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SPECTACULAR, SECLUDED MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Twisp House Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 3 half Bathrooms, Sleeps 25

The place to go to get away from it all....Situated in the renowned Methow Valley (foothills of the North Cascade Mountains), this private retreat is nestled in a secluded basin all its own, at the end of the road. The property's 160 acres is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest wildlands, with the nearest private property over a mile away. There is great hiking and skiing right from the door, and a wood-fired sauna to cleanse and rejuvenate you. The Lodge features a rustic, wood interior with a handsome rock fireplace. The cathedral ceiling and skylights in the 800 square foot living room provide an inspiring atmosphere for rest and renewal. There is ample space for family and friends, but it's also cozy enough for a quiet romantic getaway. The newly-constructed Bermhouse has hand-finished artisan interiors. It's a perfect place for family reunions, weddings, or a quiet break from the rest of the world! To guarantee privacy, we only rent to one group at a time.

Winter fun!: in the winter we have about 10km of professionally groomed ski trails winding through the property, with several slopes to choose from for back-county skiing, snowboarding or sledding. For the most part, the only people in this valley are our guests, so there's a good chance you'll get some freshy snow!

Spring, summer and fall: Spring, summer and fall have their own attractions -such as a blanket of wildflowers covering the land, or the joy of swimming in cool, clear mountain waters. There are a variety of hikes right from the door of the lodge, taking in views of the Methow Valley, old-growth ponderosa pine trees and snow capped peaks. Our favorite is a loop hike that takes about an hour, and circumnavigates the valley with views of the Sawtooth Range. You can also hike to the top of Lookout Mountain, with 360 degree views of both Sawtooths and North Cascade Ranges - takes about a half a day. Or sit by the seasonal creek, flowing down from Lookout Mountain into a pristine pool. There is fishing nearby, wildlife to watch, or just hang out in blissful peace and quiet!

There are modern media-amenities - TV, DVD player, wifi access, but we also have some good old-fashioned games, great to bring family and friends together.

Notes:: This property is solar powered! It operates just like normal for the most part, except that we can't handle crock pots, and we have non-electric means of making coffee, with thermoses to keep it warm through the day. We strive to be environmentally-friendly, by recycling and composting food waste, and ask our guests to do the same!

Caretakers live on the property, around the corner from the main house. They are well-practiced at being invisible, and their objective is that you have a very quiet and peaceful stay!

More Details
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Three sisters, one sister-in-law and one lone husband spent five glorious

days at Skalitude. Wide open spaces, blue skies, fresh snow and superb

lodging made for a better trip than we could hope for!

Rush hour at Skalitude = x-county skiier, four deer, two dogs, a bald eagle

and a wild turkey.

Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and entrusting your little piece of

utopia to us! (our dogs thank you too!) Your hospitality and stewardship has

made this a truly unique and memorable trip.
Feb 2009
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Lindsey

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Speaks english
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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208889
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Twisp Methow Valley
Seattle, WA
5

PEACE.

  • 5 of 5
Wow. What a beautiful and peaceful place. I stayed at Skalitude with my family for almost a week and never wanted to leave! It was truly a getaway. I can't think of the last time I have been so relaxed! The cabin was clean and comfy. The property, gorgeous. There are several hikes right out the door. Twisp (a cute small town) is about a 20 minute drive if you need anything. Although as soon as you give in and leave all the chatter in your brain aside, you won't want to leave Skalitude. I cant wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208889
+1 509 341-4761
Twisp Methow Valley
Seattle,WA
5

NEW MEANING TO THE WORD "RELAXATION"

New meaning to the word "Relaxation"
  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here for a week and never wanted to leave! The house was clean, cozy and had everything we needed while still maintaining a little of that rustic cabin feel you want. The property is gorgeous and we spent hours walking on the various trails, sitting by the fire pit and watching the wildlife. One caution (although it turned out to be one of the best parts) cell and internet service was almost nonexistent - what a great excuse to completely disconnect. We went into Twisp on Saturday for the farmers market and found some great mementos of the trip, including delicious local honey. I haven't felt that relaxed and peaceful in a long time. Truly wonderful and we hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208889
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Twisp Methow Valley
Mukilteo WA
5

IN A WORLD OF OUR OWN

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six adults (and one very happy black lab) was enthralled with the little slice of heaven we found ourselves in. The cabin is perched atop a hill overlooking a meadow, and surrounded by rolling hills dotted with trees, scattered with wildflowers and accompanied by the joyful songs of a variety of birds. We saw a couple of bunnies and a chipmunk here and there, but otherwise we were alone on this stunning piece of land, seeing no one but our host, Lindsey. Once she made us feel welcome, the place was ours. And what a place! The main cabin had 3 bedrooms, a large living space, including a large kitchen, equipped with all the plates, pots and pans and kitchen gadgets we needed (not always the case in rented spaces).

