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 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.
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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