Sustainability

OUR BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

Established by our founders and owners, Sun Mountain Lodge has always retained a deep-rooted passion for our natural environment, employees, guests and our community in the Methow Valley. It’s part of our DNA. Since 1987 the Haub family wove a theme of responsibility in all we do, from sustainable practice opportunities to our connection to our employees and community programs. We also understand our community reaches beyond the 3,000 acres we’re fortunate to operate from, throughout the Methow Valley and across the mountains to our customers and those leading non-profits we support.

 

OUR PEOPLE

Our employees, our guests and our community connections are the catalysts of our success. Many often have global origins and help us maintain a continual respect for all people from all places, from diverse cultures and ethnicities. As the largest private employer in the Methow Valley and the 7th largest private employer in Okanogan County, our sense of responsibility to all our staff is strong. We strive to provide continual opportunities for our staff while delivering the highest level of service to our guests, supported by rigorous guidelines for customer experiences, employee rights and professional management systems.

 

OUR COMMUNITY & IMPACT

We continually look for ways to give back to and support our local community. Whether it’s engaging local crafts people, contractors, Methow farmers, guides and non-profit organizations, we seek opportunities for economic, social and environmental impact. Our partnerships are near and far-reaching:

 

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE

  • Methow Trails
  • The Cove
  • Farm-to-table (when available)
  • Winthrop Rink
  • Methow Headwaters Campaign

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE

  • FareStart
  • Bridges
  • WA Farm Forestry Association
  • Camp Korey
  • Special Olympics
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Ducks Unlimited

 

OUR ENVIRONMENT

Sun Mountain Lodge is committed to neutralizing environmental degradation and maintaining our open spaces we operate from. Again, we’re led by the Haub family who are well known for their environmental commitments, restoration projects and supporting environmental law programs throughout the country. While we and our families live and play here too, we love the ability to share our incredible natural resources with our visitors. We’re committed to look for incremental ways to ensure future generations will have the same opportunities. Our sustainability projects and focus include:

  • Maintaining our vast trail system
  • Challenging destructive development
  • Supporting a “dark skies” concept with minimal, non-intrusive night lighting
  • Managing our private water treatment infrastructure, implementing efficient systems including drip-type irrigation where possible
  • Installing electric vehicle charging stations including (2) Tesla dedicated systems

 

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