at the Chewuch Inn & Cabins.
We’ve stayed at the Chewuch a couple of times, in cabin #14 and #13 on September 12, 2012
We love the crisp sunny mornings; the afternoon air filled with the smell of sweet pines and savory sage; at night we marvel at the clear sky trying to identify countless stars.
Staying in a cabin offers privacy and a sense of roughing it. But there is no roughing it in these high end cabins. The cabins are a bit small but well equipped with a very comfortable bed (higher than your normal hotel bed) which looks out through French doors onto a small deck and natural backyard. We very much appreciated the three-way lights on each side of the bed, perfect for reading or turned down to a soft cozy light. Lounging on the bed one can watch the wild life in the backyard, the cozy fire in the (gas) fireplace, or watching a movie (free at the front office).
There is a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker with free coffee and tea, a hot water kettle, dishes, and utensils. The small deck has a gas BBQ, a table and two chairs for those who wish to cook in.
The bath provides spa style soaps, lotion and bathrobes. The cabins are very clean and well maintained and constructed.
We love the breakfast at the main dinning room. Just walking a few yards in the fresh morning air seems to make the breakfast taste even better. The Chewuch Inn offers a very nice variety of breakfast foods, many organic. My husband loves to make his own waffles; the Inn has it all set up and ready to go. I smile as the staff is immediately by his side trying to assist. A delicious quiche, homemade scones and muffins with house-made jams are special treats. The homemade (possibly organic) granola with yogurt and fresh fruit, we had delicious peaches from the Okanagan, is pure indulgence in healthy treats. Coffee and tea is unlimited and very good, not your ordinary hotel coffee.
The staff is genuinely helpful, friendly, uncomplicated and readily available to ensure a perfect stay.
The Chewuch Inn is a short drive or a 15 minute walk from town (we didn’t walk, but there is a new bridge close to the Inn that crosses the river at the edge of the main part of town).
The Duck Brand Hotel and Cantina is one of our favorite restaurants in Winthrop. We were told four brothers cook and manage the restaurant now. The deck has been remodeled; the menu slightly changed to offer a nice selection of American and Mexican dishes.
On our next trip to Winthrop we plan to stay at the Chewuch Inn and Cabins again and have dinner at the Duck Brand Hotel and Cantina.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chewuch Inn & Cabins lies in the beautiful Methow Valley in the town of Winthrop Washington on the East slope of the North Cascades Mountains. We offer unique accommodations with a hearty breakfast in a lodge atmosphere. Restaurants and shops an easy walk with Alpine and Cross Country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, horse back riding and plenty of scenic drives. A small mountain town setting with big adventure around every turn! ... more less