Nestled in Mazama at the upper end of the Methow Valley with spectacular vistas of Mt. Gardner and Goat Wall, the North Cascades Basecamp is a comfortable European-style lodge and cabin, and a great jumping off point for summer or winter recreation and naturalist endeavors. The North Cascades Basecamp is ideal for family vacations, reunions, weddings, wellness retreats, conferences, workshops and group events.
Our trails meander through 20 acres of protected cedar forest and beaver pond wetlands to the edge of the Methow River. In summer, guests enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, bird watching, naturalist tours, fly fishing, rock climbing and river rafting, just to name a few. In winter, guests can step out their door onto over 200 km of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, or make their own trails through the endless winter landscape of the North Cascades and the Methow Valley. Enjoy year round exploration of the natural world through the Basecamp's Ecology Center programs.
Here's what some folks are saying about the North Cascades Basecamp!
Methow Valley Road Trip S. Michal Bennett recommends North Cascades Basecamp and some of our Methow Valley eateries.
Day Hikes and Cheap Sleeps in the Methow Valley - Northwest TripFinder describes the North Cascades Basecamp as no ordinary Inn, but a local hotspot for outdoor learning, sustainability, and stewardship.
Escapes: Best Northwest Getaways. Outdoors NW recommends staying here at the Basecamp, where you can do some environmental learning while getting your outdoor fix.
Mindful Movement Yoga and Rock Climbing Retreat video features the Basecamp as a retreat center for wellness of mind, body and soul.
Watch this "Ski the Methow" video filmed by the Methow Valley Sports Trails Association from the North Cascades Basecamp and the surrounding ski trail system.
Outdoors NW Magazine Weekender: Where recreation meets education in the Methow Valley
Couple turns longtime recreation lodge into ecology center
A great article that highlights a lot of upcoming events and winter time activities. Here is the link http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/08/couple-turns-longtime-recreation-lodge-into/
Bluebird Grain Farms Recipe of the Month: Basecamp Emmer Pancakes
We were recently featured on Bluebird Grain Farms Monthly E-Newsletter. A recipe for our delicious Emmer pancakes was included , along a Customer Profile of the Basecamp and our use of Bluebird's Organic Grains, that are grown and packaged on our beautiful Methow Valley. Read the article.
Check out the recent article in the Methow Valley News, featuring the North Cascades Basecamp.