Freestone Inn

Washington State, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

You may just find it hard to leave Freestone Inn behind. Ranked one of Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Top 25 Lodges in America, it’s the kind of place you start imagining what life ‘could’ be like. With just three dozen rooms, cabins and lodges, its intimacy and lakeside setting are instantly relaxing, and every room features a fireplace, outdoor space, and lake views. Even the hot tub has lake views. It may be small, but there’s plenty to do, with a summer pool, bikes, fly-fishing, and casual yet gourmet lakeside dining. Life centres around Jack’s Hut, whose Concierge can arrange outdoor recreation in Methow Valley’s famous trails, and where you can watch NFL on the 50” TV with warm drinks or cocktails, and children can catch their daily movie.


  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Washington's North Cascade Mountains, Mazama. Just 15 miles from Winthrop and its shopping. On the edge of North Cascades National Park, it has access to the valley’s trail system, with just under 200km of trails for cross country skiing, off-road cycling, hiking, and horse riding, and the region is also known for mountain climbing, golf, birdwatching, and heli-skiing.

Hotel information

36 rooms, lodges and cabins. All with lake or forest view, private veranda, deck or balcony, fireplace, flat screen TV, telephone, fridge, coffee maker, and separate soaking tub and shower. Luxury Double Double Rooms have a direct lake view, and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Luxury King Rooms have a direct lake view, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sandy Butte Bistro & Bar (gourmet menu and casual lakeside setting, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Swimming pool (May-Oct, adult-only swim 3:00-4:00pm). Outdoor hot tub with lake view (year-round). Jack’s Hut* (recreation centre with Concierge offering outdoor activities including skiing and biking, 50” HDTV with NFL package, and shop with clothing, sundries, snacks and drinks including cocktails, beer, and wine). GIANT bikes* (from Jack’s Hut). Private lake (with fly fishing). In-room massages* (arranged through Jack’s Hut). Occasional activities (such as poolside yoga, live music, and food and wine events, dates vary). Child-friendly movies (daily, 2:00-4:00pm). WiFi* (in Great Room in main lodge and complimentary at Jack’s Hut). Parking available*.

*Denotes local charge