Washington March 07, 2018
There’s A Little Town Hidden In The Washington Mountains And It’s The Perfect Place To Relax
Located in the peaceful Methow Valley in the North Cascade Mountains, the charming mountain town of Winthrop allows you to step back in time into the Old West. And no matter what season you go or what’s on your itinerary, you can’t help but feel relaxed when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty.
The Methow Valley is one of the most picturesque places in the state.
Your drive to Winthrop will be beautiful no matter which direction you're coming from.
Walking through the historic downtown area feels like walking back through time.
Winthrop was founded in the late 1800s during the Gold Rush, and it shows.
Winthrop seems like a sleepy little town -- and in some ways, it is. But that doesn't mean you'll be bored.
There's plenty to experience here.
Every May, Winthrop celebrates its earlier days with the '49er Days Celebration.
It's one of several festivals and events held here each year, and it's a blast.
For tasty pub fare, cold craft beer and live music, it doesn't get better than the Old Schoolhouse Brewery.
Relax by the pool at Sun Mountain Lodge...
... or book a riverside suite at the River's Edge Resort and enjoy a private view from the hot tub on your deck.
In the springtime, you can take a nice walk through fields of wildflowers...
... but fall and winter bring their own special beauty.
This is one of the best areas to see fall foliage in the state, and the cross-country skiing here is incredible.
Before you go, grab a drinks at Three Fingered Jack's, the oldest legal saloon in the state.
The saloon is named after Jack Lemma, a meat cutter who once got too carried away and cut off two of his own fingers.
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charming mountain towns. How many will you visit this year?