One of the most significant and most beautiful Pacific Northwest events begins in a couple of weeks: the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It’s truly a spectacular nature show that shouldn’t be missed! The rolling fields go on for miles with millions of bursting and colorful tulips, daffodils, and other bulb plants. The rows are meticulously planted in straight lines, grouped, and color-coded to create a magical garden masterpiece.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is known worldwide as a destination to be seen and experienced at least once in your life. Over the years, the festival has welcomed guests from every state in the US, as well as more than 85 international countries. The event is entirely accessible, with fields of tulips scattered throughout the Skagit Valley, paired with local events and activities for shopping, arts and crafts, and farmer’s markets.
Our Mount Baker Bed and Breakfast is the ideal lodging choice for those hoping to wander the flower fields at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Our two cozy B&B suites, private cottage rental, and glamping tent are fantastic options for a getaway to the northwest. The area’s natural splendor surrounds our Inn, and you’ll feel completely tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but right nearby some of the best attractions if you feel like getting out.
Wander Along the Rows at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival began in 1984—and the origin links back to the initial cultivation of tulip bulbs in the Pacific Northwest. While the first Tulip Festival was only a three-day weekend, the event has blossomed into a month’s long celebration with street fairs, local business participation, and art shows for the entire month of April.
Part of the wonder of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is the expansiveness of the event. There isn’t just one field to visit, but multiple locations spread across the landscape from Puget Sound east to the Cascade Mountains. The best way to explore the tulip fields is by car, though there are popular routes for biking, and even some (who enjoy long walks) will head out on foot, though the fields are often miles from each other. Pro tip: it’s better to visit during the week, as the weekends can be jam-packed.
Each year, one of the fun activities associated with the festival is the annual photo contest—entry is open to all, and the best photos are highlighted weekly. After snapping some shots, roaming the flower fields at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and checking out the annual events, stop off at one of the many farm stores or pop in for a wine tasting at one of the nearby Washington wineries. When you’ve had your fill, head on back to our Mount Baker Bed and Breakfast for a swim in the pool and a night relaxing in your elegant guest suite.
The Best Mount Baker Bed and Breakfast
April might be the time when the tulip fields put on a show, but year-round our bed and breakfast is located in one of the most beautiful places in the northwest. From lush Evergreen forests and waterfalls to striking snow-capped mountain views and open meadows, this area is lovely for exploring, relaxing, and breathing in the fresh air. Our guests love spending the evening by the firepit, making s’mores, and stargazing at the vast clear sky.
If you’re joining us in our Mount Baker Bed and Breakfast suites, you’ll be treated to a delicious breakfast each morning of your stay. All breakfasts start with yogurt, granola, fruit, coffee or tea, and juice. Next is a warm, sweet, or savory course, with some of our favorite recipes like country-style scrambled eggs with local ingredients or lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries. It’s the ultimate way to start your day on an adventure in the Pacific Northwest.