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Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat

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View of lodge (lower right corner) from groomed trail system

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Twisp house description

The place to go to get away from it all....Situated in the renowned Methow Valley (foothills of the North Cascade Mountains), this private retreat is nestled in a secluded basin all its own, at the end of the road. The property's 160 acres is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest wildlands, with the nearest private property over a mile away. (The meadow in the photo below is larger than it looks - about a half-mile long!)

The Non-Smoking Lodge features a charming, rustic wood interior with a handsome rock fireplace. Recently remodeled, it now boasts a radiant heat floor covered with beautiful bamboo flooring. The deep, covered porch catches a breeze on hot summer days, and is a great place to sit and relax. The cathedral ceiling and skylights in the 800 square foot living room provide an inspiring atmosphere for rest and renewal. There is ample space for family and friends, but it is also a cozy setting for a quiet romantic get-away.

There are three bedrooms in the Lodge, and 6 bedrooms with twin beds (can be pushed together to make king-size) in the new passive-solar Bermhouse. There are three full bathrooms in the Lodge (two with entries from the porch so you don't have to go in the Lodge), and three half-bathrooms in the Bermhouse. We only rent to one group at a time, so you always have the whole place to yourself!

The wood-fired sauna offers a great way to recover from a day of hiking or skiing. Our two tents (small party tent seats 25 people, large sky-lodge tent seats 200) offer additional space in summer, making it a perfect place for a picturesque wedding or a fun-filled family reunion.

While we do offer modern media-amenities such as TV, DVD player and WIFI access, we also have a fun selection of new and old games to really bring family and friends together.

Hikes right from your door take in views of snow-capped peaks, and miles of private groomed ski trails wind through the property in winter. There are numerous slopes to choose from for back-country skiing, snowboarding or sledding. Nearby is the friendly Loup Loup downhill ski area, and the beautiful Methow River offers prime whitewater rafting. Springtime brings a magic carpet of wildflowers covering the land. Choose from several local swimming holes for cooling off in the summer.

The town of Twisp offers live theater and a thriving Farmer's Market in the summer, music throughout the year, an art gallery, restaurants, and more. Located on the sunny side of Washington State, close to mountain lakes and whitewater rivers, recreational opportunities abound.

Our guests appreciate the silence this property has to offer. They say that although many places say they offer seclusion, this is the only place that really delivers. We have also been told that the photos don't really capture the place, it usually exceeds peoples' expectations!

Note: This property is solar-powered! It operates just like normal for the most part, except we can't handle crock pots and we have non-electric means to make coffee, with thermoses to keep it warm through the day. We strive to be environmentally friendly, by recycling and composting food waste, we hope our guests will do the same!
Caretakers live on the property, around the corner from the main house. They are well-practiced at being invisible, and it is their objective that you have a very quiet and peaceful stay!



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 25-27

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Wood-Burning Oven, Ski trails, Sled run, Solar Power, Radiant heat floor, 15x15 party tent, 2000sq ft 'sky lodge' tent, yoga mats...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

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                      • Rural
                      • Ski-In:

                        7 miles of corduroy-groomed ski trails right out the door!...moreless

                      • Ski-Out:

                        Enter details on this feature - Optional...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Dec 15 - Mar 16, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $220

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Summer
                              Mar 17 - Dec 16, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Pet Fee $25
                              • Cleaning $75
                              • Tax Rate 5%

                              Notes:

                              Rates are for 4 guests, $25 each per additional guest per night. Deposit is 30% of expected total; if the number of people in your party changes prior to the time final payment is due, then the total will be adjusted accordingly. We also offer discounts for large groups and last-minute bookings, please inquire for details


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                              Location

                              yoga instruction with certified teacher

                              catered meals available

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: I have always been a very nature-oriented person, I have degrees in both Geology and Geography. I travelled for many years, interested in experiencing lots of different landscapes.

                              Why the Owner Chose Twisp:
                              I lived in Seattle for numerous years and did lots of retreats in various places nearby. While the retreats were beautiful in their own way, they always felt somewhat suburban, with neighbors fairly close by. I was looking for somewhere where people could really feel they had left the world behind.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              At this property, there is both privacy and expansiveness - there are extensive views, and you still can't see any other people! It's like being in the wilderness, but still with the comforts of home. There is enough room for large groups, but if someone wants some solo time, they can still get away and experience peace and quiet. There is lots of great hiking right from the house, no need to drive anywhere, just start walking and go wherever your curiosity leads you!


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                              Photos

                              • View of lodge (lower right corner) from groomed trail system

                                View of lodge (lower right corner) from groomed trail system

                              • view of the half-mile long meadow from the lodge

                                view of the half-mile long meadow from the lodge

                              • rustic and quiet - it's like stepping back in time!

                                rustic and quiet - it's like stepping back in time!

                              • front of the lodge, with sauna in background

                                front of the lodge, with sauna in background

                              • someone skiing on the trail in the meadow, taken from the lodge (J.Merryman)

                                someone skiing on the trail in the meadow, taken from the lodge (J.Merryman)

                              • we host weddings with up to 100 guests, sky lodge tent is in upper left

                                we host weddings with up to 100 guests, sky lodge tent is in upper left

                              • 800 sq foot living room with skylights and radiant heat bamboo floor

                                800 sq foot living room with skylights and radiant heat bamboo floor

                              • the Lodge is on the left, the Bermhouse on the right, the sauna in the middle

                                the Lodge is on the left, the Bermhouse on the right, the sauna in the middle

                              • the Bermhouse, south-facing, tucked into the hillside

                                the Bermhouse, south-facing, tucked into the hillside

                              • hike the hills! you can just see the roof of the lodge, lower left

                                hike the hills! you can just see the roof of the lodge, lower left

                              • beach at Carlton hole, Methow River

                                beach at Carlton hole, Methow River

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                              This listing was first published here in 2003.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                              $200 - $220 per night (USD)
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                              9 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                              Sleeps 27

                              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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