Sun Mountain Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSun Mountain Lodge Winthrop
A beautiful place to stay and get away from the world. The staff are so friendly and the views are breathtaking. The rooms are very comfortable with huge bathrooms and best of all - no televisions! Just time to spend with the one you love and enjoy each others company.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sun Mountain Lodge Winthrop
My husband and I stayed here during the winter to take advantage of snow shoeing. Even though it was a long drive to get to Eastern Washington, the trip was worth it. The Lodge was wonderful with alot of updated ammenities. Usually when people think of lodges, they think of old buildings with outdated furniture and a more rustic feel. This place was modern and clean but still retained its charm. The dining room views were spectacular and the trails were all right outside the entrance so we did not need to go far. The food was wonderful with unique selections and great specials each night. Even the bar area was wonderful to sit down, grab a nice meal and watch sports on tv. I would definitely recommend this place as it is a great destination spot.
Year Round Fun
My wife and I went to Sun Mountain over this past President's day weekend. Normally we head over to the lodge 2X per year but it has always been in spring, summer or fall. We have found it to be a wonderful place to fish, hike, mountain bike or just to sit on the porch of our room and watch the sun go down.
This was our first trip there in the winter season. Despite the low snow pack this year we learned to cross country ski and found yet another reason to come back to this jewel of the Okanogan.
Wonderful in every way!
The hotel was wonderful. My husband and I had a great time. I know we will be coming back for years to come!
Not so great
I took my wife and my parents to Sun Mountain Lodge back in early October. We stayed at two of their most expensive units in the Mt. Robinson Guest Rooms. Decent large rooms but showed obvious signs of aging such as faulty faucets and shower heads, chipped paint on mirror frames. Two major complaints:
1. Thin walls and thin ceilings. The person above us walked around his unit till 2:30am and every thud and creak of his step was heard. Guests came in loudly in the unit next door after a wedding reception at around 1:30am. Every laugh and every word uttered felt like they were right next to my bed.
2. A constant loud dripping noise could be heard in the ceiling right above the entry way. I believe this coincided with the fan turning on and moisture accumulating somewhere between the floors. It was so loud, it was more of a snapping noise.
There has not been a response to my comment card to this day.
The outdoor experiences available to guests were much better. Wildlife, scenic views, access to hiking and other outdoor acitivities were plenty for guests to enjoy. For over a thousand dollars for 2 nights stay for a high-end hotel, we expected the accomodations to be way, WAY better.
Super romantic, great food and wine
Spectacular views, super romantic, great food and wine. Go there in the winter for fabulous cross country skiing, or summer for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, river rafting or just enoying the sun. It's a fantastic place!!! We really have enjoyed our stays there and highly recommend it.
Terrible lampchops at Sun Mountain
A year ago, we stayed at Sun Mountain Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meal. We were bicycling near Winthrop, and also bicycled the Sun Mountain trails- it is such a pretty area. We had dinner at Sun Mountain June 11th 04 and at the suggestion of 'Bob' had the lampchops for $34(US). We weren't impressed at the time but when we had outstanding lampchops ($24Cdn) again a week later at 'The William Tell Restaurant'- a five star restaurant in Vancouver, the difference in the quality was so dramatic I decided to write this review of what could have been a nice meal in a beautiful setting.
What a happy anniversary!
My husband and I found this beautiful place online. After going up there for our anniversary (Valentines day), I am shocked that I haven't ever heard of anyone staying there. Just the people alone will make us go back. Talk about warm service! The views from the rooms in the lodge were amazing no matter what side of the lodge you were on. The dining room food and service was worth the spendy price. The Eagles Nest was very laid back and relaxing plus the amount of food given was enormous.
Almost resorted to selecting from the children's menu. Since my husband and I are not skiers, we took full advantage of the spa. Oh how nice that was! No matter if you ski or not, there is tons of activities for everyone kids included! We look forward to coming back in the summer!
Special thanks to Ken, Randa, Margaret, Robin, Jennifer, heidi and Pat for being such awesome people. See you soon!
Winter Wonderland near Winthrop
Aaaahh, Sun Mountain Lodge......have read about it for years and finally winter 2002-3 hubb and I and our 2 daughters, at that time 9 and 6, did a winter escape looking for snowfun, family time (hoping for some romance time too!) and xctry skiing. WOW did we find all of the above and more. So we went back this winter same time between Christmas-New Year's. For families -yes the Mt. Gardner rooms are great--roomy with a private balcony or patio (psst-if you get a ground level room the kids can walk right out and play in the snow in front of the room), minifridge, gas fireplace. They have wonderful children's programs during the holidays including a very fun New Year's Eve kids party in the evening so hubb and I actually DID get some romance time.
The xctry skiing is great but it did take some trial and error to find out where the hills were and make it fun for the 6 yr old that first visit. We all loved sitting in either outdoor hot tub surrounded by snow and absolutely fabulous mountain views. Great family or romantic getaway, plan on at LEAST 3 nights stay in winter to make it worth the long drive from the west side of the mountains. The North Cascade Highway is closed in winter so you have to take the "long way around" thru Wenatchee and along the Columbia, pretty drive tho!
First Class Destination Resort
We only stayed at the Sun Mountain Lodge for one night which didn't give us enough time to sample all the facility has to offer. It is in quite a remote area on the east side of the Cascades. In spite of its remoteness, this is a first class establishment. All of the rooms have been recently redone and the restaurant is top quality. Great place for a longer stay . . . family reunion, honeymoon?
A Northwest jewel
I have visited Sun Mountain Lodge annually since the mid-1990s. It is very much worth the trip from across the country. The scenery is breathtaking, the lodge is luxurious and the staff is friendly and highly competent. The restaurant has great food, tremendous mountain views, a terrific wine cellar and outstanding service. The resort has many miles of hiking, mountain biking and horse trails, some of which are used for cross-country skiing in winter. Play tennis, soak in hot tubs or swim in outdoor pools, all with astounding views of the snow-capped North Cascade mountains and the Methow Valley. Rooms are available in the lodge and in two nearby buildings. Families may prefer the Mount Gardiner building, wth spacious rooms, balconies and a nearby playground. The most luxurious rooms are in the Mount Robinson building, where whirlpool tubs in each room have great mountain views. These rooms also have fireplaces, balconies, refrigerators, wet bars and stereo sound systems. Deer approach the balconies in late evening. The lodge also has a full-service spa and a bar that overlooks the mountains. This place is a real jewel of the Northwest and one of the finest resorts anywhere.
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