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“Stunning Easter Weekend at the Farm”
Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
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Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
View of farmhouse and wallnut tree from south yard Living room has windows to both west and east for great views.
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Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
View of farmhouse and wallnut tree from south yard
Living room has windows to both west and east for great views.
Retreat group in dining room
Cooking for wedding reception
Entering master bedroom
Master bedroom nook overlooking Useless Bay
Master bedroom reading area
single bed sleeping area off of upstairs hall
Middle bedroom with view over Useless Bay
Main floor bedroom with small deck overlooking the pasture and sunrise
New soaking tub with sunset view overlooking Useless Bay
Main floor bathroom
View of Olympic Mountains over Useless Bay from living room
View of pasture under walnut tree
Wedding tent
Group retreat discussion grouup
Set up for wedding reception
Wedding tent from pasture
Children playing at Birthday Party
Stairs to beach
Stairs to beach
Retreat group at the beach
Beach toys provided for building sand castles and beach play
Miles of beach at low tide
Sandy beach in front of house
Feeding the alpacas
Suri alpacas - Ally & Maggie
Suri alpacas- the girls
Suri alpacas enjoying the shade of the apple tree
Baby alpaca's first steps
shearing alpacas
Shearing alpacas
feeding alpacas
Lady Jane tulips in entry garden
Garden path to wedding patio
Snow view of the Maxwelton Valley
Rainbow over farmhouse
Velvet Sunset over Useless Bay and Olympic Mountains
Tarzan the guard llams
Salmon sculpture by Buster Simpson  in the walnut tree
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington

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riggins20...
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Stunning Easter Weekend at the Farm”
Reviewed April 17, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We've just returned from our third visit to the Aerie and it was better than ever which is saying a lot. I had a few quiet days with my teenage daughter walking on the beach (where we saw a coyote trotting and a bald eagle standing just 20' away), making art and reading. Some friends and family arrived for the weekend and we had an idilllic Easter in the beautiful yard. There are so many enchanting, comfortable places to be on the grounds that we spent the whole day outside, well into the evening around the fire pit. The house itself it is perfectly cozy and relaxing. Kids enjoyed reading books in nooks and playing while the grown ups talked in front of the fire and made delicious meals in the very well appointed kitchen. Thank you for another wonderful stay, Carolyn. We'll be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 18, 2017
Thanks so much for sharing your experience to help new guests appreciate the special connection to nature possible at Maxwelton Aerie. I'm so glad that you're making trips to the Aerie a regular family event. We love the place for our family and it gives us great pleasure to share it with others.
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alohajean...
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Welcome to serenity.”
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was our fifth visit to the farm, and, as always, we enjoyed a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. There's something so calming about feeding the gentle alpacas, drifting off in a hammock, and sitting around the fire as the sun sets. We love this place.

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Liked best: The alpacas!
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2016
Jeanne,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on you fifth visit. So glad this place is part of your family activities and we look forward to seeing you for years to come.
Carolyn
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: the home and location
Liked least: too short a stay
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
Barbara,
So glad you felt your auction purchase was a success. Giving a trip to the farm to auctions is one way I give to causes I support and is a way of sharing the farm with new guests. Now that our capacity has increased to sleep 12, we're building a group of extended families, craft groups, ladies reunions, and PEPS groups who come back sometimes twice a year. Hope your family can become a regular visitor as well. Carolyn
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Shelley S
Concrete, Washington
1 review
“Best Girls Weekend Yet”
Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a fantastic time at the farmhouse. We are a group of ladies that have been taking girls weekends together for over 25 years. This weekend rated at the top. The house was perfect for us, plus it was equipped with everything we could possibly need. We feel very lucky to have found this remarkable place. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your wonderful house.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
May 6, 2016
Shelley,
Thanks for sharing your experience at the farm so others know it is a great place for ladies retreats. Showing you around was a pleasure as I can tell your group has great fun together. I look forward to your next trip in September.

Carolyn
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riggins20...
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Cozy yet spacious fairy cottage”
Reviewed March 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had such a lovely time at the house. We'd stayed here once before the recent remodel and the changes are perfect (new sleeping nooks and bathrooms including the most luxurious bathtub with a stunning view); they add even more charm to the most dreamy farmhouse. There are so many little efficient and thoughtful considerations throughout. We ended up needing the two emergency toothbrushes in the downstairs bathroom, for example. Everything is easy to find, so clean, organized and convenient. We even borrowed a few baskets for our Easter egg hunt. My family's hope is to treat this as our get-away house and go there more often. It's everything we could want in a place and more - and it's surprisingly easy and quick to get there from Seattle! We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather that kept many of us down on the expansive and fascinating beach, in the gorgeous yard (where you can watch the kids no matter where they are from the many windows if you're inside), or out by the fire in the evening. The house is so comfortable and cozy though that I almost wished we'd had an extra day that forced us to stay inside reading, writing, and playing games in any number of snuggly spots. The kitchen has everything you need (though someone in our party was wishing for a coffee grinder) and, while there's no dishwasher, the view from the sink makes it a lovely place to wash and dry with a friend. Thank you for sharing the special place you've created. It was a treat and everyone loved their time there.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 6, 2016
Thanks for your thoughtful review sharing your experience with others so they can get a first hand report on what to expect at Maxwelton Aerie. I take a great deal of pleasure in making the place as comfortable and interesting as possible for guests and enjoy hearing that you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again.

Carolyn
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a a
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
“Family, friends, garden, beach, sunset, sunrise, ocean.”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a wonderful time at the Aerie and will definitely be back. Carolyn met us there and showed us everything. She had thought of everything, from fresh flowers to soft beds, fun toys and places for the kids to run around. The set up was great for our family of 4 and our friends who also had 2 young children. Everyone had their own space when needed and there was more than plenty to do - play on the beach and look for crabshells, feed the alpacas with Bill, sit by the fire, share a meal together and watch the sunset. Our time there was very special.

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Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
So nice to meet you all and share our special place with you. We hope to see you again soon.

Carolyn
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hkarma
San Francisco, CA
1 review
“Whibdey Island Paradise. You will fall in love with the Alpacas and Llamas Joe and Tarzan”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family and I (2 adults, 2 children age 6 and 9) stayed at the Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch this summer. The house is amazing. It is well-appointed and perfectly designed for an unforgettable retreat. We enjoyed board games for adults and kids, a wonderfully organized library with all kinds of books about local nature and the area, and cooking in a lovely kitchen, we had everything we could ask for.

But the real reason we're already planning our next visit is the alpacas. Bill, who cares for them, showed us how to feed them, explained their story and their care, and we simply fell in love with the herd and the highlight of the day was feeding them each morning.

The bird watching in the area is also amazing, and the view from the house out toward the ocean is breathtaking, but overwhelmingly our experience was defined by the Alpacas and two very expressive Llamas, Joe and Tarzan.

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Liked best: Alpacas, Llamas
Liked least: nothing to dislike,loved this place
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
Glad you love the alpacas. Bill is a treasure and loves to share them with our guests. For only being an hour and a half from a big city, you really feel like you you have been to a whole other world after a few days. Hope you can come again. Carolyn
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