For Reservations please call 800-843-7951
Country Inn is located just off Highway 20, 14 miles northwest
in the Methow Valley. Mazama can be reached
the west over the North Cascades Highway (except when closed in the
winter, generally from mid November through late April) or from the
south via Wenatchee and Chelan. Both routes offer beautiful scenery,
but the drive through the North Cascades (often called the "American
Alps") is particularly dramatic.
here for current mountain pass reports.
Whether you are coming
from the west or the south, turn off Highway 20 at the Mazama
junction and drive approximately 1/4 mile to "downtown" Mazama
(general store and gas station). There you will see the Mazama
Country Inn gate and sign.
- 4 hours (Summer)
Country Rd., Mazama, WA 98833.
Classic Mountain Cabby
|Information About Mazama and Vicinity|
of the Upper Methow Valley (300 K PDF)
|Mazama is at the "end of the road" in
the Methow Valley (and quite literally so in the winter time). The |
of Mazama is approximately 2100 feet above sea level and it is situated
between a number of 7000+ foot peaks, several of which are easily climbed
once the snows recede in late May or early June. To the west a few miles
is the eastern portion of the Cascade Mountains, which are rugged and beautiful
but drier that the west side which receives the brunt of the weather as
it comes off the Pacific Ocean. To the north of Mazama is the Pasayten
Wilderness, an area of ancient mountains that have been ground down by
time and long since departed glaciers but which is just as wild and remote
as any part of the Cascades. To the south lies the Sawtooth Mountain Range,
a string of 8000+ foot peaks that form the boundary between the Methow
Valley and Lake Chelan. Finally, to the east of Mazama the land becomes
progressively drier and (though interrupted by several smaller and older
mountain ranges) eventually turns into the Columbia River plateau, with
its arid and semi-desert conditions. In addition to the Inn, the town of
Mazama boasts its own general Mazama Store and the Mazama Community Center.
The Mazama Store is your last opportunity for gasoline and other automotive
supplies until you reach the town of Marbelmont, 74 miles to the west.
The town of Winthrop (population 650) is just 14 miles to the southwest and is the true tourist capital of the Methow Valley. Winthrop offers everything a small town needs. There is
grocery shopping, hardware, building supplies, medical care, post office, restaurants, old time photos and realtors.
For other information about Mazama and vicinity, including information about select local businesses, see