The yard was large, with a covered space for meals, a fire pit, wood-powered sauna, gas grill, and a view that took our breath away.
We also ventured into Twisp, a laid-back, quirky town with a Saturday's farmers market, large grocery store, restaurants, a great coffee house, natural food store, and a fabulous bakery. (You must try the cinnamon twisps.) It is also not far from Winthrop, a western-themed town with many shops, restuarants, and more.
We hated to leave when our week was up, and are already talking about our next visit...soon, we hope.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208889
+1 509 341-4761
Twisp Methow Valley
bothell;washington
5

LOGOS CHURCH

  • 5 of 5
very nice for big groups or 4-5 families. nice and quiet area is nice place for activities, fishing, hunting and you have many trails arround.We are comming back next year maybe in september.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Twisp Methow Valley
Seattle
5

MAGICAL!

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed in many vacation rentals and this was one of my favorites! The setting is magnificent, with a mix of open meadow/grassland and forested hills that seem to envelop you and go on forever. The lodge is comfortable, clean, light, airy and sunny, and decorated with a handmade-artistic style that feels very appropriate to the wild landscape. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights, and felt we would have enjoyed a much longer stay. The owners have clearly put a lot of care and effort into this place, and it is truly somewhere to relax and reconnect with nature. The property sits at the edge of National Forest land and wilderness areas that are gorgeous and offer tons of backroads and trails to explore.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular, Secluded Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208889
+1 509 341-4761
Twisp Methow Valley
seattle
5

TRULY AMAZING PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
our group of eight, 5 adults, 3 kids, had a blast. we've already made plans to return. we've rented cabins all over the pacific northwest, and this place is now one of our favorites. couldn't recommend it more highly.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Wenatchee
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 153
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Carlton
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Twisp
Nearest Ski
Out the door!
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Twisp
Car: necessary

Our guests appreciate the silence this property has to offer. They

say that although many places say they offer seclusion, this is the

only place that really delivers. We have also been told that the photos

don't really capture the place, it usually exceeds peoples' expectations!

For small groups, you do get the whole place to yourself although we may not have all of the beds made up.

Other Activities: My favorite way to spend the day here is to wake up lazily, maybe read for a while, watch the birds and squirrels, have a yummy meal then go for an interesting hike for a couple of hours in the surrounding hills, checking out the mountain views and old-growth trees. Come back to a cleansing sauna and some wine with dinner, then maybe a movie on the TV or a game with friends. Simple, relaxing, enjoyable!

Ski: Right out the door are about 7 miles of private, corduroy-groomed ski trails, plus numerous slopes for backcountry skiing or boarding. The Loup Loup Downhill ski area is about 25 minutes away, with 1200 vertical feet of family-friendly runs, i think a daily pass is still less than $50! There are also great nordic trails up at the Loup, you just need a Sno-Park sticker to ski there, one of the best deals around. Further north in Winthrop are the famous MVSTA trails, more expensive but always excellent grooming.

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Twisp House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.7%
Cleaning $75

Notes

  • Summer: $200 per night for first 4 guests, $25 each additional adult, $20 per child
    Winter: $220 per night for first 4 guests, $25 each additional adult, $20/child (December 1 to March 15)
    Two night minimum; three nights on holiday weekends
    $25 pet fee per dog; dogs may not be left unattended
    Deposit required to hold a reservation
    Cleaning fee $75; taxes 5%
    Rooms rented singly if available one month out for $95/night for 2 people

Amenities

Twisp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 Queen beds, 1 King bed, 19 twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
The three bedroom Lodge has recently been remodeled, adding a radiant heat floor and beautiful bamboo flooring. There are another six bedrooms with twin beds (can be pushed together to make king-size) in the new passive-solar Bermhouse. We only rent to one group at a time, so you always have the whole place to yourself! We also have a couple of tents, one 15x15 (seats 25 people), the other 2000 sq feet (seats 200), for additional space in summer. It's a perfect place for a picturesque wedding, or a fun-filled family reunion. We now have wireless internet, so you can stay connected in the middle of nowhere! Quality Assurance: this is a full-time vacation rental house, professionally run since 2003.