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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: 08/28/2014
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  • 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

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

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

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

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room

              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

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

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                          • Away From It All

                          Location & View

                          • Ski-In:

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

                          • Mountain View:

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                          • Ski-Out:

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                          Activities

                          • Live Theater
                          • Swimming
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Golf
                          • Skiing
                          • Rafting
                          • Hiking
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cycling
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Sledding
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Fishing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Summer: $200/night for 4 people, $25 each additional adult, $20/child
                          Winter: $220/night for 4 people, $25/add'l adult, $20/child (Dec 15 to March 15)
                          Two night minimum; three nights on holiday weekends
                          $25 pet fee per dog per stay
                          Deposit required to reserve dates
                          Cleaning fee $75; taxes 5%
                          Rooms rented singly if available one month out at $95/night for 2 people
                          

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                          Last updated: 08/28/2014
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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

                          VRBO #30663

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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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                          9 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 27

                          View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
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