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Methow Valley and Okanogan

Q: Great Northwest Getaways Under $100 a Night?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: Our family is on a budget but we still need to get out of town once in awhile. Where can my family (me, wife, baby) go for a fun summer weekend for under or around $100 a night? We’d like to avoid chain hotels and dingy roadside motels, if possible. We’d prefer destinations that are within a few hours’ […]

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Quick Escape: Cross-Country Skiing in the Methow Valley

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When you long to escape the mist and the moss of the west side for a real winter wonderland, go east. The Methow Valley stretches like a slender finger into the heart of the North Cascades. Snow-capped peaks surround the valley, making for a postcard-perfect backdrop. Rolling hills and quiet pastures flank the winding Methow […]

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Autumn Cheap Sleeps: Affordable Getaways in the Pacific Northwest

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Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here.   I’ve saved some vacation days, and I hope you have, too. For fall lovers like me  this […]

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Day Hikes and Cheap Sleeps in the Methow Valley

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The North Cascades Highway twists and turns around granite peaks before dipping down into Washington’s glacial-carved Methow Valley. Here, open meadows are dotted with ponderosa pine trees that reach for a blue sky, and cast shadows across raging rivers. Early summer is a marvelous season to visit here for outdoor recreation, as it tends to […]

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A Scenic Drive Through the North Cascades

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There’s something magnetic about the varied scenery here that draws us out onto the open road. If you’ve got a cooler packed with snacks, a road map and a tank full of gas, you’re ready to take a drive. And a great road to do just that is the North Cascades Scenic Highway (State Route […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Pearrygin Lake State Park and Campground

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Pearrygin Lake State Park is a beautiful camping park ringed by Cascade peaks. It comprises over 1,200 acres (that includes the lake) with 11,000 feet of waterfront. Why We Love It: The park’s landscape is open with just a smattering of trees, mainly willows and ash, so campers won’t get much privacy but they will get in […]

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Twisp Farmers Market in the Methow Valley

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Location: The parking lot of the Community Center in Twisp. The Methow Valley Farmers Market (also known as the Twisp Farmers Market) is 9am to noon each Saturday from April through October. The market features fresh seasonal produce from local farms, prepared foods, bakery-fresh pastries and coffee, farm-fresh eggs, honey, preserves, pottery, mosaics and many other items. The Twisp […]

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CAMP: Lone Fir Campground, Okanogan National Forest

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Lone Fir Campground is off Highway 20 in the Methow Valley, just west of Mazama and about 27 miles west of Winthrop. Although this campground is not far off the highway, it’s beautiful and is in a great location for nearby hiking trails into North Cascades National Park and the Pasayten Wilderness. Early Winters Creek […]

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Mt. Gardner Inn

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Small family run inn, clean rooms and comfortable beds at an affordable rate.

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Methow Suites B & B

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Family-friendly bed and breakfast on the east slop of the Cascade Mountains in the town of Twisp.

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