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.

Amenities

  • 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

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (180)
  • Very good (65)
  • Average (19)
  • Poor (10)
  • Terrible (3)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrific stay

Feb 21, 2020 StevoinMinnesoto Cottage Grove, Minnesota

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived here. The Inn is new and it is set in a beautiful location. Hiking North Cascades NP is an easy drive. Our room looked out over a small pond with a couple of fountains in it and there was a small trail around it. The property was kept up perfectly. We dined both nights on property. The first… Read more
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived here. The Inn is new and it is set in a beautiful location. Hiking North Cascades NP is an easy drive. Our room looked out over a small pond with a couple of fountains in it and there was a small trail around it. The property was kept up perfectly. We dined both nights on property. The first night at the pizza restaurant and our last night in the dining room of the Inn. Both were good and the wait staff was terrific. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Winter Wedding Weekend - Fantastic venue, wonderful staff and gorgeous location.

Feb 6, 2020 rhenfoot Washington

My niece was married at the Freestone Inn in late January. The venue could not have been more accommodating and beautiful. The staff was so very friendly and down to earth and easy to work with, really very nice people that made sure we had everything we needed. We lucked out with the weather, making our way there from Western Washington. They are… Read more
My niece was married at the Freestone Inn in late January. The venue could not have been more accommodating and beautiful. The staff was so very friendly and down to earth and easy to work with, really very nice people that made sure we had everything we needed. We lucked out with the weather, making our way there from Western Washington. They are only about 30 minutes from Winthrop, at most. We had a wonderful time, wonderful food and met just plain wonderful people which includes all staff.. I highly recommend for a winter wedding venue if one is seeking snow and mountains. My husband and I did not stay there, at the Inn itself, as rooms were above our budget but we stayed in Winthrop and the drive to the venue, Freestone Inn, was very timely and manageable. We all really felt so at home there and my Niece's wedding was just plain lovely and went off without a hitch. Thank you and Kudos to all the staff at the Freestone Inn for being so accommodating and helping to assure that all was in order. My husband and I hope to come back to visit during the summer. Cheers to you all and Thanks for a wonderful time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect treat after a hike in the North Cascades

Oct 14, 2019 Shannon B Seattle, Washington

I called on a Thursday to inquire if they ever make exceptions for the 2 night minimum on weekends. The front desk agent was super friendly and explained that it depends on a few factors, but indeed they were able to get me in for on night the next night. When I balked at the price ($241) she put me on hold and came back with a lower price… Read more
I called on a Thursday to inquire if they ever make exceptions for the 2 night minimum on weekends. The front desk agent was super friendly and explained that it depends on a few factors, but indeed they were able to get me in for on night the next night. When I balked at the price ($241) she put me on hold and came back with a lower price since it's the end of the high season. So awesome! I have stayed at the Freestone before - the last time was in a cabin since I had my canine companion. The cabin was great - but the room (#9) I got at the inn this time was amazing! It's spacious with high ceilings, great bathroom, super comfy bed, deck with adirondack chairs, and a fireplace. I was a little bummed the restaurant was closed for a private event, but the pizza at Jack's Hut was surprisingly good. The hot tub is great, customer service superb, and the complimentary breakfast is excellent (make your own waffle station ftw!). The Freestone is a warm and inviting respite - a perfect place to treat yourself after a long day of adventuring in the North Cascades. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hidden gem of a place on the north cascade loop

Oct 8, 2019 jackieblake2017 Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Booked this as a stopover on the way to the coast, what a fabulous stay. Staff were fabulous and room large, clean and very comfortable. They even had a fishing rod for guests to borrow. The only downside was the restaurant was closed on Sunday night but we had excellent pizza at jacks hut across the car park
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay at the Freestone Inn

Sep 21, 2019 748denisep Columbus, Indiana

Lovely hotel with great staff, beautiful rooms, setting, restaurant, pool and hot tub. Everything you need for a great stay! Enjoyed the patio, a soak in the hot tub and dinner. Then relaxed in front of the fireplace in our room. Had a great nights sleep. Would go back, no question! Loved it!