The North Cascades Pass – If you haven’t driven over this spectacular pass, you’re missing one of the most spectacular drives in the country. After winding your way down from the 5477′ Washington Pass you will be greeted with golden fields along the beautiful Methow River leading you into Winthrop. This Summer season is a great time to head up high into Alpine Country or stay in the Valley and Tube the lazy river. Book Now to make a resevation
Sally Kuperberg Fine Art – After years of painting the walls in the Inn, you may not know that Sally’s preferred surface to paint on is actually a canvas. Over the past several years Sally has been hanging her paintings in the rooms of the Inn and a couple of local restaurants. With hanging space dwindling, she has finally put price tags on them and has her own “Fine Art” website, Click Sally’s Art
Things to do – Summer. Long sunny days, Alpine trails relieved of their snow are replaced with amazing wild flowers. The river is slowing it’s pace so sign up for a float or tube trip down the Methow. Enjoy great shopping and dinning, live music while enjoying a glass of local beer, wine or cider. It’s a great time of the year to be in the Methow Valley, come join us. Here are a few unexpected suggestions – Smoke Jumper base tour , Pickleball, Rollerskating and RollerHockey, Click here to view our rates and book your adventure now.
Hiking and Back Country trips – If you have not back-packed in the Pasayten Wilderness yet then you are missing out. Now is the best time of the year to plan a multi day Back-pack trip. Try a 30 mile section hike of the PCT, Harts Pass to Rainy Pass. This high Alpine trail has amazing views and nice camps, this time of the year you can chat trailside with PCT through hikers on their last leg of the 2650 plus mile long trail. There are also multiple loop options that can be put together at Harts Pass, like Windy Pass to Holman Pass and back up the West Fork. We recommend calling US Forest Service for back country condition always. For more serious adventures, NC Mountain Guides offer expert advice and guided trips. Early Winters Outfitters will take you into the mountains either on horseback for a full camping service with meals, a drop camp where they take you and your gear in and pick you up the date of your choice or they can drop your gear at your chosen campsite, leaving you free to hike without the restraints of a heavy back-pack. Shopping – The Methow Valley is full of Artist and you can find an amazing collection of local art. The Winthrop Gallery, Purple Sage Gallery, Confluence Gallery, Local Goods at Twisp Works along with a colorful array of artist studios. Click here for a list of local shops. The Barnyard Theater – right here in Winthrop! A beautiful new Movie and Events theater along with lounge serving Beer, Wine and Espresso. Click here for Movie times
Below are some photos of our Romantic King Cabins. If you have stayed with us before then you already know that our Romantic King Cabin with full Kitchen, separate king bedroom, fireplace and private hot tub is almost always reserved. We heard you and have added two more of these very popular cabins. Click here
Check the North Cascades, Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass Highway conditions click here for updates.
Its not all outdoor experiences, enjoy live music, wagon rides, art and great food along with a craft beer at our local Old School House Brewery, wine tasting at Brix Wine and Bottle Shop, cocktails at the Copper Glance bar. Two new Tasting rooms- the Cider House and Six Knots Cider all within walking distance from the Chewuch Inn and each other. We also have many local Art Galleries to visit. As for other things to see or do while your enjoying this Winter, Check our events posted on our Home page for links.
GEAR, rent or purchase – This is the time of the year that we start thinking of new gear. Our local Sports and Outdoors stores like Cascades Outdoor Store, Winthrop Mountain Sports and Methow Cycle and Sport carry the best brands for rent or for purchase and you won’t pay any more then then in the city. In fact you will be greeted with the best knowledge of what type of equipment is best for you and for use on our trails. For trail info. ask at the front desk when you arrive for our recommendations. Or click here for Okanogans National Forests trail site. 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. Arrowleaf Bistro for fine dining is located just two blocks from the Chewuch Inn, you gotta check it out! The Old School House Brewery for award winning beer and great live music. Brix Wine and Bottle shop offers wine tasting, small plates and a great view of the River. We have two great Cider houses, the Methow Valley Cider House for great tastes, both food and cider and Six Knot Cider. Rocking Horse Bakery for a quick lunch and cup of Lariat coffee and of course Sun Mountain Lodge, fine dining with the best view in the Valley, this is a great place to day trip to if only to walk around there beautiful lodge. Twisp, just 10 minutes away has Tappi’s for a taste of Italy. Glover Street Market has an all organic menu for breakfast or lunch and fantastic juice and smoothie bar. Driving up to Mazama you can enjoy, the Mazama Country Inn for casual dining and the Freestone Inn for fine dining or the Mazama Store for a great fresh Baguette. Beverage bars and tasting rooms – The Methow Valley is chocked full of local flavors. Here are a few places to taste. Brix Wine Bar and Bottle shop, The Wine Shed, Lost River Winery Old School House Brewery, Methow Valley Cider House, Six Knot Cider, 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.