Assuming that you’re not arriving by boat! Please read the info below.

Welcome to Spring Creek Ranch!

Homesteaded in 1891

Contact: Sarah’s cell (509) 429.6116, Office (509) 996.2495

For photos, announcements and deals, follow us on Instagram @springcreeker // Please arrive after 3pm and depart by 11am // Accommodations will be left unlocked for you with lights on and a key inside for your use.

Our location:

Ranch HOUSE, 22 Belsby Rd Winthrop WA

Ranch CABIN, 475 Twin Lakes Road Winthrop WA

Both the Ranch House and the Ranch Cabin are located on the same 65-acre ranch. Each accommodation is accessed via separate driveways as indicated by different road addresses.

Ranch House address: 22 Belsby Road, Winthrop WA 98862 {look for large black/white SCR sign}

Ranch Cabinaddress: 475 Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop WA 98862 {look for small black/white SCR sign}


Driving to the Methow Valley is part of your adventure! Here’s a few ways to make your journey more enjoyable:

Check the WA DOT Pass report before choosing your route from POINTS WEST

The North Cascades Pass(HWY 20/WA Pass/CLOSED in winter), Stevens Passand Snoqualmie Passare your best bets, choose wisely.

Points of interest from SEATTLE/POINTS WEST/over Stevens/Snoqualmie Pass

In LEAVENWORTH – for authentic Bavarian food try Munchen Haus, for Latin food I hear the Basil Daisy Margarita alone is worth the stop at South.

In CASHMERE – the Anjou Bakeryis always in the news.

In WENATCHEE – pretty much everything you might need from a new tire, to Target, to a steaming bowl of Pho, to Costco.

In ORONDO – The Lone Pine Fruit & Espressois much more than a fruit stand. A must stop for the cleanest bathroom around, great coffee, Washington State wine and cider, ice cream and a medley of treats. 

In PATEROS – If you need to stop before heading up the Methow River the Sweet River Bakeryis the place to go. Call ahead if you want a to-go order.

At the junction of 97 and 153 take a LEFT onto 153 toward Winthrop and North Cascades NP

In TWISP – If you like coffee, all things grocery, the only pharmacy in the valley,  natural foods/smoothie/great lunch counterItalian food– no really, the rustic, woodfired wonderful Italian, new Thai inspired(I haven’t tried yet, but I hear good things) a hearty natural bakery– try their signature twists, methow madeproducts and artist studios, food truckfacial– yes, really these ladies (book in advance if you can) are wonderful.

-Continue driving North on 153

-Turn LEFT on White Avenue before you cross the bridge over the Methow River.

– For Ranch House, turn RIGHT on Belsby Road at the large black and white SCR sign, follow road to the house.

-For Ranch Cabin, go PAST SCR sign another .14 miles and you will see another smaller black and white sign on your RIGHT that says Ranch Cabin. Take this right for the Ranch Cabin.

Your accommodation will be left unlocked, with a key inside for your use. Lights and heat will be on to welcome you. There is no formal check in procedure (arrival after 3pm/departure by 11am) call or text if you have other questions: 509.429.6116

Points of interest from SEATTLE/POINTS WEST/over HWY 20 WA Pass {summer}

(ROCKPORT) Cascadian Farm– For ice cream, snacks, seasonal fruit (beautiful blueberry picking) and coffee. The raspberry chip ice cream is my favorite. 

(CONCRETE) 5 Bs Bakery– For bakery snacks, brunch and coffee.

(MARBLEMOUNT) For a sit-down meal, the Marblemount Diner or Buffalo Run are your only options. LAST GAS until Mazama, WA

(NEWHALEM) Seattle City Lights, for bathrooms and a short hike (Ladder Creek Falls or Trail of the Cedars).

There aren’t any facilitiesto speak of, besides trailhead bathrooms, between Seattle City Lights and Mazama. There’s no cell service between Newhalem and Mazama, please make calls before then. Also, please note that it will take emergency responders a long time to get to you.

Best spots to stop and take in the views:

Diablo Overlook

Washington Pass Overlook

(MAZAMA) Don’t miss the Mazama Storefor excellent everything!

WINTHROP Favorites:

Red Umbrella Designs

Old Schoolhouse Brewery

The Mind Buffet

Copper Glance

Trails End Bookstore

Winthrop Mtn Sports

Gathered Boutique

From Mazama to Spring Creek Ranch:

-Take a RIGHT at the 4-way stop in Winthrop

-Go through town and over the Methow River Bridge (Metal overstory bridge)

-Bear to the RIGHT, (off of HWY 20) onto White Avenue/Twin Lakes Road for .15 miles.

-You will pass Winthrop Physical Therapy (gym access, yoga and more!), then you will pass the public parking for the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead and Winthrop Ice Rink.

-See large black and white sign for Spring Creek Ranch.

-For Ranch House, turn RIGHT on Belsby Road at the SCR sign, follow to house.

-For Ranch Cabin, go PAST SCR sign another .14 miles and you will see another smaller black and white sign on your RIGHT that says Ranch Cabin. Take this right for the Ranch Cabin.

