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Stay At The Ranch In The Beautiful Methow Valley

The Ranch Outside

The Methow Valley is a beautiful little section of North Central Washington. It features, of course, the Methow River tumbling down the valley but also some great rolling hillsides and interesting rock formations. From Pateros, where the river empties into the Columbia, to Winthrop and above, it has plenty to do for anyone lucky enough to go there.

When you visit the Methow Valley for a weekend or longer, you need a great place to stay. Take the time and check out the unique experience available to you by staying at The Ranch.

The Ranch The River

The Ranch sits roughly six miles southeast of the town of Twisp in a gorgeous rural setting. The Methow River flows right by which adds to the scenic beauty regardless of what time you’re visiting. Whether in the splendor of summer or covered by a blanket of snow, The Ranch is a beautiful vacation property for some wonderful time away from home.

The decor of The Ranch is delightfully rustic with comfortable furniture, including in both the living room and bedrooms, and a warm environment. The wood stove adds to the experience, especially when used to warm your vacation home in the colder evening hours in the late fall, winter, and early spring. This warm and rustic feeling indoors is echoed outdoors with the nearby stables, rolling hillsides, and multiple views of the river. Staying at The Ranch is definitely a unique experience.

While we’re at it, the outdoors at The Ranch is another of the key features there. There are hiking trails that head lead through the property that this vacation home sits on. There are also nearby trails that you can easily reach and explore too. You can also walk down the short trail to the Methow River where it passes by the property and enjoy this scenic river close-up and in person. The cold mountain water will wake you up if you or your family members want to splash around or dip your toes in it. As you walk around outdoors at The Ranch, there is no mistaking that you are in a true North Central Washington rural outdoor setting.

Enjoying the Methow Valley though will take you away from The Ranch too. You can start at the bottom of the valley, where the river meets the Columbia, at the town of Pateros. Make sure to get a delicious treat from the local bakery there as you set out exploring the area. South from there, you’ll find Chelan, Lake Chelan, Rocky Reach Dam, and even Wenatchee if you want to go on a longer drive. East from the mouth of the Methow River will take you to sights like Grand Coulee Dam, Banks Lake, Dry Falls, and Chief Joseph Dam. Heading back up the Methow Valley you’ll find some small historic sites and several tiny communities.

The Ranch Kitchen

Above The Ranch, you’ll find Twisp, a nice little town that features some great parks, nice shops, and more eating out options. Just a few miles up the highway from Twisp is the Old West themed town of Winthrop. Winthrop is a very popular tourist destination that offers some nice options for eating out, unique shops, a great museum, a fun candy shop, and even the opportunity to go miniature golfing. Further up the highway is the tiny town of Mazama which is the last place to find gasoline and other services should you want to head further up the road to Washington Pass and the North Cascades Highway.

All along the way you’ll be treated to a wealth of scenic views, outdoor recreation opportunities, and fun things to do and see.

The Methow Valley is a great destination and if you’re interested in going there, do it right and look into staying at The Ranch.

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The Ranch in the Methow Valley

Is A Lake Chelan Condo Stay In Your Future?

Lake Chelan Dock

It doesn’t matter if you’re from North Central Washington or visiting this beautiful region from outside it. You know one of the top vacation attractions here is Lake Chelan. This famous lake attracts people all year long and there is so much to see and do both out on the water there, as well as in different areas around it. One of the top ways to see it is by waking up in the morning and already being there.

If you’re looking for a place to stay when you visit Lake Chelan, you should check out a condo stay at Chelan Resort Suites.

Chelan Resort Suites Bedroom

The well equipped condos at Chelan Resort Suites are the perfect place to enjoy Chelan and Lake Chelan from. During warmer months, everyone wants to go to Lake Chelan to get in the water. This water is cold and refreshing all year long, thanks to the fact that it comes right off the slopes of the mountains of the North Cascades. When you stay at Chelan Resort Suites, you’ll have prime access to the water. Right outside your door or just beyond your balcony is a beautiful park area with plenty of water access. Whether you’re there with or without children, this will help make your visit all that it can be.

