After the gorgeous, smoke-free summer in Winthrop, WA, we look forward to cooler nights and warm beverages offered during fall travel. The temperate weather lends itself to more comfortable recreation opportunities that don’t require plunging into Pearrygin Lake afterward, although that’s fun too! Have you thought about traveling in the fall?
Fall travel certainly has distinct advantages
Avoid the crowds:
The kids are back in school, so families are less likely to travel in the fall. Holiday breaks in autumn tend to be either brief or family-oriented, which limits recreational travel for some. Traveling at a time when more residents than visitors offers a more authentic and personalized experience.
Hot lodging deals:
In many tourist towns, the “shoulder season” allows for more affordable lodging. Winthrop, WA, is no exception. In addition to lower room rates, you’ll find that multiple hotels offer a “get the third night free.”
More recreation options:
Showing up between summer and winter means you can dip your toes into both options. Snow begins falling in at higher elevations while the valley floor remains comfortable. By the end of October, the Winthrop Rink will switch from roller skating to an outdoor ice rink. Camping is cooler but campfire bans are lifted. Some of our RV sites remain open year-round.
Experience the beauty:
Best of all, the larches. Need we say more? When the deciduous firs of North Central Washington turn a golden hue, it’s a magical experience. Taking a walk in a golden forest can be a life-changing experience. Some beautiful places to see the larches (aka tamaracks) are in the North Cascades National Park and the Okanogan National Forest near Loup Loup Ski Bowl – between which Winthrop, WA, just happens to be nestled.
If you have the travel bug of just need a break, the doors here will always be open for you to take off your hat and stay a while.