We all like to hear good news! Hwy 20 at both ends has re-opened, the fire is contained and the smoke is non-existent at this time. So things are back to normal with one exception, we fielded so many cancelation due to this fire that we have plenty of availability and 9/1 we start our fall rates which is an especially good deal if your traveling mid week.
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. Methow Valley Ranger District, North Cascade NP
Mt. Biking – The trails at Sun Mountain are in fine condition but don’t leave here with out riding Buck Mountain. The high Country is open now so check the trail conditions with Methow Cycle and Sport and Methow Valley Ranger District for “Cutthroat Pass and Angels Staircase”, two epic high country rides.
River Rafting Now is the perfect time to book a rafting trip, the rivers are high but not too high, here’s a link to “Blue Sky” river rafters
North Cascades Highway – Take several days and drive the 400 mile scenic Cascade Loop hwy.
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 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