Homes for Sale in Glacier
This small town is the most intimately located neighbor of Mount Baker, with the summit just 10 air miles away. From Glacier, the drive to the Mount Baker Ski Area is only 20 miles. Along the way, the drive provides exquisite views of the neighboring picturesque Mount Shuksan, one of the most photographed mountains in the world. Glacier is the best place to stay for those looking to conveniently head up to the mountain. There are a variety of flourishing business in the area: coffee shops, ski and snowboard shops, restaurants, a grocery store, and a design contribute to the local economy fueled by tourists, campers, and skiers.
The Glacier Public Service Center, staffed by both United States Forest Service and National Park Service personnel, has information about hiking and camping, less than a mile east. One of the most convenient and popular trails out of Glacier is the hike up to Heliotrope Ridge. The hike features a close encounter with the Coleman Glacier, as well as an excellent outlook on the vast Cascades. The entire Mount Baker wilderness area is home to a wide variety of natural spectacles and invigorating activities. This is the best place to come and be cordially acquainted with it all!
History of Glacier
Glacier originally began as a site for gold mining, coal mining and logging. Although initial numbers were few and transportation was difficult on such rugged terrain, strong commercial influence drove rapid residential growth. The growth of tourism is reflected in the growth of roads and improvement in transportation. Glacier’s newfound popularity attracted the interest of the Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad. Consequently, a railroad stop was established in 1904. The area became public after the creation of the Mount Baker Highway in 1923. In 1906, the town site became part of the National Forest. As a result, prior-established homesteaders received deeds to their lands and mining claims.
11061 Whistler Lane Glacier, WA 98244
10347 Glacier Rim Dr Glacier, WA 98244
7031 Olympus Wy Glacier, WA 98244
10500 Mt. Baker Highway 402 Glacier, WA 98244
Snowater is the perfect place to relax and unwind for the weekend, with the luxury of a comfortable condo and the majesty of Mt. Baker in clear view! These condos are about an hour drive from Bellingham, and 25 minutes away from the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Each townhouse comes with all the necessary amenities, such as a fully equipped kitchen (which includes a Jenn-Air range, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and Maytag dishwasher). Some units have a river or mountain view that can be enjoyed from a private deck.
The most noteworthy attraction to a remote haven like Snowater is that of the great outdoors! Snowater is about as close as it gets to the Mt. Baker Ski area: just a 35 minute drive! While Mt. Baker boasts world class skiing, there is also a bounty of exquisite Cascadian hikes in store. In addition to fine snowy slopes, Mt. Baker houses vast old growth forests and serene mountain meadowlands. When you're in the mood for adventure, explore the depths of the rich Mt. Baker area!
In addition to great units and location, Snowater also features a comfortable community structure. The Snowater Condo Association is comprised of 43 condominiums, forming the composition of a small, peaceful complex. Snowater features plenty of amenities for those looking to be active. The community has two full recreation buildings, which include 2 heated indoor pools, jacuzzi and sauna, an indoor basketball court, ping pong tables, indoor squash and racquetball, handball, and a fitness room.
Snowater upholds family recreation and personal space as an important value. For this reason, they provide a toddler play room, “Big Toy” outdoor play area, and covered picnic/bbq areas for the entire family to take advantage of. Snowater is an easily accessible, year-round resort. This is a vacation rental designed for your personal comfort. Snuggle up in front of a warm fire, relax, read a good book, and enjoy each others company. So we encourage you to make the trip to Mount Baker, and to have a wonderful time!
A pristine gated community nestled into the natural landscape of the Mt. Baker area. Snowline is intimately acquainted with the Nooksack River and Mt. Baker, all while being just a short drive from Bellingham. It is the perfect getaway location for enthusiasts of the great outdoors. The Snowline community commits to providing a residential community with plenty of family oriented recreation. The community upholds a rich community history closely intertwined with the neighboring national forest. Indulging in the environment’s bountiful recreational activities is one of the great pleasures of the area.
The community of Glacier began as a small settlement at the edge of the Mount Baker forest. Henceforth, it served as a service center for the remote logging, mining, and agricultural districts in the vicinity. Although settlers were few, and transportation difficult in the Mountainous terrain, Glacier did seem to offer a promise of prosperity. Eventually, the area began to attract an increasing number of outdoors enthusiasts and tourists. They arrived at turn of the century, lured by the recreational opportunities of the Mount Baker vicinity.
With Snowline exclusive access to the wealth of recreational amenities within walking distance, there is always a variety of convenient activities for the whole family to enjoy! Snowline features a wealth of outdoor amenities, such as a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, multipurpose field, fishing pond, and plenty of hiking trails nearby. Spend a relaxing day out on the nearby local Shuksan or North Bellingham Golf course, grab a bite to eat at Glacier’s Chair 9 or Graham’s Restaurant (both feature live music on weekends). On a larger scale, take advantage of the gorgeous Mt. Baker landscape with some excellent hikes in the summer, or world-class skiing in the winter.
- Take I-5 to exit 255 in Bellingham (WA-542: Mt. Baker Hwy)
- Go east on HWY-542 for 34.5 miles
- Snowline is on the left (start watching after you pass the small town of Glacier)
GATED COMMUNITY: In order to enter Snowline you’ll need a cardkey or use the keypad at the gate to call a house/cabin if you know the last name of the owner. When the phone rings the person answering can talk to you over the intercom and must press the ‘9’ key on the phone to automatically open the gate.
NO WIRELESS COVERAGE: Due to the remote location, wireless phones do NOT work in Glacier and stop working near mile marker 20 on HWY-542 (depending on provider); make sure and coordinate with your party prior to losing wireless coverage.