Chelan is also a popular destination for those looking for a nice dinner experience. You can reach most Chelan restaurants on foot right from the front door of your condo when you stay at Chelan Resort Suites. Also within walking distance are pubs, shops, historical sites, other parks, water slides, and more.

Just because you’re staying in Chelan doesn’t mean you can’t venture out. There are lots of places to drive to from there and explore like Manson, Leavenworth, Winthrop, Twisp, Rocky Reach Dam, Chelan Falls, Lake Chelan State Park, Wenatchee, Cashmere, Grand Coulee Dam, Alta Lake State Park, and the Entiat and Methow valleys. You’ll also find plenty of wineries, fruit stands, cider mills, and more to visit too. There’s even a small casino nearby. You can also take a ride on the Lady of the Lake up Lake Chelan and visit STehekin, a small town with no roads connecting it to the outside world. An extended stay in Chelan really should be enhanced with a look at exploring the surrounding area.

Chelan Resort Suites Hot Tub

You also don’t have to leave your condo to have a great time either. Chelan Resort Suites offers a barbecue area, balconies, wireless internet, and a pool. The rooms are also very comfortable and modern, perfect for snuggling in and enjoying a quiet time in your home away from home.

A weekend or longer in Chelan is a great idea for anyone. If you want to make it the best experience that it can be, look into staying at Chelan Resort Suites right near the water and so close to so many other things. Check out their website for more information!

2220 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

Experience The Hotel Rio Vista In Winthrop, Washington

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North Central Washington has a lot of great destinations located within its boundaries. One of the more popular places to head to is the Old West themed town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. This is one community that really knows how to show visitors a good time. Whether you’re going there as a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you’re sure to have an awesome experience.

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Anyone who chooses to visit Winthrop, Washington should count themselves lucky if they get the opportunity to spend the night in the Hotel Rio Vista. From your first walk through the door, it’s very easy to get a feel for how friendly and welcoming it is there. You’ll also love the great Old West look to the entire facility. Though its located in a small rural getaway, the Hotel Rio Vista is very modern too. The cleanliness is also immediately noticeable.

NCWpics Hotel Rio Vista Room

The rooms at the Hotel Rio Vista are a plus too. They’r every comfortable and warmly decorated. They also offer everything you’ll need to make your stay there just perfect. One of the best parts about getting a room at the Hotel Rio Vista is that each one comes with its own private deck. Walking out in the morning, afternoon, or evening and enjoying the riverfront view is a very special part of staying there. It doesn’t matter if you’re there during spring, summer, fall, or winter either.

NCWpics Hotel Rio Vista Room

Winthrop has a lot to offer. There’s a nearby museum detailing the area’s history, a fun selection of shops, a great pedestrian suspension bridge, lots of nice places to have a meal, and of course some great late night places as well. You can even find live music available at times. All of this and more are easily reached on foot from the Hotel Rio Vista. In fact, this is another of the hotel’s strong points, its location.

Winthrop on the Cascade Loop ~29

You can’t go wrong spending time in Winthrop. It’s a very unique spot in North Central Washington and one both locals and those from outside the area should experience. If you’re looking for a place to stay when you visit there, check out the Hotel Rio Vista.


Explore Central Washington From The Best Western Rama Inn in Ephrata

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There are a lot of great sights to see in Central Washington, many of them actually located very near to each other. Some of the most popular attractions include Grand Coulee Dam, Potholes State Park, Rocky Reach Dam, Lake Lenore Caves, Dry Falls, Lake Roosevelt, Wanapum Dam, Steamboat Rock State Park, Banks Lake, and Lincoln Rock State Park. There are also some great communities to visit too like Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Vantage, Soap Lake, Chelan, East wenatchee, and more. A great place to use as a headquarters to explore all that from is Ephrata.

