Jack Barron dreamed of sharing the extraordinary beauty of the Methow Valley from a mountaintop resort. In 1968, he opened the original Sun Mountain Lodge designed by Pacific Northwest architect Roland Terry.
In 1987, the Haub family of Germany purchased the lodge and greatly expanded it. The new lodge opened in 1990 and has a full-service spa, exercise room, recreation center, gift shop, library, and updated guest rooms.
Sun Mountain Lodge has undergone much renovation and refurbishment over the years, including the transformation of the pool and hot tubs and the expansion of the Wolf Creek Bar & Grill with its magnificent deck.
New cabins designed by Boe Architects of Tacoma and built by local craftsmen were added at Patterson Lake in 2002.
In 2007, the Lodge doubled the size of the conference facility to 3,900 square feet, accommodating up to 300 for weddings and banquets. The Pasayten Room features huge windows overlooking the Methow River Valley and the Okanogan National Forest, equipped with the latest audio-visual technology. Sun Mountain Lodge has a rich history, and many new and old handcrafted items add to its unique atmosphere.
In 2023, internationally renowned architecture firm Olson Kundig led the refresh of the guest rooms, lobby, and conference spaces in the Main Lodge. Rooms and public spaces were updated, and the Lodge’s rustic and serene appeal and beauty were preserved.
High-speed Wi-Fi, including the 16 cabins along Lake Patterson, is available throughout the property.