“From the mountains, to the prairie, to the oceans, white with foam”, life doesn’t get too much better than it does here at the Prairie House, on Hunters’ Gate Farm. It is our “Home Sweet Home” on the land that we love. Geographically, it is located on the western edge of the Sequim prairie, an area averaging 14” of rainfall annually. This dry micro climate necessitated early settlers in the late 1890’s to build an irrigation system that channeled the Dungeness river water to the arid land. This enabled the settlers to grow crops and raise livestock. This 120-year-old community endeavor is now commemorated and celebrated every spring in Sequim, by a festival known as the Irrigation Festival.
Our newly constructed, spacious, luxury home was designed by a Portland, Oregon architect, who named this winning design the “Prairie House”. With its many floor to ceiling windows and the 75’ long skylight, it is the perfect place to enjoy our 27-acre waterfront property. With wide, open space and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the majestic Olympic mountain range, the “Prairie House” is surrounded by magical woodlands and of course, the prairie, now farmland. Watching the waving fields of summer grasses and purple blooming alfalfa fields relaxes the mind and sooths the soul!
Our guest wing includes three bedrooms with comfortable queen sized beds, three bathrooms, a den with a “smart TV”, and the laundry room. It is not entirely separated from the rest of the home, but rather in a quiet area away from the “open concept” area of the rest of the home, which includes a living room, gourmet kitchen, dining room, family room and a games room with a ping pong-table where our guests often enjoy having fun. The patio has a table for sitting outside and enjoying food or a drink on a hot summer day. When the temperatures drop, the indoor studio can seat several people for an intimate gathering, for games and for conversation.
We serve a continental style breakfast including coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, pastries or muffins. We encourage our guests to experience the areas nearby restaurants for lunches and dinners.
Everyone should save some time to visit our peacocks on the way to walk the nature trails where bird watchers will have the opportunity to see several species, including Bald Eagles, which nest on the property. The adventure seekers should take the five minute hike down our beach trail to explore a whole other world of the salt water beach, with its birdlife, sea life, and to smell the fresh, salt air!
We are close to the Olympic Discovery Trail and offer bicycles for those who might like to cycle there and enjoy the “Agnew” neighborhood area. By car we are a forty minute drive to the Hurricane Ridge entrance to the Olympic National Park. We are a twenty-minute drive into either town of Sequim or Port Angeles, making the “Prairie House” the perfect location for whatever you choose to do on your visit to the North Olympic Peninsula!