Destination guide

Well, howdy pardner! Welcome to Winthrop

No, you haven't traveled back in time, you're just in Winthrop. Located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway in Methow Valley, this charming city emulates an Old West town, complete with elevated boardwalks and wood-frame buildings. Set at the confluence of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers and surrounded by forests, Winthrop is also a great place for outdoor adventurers, not least because it has its own lake. As a bonus, your Winthrop vacation rental places you a little more than an hour from North Cascade National Park. And if that wasn't enough, the sleepy little town offers a thriving artistic community.

Things to do

Explore Winthrop's broad canvas—it's thriving arts scene

Few people may know when they book a Winthrop vacation rental that they'll find themselves near a thriving arts scene. But downtown is home to many art galleries and artist workshops, including spaces where you can watch craftsman blow glass. One of the most revered institutions is the Shafer Museum, which explores western history. If you're more of a celluloid fan, the Barnyard Cinema screens renowned indie features throughout the year. But if you still feel an itch to return to nature, visit North Cascades National Park and spend the day hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and mountain biking.

Activities

From swimming to saloons, Winthrop has a bit of everything

Serious cross-country skiers often book a Winthrop vacation rental to take advantage of the region's immensely popular 120-mile-long cross-country skiing trail. The area is also known for its excellent rock climbing, river rafting, and fishing. Winthrop's own Pearrygin Lake draws big crowds for swimming and boating purposes. Travelers descend upon the city for such major summer events as the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. History buffs should make sure they grab a drink from Three Fingered Jacks Saloon, Winthrop's bustling bar, and the oldest legal saloon in Washington state.

Weather

It's just another snow day at the foot of the Cascades

Winters in Winthrop are cold and snowy affairs, with daytime highs below freezing and evening lows dipping into the teens. You should also make sure you pack plenty of knit hats, snow pants, boots, and mittens for December and January, the 2 snowiest months of the year. You can leave the umbrella behind during the summer, which features sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s, but bring a jacket for the cool nights, when temps can drop into the 40s. Comfortable spring and fall temperatures range from the low 50s to the mid-70s.

Natural features

Hatching a plan for seeing nature and wildlife

Breathtaking beauty is on tap in Winthrop, as the dramatic peaks of the Cascades paint the town's backdrop, forests add to the lush landscape, rivers wind through the watery scenery, and the valley floor stretches into the distance. It's hard to ignore the call of nearby North Cascade National Park, as you explore its glaciers, crystal blue lakes, and towering waterfalls. For a more contained natural experience, visit the 42-acre salmon hatchery located just 5 minutes from Winthrop. The facility offers guided and self-guided tours and you'll also get to watch beavers at play as part of a relocation project.

Where to stay around Winthrop?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 85 vacation rentals near Winthrop. From 24 Cabins to 38 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Winthrop for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Winthrop?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Winthrop. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pearrygin Lake State Park: 80 vacation rentals
  • Big Twin Lake: 80 vacation rentals
  • Shafer Museum: 86 vacation rentals
  • Bear Creek Golf Course: 81 vacation rentals
  • Mack Lloyd Park: 86 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Winthrop listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Winthrop?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 24 Cabins in Winthrop. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Winthrop include:

  • Houses: 38 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Winthrop?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation rentals with pool available in Winthrop. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.