Your accommodation will be left unlocked, with a key inside for your use. Lights and heat will be on to welcome you. There is no formal check in procedure (arrival after 3pm/departure by 11am) call or text if you have other questions: 509.429.6116


For information on the channeled scablands.

WILBUR – If you’re craving a tasty burgerand fries.

GRAND COULEE – Grand Coulee Dam

BREWSTER – Three Rivers Hospital, and the last pharmacy(in the Brewster strip mall) you’ll pass until TWISP

PATEROS – homemade breads, pizza, soup, sweet treats, coffee and more at the Sweet River Bakery. Call ahead for a whole pizza to-go.

Information and FAQs:

Tell me more about the brand new SAUNA!

After a day on the trails, the restorative heat of a dry sauna is a wonderful amenity. Our cedar lined sauna* is heated with a Jotul woodstove and is designed with an eye for comfort and privacy. There is a onetime $100 chargeto use the sauna as many times as you wish, during your stay. Please contact Sarah (please text her cell: 509.429.6116  for instructions beforeusing. 

Firewood, newspaper and plush Pendleton Spa towels are included. Season depending, the ranch pond makes a fabulous cold plunge pool.

*At this time, the sauna is only available to Ranch HOUSEguests.

What happens when it snows at the ranch?

State and County roads are plowed regularly. Daren and Sarah plow the driveways to the Ranch Cabin and Ranch House early and often. If you are home when we are plowing, kindly move your cars out of the way for the plow. Also, please make sure skis, sleds, etc are out of the driveway area so they do not get run over.

WINTER fun at Spring Creek Ranch

Spring Creek Ranch Winter Trailheadis located on our alfalfa field. You can literally ski out of your door onto the largest groomed ski trail system in North America. You can also buy your ski pass onlineor in person.

Winthrop’s outdoor ice rinkis located at the edge of our alfafa field/the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead. 

For ski gear rental: Winthrop Mtn Sportsor Methow Cycle Sport

Sleds provided at both the Ranch House and Ranch Cabin for winter fun.

Will my cell phone work at the ranch?

In short, yes. Both Verizon and AT&T service the Methow Valley. In my experience, Verizon has the best coverage here. Cell phones have service at both the Ranch House and Ranch Cabins.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE. Smoking is NOT permitted inside any of Spring Creek Ranch’s accommodations. Kindly dispose of your used cigarettes in the garbage, never throw them on the ground.

Can I recycle?

We can recycle most standard items except for GLASS. You may either take glass items home to recycle or place them in the provided garbage containers.

Should I bring my own toiletries?

Yes, please. 

Towels, bathroom tissue, paper towels and all bedding provided.

Will the kitchen have cooking staples?

In short, no. In order to keep all our guests safe, we have taken out all of the basic kitchen ingredients you may remember having at the ranch in the past. Please bring all of your cooking ingredients with you. 

Does the ranch have WIFI?

Yes! There is now wifi at both the Ranch House and Ranch Cabin. Password information found on the welcome note when you arrive.

Should I lock my accommodation?

The Methow Valley is a very safe place. Many residents do not lock their doors/cars…ever. That being said, you will find a key with your welcome note. There is also a key in the lockbox by the door. If you lock yourself out please text Sarah (509) 429-6116


We know that most of our guests love coffee. We love supporting Blue Star Coffee Roastersby providing all our guests with HWY 20 Coffee from Blue Star. Each lodging accommodation has an electric drip, an Italian stove top and French press coffee maker + ground coffee. There is also organic herbaltea available.

COVID Concerns

During these challenging times, we have revisited our cleaning and operating procedures. After consulting the CDC and sanitizing regiments, we were pleased to learn our cleaning SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) already included the recommended list of actions. If anything, we have added guidelines to protect our cleaning staff. We’ve also taken steps to be transparent about our cleaning maintenance.

Please know that before you arrive, ALL surfaces (high-touch and horizontal) have been cleaned then sanitized. All bedding has been washed. Then beds are remade using fresh, clean sheets, pillow cases, duvets and comforter.

All towels have been washed, all throw pillows are fresh (we have a spare pillows that we swap out or else we wash the covers), all throw blankets/quilts have been washed and rooms have been ventilated. All floors have been swept or vacuumed then washed. All wood has been washed and oiled, all glass and mirrors have been cleaned from top to bottom.

SCR guests in the community

Spring Creek Ranch works hard to ensure a safe and pleasant stay for each of our guests. In turn, we ask that you please take the following precautions when you’re enjoying the Methow Valley:

Please DO:

*Wear a MASK inside all stores, when pumping gas, when walking through town

*Wear a MASK at busy trailheads until you’ve separated from other people

*Use hand sanitizer regularly

*Make eye contact and say hello on the trails and in the towns

*Be patient and drive slowly, especially in inclement weather

*Watch out for deer, ALWAYS

Please DO NOT:

*Invite groups to gather inside ranch accommodations

*Go out into the community if you are not feeling well

*Honk excessively

*Tailgate. If someone is driving slowly, there is usually a reason-

*Leave garbage anywhere besides a garbage receptacle 

Any questions please contact Sarah (, 509.429.6116)

This document is a work in progress. Please let me know if have additional questions or suggestions. Thanks! We hope you enjoy your stay!

~ Sarah, Daren, Ayla and Mae