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Mt Baker, Washington State
(4.1/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Mount Baker, also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington in the United States. Mount Baker has the second-most thermally active crater in the Cascade Range after Mount Saint Helens. About 31mi due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field. While volcanism has persisted here for some 1.5 million years, the current glaciated cone is likely no more than 140,000 years old, and possibly no older than 80-90,000 years. Older volcanic edifices have mostly eroded away due to glaciation.After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes; the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker, 0.43cumi is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located 14km to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1140in.
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  • Lots of great scenic hikes. The shorter ones were actually my favorites: Picture Lake Trail, Artists Ridge Trail, and Fire and Ice Trail. Artists Ridge provided wonderful views and Picture Lake was go...  more »
  • We were so lucky that the day we came in September there were not many clouds. Mt. Baker was out in all of its splendor. The views up here are gorgeous. There was not any snow except on the top peaks....  more »
  • Mount Baker - and particularly the drive all the way to Artist Point - is a lovely drive on a sunny day. However, the entire roadway is only open during a handful of months at the most, historical rec...  more »
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  • Beautiful views of Baker just up the road. Great rentals with good locations. Definitely visit in the fall.
  • My wife and kids arrived at the property expecting a great vacation experience. The star is for their first impressions of the cabin being bright and spacious. It was very welcoming. However after the first impressions settled down they discovered that only one chair was available on the patio and another was tucked into one of the closets covered with bed linens (we had four other families with us who witnessed this). When they took it out, they discovered that one of the armrests was missing. This chair plays a great role in our disappointment later but at the time they shrugged it off as a minor inconvenience. They proceeded to discover however that promised WIFI was non-existent and hot tub was at best lukewarm. Overall the experience was average given the above snafus, but it started going downhill after they came back and management started harassing us with made up property damages. I first received an email from one person, who proceeded to explain how we broke the chair (the very chair that was already broken and hidden away in the closet to conceal the damage) and how my kids destroyed elephant ears plants in the nearby forest (far from the house at the beginning of the drive way). My wife who is an avid photographer, took pictures of everything and happened to capture everything from the chairs that Dan claimed to be brand new in the email that showed signs of significant wear and tear, the half-whittled elephant ears that would have died on their own in a month or so and looked like only mother nature was responsible for their growth anyways. The email within the context of the pictures was starting to sound surreal. I had a huge misfortune to talk to a lady on the phone, who proceeded to tell me that she had to pay people to take the elephant ears out of the lattice where my kids allegedly stuck them. She completely dismissed my explanation about the chair. I asked her for a documented form of payment for the work she had to do to clean up the lattice but she told me that she pays her hired help hourly and does not have any documentation. When I insisted that I would cover any damages only at the presence of a receipt, she got agitated and told me in a raised tone that she is simply going to make sure that we can never visit their lodging resort again. They lied about the chair being broken by us and being brand new, exaggerated the damage my family allegedly caused and then insulted me. Unacceptable!
  • Quaint cabins that are great for trips to get away/retreats. There's no cell service around the area so it's a good way to escape for a while. Staff are relatively helpful. They sold the cabin that we were going to stay in about a week before we were going to go which was disappointing.. but they helped us find two condos to stay in instead which was okay I suppose. Other than that, good times to be had here.
  • The Mt. Baker Lodging was a great place to spend the weekend for us. We traveled as a small group, so the excitement of being together, couples with the views really made our trip great. The view of mountains from here was lovely. Staff at the hotel were very polite and warm. Our rooms came equipped with a kitchen. Overall, I'd rate this place highly for its combination of location, rooms and service. Definitely worth the visit
  • Extremely rude management. Very disappointing experience!