The Town of Twisp
The town of Twisp lies at the center of the beautiful Methow Valley.
Although small by any standards, the Town of Twisp and surrounding area offer a diversity of things to do for anyone visiting the Methow Valley.
On Saturday mornings in the summer, the Twisp Farmers Market is a bustling place where local farmers and artisans sell their wares. Locals and visitors alike congregate at the community center’s parking lot to nibble and check out the crafts and handiwork of local folk.
The Town of Twisp showcases the many talents of the local population. The Confluence Gallery displays the works of artists from the Methow Valley. New and exciting exhibits continuously grace the gallery’s space speaking to the soul and mind, while the adjacent II Bees Café provides nourishment for the body.
Twisp is also the home of the Merc Playhouse, a professional theater . The venue provides quality entertainment, music, dance, and theater; offering two plays a year, concerts and readings at other varying times.
A venue for local artists is the Made in the Methow Store, where visitor s and locals alike can purchase food and handiwork from the numerous artists and craftspersons of the Methow Valley.
When visiting Twisp, visitors definitely should not leave without trying some of the local fare. Unusual for most small towns, the town of Twisp is fortunate to be home of several quality food establishments suitable for any budget and taste, including its own brewery, The Twisp River Pub, which features great food, fresh brews and homemade sodas. The Fiddlehead Bistro, a fine dining establishment features delicious entrees of reasonable cost.
Eight miles north-west of Twisp is Winthrop. Winthrop is known for its western facades reminiscent of times past when horseback, and horse drawn carriages were the main modes of transportation. The main street, Riverside Avenue provides abundant shopping and galleries. A wonderful food establishment fairly new to the Methow Valley is the Topo Café, a not your typical asian restaurant featuring delicious fine Vietnamese cuisine.
Traveling west from Twisp is the spectacular drive on the North Cascades Scenic Highway 20 over Washington Pass, and Rainy Pass. This beautiful and breathtaking journey takes you to several hiking trails, where short day hikes or backpacking trips begin.
Abundance of Great Outdoor Activities
Whether you are visiting the Methow Valley for adventure or relaxation, you are sure to find it here. With a myriad of trails, lakes, rivers, mountains, abundant sun and sky, there is something to satisfy a visitor of all ages.
Below are just some of the links to organizations that could help you to plan your trip and maximize your enjoyment in the great outdoors. Then return for rest and relaxation to Sojourns Guesthouse where you will be pampered with treats and uncompromising hospitality.
General Information on the Methow Valley
Methow Valley Sports Trail Association – ski and mountain biking trail info
Loup Loup Ski Hill – alpine and cross country skiing
Bear Creek Golf Course - local golfing
North Cascades Fly Fishing - fishing and river recreation info
Osprey River Rafting
– guides and tours
Morning Glory Balloon Tours
Okanogan National Forest
- recreational info
Winthrop Mountain Sports - equipment rental & sales, trail & climbing info
- Methow Valley shuttle service
Mazama Fly Shop and Troutfitters
– fly fishing guiding and equipment
Methow Valley Ski School
– lessons and outtings
North Cascades Heli-Skiing
North Cascades Mountain Guides – local hiking and climbing guide service
Twisp Chamber of Commerce
Winthrop Chamber of Commerce