About Winthrop

The community of Winthrop is a cowboy, or Old West, themed town that sits on the Cascade Loop, just east of Mazama and just west of Twisp. It’s located right at the confluence of the Chewuch and Methow rivers and is popular for both what it offers and what can be seen and experienced in the surrounding area. Winthrop is popular all year long and features a warm and dry climate in the summer and (usually) plenty of snow in the winter. The town is very welcoming and it is easy to go there and have a great time.

Things To Do In Winthrop

The essence of Winthrop can be found right downtown. The wooden sidewalks and Old West atmosphere is popular with adults and kids alike. There are a lot of great little shops to explore and find the perfect souvenir at. Winthrop also offers some very nice lodging options and places to eat out. When you go there, if you have a love of history, you have to check out the Shafer Museum which details the history of the Methow Valley. As you get out and walk around town, don’t be surprised when you come across deer walking right across the roads and along the town’s riverbanks. There is also a national fish hatchery located in town which can be a lot of fun to visit. Winthrop offers a long list of local celebrations, including everything from music to outdoor recreation, and they are all fun to not only watch but get out and participate in. Art galleries, antique shops, and live performance venues are also located throughout the community. All this and more help ma Winthrop a fabulous destination.

Winthrop – The Surrounding Area

The area that surrounds Winthrop has been popular with lovers of the outdoors for decades. You can go at different times of year and find all sorts of fun things to do like snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing, downhill skiing, rafting, snowmobiling, sledding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and more. Further west, you can explore the high mountain scenery of the North Cascades. East from Winthrop you’ll find communities to visit like Twisp, Pateros, Chelan, Omak, and Okanogan. Just north of town is Pearrygin State Park which includes a small campground and a nice mountain lake. You really cannot go wrong with a visit to Winthrop, this little cowboy town is sure to win you over.

Great Places To Stay In Winthrop

Phone: (509) 996-2000
Website: Mt. Gardner Inn

Phone: (509) 997-3222
Website: Idle-A-While Motel

Winthrop Area Eats & Drinks

Sherri’s Sweet Shoppe

Cinnamon Twisp Bakery