not affiliated with any particular religion, they are intended to encourage a thoughtful and intentional approach to daily life, and reflection on things we care most about.
2111 Lincoln Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Christopher Morrison has been innovatively exploring the sculptural possibilities of glass for over three decades. He was profoundly influenced by Dale Chihuly in the intertwining of free form glass pieces, and his work demonstrates a deeply bonded connection between color, pattern and form. Christopher’s work spans a wide range of form and subject, from wild lobster claw heliconia, to classical glass vessels, to water fountains and other sculptural installations. Involved in every aspect of glass making, he employs pristine production techniques to create unique glass formations that echo universal qualities of profound beauty and character. In collaboration with Western Washington University’s Art Department, Christopher teaches glassblowing classes at his Bellingham studio each quarter. Classes are open to students of all majors as well as other members of the Bellingham community through WWUs extended education program for college credit.
2985 Goshen Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
Brian O’Neill’s artwork has been described as “primitive modern” creating a compelling balance between ancient and contemporary form. Trained in both tradtional Asian ceramic forming and glazing techniques and inspired by modern architecture, industrial and graphic design, his raw textural surfaces coupled with precise and balanced sculptural vessels create an anthropomorphic and ancient presence to the work. His work is shown nationally in galleries and museums, and most recently he was chosen to be an exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington D.C.