One of the best places to stay in Ephrata is the Best Western Rama Inn.

Online: Best Western Rama Inn – Ephrata

The Best Western Rama Inn offers you the chance to reach some of the top attractions in Central Washington with ease. Its location is not the only reason to stay there. The Rama Inn’s rooms are clean and modern. The staff is very friendly too. And there are a lot of nice pluses to staying there.

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The Best Western Rama Inn has a nice swimming pool and a great environment. The beds are comfortable, there’s plenty of parking, and there is also a hot tub and a steam room. The rooms have small refrigerators as well as microwaves. There is also free high speed internet access as well. Plus, when you wake up in the morning you can treat yourself to the complimentary breakfast.

Ephrata Best Western Rama Inn

Ephrata Best Western Rama Inn (14)

While staying in the comfort of the Best Western Rama Inn, you’ll be able to get out and see some of the best of what Central Washington has to offer. Beautiful scenery, great state parks, fun communities, and more can be visited in all directions from Ephrata. Staying at the Best Western Rama Inn while using Ephrata as a base of operations to explore from is a very good decision.

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Book Sunny Daze For Your Chelan, Washington Getaway

Sunny Daze Vacation Rental

Locals know that Lake Chelan is one of those special places that really does offer something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re from far away or if you live nearby, you can have a great time there like everyone else who heads there year after year. An awesome way to experience the community is by renting a vacation home. One nice option worth looking into is Sunny Daze.

Sunny Daze comfortably sleeps up to 10 people and is located in The Lookout neighborhood. Some of the more popular attractions in Chelan include the many beaches and waterfront parks, the historic downtown area, and the surrounding countryside. When you stay at Sunny Daze, you’ll easily be able to reach all of those rather effortlessly. You’ll also be conveniently located near a number of places where you can go to get out on the water either via fishing trips, boat tours, boat rentals, personal watercraft rentals, and kayak.

Sunny Daze Chelan Vacation Rental

Back at the house, you’ll find plenty of room for everyone. You’ll also find well stocked libraries of books and DVD’s there, and free wireless internet. From the backyard you’ll have a nice view of the local orchards, the far off mountains, and of course Lake Chelan. You’ll also find a golf putting green, small waterfall, barbecue, and gas powered fire pit. Each of the living spaces and bedrooms inside are comfortably decorated and the kitchen is well outfitted for all your needs. Sunny Daze really does have it all.

Just a short walk from the home is the Lookout Park. This small park is home to a climbing toy for the little ones, a large open green space, as well as an outdoor fireplace, gas powered fire pit, pickle ball court, and swimming pool. Being located so close to this is just one more feature that makes Sunny Daze a great Chelan vacation rental.

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Stay At The River Place In Leavenworth, Washington

One of the top local destinations in North Central Washington is the community of Leavenworth. If you’re a resident here, you’ve probably enjoyed time there yourself. You may have also had the opportunity, or task, of taking visiting friends and family there to show them a good time. Don’t forget that this fun little community is there for your enjoyment too. Even though you may live in North Central Washington, you can still take a weekend off and visit there for a conveniently located vacation yourself.

If you’re thinking about going to Leavenworth to enjoy the outdoor recreation, great dining opportunities, fun shops, and more, then the top way to do so is by staying in a local vacation rental. A place you should really consider is The River Place.

The River Place Leavenworth

The River Place is a remodeled Leavenworth home that puts you within just two blocks of a walk to the place everyone wants to get to, Downtown Leavenworth. This close proximity means you’ll be able to enjoy pretty much everything the town has to offer and then walk back to where you’ll rest your head in just a few minutes.

When you stay at The River Place in Leavenworth, you’ll enjoy some great views. Far off, you’ll see the Cascade Mountains and their rugged beauty. Lower your gaze and you’ll enjoy views of the Wenatchee River and nearby Blackbird Island. You can even access the river right out in front of the home, so bringing your kayak could be a very fun idea.

