The place to go to get away from it all... Situated in the renowned Methow Valley at the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains, this private eco-retreat is nestled in a secluded basin of its own, at the end of the county road. The property's 160 acres of refuge is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest wild lands.
The non-smoking Lodge features a charming, rustic wood interior with a handsome rock surrounding a fire stove. The radiant heat floor is 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 an 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 (two with queen beds, and one with 3 twin beds), and 6 bedrooms (two twin beds in each) in the new passive-solar Bermhouse (two beds can be pushed together to make king-size bed, and modern IKEA cots to increase sleeping space by six more twin beds).
There are three full bathrooms in the Lodge: one inside the lodge, and two with outside entries, one of which is with disability access; and three half-bathrooms in the Bermhouse.
The wood-fired sauna offers a great way to relax after a day of hiking or skiing. Our two tents (small party tent next to the Lodge seats 25 people, large sky-lodge tent seats 100) offer additional space in summer, making it a perfect place for a picturesque wedding or a fun-filled family reunion.
Hikes right from your door take in views of snow-capped peaks, and private groomed ski trails wind through the property in winter. There are numerous slopes to choose from for backcountry 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, natural food store, 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.
Note: This eco-retreat is completely solar-powered! It operates just like normal for the most part, except we can't handle crock-pots, hair-blowers and curlers, 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, and we encourage our guests to do the same!
Skalitude Retreat owners live in the cabin on the property, around the corner from the Lodge.