Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Take A One-Tank-Trip to Winthrop

August 4, 2017


Don't let the smoky Western Washington skies stop you from adventuring this weekend! In just a few hours, you can be in beautiful Winthrop, and getting there is one of the best parts of the One-Tank-Trip. My favorite drive in all of Washington is the North Cascades Highway, and although you can get to Winthrop via other routes, this is without question the most beautiful option. Rugged mountains, beautiful glacial lakes and winding roads bring you from the west side all the way to adventure in Winthrop! The western flair of this historic mining town will steal your heart, and it's hardly changed over the years.


Once you get there, you'll probably want to unwind with a frosty cold beer, so head to the Old Schoolhouse Brewery and take a load off. There's always a great line-up of Live Music, like the Chris Eger Band and other local favorites.

Their many IPA offerings make this hop head EXTREMELY happy, but you should certainly try this bad boy...


There are many great places to stay in the area depending on what kind of getaway you are after, but I have to recommend MY personal favorite. The tipis and cabins at Pine Near are a fantastic alternative to tent camping in Methow Valley! Just about anything you'd like to do in the area is within a 15 minute drive, so it's a great spot for base camp. In years past, they have been so helpful to individuals who have been displaced from their homes due to wildfires. Let's hope this season continues to be a safe one for the area!


Over Labor Day Weekend, you'll find the Methow Valley Rodeo halfway between Winthrop and Twisp. You'll feel the passion of this small-town rodeo tradition! 


Adventure is EVERYWHERE in Winthrop and the surroung Methow Valley, so whether you'd be after a hot air balloon ride, fishing on the Methow River, hiking the local mountains or white water rafting, their Summer Recreation is PACKED with action. 


If you're interested in sweet eats and great coffee, stop at Rocking Horse Bakery for melt-in-your-mouth pastries and espresso.



When the dinner bell rings, check out East 20 Pizza. They use fresh, ingredients from the area and have that hyper-local feel I love! Choose from one of the 10 beers on tap and order one of their signature combo! I'd go with the 3 P's if I were you.


I am really excited to get back out to Winthrop this year. If you're planning your first One-Tank-Trip, you had better be prepared to make this an annual tradition!


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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