Category: Sequim Relocation

Lodging for the Sequim Lavender Festival and Summer Vacations

Sequim lodging during Lavender FestivalThe lodging around Sequim is filling up fast for the July Lavender Festival. This popular event draws thousands of visitors each year to our lovely town. This year the event takes place July 20, 21 and 22. And for a complete festival experience plan a night or two stay in charming Sequim. Sequim has many hotels and motels. However, for something special, consider a charming B&B, waterfront cottage or secluded campsite. In addition to the grand Lavender festival, Sequim is also a great place for a quick summer getaway. We have great hiking, biking, boating and a lively downtown. See what our beautiful location has to offer, and why so many choose Sequim as their home town.

Unique Lodging Options in Sequim

While standard lodging is available in Sequim there are some fun and unique options for a memorable experience. Choose between luxury B&Bs, cottages that offer great views or camping under the stars.

B&B’s:

  • Lost Mountain Lodge – A great place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy premier, comfortable rooms in a tranquil setting while you stroll their lush gardens with serene ponds.
  • Ambiance Bed & Breakfast – Treat yourself to panoramic water views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Lodging on the Strait Of Juan De Fuca Sunsetthis B&B perched atop Lost Mountain.
  • Dungeness Barn House Bed & Breakfast – Their Dungeness Bay location offers great water views. After wandering the lovely gardens with roses and lavender, witness breathtaking sunsets on their private beach.
  • Red Caboose Getaway – Stay in your very own private caboose equipped with queen featherbeds, gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Start your day with a great breakfast in the private Zephyr dining car “The Silver Eagle.”

Cabins and Cottages

  • Dungeness Bay Cottages – Choose from six well appointed units with full kitchens, overlooking Dungeness Bay. Including views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountain Range, all units also have access to a private beach.
  • John Wayne Waterfront Resort – Stay in one of the nine fully equipped cabins or bring your own RV to the full hook-up sites. Relax in their quiet location with great views and all the amenities.
  • Juan de Fuca Cottage – This special hotel has four cottages with full kitchens and stellar views, in addition to several luxury guest suites.

Camping

  • Sequim Bay State Park – With dozens of camp sites, easy access to the Olympic Discovery Trail and Sequim Bay, this park has a lot to offer.
  • Dungeness Forks Campground  – Campers will find 10 tent campsites under the shaded canopy by the campsite lodging on Dungeness River in the forestfork of the Dungeness and Graywolf Rivers.
  • Dungeness Recreation Area –  This 216-acre park has 66 premium campsites and many amenities. Picnic on the lofty bluff with knock-out views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Mt. Baker.

Whether you’re visiting for the Lavender Festival or a quick vacation, Sequim’s idyllic location will win you over. The famous sunny, dry climate earned it the name the “blue hole” of the Olympic Peninsula. Here residents have access to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic National Park for year-round outdoor activities. Not to mention Sequim’s wonderful restaurants and charming shops. It is truly small town living at its finest. Contact us at Schwab Realty to find your perfect home in this outstanding community.

 

 

 

 

Why Photographers Love Sequim

 

photographer lens of forestPhotographers find their creative inspiration living in Sequim’s gorgeous landscape. Professionals and hobbyists alike love Sequim with its wealth of nature and wildlife photography opportunities. Landscape photographers capture the majestic Olympic mountains, serene forests and endless coastal views in gorgeous images. While patient artists snap amazing portraits of the local birds, sea mammals, and forest fauna. Sequim also has an active and welcoming arts community that includes many talented photographers. They are classes, workshops and seminars, in addition to the support and encouragement of fellow artists. And the natural beauty here offers endless subjects and scenes to spark the artistic spirit. Visits photogenic Sequim and be sure to bring your camera!

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Discover the Romantic Side of Sequim

romantic Heart Drawn In Sand On Beach With PebblesFind the romantic Sequim while walking hand-in-hand on a beautiful beach, over a quaint bridge in the forest, or along charming downtown avenue. We have a stunning coastline and beautiful forests with miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a candle lit dinner after a day exploring the outdoor treasures Sequim has to offer. Our local farms, wineries, and fishermen supply the many excellent downtown restaurants. Our town also has many fun options to plan a romantic day with your loved one. Come visit and see how Sequim residents keep romance alive in our charming town.

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Family Friendly Sequim

family kayaking at sunset

Sequim has everything that makes a family friendly community. Here you will find the most beautiful surroundings with sunny, mild weather, that creates the perfect setting for active families that love the outdoors. The safe, friendly neighborhoods also include great schools and excellent doctors. And there are many opportunities for kids such as sports, arts and clubs. Sequim has a lively downtown with fun shops and family-friendly dining, and there is a large choice of romantic restaurants for those lovely date nights. In addition to our many festivals, Sequim families celebrate the holidays at the downtown trick-or-treating and tree lighting events. Visit Sequim for a family outing and see all we have to offer.

