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Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat

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Lodge is on left, bermhouse on right


Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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. There is great hiking and skiing right from the door, and a wood-fired sauna to cleanse and rejuvenate you. The Lodge features a rustic, wood interior with a handsome rock fireplace. 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's also cozy enough for a quiet romantic getaway. The newly-constructed Bermhouse has hand-finished artisan interiors. It's a perfect place for family reunions, weddings, or a quiet break from the rest of the world! To guarantee privacy, we only rent to one group at a time.

Winter fun!: in the winter we have about 10km of professionally groomed ski trails winding through the property, with several slopes to choose from for back-county skiing, snowboarding or sledding. For the most part, the only people in this valley are our guests, so there's a good chance you'll get some freshy snow!

Spring, summer and fall: Spring, summer and fall have their own attractions -such as a blanket of wildflowers covering the land, or the joy of swimming in cool, clear mountain waters. There are a variety of hikes right from the door of the lodge, taking in views of the Methow Valley, old-growth ponderosa pine trees and snow capped peaks. Our favorite is a loop hike that takes about an hour, and circumnavigates the valley with views of the Sawtooth Range. You can also hike to the top of Lookout Mountain, with 360 degree views of both Sawtooths and North Cascade Ranges - takes about a half a day. Or sit by the seasonal creek, flowing down from Lookout Mountain into a pristine pool. There is fishing nearby, wildlife to watch, or just hang out in blissful peace and quiet!

There are modern media-amenities - TV, DVD player, wifi access, but we also have some good old-fashioned games, great to bring family and friends together.

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


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The three bedroom Lodge has recently been remodeled, adding a radiant heat floor and beautiful bamboo flooring. There are another six bedrooms with twin beds (can be pushed together to make king-size) in the new passive-solar Bermhouse. We only rent to one group at a time, so you always have the whole place to yourself! We also have a couple of tents, one 15x15 (seats 25 people), the other 2000 sq feet (seats 200), for additional space in summer. It's a perfect place for a picturesque wedding, or a fun-filled family reunion. We now have wireless internet, so you can stay connected in the middle of nowhere! Quality Assurance: this is a full-time vacation rental house, professionally run since 2003....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • 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
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 25 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa



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2 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


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


Summer: $200 per night for first 4 guests, $25 each additional adult, $20 per child

Winter: $220 per night for first 4 guests, $25 each additional adult, $20/child (December 1 to March 15)

Two night minimum; three nights on holiday weekends

$25 pet fee per dog; dogs may not be left unattended

Deposit required to hold a reservation

Cleaning fee $75; taxes 5%

Rooms rented singly if available on

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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Car: Necessary

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!

For small groups, you do get the whole place to yourself although we may not have all of the beds made up.

Other Activities: My favorite way to spend the day here is to wake up lazily, maybe read for a while, watch the birds and squirrels, have a yummy meal then go for an interesting hike for a couple of hours in the surrounding hills, checking out the mountain views and old-growth trees. Come back to a cleansing sauna and some wine with dinner, then maybe a movie on the TV or a game with friends. Simple, relaxing, enjoyable!

Ski: Right out the door are about 7 miles of private, corduroy-groomed ski trails, plus numerous slopes for backcountry skiing or boarding. The Loup Loup Downhill ski area is about 25 minutes away, with 1200 vertical feet of family-friendly runs, i think a daily pass is still less than $50! There are also great nordic trails up at the Loup, you just need a Sno-Park sticker to ski there, one of the best deals around. Further north in Winthrop are the famous MVSTA trails, more expensive but always excellent grooming.


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.

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  • Lodge is on left, bermhouse on right

    Lodge is on left, bermhouse on right

  • Half-mile long meadow

    Half-mile long meadow

  • 800 sq foot living room

    800 sq foot living room

  • Groomed ski trail

    Groomed ski trail

  • Wood-fired sauna in winter

    Wood-fired sauna in winter

  • Bermhouse


  • Front of lodge, with sauna in background

    Front of lodge, with sauna in background

  • View of lodge from groomed ski trails

    View of lodge from groomed ski trails

  • Wedding in meadow, buildings behind on bench

    Wedding in meadow, buildings behind on bench

  • Lodge bedroom - queen bed

    Lodge bedroom - queen bed

  • View of lodge from above the meadow

    View of lodge from above the meadow

  • Room in bermhouse, two twins, fold-out bed and half-bath

    Room in bermhouse, two twins, fold-out bed and half-bath

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