Bellingham Bay

Whether for the weekend or an extended stay in, we offer a break from the ordinary. With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, charming villages and water adventures like whale watching, Bellingham Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington state.
Past and present Bellingham is a reflection of the spirit of collaboration despite strong, often vocal, differences of opinion. The town was officially incorporated in November 1903, after more than a decade of incremental consolidation of four towns and heated arguments about naming rights. Eventually citizens voted to use Bellingham as the name of the merged city – however the distinct personalities of the pioneer towns of Bellingham (originally centered near Boulevard Park); Whatcom (today’s “Old Town”), Sehome (present day downtown), and Fairhaven (t ...

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