Check the North Cascades, Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass Highway conditions click here for updates.
Fall. Time to relax and enjoy warm days and cool nights. We have been fortunate this year, avoiding fires and smoky sky’s. Fall colors are late this year, the first time in 28 years of running the Inn. I use to tell our guests that mid October was the time for fall color in the Valley, it is turning but slowly. It must be due to the warm weather, all the better to get one more trip over to Winthrop for all your outdoor activities. By the way, the colors are beautiful up high as of mid October. Click here for a list of things going on in Winthrop.
COVID INFO The Chewuch Inn has always had the highest standards for clean and sanitized rooms, we have beefed up our line up of cleaning products with the addition of a hospital grade virucide. As always, you can expect all your linens to be washed and sanitized. We have added sanitizing stations to our common areas and front office. As of early March ’22 we are happy to say that no masks are required in any of the common areas, though feel free to wear one if you wish. The Hot tub is back to a first come basis and our breakfast Buffet is back. We still ask that guests respect each others space and use the hand sanitizers at the breakfast buffet before serving yourself.
HOUSE KEEPING During the Epidemic staffing issues became an International problem for businesses. Unfortunately, this issue has not gone away with COVID. Some of our daily services have been cut back. We will minimizing our daily housekeeping in the rooms. Cabins will continue as usual, we will clean your rooms on longer says after the third night or in the middle of your stay. Rooms have “Service please” and “Privacy Please” signs, we ask that you please use them, if you put your “service please” sign out we will service your room, if you put your “Privacy Please” sign out we will not. If you do nothing we will not enter your room. You may also call or ask at the front desk for anything you may need.
BREAKFAST CHANGES We are excited to announce that we are once again serving our breakfast, buffet style. Breakfast is availably from 8 to 9:30 am, in the Great room dining area or outdoor patio (should weather allow). We have set up sanitizing stations at the buffet and ask that you sanitize your hands each time you serve yourself at the buffet. Thank you for support, we look forward to seeing you in Winthrop. Safe travel’s. click here to check availability and pricing.
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
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. You can also purchase fine art cards, reproduction prints and originals right here at the Inn’s gift shop. Click Sally’s Art
Hiking and Back Country trips – Summer – 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 from 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
Its not all outdoor experiences, Enjoy 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, Locally brewed Hard Cider at The Cider House 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
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. The Methow Valley Cider House for great tastes, both food and 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 for day trips, if only to walk around their beautiful lodge. Twisp, just 10 minutes away has Tappi’s for a taste of Italy. Glover Street Market has an all organic Salad Bar 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, the Mazama Tap house for another option of our locally brewed Old School house Beer or the Mazama Store for a great fresh Baguette.