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 (182)
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  • Average (19)
  • Poor (10)
  • Terrible (3)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, quiet, quaint

Mar 14, 2021 Heather0117 Spring Bay, Bequia

The Freestone Inn offers a unique location in the upper Mazama Valley with ski trails near by. The Cabins are rustic, well equipped and offer comfortable beds and cozy gas fireplace. We enjoyed the COVID reservations for the hot tub and appreciated the grab and go breakfast. We had an issue with our heater that was promptly resolved by… Read more
The Freestone Inn offers a unique location in the upper Mazama Valley with ski trails near by. The Cabins are rustic, well equipped and offer comfortable beds and cozy gas fireplace. We enjoyed the COVID reservations for the hot tub and appreciated the grab and go breakfast. We had an issue with our heater that was promptly resolved by management. I can highly recommend staying at the Freestone. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pluses outweigh minuses

Feb 15, 2021 Foodtwosome Seattle, Washington

We’ve stayed at Freestone in the cabins multiple times over the years and have always loved the location and the cross country skiing. Cabins are cozy, nicely modernized, but still a real get-away. Kitchens are pretty limited in the studio cabins — just two burners on the stove and an undercounter frig (not a problem in the winter with snow… Read more
We’ve stayed at Freestone in the cabins multiple times over the years and have always loved the location and the cross country skiing. Cabins are cozy, nicely modernized, but still a real get-away. Kitchens are pretty limited in the studio cabins — just two burners on the stove and an undercounter frig (not a problem in the winter with snow outside). However, the pandemic has curtailed the service — or something has. Calls to the front desk were rather grudgingly answered. Surprised when the front desk told us to Google places that sold ski passes since the same front desk clerk had told us wifi was iffy. Complimentary bottle of wine was a hassle to get as the front desk clerk didn’t seem to know about the deal. To be far, the weekend front desk clerk was more friendly and helpful. Breakfasts to-go were disappointing. The kind of muffins you might get at a gas station, commercially hard-cooked eggs (kind of rubbery) a granola bar, can of juice and an apple. Surely some bakery in town would love a contract to make something local if the restaurant couldn’t handle better sack breakfasts. But speaking of the restaurant. Ordered steak and fries one night and the steak was good while the mountain of fries were amazing! Could have fed four or five people with the mound of potatoes! Despite the small issues we had, we will be back. Read less
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Dec 17, 2020 seagal16 Bellevue, Washington

We love the Freestone Inn Cabins! We were pleasantly surprised to find the studio cabin spacious, clean and cozy with a large fireplace and small kitchen area. The only thing I'd say is the bed is a bit small compared to what we're used to but it was comfortable just the same. It was a perfect place to relax as it was so quiet and peaceful. A… Read more
We love the Freestone Inn Cabins! We were pleasantly surprised to find the studio cabin spacious, clean and cozy with a large fireplace and small kitchen area. The only thing I'd say is the bed is a bit small compared to what we're used to but it was comfortable just the same. It was a perfect place to relax as it was so quiet and peaceful. A wonderful retreat away from our normal city life. We also had two dogs in the cabin and the Freestone provides towels for their wet paws and we really appreciated that. The cabin was reasonably priced, clean, spacious and relaxing. We will definitely be back! Thank you Freestone! Read less
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Aug 27, 2020 robseattles Mercer Island, Washington

Ten stars for integrity of everyone at Freestone. My daughters wedding was planned fall 2019 for Memorial Day. Flowers, band, photographer, food all planned and mostly ready to go by late February. Then the pandemic hit and everyone was in limbo. When we finally called the wedding off we had to notify Freestone. As the father who has rented the… Read more
Ten stars for integrity of everyone at Freestone. My daughters wedding was planned fall 2019 for Memorial Day. Flowers, band, photographer, food all planned and mostly ready to go by late February. Then the pandemic hit and everyone was in limbo. When we finally called the wedding off we had to notify Freestone. As the father who has rented the whole place out for the weekend I wondered what might happen next. This is where the class of the operation shined through. Without hesitation they refunded and wished us all the very best. Good job and I hope this attitude is rewarded. Thank you. Read less
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