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Spacious Cabin W/Lrg Fenced Yard in the Heart of Methow Valley

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This is a remodeled three level, four bedroom house with three bathrooms (one on each floor), and private balconies off the bedrooms upstairs. The cabin is spacious with modern conveniences. The kitchen is well stocked and ready to cook for large gatherings. The setting is private with a large deck off the dining room, and a wrap-around covered porch. The bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed and private covered porch. The lower floor has two double beds and a full bathroom. The upper floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen and a single bed, and two balconies; the other bedroom has a double bed and balcony.

Included are: 2 satellite TVs with DVRs and DVD players, high speed internet, Weber Genesis gas BBQ on the deck with convenient access to the kitchen through double French doors. The yard is fenced and nicely landscaped with a large grassy area. There is private un-groomed trail, parts of which are under water or swampy during the Spring and most of the Summer. This 500 yard trail leads to the community trail system which consists of 100+ miles of groomed ski trails. Rates: $250 regular rate, $295 holiday season. Price is for four; $25 per additional person. Pet fee is $35 one-time charge per pet.

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More Details

Property Manager
Tony Halstead
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Tony Halstead

We are a couple who live in the Seattle area and try to escape the big city to our cabin in the Methow Valley as often as possible. We are experienced in tackling remodeling projects and were particularly drawn to this 100-year-old cabin for its rich history, beautiful scenery and potential to make it a home-away-from-home.

Tony Halstead purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Tony Halstead chose Winthrop

When visiting our cabin in spring, summer and fall, we love the fragrant pine smell while hiking our own trail that leads to the main MVSTA. Of course, the best part of visiting in the winter is the skiing. The snow is incomparable for cross country and skate skiing and the many miles of trails provide serene skiing with rarely bumping into other skiers. Our favorite haunts for shopping and dining are a short drive away to Winthrop. We also like going to the luxurious Sun Mountain Lodge for Sunday brunch.

What makes this cabin unique

This old house was built in 1906 as the main ranch house on the Big Valley Ranch, which was then located three miles west of Winthrop. In 1990 the building was moved to this location and placed on a daylight basement foundation and remodeled as a guest house. We bought the cabin in 2004 and remodeled further to our taste, including the conveniences of modern living without losing its character. The yard is suitable for children and dogs. We hope you like it.


Winthrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , large upstairs bedroom has two balconies, 1 queen, 1 twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , smaller upstairs bedroom has double bed and balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , large basement has satellite tv, full bath, new beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , main floor bedroom has new memory foam mattress
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Spacious Cabin W/Lrg Fenced Yard in the Heart of Methow Valley
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Long birthday weekend in Mazama

  • 4 of 5

Four adults, 2 kids and 3 dogs celebrated a birthday at Firefly Cabin. The cabin is very well equipped and comfortable. We all enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

we were able to get in early. as it was last year, we had a great time and had everything we needed. enjoyed access to the community trail.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and worked ideal for our group

  • 5 of 5

We went to snowmobile so we needed individual beds. Some of the beds were small but that is ok since we were a group of guys going to ride the beautiful country in the area. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Great location

  • 5 of 5

Tony Halstead's Firefly house was excellent. Each family unit took a floor. The living room, dining area, kitchen is wonderful for interacting and the landing of the staircase became a stage for many musical and dance numbers. Appreciated the well-stocked cupboard so we didn't need to bring staples. We cooked all our meals and the pots, dishes and cutlery were perfect. We had a beautiful snowstorm and could see nothing but beauty from all angles of the house.The location is perfect, providing access to Mazama and the great Country Store as well as the higher elevation trails at Rendezvous and the Cub and Cougar areas. Tony responded quickly to our calls, we felt well taken care of. Thank you, Halsteds for your kindness and information. The Crew Wang Adler family

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Great location, quiet but not to far from Mazama and Winthrop or the Mountains for Day hikes. Well stocked kitchen, good sized living area and dining room. Comfortable beds. Great chairs on the front porch to sit on and soak up the sun!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Situated near Winthrop town and the northern cascades best destinations, I couldnt have picked any place better than this. :) The house is so spacious (4BR and 3bR), also has a splendid view of the mountains. The house has the vintage feel, not to mention awesome balcony at the back. Will return here in the winter!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $35

Holidays require a 3-night minimum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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