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July 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM

A foodcentric day trip to Bow and Edison

Bay View State Cabin has six cabins for rent. They go for $59 to $79 a night, depending on the season  (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

The Bay View State has six cabins for rent. They go for $59 to $79 a night, depending on the season (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

My culinary adventure recently took me to the towns of Bow and Edison. Have you been? It’s one of the great foodcentric day trips from Seattle, about a 90-minute drive north to the Skagit Valley. You can pick up fresh baguettes from Breadfarm and butter from  Golden Glen Creamery. Or stop by the gourmet food shop Slough Food  for some Gothberg Farms goat cheese and prosciutto di parma.

Even better, I recently discovered there are cabins nearby with views of the water that you can rent for about $60 a night   

It makes for a splendid, cheap getaway.

I love opening the cabin door at dawn and seeing the San Juan Islands in the distance. I love walking the shoreline and smelling  low tide coming off the bay. I love that the cabin only costs  about $60. And I love fresh  baguette smeared with butter and more butter.

Here was the view from inside the cabin. I was staring at the water, while munching on a baguette smeared with lots of butter   (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Here’s the view from inside the cabin. I was staring at the water while munching on a baguette smeared with lots of butter (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

And if you want to  burn some calories,  hike nearby  Larrabee State Park or Bay View State Park. Or just take a scenic drive along Chuckanut Drive.  The story on the cabin stay is here.  And here is a story if you want to just do a day trip, written in 2009 but still timely.

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