The River Place Leavenworth

You’ll also enjoy how secluded you feel when you stay at The River Place in Leavenworth. Inside the house, you’ll enjoy the newly remodeled feel you find. A great kitchen, perfect for that early breakfast or nightly family meal, is a necessity in a vacation rental and you’ll find it here. The River Place sleeps four and comes with enough room that everyone can stretch out and find a spot for themselves. It’s also a great place to bring the whole family together too.

Leavenworth has a lot to offer and one of the best vacation rentals there is The River Place.

Website: The River Place

The Northern Inn Is Waiting For You In Republic, Washington

One thing you can say about North Central Washington is that it’s unique. This is true all over the region, from the Canadian border to the Columbia Basin and from the Cascade Mountains to the Grand Coulee area. A lot of the unique places and experiences are not nearly as well known too.

The area surrounding the community of Republic, located in the northeastern part of North Central Washington, inside Ferry County is very unique. You can visit there and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities, including cross country skiing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, river rafting, and lots more. The area is also a bit off the radar so if you’re one of those who likes to truly feel like they are away from it all when they get away from it all, this might be the place for you.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Republic, you can’t go wrong with a stop off at the Northern Inn.

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The Northern Inn is a modern and very updated accommodation that honors its historic past. It opened to serve visitors coming through the area more than 100 years ago and still treats everyone who comes through its doors as a valued guest. The first thing you’ll notice about the Northern Inn is how it strictly adheres to the decor of an Old West hotel. The added benefit is that this really is an Old West hotel, it’s in its substance and its spirit, this isn’t a manufactured experience.

The staff is very friendly and the rooms are extremely clean. This is the perfect place to trust your sleeping needs to when you’re either making use of all there is to do in the Republic area or even if you’re just looking for a place to kick back and relax.

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The Northern Inn is right in downtown Republic too so you can watch all the goings on from the railing outside your room, or your own private balcony if you’ve booked a stay in one of the establishment’s popular suites, and you’re also within walking distance of some great shopping opportunities and tasty dining options.

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If you visit Republic, no matter the reason, treat yourself to a stay at the Northern Inn. You simply will not regret staying at such a unique place in a unique area.

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Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan is a North Central Washington Treasure

There are lots of places to go and see in North Central Washington. Lots of places to stay too. A few of those places though are somewhat iconic in the region and one of those is Campbell’s Resort on the shores of Lake Chelan.

The Lake Chelan area is one of the more popular destinations in North Central Washington. It offers tons of outdoor recreation opportunities like boating, waterskiing, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, paragliding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and more. With the small, but welcoming, community of Chelan at the bottom of the lake, as well as neighboring Manson, there are also plenty of shopping, entertainment, and dining options. When you go there, you need a place to stay and staying at Campbell’s Resort guarantees a great experience.

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Campbell’s Resort take great advantage of its location. It sits right on the shore of beautiful Lake Chelan, meaning when you stay there you cannot only have a great view of the lake but can access the water directly as well. Campbell’s Resort’s location also pays off for when you want to explore the community. It isn’t located close to downtown Chelan, it actually is part of downtown Chelan. That means it’ll be easy to get out to the local restaurant or bar that the front desk can recommend to you.

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It doesn’t matter what kind of stay you’re looking for, Campbell’s Resort has you covered. They have studio units featuring a king bed, two queen beds, a king bed and a hide-a-bed, wheelchair accessible rooms, and more. There are even kitchen units, units with separate bedrooms, and if you really want privacy, there are cabins available too. All the rooms are veyr clean and very modern. They are also uniquely decorated too with touches that really capture the local region. The time you spend inside your room at Campbell’s Resort can be a very satisfying part of your stay on Lake Chelan.

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Campbell’s Resort also has on-site dining options too which is very convenient. Other features at this iconic Northwest resort include multiple pools, multiple hot tubs, landscaped grounds, a day spa, beach bar, an electric vehicle charging station, fitness center, boat moorage, and a private beach. As you can see, it is very easy to include Campbell’s Resort in your vacation plans and know that you’ve made the right decision.