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See Why Pilots Love Flying in Sequim

Small plane flying against a blue sky sunny day.If flying is your passion, then Sequim is the perfect setting for your next adventure. We have a wealth of natural beauty including: a sparkling coastline, expansive forests and the stunning Olympic Mountains. All these gorgeous sites can be enjoyed by hiking, biking and boating. But some Sequim residents know the best views are from high in the air. Not only is our scenery spectacular, we also have the perfect weather for flying. Afterall pilots gave Sequim its nickname the “Blue Hole”. Our dry weather consistently creates the favorable conditions needed for VFR approaches and this is why Sequim has become a destination for aviators. Here the freedom of flying is a way of life.

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The Added Value of Living in Sequim

Benefits of Living in Sequim, WashingtonThere are many, many reasons to live in the charming, relatively sunny town of Sequim.  Some of these reasons, such as the weather, are more obvious than others. Sequim is located in what is famously known on the Olympic Peninsula as the “blue hole.”  Really, what that means, is Sequim is situated in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, which affords it many more of those beautiful dry and sunny days that the Northwest isn’t well known for.  While that is certainly fantastic and an important part to life here, it’s not the only reason to consider living in Sequim. We’ve been Real Estate Agents in the Sequim area for over 30 years, and are well-versed in the many spectacular reasons to call this corner of the world home.  We’d love to share some of these with you.  Contact us for more information about relocating to Sequim. Continue Reading

Moving to Sequim in the New Year

Moving to Sequim in the New YearWhether you’ve been wanting to move to Sequim for a long time, or whether this charming little town on the Olympic Peninsula is new to your relocation radar, we can think of several reasons that moving here should be at the top of your list of things to accomplish in 2017.  Whatever your reason is for moving, our Real Estate Agents are here to help.  Whether you want to move for the better weather found in Sequim, the crisp, fresh air of the Pacific Northwest, to escape the rapidly rising costs of housing in places like California, Portland, and Seattle, the retirement and family-friendly community,  or the amazing small town feel with big-city amenities, we know you’re going to love it here.  Even if you just come here for the incredible beauty, Sequim is the perfect place to make a fresh start in 2017. Browse through our local listings, then contact us to get your move started today. Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Move to Sequim

Move to Sequim, WashingtonAs we near the end of 2016, it’s the time of year where we start reflecting on our journey, and on changes we may want to make in the upcoming year.  Perhaps it’s time to look a little deeper into how great your life could be if you join us in the charming town of Sequim.  According to a variety of articles and recent transplants to Sequim, there are many significant reasons behind their decision to move to Sequim.  The obvious one that most people talk about is weather, and the infamous “blue hole” in which Sequim resides. While that is certainly fantastic and an important part to life here, it’s not the only reason to consider a move to Sequim.  As you get ready to make this decision, contact our knowledgeable real estate agents.  We have over 30 years of experience in the Sequim real estate market, and can help guide you through the entire process.   Continue Reading

Enjoy the Summer Weather in Sequim

Summer Weather in Sequim, WashingtonWinters are pretty mild in Sequim, but the summer weather is simply spectacular. As we enter into the hottest days of the year for many cities around the country, it’s easy to see why so many people love the summer weather in Sequim.  Sure, it gets hot here, too.  But by hot, we mean in the low to upper 70’s, and occasionally the 80’s. We don’t mean it gets into the 90’s or above, and we certainly don’t experience the smothering humidity that the East Coast does. High temperatures have been known to happen, but certainly not on a regular basis.  On the whole, the weather in Sequim is mild, enjoyable, and perfect for enjoying the stunning Olympic Peninsula. No matter whether you’re moving here for the weather or the community, our Sequim Real Estate Brokers will help every step of the way.  Contact us today.    Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Relocate to Sequim

Sequim RelocateWhether you’re mind is set on the idea of moving to Sequim or you’re just coming around to the possibilities, we can think of several reasons to relocate here that will help you make this dream a reality.  It doesn’t matter what draws you in.  Whether you relocate for the weather, the fresh clean air and environment, the relative affordability when compared with places like California, Portland, or even Seattle, the small and close-knit community, or the top-notch accessible healthcare, we know you’re going to love it here.  Even if you just come here for the daily views, Sequim is, quite possibly, the perfect place to live, and we’d love to help you relocate to your dream home.  Browse through our local listings, and contact us to get your move started today. Continue Reading