Stillaguamish Country Club

   A Slice of Heaven

What is the "Stilly"?

Established 1924

The Stillaguamish Country Club was established in 1924 as a not for profit
corporation and currently consists of approximately 95 acres located on Hwy 530,
between Arlington and Darrington. The north fork of the Stillaguamish River is on one
boundary and both French Creek and a Snohomish County Rails to Trails conversion trail
bisect the Club.

The Club was created primarily for recreational and relaxation purposes. Roughly
half of the property is undeveloped forest land and the other half is divided into lots and
assigned to members. Much of the forested space is classified as “Open Space” under
Washington State law, for tax purposes and preservation. The real property not assigned
to lots is commonly referred to as “community property” and available for all members’
recreational use. There are no man-made amenities, such as a clubhouse, swimming
pool, golf course or restaurant on the grounds.

Club membership is limited to 63 members and is available to either an individual or
a married couple. Members do not own the land underneath their cabins. With the
exception of about a dozen permanent residents, members use their places for retreat and
recreation. Members pay yearly dues which cover such things as property taxes on all the
land and the caretaker’s house, the caretaker’s salary and insurance. Members pay
personal property taxes on their own cabin and improvements.

The Club provides minimal services. A resident caretaker lives on the premises in
a house owned by the corporation. The gate at the entrance to the Club requires an access code to enter. Gravel roads and a small bridge are maintained by the Club.

As a private members-only organization, purchasing a cabin from an outgoing
member is contingent upon being accepted for membership in the Club. This requires an
application, sponsorship by two current members in good standing and an
interview/approval process with a Membership Committee and the Board of Trustees.

The application process helps prospective members understand the nature-based
orientation of the Club (not a typical “country club”) and to realize that there are
participation expectations of joining (e.g. board service, attending an annual meeting and
the annual Work Day) plus rules and restrictions to this type of living situation that might
not be encountered in private property ownership. There is a nonrefundable application
fee and a refundable membership deposit. The membership deposit fund is kept separate
from the operating funds. The Club operates with a balanced budget.

The Articles of Incorporation for the SCC are on file with the Washington State
Secretary of State. Rules of the Club include the SCC Bylaws, Standing Rules and
Ground Rules and a rate Schedule of Fees, Fines and Interest Rates. An elected nine member
Board of Trustees conducts administrative business for the corporation.


Additional Resources

Please contact the club President (listed in Contacts) with any questions.