Last weekend, we took a trip to the Northern center of Washington State to stay in a cabin surrounded by snow. It was a much-needed getaway from the city. We spent five days in that cabin and in that time I even learned how to cross-country ski! I can check that off my bucket list.
If you aren’t familiar with Mazama, let me try my best to describe where it’s at. From Tacoma, WA, you take highway 18 and then go over Snoqualmie Pass. Then, keep driving until you’re just about in the center of the state and about 28 miles south of the Canadian border. To get to Mazama, you will also drive through Twisp, and the small Western-themed tourist town of Winthrop. I highly recommend checking out Winthrop. Two of my favorite things to do when traveling is checking out museums and local oddities, and visiting breweries. We managed to do both on this trip! The brewery in Winthrop is called Old Schoolhouse Brewery and fits in perfectly with its red schoolhouse facade. We also visited the Shafer Museum nearby that features old mining equipment and other structures in a small fenced in area.
It’s a little bit of a drive, but totally worth it! Next time you’re looking for somewhere to spend the weekend, or making your way up to Canada, I highly recommend that you stop in these three towns.