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Badger House Inn, Downtown Winthrop, Methow Valley, N Cascades

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Winthrop House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Stroll to old western town of Winthrop for shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and the historic Shafer Museum. Relax on the wrap-around veranda with garden and mountain views.

The house (Badger House Inn) is made up of two suites connected at the front entry foyer. The Front Porch Suite consists of a bedroom with a queen bed, a sitting room with a queen futon couch and a full bath. The Sunnyside Suite consists of a living room with a flat-screen TV with Blue Ray disc player and internet connectivity, dining area, full kitchen, full bath, 2 bedrooms, one king (or 2 extra-long singles) and one queen. Laundry facilities available for stays of four nights or more. There is covered parking for 2 vehicles.

Of course, you may choose one or both of the Suites (priced accordingly). Please note that even if the calendar shows the house to be booked, the Front Porch Suite (sleeps 4, no kitchen) may still be available.

Winthrop is close to endless year-round outdoor recreation opportunities such as mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing (see Methow Valley Sport Trail Association website). The area is also rich in art, music, food and sport competitions for all levels of participants. Enjoy outdoor ice skating at our rink or take a relaxing walk to enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Keywords: small town charm, yard, offstreet (Front Porch Suite) and covered parking (Sunnyside Suite), veranda

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Chris or Brad Garner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Chris or Brad Garner

We are Brad and Chris Garner, owners of the Badger House. Though we now live a short distance outside of Winthrop, we lived in the Badger House when we first moved here. It's name comes from the last name of its previous 40-year inhabitants, the Badgers, who were pillars of society in the town. Warren Badger was mayor of Winthrop, his wife, Lois, worked at Farmers State Bank in Winthrop for over 50 years, and they raised 3 daughters in the house.

We are slowly remodeling the house, taking care to maintain its early 20th century small-town charm.

Chris or Brad Garner purchased this house in 2002

Why Chris or Brad Garner chose Methow Valley

We chose this area for its quality of life, the awesome hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. We love the mountains and fresh air and enjoy being in a remote but sophisticated community.

What makes this house unique

The house is one block from the center of Winthrop, a small western-theme town. Within walking distance are restaurants, gift shops, a general store, galleries, antique and consignment shops, a fascinating mining museum, and suspension bridges from town over the Methow and Chewuch rivers to a park and ski trail head. Though it's so close to downtown, it's very quiet at the house.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Badger House Inn, Downtown Winthrop, Methow Valley, N Cascades
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Kirkland, WA

Perfect location to visit Winthrop while enjoying a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Owner is super nice, house in perfect condition with plenty of space, beautiful garden to enjoy a relaxing evening or an outdoor breakfast (summer :-). Location is just perfect, 2 min walking literally from the main street. Highly recommended for any occasion. We'll come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house for a family

  • 5 of 5

My 10-year-old's review:

In the winter of 2016 me and my family stayed in the Badger House Inn (Sunnyside Suite). We only stayed for 5 days but we all really enjoyed staying here. There were lots of things I liked about it. 1. We were really close to the town, so we could walk down to it any time. 2. There were two really great skiing places near the house, we only had to go 15 minutes in either direction to get to them. 3. The house was big enough that the whole family could have space if they wanted to. 4. I liked that there was a kitchen so we could make homemade meals. 5. In the back of the house there was a large backyard where I could play and build snow forts. Over all me and my family really enjoyed our stay, and can see ourselves coming here in the near future.

My review: Spacious, comfortable house with a great location, which worked great for our family of four.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

Beautiful house and garden, convenient location, great owners.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great house with our two kids, 9 and 2, for a family wedding held just down the hill at the Red Barn. We rented the Sunnyside Suite with kitchen access. No one was in the other suite. The owners were so helpful, and even provided a blow-up toddler bed. There was plenty of parking for our oversized truck, and a locked location for bikes or other gear.

We loved the huge kitchen, lovely, fully-fenced yard, comfy furniture, and comfortable beds with quality linens. We all slept really well - little to no road noise, comfortable temperature, light-blocking curtains. We enjoyed the king bed. (Why don't all rentals have kings?)

The location is really ideal for walking through Winthrop, enjoying the river, and as a base to explore the surrounding area.

The bathroom is a little dated, but worked great and came well-stocked with towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc.

We would happily rent this unit again or recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Winthrop House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Snow
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
MLK weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Rhythm & Blues Weekend
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.3%

Two-night minimum required. The Badger House can be divided into 2 Suites available separately; please call or email for rates:
Sunnyside Suite: full kitchen, 1queen BR, 1 king (or 2 extra-long singles), full bath, living/dining room, covered parking and fenced yard, sleeps 4, 2-night minimum if kitchen is included (can be rented during the week for one night without the kitchen for reduced rate, some restrictions apply).
Front Porch Suite: 1 queen BR, sitting room with queen futon couch, full bath, sleeps up to 4.

Non-refundable deposit of 25% of total required 4 months prior to arrival; balance due 1 month prior. Refundable deposit required at the discretion of owners, such as bookings of 3 or more nights and/or large parties.

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Winthrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), King bed converts to 2 Extra-long Twin beds, Queen-size futon (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Badger House consists of 2 Suites which can be rented separately (excludes Christmas/New Years weeks). Sunnyside Suite: Full kitchen, full bath, queen BR, king (or 2 extra-long singles) BR, living/dining room, covered parking, fenced yard. This Suite can be rented without kitchen during some parts of the year. Rates based on 4 guests range from $140-$195/night. 2-night minimum required with rental of the kitchen. Front Porch Suite: queen BR, sitting room with queen futon couch, full bath, access to veranda and yard. Rates based on 2 guests $85-$125/night. 2-night minimum on weekends. Please email or call for rates.

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