A mountain resort for every season

With over 3,000 acres of magnificent wilderness as your private playground, Sun Mountain Lodge offers fun-filled activities for every age and ability. Described as a “recreational fantasyland” by the Lonely Planet, we invite you to create the family vacation of your dreams. Explore all of the activities options below!

The Lodge

Inspired by the enduring beauty of nature, Sun Mountain Lodge reflects harmony with its surroundings down to the last detail. Enjoy your stay.
Lodge Amenities

Sun Mountain Lodge has two outdoor heated swimming pools open during the summer season and two smaller outdoor hot pools open year-round.


For those rainy days or when you feel like spending an afternoon in the Lodge, we have a Game Room equipped with pool tables, ping pong, and foosball to appeal to all ages.


You’ll also find a spa, two restaurants, a library, trailheads, a petting zoo, EV Charging stations, and even a playground on the grounds. Book a horse ride, rent a canoe, or borrow a sled to enjoy our sledding hill during your stay.


From the elegant rooms and suites boasting breathtaking views of the majestic North Cascade mountain range, guests can immerse themselves in nature's splendor from the comfort of their windows. For a more secluded experience, the cabins nestled along the tranquil shores of Patterson Lake provide a peaceful retreat surrounded by the region's unspoiled wilderness. Whether indulging in the luxurious amenities of the Lodge's rooms or finding solace in the charm of the lakeside cabins, Sun Mountain Lodge ensures an unforgettable stay that captures the essence of the awe-inspiring North Cascades.

Patterson Lake

Patterson Lake! Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Sun Mountain Lodge has 16 family (and doggy!) friendly cabins on the gorgeous, 1.5-mile-long Patterson Lake.
Activities on the lake

Various boating options are available throughout the spring to autumn seasons in the Methow Valley. One mile from the Lodge is Patterson Lake, open year-round for fishing.   Rent a rowboat, paddleboard, or canoe from our Adventures Shop mid-June through early September. Fishing rods are also available.

You may reach us by e-mail at adventures@sunmountainlodge.com
or phone us directly at 509.996.4735

Sun Mountain Ranch

Adventure all year long

Join us at Sun Mountain Ranch, nestled within the scenic Sun Mountain Lodge area, for an experience that will leave you with cherished memories.

Explore Our Stables:
Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-timer, our well-trained horses are here to make your adventure memorable. From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time.

Petting Zoo:
The Sun Mountain Ranch also offers a charming petting zoo. Get up close and personal with various adorable animals, including pigs, goats, chickens, guinea pigs, bunnies, and even a pheasant. It's an experience that's perfect for animal lovers of all ages.

Plan Your Visit:
Ready to embark on your authentic Ranch adventure? Plan your visit through the Adventures Shop. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring you have a seamless and enjoyable experience. Don't forget to capture the magic with your camera – the picturesque setting and friendly animals are perfect subjects for your photos.
Horseback at the ranch

Horseback riding at Sun Mountain Lodge is an enchanting experience that transports riders to the heart of the breathtaking Cascade Mountains. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of nature, this equestrian adventure offers a harmonious blend of exhilaration and tranquility. Guided by experienced wranglers, visitors embark on a scenic journey through meandering trails, passing lush forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and awe-inspiring vistas. The rhythmic sound of hoofbeats resonates with the harmony of the surrounding wilderness, creating a memorable connection between horse and rider. As the sun casts its warm glow over the landscape, riders are enveloped in a sense of wonder and serenity, making horseback riding at Sun Mountain Lodge an unforgettable escapade into nature's embrace.



Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room


Open Table’s “Diner’s Choice Award”


“Best Mountain Resort” Evening Magazine’s The Best Northwest Escapes Awards 2022


Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room


World Travel’s Award Winner for: Washington State’s Leading Resort 2021


AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room


AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room


AAA Sun Mountain Lodge has been named a 2019 AAA Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping hotel, an award that indicates our property’s cleanliness and condition rank in the top 25% of the 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels.


Evening Magazine’s Northwest Escapes Awards: Best Mountain Resort”


AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room


DiRoNa: Achievement of Distinction in Dining


AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

Northwest A-List Voters named Sun Mountain Lodge Best Romantic Hotel for 2016 as well as runner-up for Best Horseback Riding, Best Honeymoon Destination, and Best Girl’s Weekend Destination.


2016 “Sip Northwest” Awards: “Best of Travel”, Washington State


KING5 “Best Northwest Escapes” Contests: Voted “Best Lodge”; Runner Up: “Romantic Hotel”; Runner Up: “Best Horseback Outfitter”: “Red” at Sun Mountain Lodge


Ten Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards: Sun Mountain Lodge was voted #7


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.

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