Welcome to SunRay Shire


Home of SunRay Kelley
Bonnie Howard

Bonnie and I are natural builders and our work and homes have appeared on TV, in the New York Times and Lloyd Kahn’s, Builders of the Pacific Coast and Tiny Homes.

We are blessed to live in the forest of North Western Washington. The trees, mountains, clean water, earth and air nourish us body and soul. Come visit us among the cedar and fir trees. Breathe, relax and walk in the beauty of nature. You can book one of the properties below by clicking on the VRBO links below.

SunRay & Bonnie 

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The Stump House

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The Stump House Is An Oh So Cozy Yurt Built On An Old Growth Stump Over Looking A Large Trout Pond.

This Adorable Retreat Has A Wonderful Bed, Tea Station, Cold Water Sink, Wood Fired Mass Heater, Electric Outlet and Lights.

Come & Enjoy This Quiet Little Get Away Solo, With A Sweetie Or Give A Stay At SunRay Shire As A Special Gift!

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https://www.vrbo.com/1541586 stump house

Magic Mushroom Fairy Cabin

Magic Mush Room Cabin

The Magical Mush Room is a Fairy Tale Cabin set in the forest of Sunray Shire. This whimsical, romantic cabin over looks a trout pond  & waterfall!

Spend a wonder filled, peaceful and restful night below the canopy of giant fir and cedar trees.  Enjoy a cup of tea and the beautiful sounds of nature as you wake to the new day!

One of SunRay’s jewels, The Magic Mush Room is crowned with one of SunRay's hand crafted cupolas and lovely living roof.  In the winter the mini mass wood fired heater will keep you warm and cozy!

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https://www.vrbo.com/1541712 Mush Room

The Garden House


The Garden House Was Our Family Home For 10 Years. As Children Grew And Flew From The Nest Bonnie And I Decided To Downsize And Make This Passive Solar, 3 Story, 3 Bedroom Home With Walk Out Basement Available May, June, July, August & September For Work Shops And Other Conscious Gatherings.

The Garden House Can Sleep 12 In The 6 Beds Plus 2 More On The 2 Comfortable Couches. We Can Accommodate Groups Up To 30, If The Outdoor Kitchen And Orchard Area For Tents Are Rented, As Well.

The Garden House Is A Uniquely Beautiful Timber Frame And Cob Home. It Has Gorgeous Mountain Views And Over Looks The Garden, Apple Orchard And Large Pond. The Big Open Kitchen And Living Room Are Wonderful For Meals And Gatherings.

There Is A Fireplace In The Kitchen And One In The Basement Den. Two Of The Bedroom Suites Have A Bathtub In The Room. Additionally There Are Two Water Closets.

We do not have a profile on VRBO to take reservations but will announce when it's available.


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We are reserving this space for Amenities and Special Accommodations as they become available.

Amenities include:  Wood Fired Sauna, Fully Equiped Outdoor Kitchen complete with smoker under the living roof and skylights, outdoor enclosed composting toilet, shower & bath house, WIFI, Wood burning stove and Heater.

Plenty of hiking or walking trails, ponds, waterfalls, wildlife, opportunities for foraging for huckleberries, blueberries, strawberries, and mushrooms in season. 

SunRay Shire -- Reviews


Check out what our visitors are saying about their stay.

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Artistic Retreat

We enjoyed this artistic retreat very much . A great place to rest and walk in the forest. We had a visit from an owl and a heron. Bring your drawing and painting things, music instruments and favorite book-or just lay back in the treehouse and watch the forest canopy . May 17, 2019

Sweet Natural Getaway

What a sweet, natural getaway in the woods! The charm, quiet, and closeness to nature are absolutely magical. Be sure to read the entire description! We didn't...so we were surprised that the "one bathroom" listed actually is outdoors. Thankfully, that didn't throw us off too much; we were up for a glamping experience and fully enjoyed using the outdoor latrine and shower. The sauna was a fabulous treat, and just a few steps from the little hut. We will definitely come back to this enchanted forest -- May 23, 2019

Five (5) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best quiet tranquil and beautiful place ever! Absolutely loved it! Best time ever! The snow made it that much more magical. Definitely will be back. - February 3, 2019 ★★★★★ Quite, cozy, and serene, the perfect weekend getaway.Great spot, we had a fantastic night in the stump house, Bonnie and SunRay and friends were lovely hosts we will definitely be back. - February 1, 2019

Come for Tranquility

We spent our 10 year wedding anniversary here. It's our second year coming and we will be back year after year as long as they have this available. If you want to truly have a place to rest this is it. Bonnie is a wonderful host and the property is pure peace. Don't come expecting luxury come for tranquility. - May 10, 2019

Snug as Two Bugs in a Rug!

What a beautiful place, and such lovely people to go with it. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, and mostly kept to themselves but were available if we needed anything. The little cabin was so secluded, and every comfort had been thought of. The stove worked great and we were snug as two bugs in a rug! We’ll be back soon 🙂 thank you Sun Ray, Bonnie & friends! - March 14, 2019

Delightful and Refreshing

Rustic is a word often bandied about for anything made with unpainted wood so maybe it isn't the most appropriate description for a cabin made of natural building materials, a simple rocket mass stove hybrid, a green roof and no facilities. There's nothing quite like this beautiful little room nestled on a deck overhanging a forested pond built on a massive old growth tree trunk. I loved it and look forward to visiting again during a different season! April 12, 2019

One Night in Each Cabin!

Had a great time staying at Sunray Shire. Was a very nice weekend getaway in the woods, to relax and take in the beauty of the forest. We were able to spend one night in each cabin, which was fun. Bonnie met all our needs and was helpful with local knowledge of the area to explore to. Would stay again 🙂 - May 31, 2019

Thank you for visiting our site. We do hope you enjoyed yourself. Please feel free to drop us a line and let  us know of your experience. Love & Light!

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