The location of North Cascades Basecamp is great, but the lodging and the ambiance inside don't match what I was expecting from their website and print ads. Our family wanted a relaxing place to stay while we x-c skied and instead we felt like we were in a zoo. The main house is small and affords no privacy. Even when in our room we could hear other families very well. While our kids enjoyed the craziness of it all we weren't so thrilled. The house needs a renovation for decor, but especially the hot tub which was warm (not hot) and consisted of a straight sided tub with milk crates in it. Given similar places we've stayed at we expecting much higher quality lodging for the price charged.
The food is very good and the owners are very nice people, but unfortunately this didn't make up for the overall bad experience. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat in the Methow look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sundecks and sunrooms, naturalist library and wood stove sitting room, herb, flower, and organic vegetable gardens, Audubon Certified loop trails within our 25 acres of cedar forest, beaver ponds, and rocky banks of the Methow River, trailhead access to over 200 km of groomed XC-ski trails. Your stay includes meals served with farm-fresh eggs and sustainably grown fruit, veggies and grains from our local farmers and garden whenever possible. ... more less