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View of Rainy Lake from the Maple Pass loop trail

View of Rainy Lake from the Maple Pass loop trail


 Summer is here… Check Highway 20 conditions click here for updates. This is the time of year to start planning high country hikes and back-pack trips. Alpine trails are now free of snow though you will find a snow patch here and there up high. If you are a PCT section hiker, you need to hike the the last leg (or the first leg) of the famous PCT. You don’t have to be a PCT section hiker to enjoy this region, drive to Harts pass road from Winthrop and day hike parts of the PCT or hike from Harts Pass to Rainy Pass (about 30 miles) one way and be awe struck on this beautiful trail. For easier access try our top hikes off of hwy 20, such as Maple Pass loop and Blue Lake. For lower elevation trails near water try the East Bank Trail along Ross lake and Cutthroat Lake trail. The River is starting to wind down but  River Rafting is still an option, call for dates now. Mountain Bike riders can now ride up to Cutthroat Pass or the Angels Staircase, both technically challenging high country rides. For moderate to difficult rides try Buck Mountain or Bear Mountain. Road riders can enjoy beautiful loops, like the Twisp/Carlton Loop or the Chewuch Loop, check in at Methow Cycle and Sports for updates. Hikers and walkers, bring your camera and binoculars, you will see the Momma’s with their spotty fawns, drive carefully, if an adult deer is crossing the road, you will likely see a couple fawns following her. Click on our home page for links to events coming up.

Its not all outdoor experiences, enjoy live music along with a craft beer, every weekend at our local Pub or the Copper Glance bar. We also have many local Art Galleries to visit and tasting rooms to try a new wine, cider, beer or coffee.  As for other things to see or do while your enjoying the spring, Check our events posted on our Home page for links.

Hiking – Start thinking about Hiking in the High Country, the trail may still have snow spots but the lakes above are opening up, click here for the Methow Valley Ranger District, or The N.C. National Park

Mountain Biking –  Check with Methow Cycle and Sport 

Fishing –  click here for more information

North Cascades Hwy.  Open 

 Rent or buy your Gear at Winthrop Mountain Sports, Cascades Outdoor Store, Methow Cycle & Sport, Nordic Ultra Tune in Winthrop or at Sun Mountain Lodge.

Dining – We are fortunate to have many wonderful restaurants to choose from. To name just a few of Winthrop’s favorites, Tipi dinners is an experience in itself, serving 2 to 8 people around the fire inside a authentic Tipi.  Arrowleaf Bistro for fine dining has just relocated into a brand new building just two blocks from the Chewuch Inn, you gotta check it out! The Old School House Pub for award winning beer and great live music. Rocking Horse Bakery for a great lunch and cup of coffee and of course Sun Mountain Lodge, fine dining with an incredible view. Twisp, just 10 minutes away has Tappi’s for a taste of Italy, Glover Street Market for a fantastic juice and smoothie bar and the Twisp River Pub with live music. Driving up to Mazama you can enjoy, the Mazama Country Inn for casual dining and the Freestone Inn for fine dining.

Beverage bars and tasting rooms – The Methow Valley is chocked full of local flavors. Here are a few places to taste. The Wine Shed, Lost River Winery  Old School House Brewery, Twisp River Pub,  Methow River Cider House, Copper Glance Petit Bar and if you don’t get enough of it here at the Inn, Lariat Coffee Roasters. To find out more about these beverages and other locally made and grown products, visit  Methow Made.


*All special packages and savings must be booked directly through the Chewuch Inn. Packages cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or special offers. Please call us directly or request the package through our online Availability calendar.