The Sampson Ranch (now known as the Snowline Lodge) was constructed in 1917 by the Sampson family to replace an earlier house destroyed by fire. Harry and Nancy Sampson first settled on their land east of Glacier in the early 20th century, establishing a small subsistence farm in the forested area. With ample living and dining areas on the first floor, the new two-story log structure soon became a favorite stopping place for visitors to the mountains, arriving first by railroad and later by automobile, especially after the opening of the Mount Baker Highway in 1923. Known for its chicken dinners and hospitality, the Sampson Ranch served outdoors enthusiasts and tourists into the 1940s. A later owner developed the surrounding property as a private residential community with the Sampson Ranch serving as the office and residence of the manager. The Sampson Ranch is a significant example of early 20th century log construction in eastern Whatcom County and an important surviving remnant of the early years of travel and tourism along the route to Mount Baker.