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The Methow Valley

Winthrop Chamber

The Winthrop Chamber sponsors a growing list of year-round events and activities that are fun for the whole family.  To find up-to-the-minute event information, videos and photos, be sure to add this link to your favorites:

Twisp Chamber

Twisp has established itself as a year-round center for art and adventure. Visit our galleries and parks or participate in one of our many events. Or after a fun-filled day of hiking or horseback riding, visit one of our fine restaurants to relax and unwind.

The Shafer Museum

Step back in time and visit this extraordinary museum with authentic buildings and stories of Winthrop’s past

The Farmer’s Market, Twisp

Open Spring through Fall on Saturdays from 9 am to noon, meet our local growers and producers and take in the action at Washington’s most celebrated farmer and artisan market.

Confluence Gallery

The Confluence Gallery is the center for cultural activities in the Methow Valley, featuring original artwork, sculpture, furniture,  and jewelry for sale as well as hosting lectures, film screenings, art classes and music concerts in an intimate setting. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11a-6p.

Merc Playhouse

Located in downtown Twisp, The Merc Playhouse presents five fully-produced stage productions each year, as well as open mic nights, staged readings, dance classes, drama camps and more.  The Merc also serves as a rental venue for other organizations which put on a broad spectrum of lectures, music, dance, and theatrical performances.  The Merc Playhouse seats 150 and no seat is farther than twenty feet from downstage center.

Mazama Country Store

If you find yourself in the Upper Valley, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Mazama Store.  Fashioned after the old-time general stores of days gone by, the Mazama Country Store offers delicious baked goods and food, sundries, clothing, coffee, and like they say: “a little bit of everything good.”

Methow Trails

Widely recognized as one of the finest trail systems in North America, the Methow Valley Sport Trail Association is the organization singularly responsible for developing and maintaining over 200 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter months, and over 120 miles of mountain biking, trail running and hiking trails accessible throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Methow Arts Alliance

The Methow Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts in the region. Methow Arts presents a diverse performance season, provides arts education in Okanogan schools and connects audiences with the work of our many resident and visiting artists. It is a celebration of the vision, genius and creativity that abound in the Methow Valley and beyond.

Old Schoolhouse Brewery

OSB creates award-winning microbrews that have received recognition regionally, nationally, and even internationally! The natural flavors of the malts and hops are enhanced by our local water, which flows from the pristine Cascade Mountain snow.

Okanogan Country

Find your winter adventure in Okanogan Country!  Cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling – we could go on all day long.  You will find wide-open spaces teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and family fun. Okanogan County in North-Central Washington State has the best family vacations! Scenic byways, tours, hikes, and family adventures await you in every corner of Okanogan Country: from the Northern Okanogan region to the Methow Valley, across the Columbia River Basin, and into the Heart of the Okanogan. An affordable family vacation with endless outdoor adventure awaits you in our breathtaking snow-capped North Cascade Mountains and gorgeous winding river basins. Experience a Washington State getaway with fresh wholesome food, blue skies, and starry nights – a vacation that will keep you coming back for more! Check out our Official Guide for fun Washington State family vacation ideas. We have plenty of family vacation resorts with fun things for kids and adults to do! Let us help you plan your best family vacation ever with our Online Travel Planner!


TwispWorks has a mission is to increase economic vitality in the Methow Valley through education, agriculture, technology, arts and culture. It’s a place that welcomes businesses, non-profit organizations, artists, craftspeople and the community at-large to their campus to share, collaborate and celebrate the vibrant culture that makes the Methow Valley a special place to live, work and visit.

Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range, the Methow Valley is the Northwest’s most popular destination recreation area. With each changing season, there are new sights to see, fun things to do and an ever-changing landscape to explore.

The Methow Valley is a four-season recreational wonderland.  Fun towns with plenty to see and do, and enough mountains, rivers, lakes, and trails to keep you busy for a lifetime—if only you had a lifetime to play.  Not to worry. Come back as often as you like.