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Any stay in Chelan, whether it’s for a quick overnight on your way through, a long weekend, or even a full blown vacation can be made even better with a stay at Campbell’s Resort.

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Stay At The River’s Edge Lodge Near Leavenworth


North Central Washington has a long list of attractions and activities to see and do. You can literally travel all over the region and find a place to stay that will stick you right next to everything you need for a fun time away from home. The small Bavarian themed city of Leavenworth is one of those attractions that is fun to visit any time of the year.

A great place to stay near Leavenworth is the River’s Edge Lodge. This little home away from home offers a spectacular location. It is directly accessible from Highway 2 that runs east to Wenatche and just a few miles west to Leavenworth. It is literally right on the banks of the Wenatchee River and visitors there can enjoy the sound of the peaceful river, the sight of local wildlife, and also check out the kayakers and river rafters who float this section of the river. The lodge has a long balcony that overlooks the river and there is also some great grassy areas where you can even get right down to the water. Whether you packed a picnic lunch along or are bringing some take out back with you, having a meal or snack in the outdoors at the River’s Edge Lodge is a good idea.

The River’s Edge Lodge is perfect if you are coming to take part in any of the many local festivals that are put on by Leavenworth. These are all fun events for both couples and families and this lodge works perfectly as your base of operations.

Speaking of base of operations, the River’s Edge Lodge is not just for you if you’re going to Leavenworth. It is also within an easy drive of several other destinations and attractions including Lake Wenatchee, Plain, Tumwater Canyon, Stevens Pass, Wenatchee, Rocky Reach Dam, Blewett Pass, and all of the many hiking options that are out there in the surrounding mountains.

The lodge itself is clean and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are extremely comfortable too. You simply cannot go wrong with a stay at the River’s Edge Lodge.

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Enjoy Your Stay At The Comfort Inn in Downtown Wenatchee

Comfort Inn

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Wenatchee from outside the area. This small city is located smack dab in the middle of some of the best agricultural land in the state of Washington. Whether staying in town or going on a short drive out into the surrounding area, you are sure to find plenty of places to purchase fresh produce, often directly from the farmer responsible for raising it. Wenatchee is also close to some great outdoor recreation opportunities like skiing, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, boating, fishing, hiking, and more. you can also come to Wenatchee and make use of the many great local history attractions, including both museums as well as historical sites.

Once in Wenatchee though, you’ll be in need of a place to stay. The Comfort Inn – Downtown in Wenatchee has a unique location that makes it very appealing to someone new in town. The hotel itself is clean, modern, and very well outfitted. It offers a great pool, hot tub, and continental breakfast. The staff there are extremely helpful too, both with issues within the hotel as well as with recommendations on where to in Wenatchee. Most visitors though appreciate what the hotel is near. Just south from its driveway, right on Wenatchee Avenue and within walking distance, is Downtown Wenatchee where you will find a nice selection of restaurants and shops, even multiple places to pick up a hard to find antique. North and west of the Comfort Inn are more shopping and eating opportunities too. Another nice feature is the Apple Capital Loop Trail which is located just east of the hotel. This trail stretches for more than 10 miles and follows the shore of the Columbia River on both the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee sides. It is perfect for walking, jogging, roller blading, and bicycling. It’s a real favorite of locals and visitors alike.

The Comfort Inn – Downtown in Wenatchee is a wonderful place to stay for anyone coming to town for any reason. It is centrally located so that any destination within the city can be reached quickly and easily. It is also easy to get to the local state highways from there so you can explore the surrounding area. If you’d like to get out on foot and visit Downtown Wenatchee or any nearby eatery or shop, it’s perfect for that too. You just cannot go wrong with a stay at the Comfort Inn – Downtown in Wenatchee.

Online at: Comfort Inn – Downtown Wenatchee