FALL IS HERE! We spent the day up at Harts Pass in beautiful 70 degree temperatures on the Pacific Crest trail yesterday (10/1). The Larch are in full color, their soft golden needles highlighted up against the deep blues of the mountains. I must have taken 150 pictures along the trail, everywhere I looked was so spectacular! I am highly recommending “Grasshopper Pass” 10 miles round trip and “Windy Pass” 8 miles round trip for fall color hikes. As for Mountain Bikers, the fall colors on Cutthroat Pass and Golden Lakes Loop will be amazing! Don’t waste any time, the Larch and Blueberries are peaking right now up high. Down here at the Chewuch Inn, fall color looks as if its coming a week or two early, there is still a lot of green leaves out there but they are turning fast.
Fall Mid-week specials – Here are Two Big Savings when you stay in either a Romantic King Suite or a Romantic King room Monday through Thursday night for the Month of October 2015. Stay two nights at 20% off (code 2@20) or stay three nights, two at regular price and the third night is free (code3/1free). Ask for this code discount when making your reservation or note it when booking on-line.
Hiking – If you’re coming over the North Cascades Hwy, be sure to stop at Rainy Pass and stretch your legs. There is a two mile RT walk along the flat trail to Rainy Lake, or if you prefer a more vigorous hike, take the trail to Lake Ann or hike the spectacular 8 mile Maple Pass loop. For details check with MV ranger district link before deciding. Be sure to stop at the Washington Pass Overlook, there is a short but Spectacular view point walk from the parking lot that should not be missed! Methow Valley Ranger District, North Cascade NP
Mt. Biking – Ladies grab your friends and sign up for the Ladies Mountain Bike Camp this weekend 9/19 -20. Sign up for the “Methow Valley off road Duathlon” – 9/26 – Mountain bike and Trail run – 40K/10K or 20K/5K. Check out our bike trails with Methow Cycle and Sport or the Methow Valley Ranger District for “Cutthroat Pass and Angels Staircase”, two epic high country rides.
Fishing – Last chance to fish the high country lakes, we have some nice warm weather and why not enjoy beautiful golden larch too, find out which lakes are producing lunkers. click here for more information
North Cascades Highway – Enjoy the best of Washington State’s diverse landscape when you drive the Cascade Loop. A 400 mile road trip from Seattle through the spectacular North Cascades Mountains. You will pass through many beautiful Mountain towns such as Winthrop, drive along the Columbia River as she winds her way through the open range and shop the many fruit stands as you enter the “Apple Capitol of the World”. The Cascade Loop is 400 miles of scenic beauty and a perfect way to see the diverse cultures of Washington State.
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, the Arrowleaf Bistro for fine dining, the Old School House Pub for award wining beer and live music, the Rocking Horse Bakery for a great lunch and cup of coffee and of course Sun Mountain Lodge for a fine dining experience 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.
The Chewuch Inn
Winthrop, WA 98862