View to the West (Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, WA)

Part of the scenery in and around the Methow Valley is the spectacular arrangement of mountains and valleys. Looking westward from Sun Mountain Lodge, you can see the steepest peaks in the distance, eroded hillsides in the middle and glacial valleys in the foreground. Millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions covered this entire region with... Continue Reading →

Dinner at Wolf Creek Bar & Grill (Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, WA)

Sharing the same kitchen as the excellent dining room at Sun Mountain Lodge would seem to bode well for Wolf Creek Bar & Grill. But the chef who oversees the fine restaurant likely has nothing to do with the bar & grill. While the food we had here was not terrible, it was pretty much... Continue Reading →

Humane Execution

While enjoying margaritas and chips & salsa at Carlos 1800 Mexican Grill in Winthrop, we noticed what looked like pine needles sitting in containers of soapy water. Surely the restaurant wasn't using them for botanical decoration, was it? Our waiter informed us that it was their way of safely controlling the wasp population that had... Continue Reading →

Dinner at Sun Mountain Lodge (Winthrop, WA)

I don't know of a place that has a more breathtaking view of the Methow Valley than Sun Mountain Lodge. Half of the rooms face the mountains to the south, the other half overlooks the glacier-carved valley. The best view is reserved for the dining room, which is truly a distraction. On clear evenings, you... Continue Reading →

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